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 18th December 7:30pm

Tonight is our Christmas Bash, to which everybody is welcome, whether you’ve been before or not.

While guzzling and chomping on the Michaelmas fuddle (bring something along), we’ll be having fun devising a comics page subverting one or other of the Christmas fables. Under the excellent guidance of our pals from Hackspace, it’s a game of passing the panel for whoever’s on your left to continue the increasingly bizarre storyline. No drawing skills required. Materials supplied. Bring your own sense of the absurd.

We’ll also have Matt Robertson from Nottingham Trent getting practical about light and shade in comics imagery. He’ll be setting up lights, collectables and action figures to illustrate all those fascinating points he made back in August, about how lighting brings a whole other dimension to your comics page. Bring along your fave action figure and y’posh Moleskin (if you’ve afforded one!). Materials supplied otherwise.

So all that and lotsa chat. Looking forward to this one!!

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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