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COMPETITIONS

British Library x Arts Thread Comics Unmasked Competition
UK students/graduates/design pros can win £1,000 by creating a 9-panel comic inspired by The British Library's Comics Unmasked Exhibition. More...
Deadline: April 20, 2014

 

LONDON AREA: EVENTS

Gengoroh Tagame Signing
The king of Japanese gay erotic art holds a book signing of the first English translation of his manga Gunji. Date tbc! More...
Where: Prowler, 5-7 Brewer Street, London W1F 0RF
When: April 21, 2014 6-8pm

Comics Unmasked: Bryan & Mary Talbot
The Talbots join Kate Charlesworth to discuss Sally Heathcote Suffragette with Rachel Cooke after premiere of Bryan Talbot documentary. £8/6/5. More...
Where: Conference Centre, British Library, 96 Euston Rd, NW1
When: May 2, 2014 6.30-8.30pm

Comics Unmasked: Ally Sloper’s Half Holiday
Celebrate the 130th anniversary to the very Saturday in 1884 of ASHH, the biggest-selling weekly of its kind in the world with Roger Sabin. Free. More...
Where: Conference Centre, British Library, 96 Euston Rd, NW1
When: May 3, 2014 2.30-4.00pm

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: May 4, 2014 - from 12 noon

Process #14
Free comics workshop/discussion group on 1st Wed of month. Bring along your work or ideas, discuss the mechanics of comics & meet other creators. More...
Where: Gosh Comics, 1 Berwick Street, London W1F 0DR
When: May 7, 2014 7-9pm

The London Radical Bookfair & Alternative Press Takeover
Spread across three floors, artists will be exhibiting & selling their self-published comix, zines, art books & prints. Free! More...
Where: Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4QH
When: May 10, 2014 10am-5pm

European Literature Night - The Graphic Novelists
Line Hoven, Lucie Lomova & Max in conversation with Paul Gravett, includes reception & free entry to exhibition. More...
Where: British Library, 96 Euston Rd, NW1 2DB
When: May 14, 2014 6.30-8.30pm

Comics Unmasked: Myriad First Graphic Novel Award
Judges Meg Rosoff & Woodrow Phoenix announce the winner of this competition for unpublished cartoonists. More...
Where: Conference Centre, British Library, 96 Euston Rd, NW1
When: May 23, 2014 6.30-8pm

Comics Unmasked: The National Lampoon & US Satire in the 70s
Ellin Stein, author of That’s Not Funny, explores National Lampoon's influence & continuing relevance. More...
Where: Conference Centre, British Library, 96 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DB
When: May 30, 2014 6.30-8.30pm

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: June 1, 2014 - from 12 noon

Comics Unmasked: Dave McKean - 9 Lives
UK premiere live performance by McKean & fellow musicians of original songs & stories accompanied by images & film. More...
Where: Conference Centre, British Library, 96 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DB
When: June 6, 2014 6.30-8.30pm

Comics Unmasked: Dave McKean - 9 Lives
UK premiere live performance by McKean & fellow musicians of original songs & stories accompanied by images & film. More...
Where: Conference Centre, British Library, 96 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DB
When: June 7, 2014 6.30-8.30pm

ELCAF 2014: 3rd East London Comics & Arts Festival
One-day curated festival of creators comics & graphic talent exhibiting from London, the UK & worldwide, with Chris Ware as artist-in-residence. More...
Where: New venue to be announced
When: June 14, 2014

Comics Unmasked: (Super)Hero with 1000 Faces
Writers Warren Ellis & Grant Morrison & experts Will Brooker & Sarah Zaidan discuss heroes & superheroes with Sam Leith. £8/6/5 More...
Where: Conference Centre, British Library, 96 Euston Rd, NW1
When: June 16, 2014 6.30-8pm

Tank Girl & the Aftermath: Jamie Hewlett & Alan Martin
Tank Girl's creators Hewlett, artist & co-founder of virtual band Gorillaz, & writer Alan Martin talk with Paul Gravett. More...
Where: Conference Centre, British Library, 96 Euston Rd, NW1
When: June 27, 2014 6.30-8.30pm

Showmasters Presents: London Comic Mart
If you're into comics, golden age, silver age or modern comics, this is the place. Guest signing by Mary & Bryan Talbot. Free. More...
Where: Royal National Hotel, Bedford Way, London WC1
When: June 29, 2014 - from 12 noon

Comics Unmasked: Melinda Gebbie & Oliver Frey
Melinda Gebbie talks about Lost Girls, her explicit, dreamlike graphic novel with Alan Moore, & Oliver Frey discusses his homoerotic comics. £8/6/5. More...
Where: Conference Centre, British Library, 96 Euston Rd, NW1
When: July 3, 2014 6.30-8.30pm

Comics Unmasked: Alejandro Jodorowsky
The director behind cult western El Topo & writer for Moebius, Manara & more talks with Iain Sinclair after screening of Dune documentary £8/6/5 More...
Where: Conference Centre, British Library, 96 Euston Rd, NW1
When: July 4, 2014 6.00-9.15pm

Comics Unmasked: A British Revolution: 2000 AD & Beyond
Dave Gibbons, Frazer Irving & Pat Mills discuss the zarjaz SF weekly & related titles from Action to Crisis, Deadline & beyond. £8/6/5. More...
Where: Conference Centre, British Library, 96 Euston Rd, NW1
When: July 7, 2014 6.30-8pm

Comics Unmasked: Robert Crumb, Gilbert Shelton & Friends
The American underground comix legends reunite with Oz Magazine members Felix Dennis, Charles Shaar Murray & Deyan Sudjic. £10/8/7 More...
Where: Conference Centre, British Library, 96 Euston Rd, NW1
When: July 14, 2014 6.30-8.00pm

Comics Unmasked: Posy Simmonds & Steve Bell in Conversation
The Guardian regulars discuss their approaches to newspaper strips, from the political daily If... to literary serial Tamara Drewe. £8/6/5 More...
Where: Conference Centre, British Library, 96 Euston Rd, NW1
When: July 18, 2014 6.30-8.30pm

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: July 20, 2014 - from 12 noon

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 18, 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

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

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

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

LONDON AREA: EXHIBITIONS

Saving Tomorrow: Dreams of a Low Carbon Future
Free graphic novel by scientists, school children & artists asks what will the world look like when we have exhausted our fossil fuel supply? More...
Where: The Cartoon Museum, 35 Little Russell Street, London WC1A 2HH
When: January 3 to June 30, 2014

Spitting Image: From Start to Finish
30th anniversary exhibition of Fluck & Law's caricature puppetry from the 12 year-run of the satirical TV show. More...
Where: The Cartoon Museum, 35 Little Russell Street, London WC1A 2HH
When: February 26 to June 8, 2014

Manga Jiman: Voyages of Discovery
Free exhibition of short stories by finalists and winners of the 7th Manga Jiman Competition, open Mon-Fri 9.30-5.30. More...
Where: Embassy of Japan, 101/104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT
When: March 24 to April 25, 2014

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 19, 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 19, 2014

 

UK REGIONS: EVENTS

Bristol Comic Expo 2014
The country's longest running comics expo moves to an exciting new venue & offers major UK creators on the guest list. More...
Where: Future Inn, Cabot Circus, Bristol
When: May 10 to May 11, 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: May 19, 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: July 21, 2014

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

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

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival
Dates confirmed for the 2nd edition of this exciting festival - details of guests & programme to follow! More...
Where: Kendal, Cumbria
When: October 17 to October 19, 2014

UK REGIONS: EXHIBITIONS

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 3, 2014

 

EUROPE: EVENTS

Stripdagen Haarlem 2014
The 12th edition of this biennial focuses on comics about the First World War & new Dutch talents. More...
Where: Haarlem, The Netherlands
When: May 31 to June 1, 2014

Strasbulles 2014 Festival Européen de la Bande Dessinée
Strasbourg's 7th festival of French & European comics with Switzerland as the guest country. More...
Where: Place Kléber, Salons de l'Aubette, Strasbourg, France
When: June 7 to June 8, 2014

16th Erlangen International Comic Salon
Germany's biggest bi-annual celebration takes over the city again. More...
Where: Erlangen, Germany
When: June 19 to June 22, 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 22, 2014

Albums: Bande dessinée et immigration 1913-2013
More than 400 originals, sketches, scripts, plus animation, filmed interviews & archival documents trace migration as seen in comics. More...
Where: Musée de l'histoire de l'immigration, 293, avenue Daumesnil, 75012 Paris
When: October 16 to April 27, 2014

1975-1997 Comics Revolution
From Metal Hurlant's birth to A Suivre's end, 350 originals incl. spotlights on defining creators Mœbius, Druillet, Schuiten, Tardi, Pratt. More...
Where: Fonds Hélène et Édouard Leclerc pour la Culture, Aux Capucins, 29800 Landerneau, France
When: December 15 to May 11, 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

Gustave Doré: L’imaginaire au pouvoir
Major exhibition on Doré (1832-83), master cartoonist, illustrator & painter. More...
Where: Musée d'Orsay 1, rue de la Légion d'Honneur, 75007 Paris
When: February 18 to May 11, 2014

Mangaopolis: The Contemporary Japanese City in Manga
A survey of 200 originals by 4o artists exploring how the modern city becomes not just a setting but a character itself in modern manga. More...
Where: Maison de l’architecture de Haute-Normandie, 111 boulevard de l’Yser, Rouen, France
When: March 1 to May 21, 2014

Gengoroh Tagame
Solo exhibition of original ink & acrylic works on paper by the king of homoerotic manga. More...
Where: Xavierlaboulbenne, Schönleinstrasse 5, 10967 Berlin, Germany
When: March 7 to April 20, 2014

Les mondes de Gotlib
From Pilote to Fluide Glacial and beyond, a celebration of Gotlib's effulgent career in satirical bandes dessinées. More...
Where: Musée d'art et d'histoire du Judaïsme, Hôtel de Saint-Aignan, 71 rue du Temple, 75003 Paris
When: March 12 to July 20, 2014

Carlos Nine: Visual Report on the City of Buenos Aires
The Argentine's ferocious but always alluring caricatures in oils, pastels or pencils bring to life a strange, sometime grotesque world. More...
Where: Galerie Champaka Paris, 67, rue Quincampoix F-75003 Paris
When: March 13 to May 12, 2014

Alan Moore Exhibition
Retrospective of the writer's collaborations including scripts, sketches, original comics art, print & video. Admission free. More...
Where: Galerie Zola 8/10 rue des Allumettes, Aix-en-Provence, France
When: April 1 to May 10, 2014

 

NORTH AMERICA: EVENTS

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2014
The return of this free 2-day show & fair of over 300 cartoonists with an opening day for professionals only. More...
Where: Toronto Public Library, 789 Yonge St. & The Appel Salon, Toronto, Canada
When: May 9 to May 11, 2014

Comics & Medicine 2014 Conference
This year's theme is 'From Private Lives to Public Health'. More details & call for papers to follow. More...
Where: John Hopkins Medical Campus, Baltimore, Maryland
When: June 24 to June 26, 2014

San Diego Comic-Con International 2014
America's premier pop culture convention returns. More...
Where: San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA
When: July 23 to July 27, 2014

NORTH AMERICA: EXHIBITIONS

Sam and Max - Swift & Mirthful Justice: The Art of Steve Purcell
Sam & Max are a 6’ tall fedora wearing canine and his hyperkinetic rabbity-thing partner. Art from comics, TV cartoons, games & more! More...
Where: Cartoon Art Museum, 655 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94105
When: November 2 to April 20, 2014

 

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