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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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
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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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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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Comic makers as…Continue
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Comic Creators is all about the…Continue
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The MA is run by Sam Kelly and David Bishop. Kelly has a formidable track record in publishing and is running a taster…Continue
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It’s summer again, and, as has become usual, the cinema is…Continue
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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
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