Next Monday 25th March, I shall be speaking at the monthly Laydeez Do Comics event in Leeds. I shall be talking about my work in webcomics and self publishing with The Everyday, the formation of Great Beast, the publishing group I co-founded, and perhaps a little on Blood Blokes. As if me and a slideshow wasn’t enough for you, I will also have books and comics for sale, so if you’ve been waiting to buy from me directly and you live near Leeds, this is your chance.
‘Laydeez Do Comics: Leeds’ is held at Wharf Chambers (23-25 Wharf Street, Leeds, LS2 7EQ), runs from 6.30pm – 9.30ish and costs £1.50. Girls and boys welcome.
Also speaking at the event are:
Melanie Maddison – Artist
‘Colouring Outside The Lines’ – a zine featuring interviews with contemporary female artists. http://cotlzine.blogspot.co.uk/
Dr Mel Gibson – Academic, Northumbria University.
What became of Bunty? – The lost history of British comics for girls. www.dr-mel-comics.co.uk
“Laydeez do Comics is the UK’s first women’s led comics forum, that focuses on autobiographical comics and dramas of the everyday. It was started by illustrator Nicola Streeten & artist Sarah Lightman in London in 2009. Laydeez do Comics: Leeds was set up in November 2012 and is run by illustrator Louise Crosby.”
An hour before ‘Laydeez Do Comics’ there’s another comic-related event in the very same city!
Comics Forum presents… Death and the Superhero: Strikeforce Morituri with José Alaniz
Henry Moore Institute, 5-6pm. Free event. To book your free ticket, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
“José Alaniz, From the University of Washington, Seattle is author of Komiks: Comic Art in Russia. The talk examines the late 1980s Marvel Comics series Strikeforce: Morituri which took as its premise the inescapable mortality of its superteam’s members, for a consideration of the ways “real” death warps and complicates the routinely death-denying superhero genre.”
Come say hi!