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COMPETITIONS

2014 Cape/Observer/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize
UK residents can enter a 4-page comic & the winner, announced at Comica in November, gets published in The Observer & wins £1,000! More...
Deadline: September 27, 2014

Fumetto International Comics Competition: The Future
Individuals & schools can enter a story of 4 pages max on the Future & Tomorrow's World with 3 age-category prizes & 1 story prize. More...
Deadline: January 2, 2015

 

LONDON AREA: EVENTS

Comic Gosh!p
Monthly reading group on graphic novels looks at The Black Project & is joined by author Gareth Brookes. All welcome. Free! More...
Where: Gosh Comics, 1 Berwick Street, London W1F 0DR
When: August 13, 2014 - 7.15-9pm

LONCON 3: 72nd World Science Fiction Convention
Bryan Talbot & Chris Foss are among the Guests of Honour & comics will be a major spotlight. Membership rates £105 Adult till Sept 30. More...
Where: ExCeL London, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1XL
When: August 14 to August 19, 2014

Comics Unmasked: Bryan Lee O’Malley
The Canadian creator of Scott Pilgrim makes a rare London appearance to launch his new graphic novel Seconds. £8/6/5/ More...
Where: Conference Centre, British Library, 96 Euston Rd, NW1
When: August 15, 2014 6.30-8pm

Breakdown Press present: Safari Festival
New Waves in Contemporary Comics and Art. More details of guests & events to follow. More...
Where: Protein, 31 New Inn Yard, Shoreditch EC2A 3EY
When: August 30, 2014 10am-5pm

Laydeez Do Comics: Monthly Graphic Novel Forum
All are welcome at this monthly graphic novel forum with a focus on comics about everyday life. Free but please book! More...
Where: Foyles Gallery, 3rd Floor, 113-119 Charing Cross Road, London WC2
When: September 15, 2014 6-8.30pm.

Showmasters Presents: London Comic Mart
If you're into comics, golden age, silver age or modern comics, this is the place to find what you've been looking for. Admission free. More...
Where: Royal National Hotel, Bedford Way, London WC1
When: September 21, 2014 - from 12 noon

Showmasters Presents: London Comic Mart
If you're into comics, golden age, silver age or modern comics, this is the place to find what you've been looking for. Admission free. More...
Where: Royal National Hotel, Bedford Way, London WC1
When: October 19, 2014 - from 12 noon

Laydeez Do Comics: Monthly Graphic Novel Forum
All are welcome at this monthly forum with a focus on comics about everyday life. Free but please book! More...
Where: Foyles Gallery, 3rd Floor, 113-119 Charing Cross Road, London WC2
When: October 20, 2014 7.15 for 7.30-8.50pm

Communities of Experience?: A Symposium on Autobiographical Comics by Jewish Women
Exploring intersections between Jewishness & other forms of identification & identity in comics by women. Proposals by May 15th. More...
Where: JW3, The Jewish Community Centre, London
When: November 12, 2014

Showmasters Presents: London Comic Mart
If you're into comics, golden age, silver age or modern comics, this is the place. With signing by David Hine. Admission free. More...
Where: Royal National Hotel, Bedford Way, London WC1
When: November 16, 2014 - from 12 noon

Laydeez Do Comics: Monthly Graphic Novel Forum
All are welcome at this monthly graphic novel forum with a focus on comics about everyday life. Free but please book! More...
Where: Foyles Gallery, 3rd Floor, 113-119 Charing Cross Road, London WC2
When: November 24, 2014 6-8.30pm.

Showmasters Presents: London Comic Mart
If you're into comics, golden age, silver age or modern comics, this is the place to find what you've been looking for. Admission free. More...
Where: Royal National Hotel, Bedford Way, London WC1
When: December 7, 2014 - from 12 noon

Laydeez Do Comics: Monthly Graphic Novel Forum
All are welcome at this monthly forum on comics about everyday life. Free but book! More...
Where: Foyles Gallery, 3rd Floor, 113-119 Charing Cross Road, London WC2
When: December 15, 2014 6-8.30pm.

LONDON AREA: EXHIBITIONS

Comics Unmasked: Art & Anarchy in the UK
Exhibition on the medium's full potential, creative process & issues of gender, violence, sex, class, drugs & politics. More...
Where: PACCAR Gallery, British Library, 96 Euston Rd, NW1 2DB
When: May 2 to August 20, 2014

World War I in Cartoons & Comics
Marking the centenary, an exhibition of classic and current cartoon art dealing with The Great War. More...
Where: The Cartoon Museum, 35 Little Russell Street, London WC1A 2HH
When: June 11 to October 20, 2014

Quentin Blake: Inside Stories
House of Illustration’s inaugural exhibition is a landmark show by Quentin Blake, one of the UK’s most important and best-loved illustrators. More...
Where: House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, King's Cross London N1C 4BH
When: July 2 to November 2, 2014

Tove Jansson: Tales from the Nordic Archipelago
To mark the Moomin creator's centenary, original unseen photographs & material about her life & work, illustrated books & early first editions. More...
Where: Fox Reading Room, ICA, The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH
When: July 15 to August 25, 2014

Blood and Roses
An ongoing series of drawings & paintings by comic creator Sally Jane Thompson, inspired by the magical girl genre. More...
Where: Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA
When: July 19 to August 4, 2014

Lords of Infinity
Cristian Ortiz, Andy Poyiadgi & James Harvey - three artists, three worlds, one exhibition. More...
Where: Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA
When: August 9 to September 8, 2014

 

UK REGIONS: EVENTS

ICE 2014 International Comics Expo
Steve Rude, Declan Shalvey, David Roach, Dylan Teague & Phil Winslade are among the top guests already confirmed. £5 advance/£10 on door. More...
Where: The Studio, Cannon Street, Birmingham
When: August 2, 2014

Comics Uncovered: Comic Industry Conference
Seminars, workshops, masterclasses, Portfolio Reviews, Industry panels & exclusive networking party. £65 incl. entry to ICE. More...
Where: The Studio, Cannon Street, Birmingham
When: August 2, 2014

Mancster Con 2014
An indie sequential art convention for the North West where you can sell & swap your wares & hear talks on all things comics related. £3 More...
Where: Manchester Digital Library, 36-40 Edge St, M4 1HN
When: August 8 to August 11, 2014

Sunderland Comic Con
The North East Comic Book Festival stars Bryan & Mary Talbot, Hannah Berry, Colin MacNeil & more. Tkts £10-20. More...
Where: Sunderland Software Centre, Tavistock Place, Sunderland SR1 1PB
When: August 9 to August 11, 2014

Stripped 2014 Presents: Art and Anarchy in the UK
Paul Gravett & John Harris Dunning highlight how British comics address politics, gender, violence & sexuality. £7/5 More...
Where: Edinburgh International Book Festival
When: August 24, 2014 8.30-9.30pm

MCM Scotland Comic Con
Running across the whole weekend for the first time, Scotland Comic Con returns to Glasgow’s SECC for another instalment of geeky goodness! More...
Where: Hall 4, SECC, Glasgow
When: September 6 to September 8, 2014

NICE 2014
Simon Bisley, Kieron Gillen, Geof Darrow, Carlos Pacheco, Guillem March & Adi Granov are among the guests. Tkts £15-25. More...
Where: Bedford Corn Exchange, Bedford
When: September 13 to September 15, 2014

Stirling Comics Festival: a strand of the Stirling Fringe Festival
Multiple events across the city incl. workshops, comic book art exhibitions, a ‘pop up’ comic shop & comic mart on Sat 27 Sept. More...
Where: Stirling, Scotland
When: September 19 to September 29, 2014

Laydeez Do Comics: Leeds
This Laydeez group meets bi-monthly on Mondays. Entry: £1.50 More...
Where: Wharf Chambers, 23-25 Wharf Street,Leeds LS2 7EQ
When: September 29, 2014

Graphic Novel Weekend Retreat: with Hannah Berry, Karrie Fransman, Simone Lia & Nicola Streeten
This retreat is for a small group to focus on your graphic novel project in a wonderful converted chapel in the Lincolnshire countryside. More...
Where: Lincolnshire
When: October 3 to October 6, 2014

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival
Guests include Scott McCloud, Jeff Smith, Gail Simone, Eddie Campbell, Joost Swarte, Junko Mizuno & many more! More...
Where: Kendal, Cumbria
When: October 17 to October 20, 2014

UK REGIONS: EXHIBITIONS

Marvellous Machines: The Wonderful World of Rowland Emett
The biggest ever display of Emett’s automata including items from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, flying machines, and a bicycle for cycling on the moon. More...
Where: Gas Hall, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
When: May 10 to September 22, 2014

The Age of Glamour
R.S. Sherriff's caricatures of Stars of Stage & Screen from the Golden Age of Hollywood & London's West End in the 1920s & '30s. More...
Where: Maidstone Museum, St Faith's St, Town Centre ME14 1LH
When: May 17 to August 4, 2014

A Thousand Words
The illustrations & comics art of Bryan Talbot, Mark Barnes, Joe Decie & Ian Williams, plus Lisa Swerling's Glass Gathedrals. Free. More...
Where: Rochester Art Gallery & Craft Case
When: June 15 to August 11, 2014

 

EUROPE: EVENTS

Course: Graphic Novel, Visual Reportage and the Third Meaning
Sarnath Banerjee teaches you to become adept at narrating complex stories, events & happenings using the combined tools of words & images. More...
Where: Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Austria
When: August 4 to August 17, 2014

29th Helsinki Comics Festival
Germany is the guest country plus a focus on queer comics. More details of guests & exhibitions to follow. More...
Where: Lasipalatsi Square, Central Helsinki, Finland
When: September 5 to September 8, 2014

10th BD FIL Comics Festival
French creator Lewis Trondheim is the guest of honour for the 10th edition of this major Swiss festival. More...
Where: Lausanne, Switzerland
When: September 11 to September 15, 2014

Komikazen 2014: 10th Reality Comics Festival
Gipi & Eddie Campbell are among the international comics creators highlighted in this compelling celebration of the medium. More...
Where: Various venues, Ravenna, Italy
When: October 11 to November 3, 2014

Lucca Comics and Games
Italy's longest-running convention returns, attracting over 200,000 visitors! More...
Where: Lucca, Italy
When: October 30 to November 2, 2014

AltCom Festival 2014: PostApocalypse
Biennial adult festival on 'PostApocalyps' theme with exhibits, talks, guests, small press fair & anthology with C'est Bon Kultur. More...
Where: Malmö, Sweden
When: November 5 to November 9, 2014

EUROPE: EXHIBITIONS

Raw Vision: 25 Years of Art Brut
Among this huge exhibition of over 400 works by 81 artists is Mark Beyer represented by 12 of his reverse paintings on plexiglass. More...
Where: Halle Saint Pierre, 2 rue Ronsard 75018 Paris
When: September 18 to August 23, 2014

Des embruns dans les bulles (‘Spray in the Bubbles’)
A voyage into the maritime visions of French comics through the work of six sea-faring BD authors. More...
Where: Centre international de la mer, Rochefort-sur-Mer, France
When: February 15 to January 1, 2016

Canicule, autopsy of a graphic novel
Discover Baru's processes in adapting Vautrin's novel into graphic novel from from Casterman. More...
Where: Belgian Comic Strip Centre, 20 rue des Sables, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
When: March 18 to August 24, 2014

The Art of Marvel Superheroes
From Kirby to today, over 100 original Marvel artworks & sketches with commentaries by Stan Lee, Joann Sfar, Zep & Olivier Coipel. 7.5-15 euros. More...
Where: Art Ludique-Le Musée, 34, quai d'Austerlitz, 75 013 Paris, France
When: March 22 to September 1, 2014

Picasso in Montmartre: The Comic Book “Pablo”
Exhibition of sketches & originals from the Dargaud series of graphic biographies by Julie Birmant & Clément Oubrerie. More...
Where: Musée de Montmartre, 12 rue Cortot, 75018 Paris, France
When: March 28 to September 1, 2014

Lorenzo Mattotti: Vietnam
Selling show of the Italian's maestro's stunning images from his travels in Vietnam for the latest Louis Vuitton Travel Book. More...
Where: Galerie Martel. 17 rue Martel, 75010 Paris, France
When: May 15 to September 6, 2014

100 years in the Balkans: The comic strip in resistance
Slovenian Štefan Simončič curates this exhibition on the comics produced in countries that were formerly part of Yugoslavia. More...
Where: Belgian Comic Strip Centre, Brussels, Belgium
When: June 3 to November 6, 2014

Pop Art Myths
Tracing the common sources of Pop Art from the pioneering works of British &American artists to Pop derivations in France, Germany, Italy & Spain. More...
Where: Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Paseo del Prado 8, 28014 Madrid, Spain
When: June 10 to September 15, 2014

Gewonde Stad by Gerolf Van de Perre & Johanna Spaey
Exhibition of original illustrations from the World War One graphic book by Gerolf Van de Perre & Johanna Spaey published by De Bezige Bij, Antwerp. More...
Where: Centrale Bibliotheek, Ladeuzeplein, Leuven, Belgium
When: June 17 to September 2, 2014

L’Île Carrément Perdue
Exhibition of original pages from the first volume of this series by Sti & Luc Cromheecke from Paquet Editions. More...
Where: Belgian Comic Strip Centre, Brussels, Belgium
When: June 17 to August 31, 2014

Métal Hurlant (A SUIVRE), 1975-1997 : la bande dessinée fait sa révolution
Over 150 original drawings by Moebius, Druillet, Bilal, Tardi, Pratt & more from two magazines that revolutionised the world of comics. More...
Where: Cité internationale de la bande dessinée et de l'image, 121 rue de Bordeaux, Angoulême, France
When: June 28, 2014

Comics Looking To The West
The history of Western comics in the USA & Europe in 100 original drawings & publications with a spotlight on Derib. More...
Where: CartoonMuseum Basel, Switzerland
When: July 4, 2014

Fritz Haber: Science As A Weapon
Belgian artist David Vandermeulen tells the story of the Jewish-German chemist & inventor of mustard gas used as a weapon during the Great War. More...
Where: Salle Saint-Georges, Grand Place, 7000 Mons, France
When: July 12 to November 16, 2014

 

NORTH AMERICA: EVENTS

The New York Comics & Picture-Story Symposium
93rd meet-up for people working in text-image forms. Sophia Wiedeman & Anna Raff talk about their work. Free, open to all. More...
Where: Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street, between Rivington and Delancey, NY
When: August 4, 2014 from 7.00pm

NORTH AMERICA: EXHIBITIONS

Comic Future
15 contemporary artists from the 1960s through 2013 who freely mix cartoons & comics with a wide range of media. More...
Where: Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
When: May 17 to August 4, 2014

Eye of the Cartoonist: Daniel Clowes’s Selections from Comics History
Clowes selects originals by McCay, Gould, Caniff, Soglow & more from Ohio State’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. More...
Where: Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
When: May 17 to August 4, 2014

Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes
This version of Oakland show covers all of Chicago-born Clowes' career in 125 original drawings and artifacts. More...
Where: Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
When: May 17 to August 4, 2014

 

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