Nottingham Does Comics is a bi-monthly forum by and for anybody interested in reading, creating, publishing, selling or studying new work and new horizons in the comics medium. It is a platform where those curious about comics can explore and exchange ideas with established and aspiring practitioners, where the mainstream meets the indies, and where embryonic projects will be supported to find their wings.


Our evenings feature two or three guest presentations designed to inspire, with plenty of time for Q&As, chat and being sociable. They are free events but a £3 donation towards room hire will be appreciated.


At the Nottingham Writers Studio, NDC guest, Harriet Lander, invites discussion of different depictions of the archaic poet, Sapho, in 'Wonder Woman', Victorian painting and… 'My Little Pony'! (Photo by Matt Brooker)
At the Nottingham Writers Studio, NDC guest, Harriet Lander, invites discussion of different depictions of the archaic poet, Sapho, in ‘Wonder Woman’, Victorian painting and, seen here, ‘My Little Pony’! (Photo by Matt Brooker)



ABOUT features a more detailed statement of our guiding principles.

GUESTS is a list of previous speakers, who they are, what they do and where to see more of  their work.

UPCOMING flags up our next meeting and guest speakers.

BLOG is an account of our last meeting, either by one of our contributors or a member of the audience, plus any other stuff that might be of interest that has caught our web maestro’s eye.

PAST FLIERS is a handy guide for upcoming guests to get a sense of what we need for our publicity.

CONTACT speaks for itself, but please do not expect an immediate response.

UPCOMING - NDC at Nottingham Writers Studio

Tuesday 19th June 7:30pm

Since he teaches it to students at Nottingham Trent University, Matthew Robinson knows a thing or two about light and shadow and how these opposing elements are key to to the story-telling process. Liberally illustrated with examples and ably assisted by artist Adam Willis, Matthew will be manipulating images to show just how critical light and shade are to the creation of character, atmosphere and story development.

The prolific comics writer Ian Edginton probably needs no introduction. Maybe best know for his literary adaptations published by SelfMadeHero, he has worked for almost every franchise in the book and can boast a list of mainstream publishers as long as his arm. Ian knows the industry inside out and is brimming with useful advice and anecdotes for aspiring writers. This is a unique opportunity to gain an insight into how the big boys and girls work out.

Sounds like an enthralling session not to be missed, particularly since artist Matt Brooker, one of Ian’s collaborators, will be introducing the evening.

Despite having a different brief, Nottingham Does Comics acknowledges a debt to Laydeez-Do-Comics, the women’s-led comics forum that focuses on works based on life narrative, the drama of the domestic and the everyday.

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