LONDON 2017 Dates
Monday 8 May 2017
Kate Evans Graphic novelist, cartoonist and activist (Bump; Red Rosa; Threads)
Gemma Seltzer Relationship Manager at Arts Council England
Venue: Varies – we’re like a travelling circus!
Upcoming Birmingham dates:
Monday 5th June 2017
Venue: The Green Room Cafe, Arcadian Centre, 70 Hurst St, Birmingham B5 4ST (Opposite The Hippodrome Theatre, near Birmingham New St. Station)
(This venue is wheelchair friendly & free, order food & drink here too)
Dan Berry is an illustrator, designer, cartoonist and lecturer based in the town of Shrewsbury, UK. He is the Programme Leader for the BA/MDES Illustration, Graphic Novels and Children’s Publishing degree courses at the School of Creative Arts, Wrexham Glyndwr University. Since 2012 he has produced the podcast Make It Then Tell Everybody in which he has spoken to over a hundred other artists about what they do and how they do it. He also records a comedy podcast with Hannah Berry (no relation) entitled No YOU Hang Up. He has produced illustration work for The NME, Michael Rosen, The National Union of Teachers and more.
Louise Crosby is an illustrator and printmaker. She illustrates the poems of Clare Shaw (Bloodaxe) in their joint project Seeing Poetry: Poetry in Words and Comics. In Spring 2014 they were awarded a grant from Arts Council England. This has enabled them to develop the comics, produce mini books, plan workshops and develop this website which includes a webcomic
Florence Okoye– We all know her as our beloved LDC member & comic fan in the evenings, but by day Florence works as a UX Designer and spends the rest of her time writing science fiction, messing around with Arduinos and web technologies whilst studying dead languages and computer science. She is interested in projects that encourage public engagement with technology and the arts (in particular comic art!), especially those that explore the intersection of minority experiences.
She is also Events and Marketing Manager for the MancsterCon sequential art convention, and has created a series of zines herself.
Early September 2017
Venue: Waterstones (Bullring)
Guest Speakers: to be confirmed
CHICAGO visit the designated website for updates about future meetings
Meetings are held bi-monthly on Mondays – no need to book just turn up
Venue: Wharf Chambers, 23-25 Wharf Street, Leeds LS2 7EQ
Cost: £1.50 donation
Run by Louise Crosby
20th Feb 2017 – 6.30pm Wharf Chambers
RAVI THORTON – talking about HOAX a triology of artworks telling the true story of a young man from Manchester, his poetry, life and death with schizophrenia.
- HOAX My Lonely Heart – musical,
- HOAX Psychosis Blues – graphic novel,
- HOAX – Our Right to Hope – narrative APP
www.hoaxorth.com (the musical is now booking for April/May – details on the Hoax
website – price includes the book and App)
JAMES McKAY – (Artist and project manager) – Talking about ‘A Dream of a Low Carbon Future’ a graphic novel exploring the future of the UK – about how we deal with climate change and build a sustainable, low carbon society.
James Mckay will explain how the project worked and what it meant to combine comic and sci-fi art with complex scientific ideas and controversies!
Attendees at the event can take home a FREE copy of the 100 page colour graphic novel.
Further dates in 2017 to be announced soon.
Venue: The Cartoon Museum, 655 Mission Street, www.cartoonart.org