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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

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

Forming II Art Exhibit
Jesse Moynihan's eagerly anticipated new volume from Nobrow about the raging war that ensues in the Universe’s years of adolescence. More...
Where: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209
When: July 4 to August 1, 2014

The Art of The Cartoon
Original art by Vineyard-centric cartoonists Gene Baer, Jules Feiffer, Kate Feiffer, Paul Karasik, Mick Stevens & Denys Wortman More...
Where: Featherstone Center for the Arts, 30 Featherstone Lane, off Barnes Rd, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557
When: July 13 to July 30, 2014

 

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