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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

Manga Jiman Short Story Competition 2014: ‘Once Upon A Time’
UK residents 14+ can win 2 flights to Japan & other prizes with a 6-8pg, L-to-R manga, & kids 11-13 can enter a 4-panel strip on this theme. More...
Deadline: November 3, 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

Animate Europe 2015 Competition: Europe Fast Forward
E-mail the first page & a summary of your story idea for an 8-page comic about the future of Europe to win a commission, publication & cash prize. More...
Deadline: March 15, 2015

 

LONDON AREA: EVENTS

Signing Gerry Duggan
Hot writer and comedic genius Gerry Duggan meet fans of Deadpool, Nova & Batman and sign copies of his work in a rare London appearance. More...
Where: Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA
When: September 24, 2014 5-7pm

Launch Party: Some Comics by Stephen Collins
His latest Cape collection compiles his Guardian magazine colour strips into a nifty hardback. More...
Where: Gosh Comics, 1 Berwick Street, London W1F 0DR
When: September 25, 2014 7-9pm

Launch Party: Art Schooled by Jamie Coe
Recent CSM graduate Coe's debut graphic novel from Nobrow offers insight to the highs and lows of a struggling art student. More...
Where: Gosh Comics, 1 Berwick Street, London W1F 0DR
When: September 27, 2014 7-9pm

Artist Talk by Yoshitomo Nara
Nara will introduce his artistic development over his 30-year career as well as speak about his day-to-day creative practice. Free but book. More...
Where: Dairy Art Centre, 7a Wakefield Street, London WC1N 1PG
When: October 3, 2014 7pm

Artist Talk by Yoshitomo Nara
Nara will introduce his artistic development over his 30-year career as well as speak about his day-to-day creative practice. Free but book. More...
Where: Dairy Art Centre, 7a Wakefield Street, London WC1B 1PG
When: October 3, 2014 7pm

Bartkira Volume 2 Launch Party & Exhibition
Bartkira is James Harvet's idea to mash-up cultural icons Akira & The Simpsons by redrawing each page of Katsuhiro Otomo’s apocalyptic masterpiece. More...
Where: Gosh Comics, 1 Berwick Street, London W1F 0DR
When: October 4, 2014 7-9pm

Masterplasty Signing with James Harvey
Harvey signs the oversized Image compilation of Masterplasty along with additional short stories. More...
Where: Gosh Comics, 1 Berwick Street, London W1F 0DR
When: October 4, 2014 2-3pm

Star Cat Launch Party With James Turner
Join Captain Spaceington & the intrepid crew of the Star Cat as they boldly blunder into galactic misadventures, as seen in The Phoenix! More...
Where: Gosh Comics, 1 Berwick Street, London W1F 0DR
When: October 9, 2014 7-9pm

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

Jeff Smith Exclusive London Signing
As part of his UK appearance at Lakes Comics Art Festival, Kendal, Jeff Smith signs copies of Bone, Rasl, and the recent-released Tuki. More...
Where: Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA
When: October 20, 2014 from 5pm

Signing: Jeff Smith
An exclusive London signing by the genius behind Bone, Rasl, and the recent-released Tuki: Save The Humans. More...
Where: Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA
When: October 20, 2014 5-7pm

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

Orbital Comics Presents: Pre-Code Horror Halloween Party & Signing
Orbital's traditional Halloween bash as artists featured in the PCH exhibition take part in a mega-jam signing session. More...
Where: Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA
When: October 31, 2014 from 7.30pm

Arab Israeli Book Review
Rutu Modan's The Property & Randa Jarrar’s A Map of Home are discussed in this book group hosted by Ariel Kahn. £8/4. More...
Where: JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road, London NW3 6ET
When: November 5, 2014 7.30pm

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

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

David Ziggy Greene: Scene & Hung
Greene‘s original art from Scene & Heard, the acclaimed illustrated reportage as published in Private Eye magazine since 2011. More...
Where: Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA
When: September 12 to October 10, 2014

Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women
Exposing bodies & psyches, raw diaristic narratives from Wimmen's Comix & Twisted Sisters in the 1970s to today's new generation. More...
Where: Space Station Sixty-Five, 373 Kennington Road, London SE11 4PS
When: September 23 to December 13, 2014

Gekiga: Alternative Manga from Japan
Original artworks by Masahiko Matsumoto, Yoshihiro Tatsumi, Takao Saito & other artists from the 1950s to the 1970s. More...
Where: Cartoon Museum, 35 Little Russell Street, London, WC1A 2HH
When: September 23 to November 29, 2014

Orbital Comics & Pop Culture Hound Present: Pre-Code Horror
Inspired by classic EC, Harvey & ACG comics, Jason Atomic, Jessica Martin, Shaky Kane & more present their takes on pre-Code horror. More...
Where: Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA
When: October 13 to November 13, 2014

William Hogarth
A display curated by Tim Batchelor celebrating the 250th anniversary of the artist's death. More...
Where: Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG
When: October 27 to April 26, 2015

K: Kafka In Komiks
Adaptations of Franz Kafka's work into comics by author David Zane Mairowitz, with Jaromir 99 & Band playing on the opening night. Free. More...
Where: Goethe-Institit London Library, 50 Princes Gate, Exhibition Road, Londo SW7 2PH
When: November 25 to December 19, 2014

K: Kafka In Komiks
Adaptations of Franz Kafka's work into comics by author David Zane Mairowitz, with Jaromir 99 & Band playing on the opening night. Free. More...
Where: Goethe-Institit London Library, 50 Princes Gate, Exhibition Road, Londo SW7 2PH
When: November 25 to December 19, 2014

 

UK REGIONS: EVENTS

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

Bath Children’s Literature Festival: Dave McKean
In this illustrated talk, the extraordinary artist, filmmaker & musician explores art’s power to bring characters and stories to life. £6/concs. More...
Where: Holburne Museum, Bath
When: September 27, 2014 5.00-5.45pm

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

Nottingham Comic Convention 2014
Dan Berry, Verity Glass, Paul Grist, Gary Northfield & Gary Erskine are some of the UK star guests at this one-day convention. £7/free for under 12s. More...
Where: Nottingham Conference Centre, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham NG1 4BU
When: October 4, 2014

Manchester Literature Festival: Rising Stars - Ian Williams & Darryl Cunningham
The Myriad authors of The Bad Doctor and Science Tales & Supercrash in a free discussion about graphic novels. More...
Where: Central Library, St Peter's Square, City Centre, Manchester M2 5PD
When: October 7, 2014 1pm

Manchester Literature Festival: Stephen Collins & Nick Hayes
The Jonathan Cape authors discuss their new graphic novels, Some Comics and Woody Guthrie And the Dust Bowl Ballads. £6/4 More...
Where: International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Chorlton Mill, 3 Cambridge St, Manchester M1 5BY
When: October 7, 2014 7pm

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

Thought Bubble Festival 2014
Scott Snyder, Adam Hughes, Jill Tamaki & Jeff Lemire join guests in panels, workshops, exhibits, weekend Convention & British Comic Awards. More...
Where: New Dock Hall, Royal Armouries & other venues, Leeds
When: November 9 to November 16, 2014

UK REGIONS: EXHIBITIONS

High Spirits: The Comic Art of Thomas Rowlandson
Through Rowlandson’s drawings and prints, the exhibition examines life at the turn of the 19th century. More...
Where: The Holburne Museum, Great Pulteney Street, Bath BA2 4DB
When: September 27 to February 8, 2015

 

EUROPE: EVENTS

11th Treviso Comic Book Festival
Portuguese comics, Luke Pearson, Stripburger, Roberto Baldazznini are among the Italian & international highlights in this multi-media festival. More...
Where: Treviso, Italy
When: September 24 to September 29, 2014

ComicFestival Hamburg
It's coming back, with exhibitions, workshops, a comics fair, talks, readings & more. More...
Where: Kölibri & other venues, Hamburg, Germany
When: October 2 to October 6, 2014

Rencontres Chaland
Exhibitions, panels, signings, films & more celebrate Yves Chaland's oeuvre in his hometown, with Charles Burns as guest of honour. More...
Where: Nérac, France
When: October 3 to October 6, 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

Strip Festival Breda 2014
Festival guests include Yves Sente, Giulio De Vita. Rafa Sandoval, Eric Heuvel, Mark Retera & many more. More...
Where: Chassé Theater, Breda, Netherlands.
When: October 11 to October 12, 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

Lint: The Opera
Chris Ware's graphic novel is adapted by Walter Hus into an opera performed by SPECTRA, conducted by Filip Rathé & sung by Angélique Willkie More...
Where: de Warande, Turnhout, Belgium
When: November 21, 2014 8.15pm

Lint: The Opera
Chris Ware's graphic novel is adapted by Walter Hus into an opera performed by SPECTRA, conducted by Filip Rathé & sung by Angélique Willkie More...
Where: Theatre Marni, Brussels, Belgium
When: November 28, 2014 8.00pm

EUROPE: EXHIBITIONS

Tomi Ungerer: Eklips
The Strasbourg-born satirical cartoonist exhibits his multi--faceted artworks. More...
Where: Kunstforum Würth, Everdongenlaan 29, B- 2300 Turnhout, Belgium
When: January 18 to December 19, 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

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

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

Tardi And The Great War
Marking the centenary of The Great War, Tardi exhibits his original artworks from his compelling graphic novel, translated by Fantagraphics. More...
Where: Bozar Centre for Fine Arts, rue Ravenstein, Brussels, Belgium
When: September 5 to November 23, 2014

Charles Burns
Guest of honour at the Rencontres Chaland (Oct 4 & 5) exhibits a panorama of his comics & graphics from El Borbah to Sugar Skull. More...
Where: Galerie des Tanneries, rue du Prieuré, Nérac, France
When: October 3 to November 8, 2014

Yves Chaland: Nightmares
Original pages & giant murals show how dreams & nightmares are a recurring theme in Chaland's work. More...
Where: Cinéma Le Margot & city walls, Nérac, France
When: October 3 to November 8, 2014

Magic Strip: A Brussels Dream
The adventures from 1979 to 1990 of the publishing house founded by Daniel & Didier Pasamonik, home of the Atomium 58 collection. More...
Where: Médiathèque, Espace d'Albret, quai de Baïse, Nérace, France
When: October 3 to November 8, 2014

 

NORTH AMERICA: EVENTS

Banned Books Week 2014: Comics & Graphic Novels
This year's focus is on comics banned in certain American libraries such as Persepolis, Fun Home, even Bone. Events are planned across the country. More...
Where: See local venues across USA
When: September 21 to September 28, 2014

THE PROJECTS: International festival of experimental comics and narrative arts
Experimental artists from comics, performance, music, animation & other narrative arts give free workshops, exhibitions, performances & more. More...
Where: Independent Publishing Resource Center, 4122 NE Sandy Blvd & other Portland venues
When: September 25 to September 29, 2014

The ICv2 Conference: The New Comics Customer
The afternoon will focus on dramatic changes in the comics audience transforming the business including the Con Explosion & digital formats. $99-$199 More...
Where: Jacob
When: October 8, 2014 1.00-6.00pm

New York Comic Con 2014
The East Coast's biggest and most exciting popular culture convention. More...
Where: Jacob K. Javits Center, 655 West 34th Street, New York
When: October 9 to October 13, 2014

The International Comic Arts Forum
Justin Green, Phoebe Gloeckner, Carol Tyler, Dash Shaw & Jeff Smith join this annual academic conference on comics art. More...
Where: The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, Columbus, Ohio
When: November 13 to November 15, 2014

NORTH AMERICA: EXHIBITIONS

Gary Panter: Dream Town
In 17 new paintings on canvas Panter presents a boiled-down treatment of post-war abstraction coupled with pop culture archetypes. More...
Where: Fredericks & Freiser, 536 W 24th St, NY 10011
When: August 26 to September 27, 2014

Stranger Than Life: The Cartoons & Comics of M.K. Brown
A retrospective featuring one of the funniest cartoonists of the last four decades with the artist’s own personal favorites from her career. More...
Where: Cartoon Art Museum, 655 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94105
When: August 30 to February 15, 2015

Wayne White: Invisible Ruler
New works from 15-foot kinetic sculptures to his signature word paintings by the award-winning production designer of Pee Wee's Playhouse. More...
Where: Joshua Liner Gallery, 540 West 28th Street, New York, NY 10001
When: September 11 to October 12, 2014

 

ELSEWHERE: EVENTS

FIBDA: 7th International Comics Festival of Algiers
Brazil, Taiwan & Ivory Coast are spotlighted at the festival's 7th edition inviting local & international artists. More...
Where: Riadh El-Feth, Algiers
When: September 23 to September 27, 2014

ELSEWHERE: EXHIBITIONS

 

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