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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 £2 donation will be appreciated.

 

ABOUT features a more detailed statement of our guiding principles.

 

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GUESTS is where our speakers invite you to contact them and/or peruse their work.

 

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UPCOMING - NDC at Nottingham Writers Studio

Tuesday 14th February 7:30pm

Next meeting will feature three Laydeez Who Do Comics – Nicola Streeten, Carol Adlam and Steff Humm. Steff is new to comics but has arrived with a bang, launching her on-line mag Ink this year featuring articles about graphic storytelling, its language, medium and art form. Carol has been round the block and specialises in graphic journalism and illustration. She’ll be relating her experiences as an artist-in-residence for a number of museums and universities, using the graphic medium as an educational tool. Nicola is best know for her heart-wrenching graphic memoir, Billy, Me and You, but has more recently been researching UK feminist comics creators for a PhD. She’ll be telling us about how that has fed into her creative work and vice versa. Should be an excellent night, introduced by Lynn Fotheringham from the University of Nottingham who recently enthralled our first NDC meeting with an acute analysis of a single page of the epic Sparta comic 300.

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.

Nottingham Does Comics