Graphic Scotland are pleased to announce the shortlist for the first 9th Art Award.
We received a grand total of 50 entries, with some amazing and original novels amongst them, and after careful deliberation from our judges (Paul Gravett, Hannah McGill, Adrian Searle, and Mary Talbot), we are now delighted to reveal the titles that made the cut.
In alphabetical order,…
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We've just launched our crowdfunding campaign, Help Make Comic Book History! with Bloom. Hip hip hooray!
To commemorate the first ever 9th Art Award, we're creating an accompanying anthology, containing excerpts from the 6 shortlisted works, as a showcase that can continue long…Continue
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Just wanted to put it out there that pre-orders for "Story(cycle)" are now up and running via my Kickstarter http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1147011523/help-fund-the-first-edition-of-storycycle
Thanks so much!
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The 9th Art Award will choose the best work of graphic literature originally written and published in English between May 2012 and July 2013, from anywhere in the world.
Judging the prize will be:
• graphic fiction historian Paul Gravett
• acclaimed arts critic…Continue
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When Graphic Scotland was asked to run some workshops to help teach children about the fishing industry in Scotland, we thought ‘why not?’ After all, you can make a comic about anything.
The Bell Baxter Seafood in Schools event was massive. Several school groups came to do the workshops, and we spent a short time with each group to build a comic.
We started the process by holding creative writing workshops, culminating in a script. Then each workshop group was broken up into…Continue
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One Fine Day was created over four workshops with LGBT Youth Dundee.
The ambition for this project was to create a one page comic which could be used as educational material in schools to raise awareness of bullying, particularly against members of the LGBT community.
The Dundee youth group were very enthusiastic, and we used a range of approaches to get them to talk about their own personal experiences of bullying, using humour as a starting point for telling a…Continue
I'd like to say a big thank you to the participants in my study on male comic book readers in Scotland. I'm hugely appreciative of the time they gave up to speak to me, the warmth and good humour they showed right from the get-go, the valuable life-stories and personal opinions they entrusted me with, and their interest and support.
There is a vibrant and underrated comics community in Scotland, and some fantastic and intelligent people pursuing their personal interest in the…Continue
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It’s Christmas Eve! And the clock is ticking towards midnight…. Is the man in the red suit on the way? Sir Robert is out in space as far as I know. But my Santa Tracker says St Nick is on his way. Have a great time, everyone, and look out for the new Meanwhile comic that should appear the day after Boxing Day.
Happy Christmas, everyone!…Continue
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Interviews with volunteers begin this week I'm very glad to say!
I'm hugely appreciative of the interest I've had in the short period thus far, but am still on the lookout for more Adult Male Comic/Graphic novel Readers living in Scotland, who'd be happy and willing to discuss their comic fandom and sense of self-identity with me. I'll look at your answers from an honest, affectionate, and…Continue
My name is Karl Johnson and I am an undergraduate student from the School of Arts, Social Sciences & Management at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh. As part of my degree course, I am undertaking a research project for…Continue
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How (and how much) does your passion for comics and graphic novels shape who you are? Are reading, buying, creating and celebrating the art form (whether it's Uncanny X-Men, Persepolis, or whatever) a defining part of your life? What is it about them that speaks to your sense of self and belonging?
For my Sociology Dissertation I'm looking at the relationship between comic 'fandom' and the ways in which people construct, understand, and express their…Continue
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After 6 months intense distraction it's good to return to my graphic work. It's good to come back here and see new members and the place thriving. It's also good to see that my drawing is at least no worse than it was 6 months ago.
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Kirsti Wishart is writing a novel about Scottish super heroes. Here she tells us why The Pocket Book Guide to Scottish Superheroes is going to set tongues wagging and folks muttering.
‘Scottish Superheroes’. There’s an inherent comic tension between those two words. Like ‘knitting ninjas’ or ‘macrameing mercenaries’, it has an incongruity that demands a double-take. Which is strange considering that, for such a small nation, Scotland has produced a…Continue
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From September there will be a society at Glasgow University solely for graphic storytelling. I started this society because I am passionate about comics and want to create a great environment for people who also share this love of mine. I also really want this society to be in touch with creators in Glasgow. I am currently looking for people to host talks, events, workshops or anything they fancy really! I'm pretty open to ideas. If this sounds like something that would interest you or…Continue
We had about 50 people at the event, with plenty of folk sharing art and ideas, and at least a couple finding new collaborators.
We had a few folk stand up and talk about what…Continue
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