Hi guys,I'm an avid comic book reader both mainstream and independent and am interested in writing comic reviews for a new challenge for myself and just wish to share my passion
Help would be greatly appreciated
Added by Garry Robertson on July 16, 2012 at 22:41 —
For the very first time, the Scottish Book Trust and BBC Scotland’s new writing competition, My Favourite Place, will be accepting graphic fiction as well as more conventional forms. We'll be running a comic-making workshop to support the competition.
Comic makers as… Continue
Added by Graphic Scotland on July 5, 2012 at 12:00 —
Following the resounding success of our Edinburgh "Comic Creators and Cake" event, we're pleased to announce that it's coming to Glasgow on 20 July. Plan B Books will host writers and artists who are looking for collaborators
Comic Creators is all about the… Continue
Added by Graphic Scotland on July 2, 2012 at 11:00 —
I am Kirsty McConnell and I spent this week on work experience to Graphic Scotland.
On Monday, I was introduced to the company and shown how to do various daily tasks. Then after lunch I sat in on a meeting and took the minutes and spent the rest of the… Continue
Added by kirsty mcconnell on June 22, 2012 at 15:00 —
Scottish writer and artist Stref is adapting Peter Pan into graphic novel form, the first of its kind in the world. Graphic Scotland chats to him about why he’s the right man for the job.
Graphic Scotland: Tell us about Great Ormond… Continue
Added by Graphic Scotland on June 20, 2012 at 16:00 —
Lynsey Hutchinson was first published in the award-winning Burke and Hare, alongside Frank Quitely, Gary Erskine and Rian Hughes. She is one of the all-female artists behind Bayou Arcana Volume One: Songs of Loss and Redemption.
Graphic Scotland: How…
Added by Graphic Scotland on June 12, 2012 at 12:30 —
Edinburgh Napier University are offering a taster session for Graphic Fiction on 27 June, as part of its open doors event for their MA in Creative Writing.
The MA is run by Sam Kelly and David Bishop. Kelly has a formidable track record in publishing and is running a taster… Continue
Added by Graphic Scotland on June 6, 2012 at 13:00 —
Us lucky folk at Graphic Scotland attended an SYP Scotland event called The Future of Paper
, run by PhD student Mike Short. It was a demonstration of conductive ink - electronics on paper, and a discussion about all the wildly creative possibilities it suggests for how we might interact with things made of paper and ink in the future.…
Added by Graphic Scotland on May 29, 2012 at 11:00 —
Our mole at Forbidden Planet Edinburgh shares his favourite film adaptations with us.
It’s summer again, and, as has become usual, the cinema is… Continue
Added by Graphic Scotland on May 15, 2012 at 11:00 —
Last week, we attended a talk by Heather Middleton, Hysterical Women and Graphic Grrrlz, at Edinburgh Central Library. Heather took us through the almost secret history of women working in the comics industry, from silent partners of male counterparts to colourful society ladies, up to… Continue
Added by Graphic Scotland on May 8, 2012 at 10:30 —
A couple of weeks ago, a huge number of publishers got together for a bookfair. The kind where you can’t even buy books (also known as the worst kind).
As a student the whole thing is rather intimidating and tiring. I may not have been learning much while gaping open-mouthed at the scale of it all in my ill fitting, un-ironed ‘grownup’ clothes while the real grownups had important meetings and did important deals but at least there were talks. Most importantly at least there… Continue
Added by Anna Keville on May 7, 2012 at 14:28 —
Exhausted by the general hustle and bustle of our busy and horrible lives, Graphic Scotland (or two of us, anyway), decided to bugger off to New Zealand. Ariadne shares what we found out.
Even though we were supposed to be lying about doing not terribly much in between waddling to… Continue
Added by Graphic Scotland on April 24, 2012 at 10:00 —
Hello artists out there,
I've been speaking to a comedian and Stand Comedy Club regular, Martin Mor, who's looking for some portraits for his 2012 Edinburgh Fringe show.
"I am performing a new hour of stand up comedy at this years Edinburgh Festival. The show is called “A man you don’t meet every day”. In this show I will be talking about aspects of identity; how we see ourselves, how others see us.
With this in mind I am looking for… Continue
Added by Lizzie Cass-Maran on April 20, 2012 at 10:00 —
In the first of a series of blogs from practicising academics, Dr Philip Cass shares his insights on comics being used to communicate with the public in Papua New Guinea.
Deep in the heartland Papua New Guinea, the Phantom, a… Continue
Added by Graphic Scotland on April 17, 2012 at 11:00 —
We spent last weekend in Inverness, for the Hi-Ex Comic Con.
Outside the huge and lovely Eden Court Theatre, cosplay folk stood in the blazing sunshine. Fascinated children had their pictures taken with them. It was the family-friendly vibe we noticed first about Hi-Ex,… Continue
Added by Graphic Scotland on April 3, 2012 at 11:00 —
Elf help - Elf Quest by
Wendy and Richard Pini
Mara Aum refused to read, until the day she picked up a comic book. Here she tells us her thoughts on comics and literacy, and why she wouldn't be reading at all if it weren't for graphic fiction.
I still remember the expression… Continue
Added by Graphic Scotland on March 27, 2012 at 11:30 —
We’re getting ready to head north for the Hi-Ex Comic Con on 31 March and 1 April. We speak to co-founder Vicky Stonebridge about how it all came about.
Hi-Ex started when Stonebridge was working at Eden Court theatre, doing an animation project. She was encouraged to also invite… Continue
Added by Graphic Scotland on March 20, 2012 at 11:30 —
Mains is a 22pg one-shot script. It is a "horror" story but is a twisty,chiller (with some humour) rather than a gore-fest.
It follows four people who's place of work appears to… Continue
Added by Louise Cochran-Mason on March 19, 2012 at 11:20 —
Graphic Scotland joined forces with Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art Class on Sunday to provide a comic-themed burlesque extravaganza. It played to a packed room full of regulars and newcomers, all of them enthusiastic artists.
Dr Sketchy's is the brainchild of Molly Crabapple, who started the franchise in New York. The ethos behind… Continue
Added by Graphic Scotland on March 13, 2012 at 14:30 —
We talk to 'Stref', or Stephen White, about his new book, Raising Amy.
Stref has written for DC Thompson’s The Dandy and The Beano. His first book for grown-ups, Milk, was published in 2009. Raising Amy is the book…
Added by Ariadne Cass-Maran on March 6, 2012 at 11:00 —