Laydeez do Comics ..... WHEN...
Monday 20 May, 6-8.30pm BOOK A PLACE
Rachael Ball, artistrachaelball.tumblr.com
Dr Ruth Herz, former judge, Professor at Birkbeck College and author of The Art of Justice Hart Publishing
Canan Marasligi, writer, literary translator, editor & screenwriter based in Amsterdam http://cananmarasligil.com
VENUE: Foyles Bookshop Gallery, third floor,
113-119 Charing Cross Road
London, WC2H 0EB
Nearest Tube: Tottenham Court Road
ENTRY: FREE but contributions welcome for drinks and cake!
RSVP: Although free, for health and safety reasons,
please book for each event.
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For APRIL BOOK A PLACE
Future 2013 LONDON dates:
Monday 20 May BOOK A PLACE
Monday 17 June BOOK A PLACE
Monday 19 August
Monday 16 September
Monday 21 October
Monday 18 November
Monday 16 December
Previous meetings .......
Monday 22 April, 6-8.30pm
Henny Beaumont, artist http://www.hennybeaumont.com
Glyn Dillon, artist and author of award winning The Nao of Brown, Self Made Hero http://www.naobrown.com/news/
Bunny Schendler and Melissa Herman, film makers http://bunnyschendler.blogspot.co.uk
Monday 18 March 2013
Elliot Baggott, comics artist http://www.elliotbaggott.com/
Dr Nina Burrowes, Cartooning Pyschologist www.ninaburrowes.com
Annie Lawson, cartoonist and rug maker http://www.annielawson.com/
Monday 18 February 2013
Lora Fountain Literary agent and comics artist
Francesca Mancuso Comics artist and illustrator www.dreamsaddict.com
Steve Marchant Comics artist and co-founder of
Monday 21 January 2013
Dr Muna Al-Jawad, Consultant in Elderly Medicine, BSUH,
Comics artist and co-organiser of the
4th International Comics and Medicine Conference, 2013
John Miers, Artist www.johnmiers.com
David Jesus Vignolli, Artist www.atmastories.com/fridaycomics/
Blog post by Rosie Polet
Monday 10 December 2012
Lucy Dale, artist http://lucy-dale.blogspot.co.uk/
Dr Anna Madill, University of Leeds
Heather Wilson, artist
Blog post by Alison Lucy Stone
Monday 12 November 2012
LAYDEEZ DO COMICS in association with COMICA
US artist ALISON BECHDEL
Author of Fun Home and Are You My Mother?
With additional guest appearances from
The STRUMPETS announcing STRUMPET 2
And Charlotte Richardson Andrews announcing
The inaugural Queer Zine Fest London
Blog post by Eve Lacey
Feature on For Books Sake: Read Here
Monday 22 October 2012
Simon Grennan, artist http://kartoonkings.com/
Lucy Lyons, artist http://www.lucylyons.org/
Fay Trier, writer http://www.facebook.com/fayt35
Monday 10 September 2012
Richy K. Chandler, Illustrator, designer and comics artist www.tempolush.com
Louise Crosby, artist http://www.facebook.com/SeeingPoetry
Louisa Parker, artist www.louisaparker.com
Blog post by Lucy Dale
13 August 2012
Hannah Berry, illustrator, comics artist and author of Britten and Brulightly http://www.randomhouse.co.uk/authors/hannah-berry
Selina Lock and Jay Eales, publishers of anthology, The Girly Comic http://www.factorfictionpress.co.uk/girly/
Lily Mae martin, artist http://berlindomestic.wordpress.com/
Recommended Read: Adamtine, by Hannah Berry, published by Jonathan Cape
Blog post by Seleem
Monday 18 June 2012
Kate Brown http://danse-macabre.nu Comics artist.
Author of Fish + Chocolate
Doug Wallace and Emma Hayley Directors of SelfMadeHero, independent graphic novel publisher www.selfmadehero.com
Sally Jane Thompson Comics creator and illustrator www.sallyjanethompson.co.uk
Recommended read:Fish + Chocolate by Kate Brown, published by SelfMadeHero
Blog post by Richy K. Chandler: www.tempolush.com
Monday 21 May 2012
Nick Abadzis http://www.nickabadzis.com/ Writer, artist. Author of Laika and Hugo Tate
Nancy K. Miller Author and Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the CUNY Graduate Centre www.whattheysaved.com
Isobel Williams Artist and blogger http://izzybody.blogspot.com/http://www.isobelwilliams.org.uk
Aneurin (Nye) Wright http://welsheldorado.com/ illustrator, animator and author of Trailer Park
Recommended read: Trailer Park by Aneurin (Nye) Wright, published by Myriad Editions
Blog post by David Vignolli
Monday 23 April 2012
Rachael Ball, comics artist
Tom Gauld, cartoonist, illustrator and author of Goliath
Simone Lia, illustrator and author of Please God, Find Me A Husband
Ian Williams AKA Thom Ferrier, artist and founder of Graphic Medicine
Recommended Read: Please God, Find Me A Husband published by Jonathan Cape
Blog post by Ottile Hainsworth
Monday 19 March 2012
London Print Studio Comics Collective
Susan Yan Mach
Parallel Lives: London Print Studio Comic Collective Anthology,
Published by Knockabout Pre-order here
Blog post by Robin Barnard
20 February 2012
Karrie Fransman Comics artist
Dr Ann Miller,
Academic, writer Joint editor of European Comic Art
Emma Mould, Writer and comics collaborator
The House that Groaned by Karrie Fransman
Blog Post by Susan Yan Mach
16 January 2012
Daniel Locke, artist and illustrator
Jacqueline Nicholls, artist
Karen Rubins, comics artist
St Martin of Tours by Daniel Locke
Blog Post by faybird33
5 December 2011
Rachel Abrams, designer and writer, Brooklyn NY
Sarah Lightman, artist, curator and researcher
Marcia Mihotich, graphic designer and illustrator
Nicola Streeten, illustrator and author of graphic memoir
Billy, Me & You
Billy, Me & You by Nicola Streeten,
published by Myriad EditionsBlog Post by Jade Sarson
21 November 2011
Sarah Leavitt, Canadian artist and author of Tangles
'Comic Nurse', aka MK Czerwiec, American artist and author of Comic Nurse
Mawil, German author and artist
Uli Oesterle German author and artist
Tangles, by Sarah Leavitt, published by Jonathan Cape
Comic Nurse comics
Works by Mawil and by Uli Oesteerle published by Blank Slate Books
Blog Post by Shamisa Debroey
17 October 2011
Kripa Joshi: Illustrator and comic artist
Martin Steenton + Judith Taboy: Co-editors and
contributing writers at Avoid the Future
Publicist and translators at Blank Slate Books
Joanna Walsh AKA Badaude: Writer and illustrator, author of London Walks
Luchadoras by Peggy Adam, published by Blank Slate Books
London Walks by Badaude published by Tate
Blog Post by Nuala Murphy
19 September 2011
David Blandy artist
Inko (Ai Takita-Lucas) Manga artist
Rachel Cattle artist
Recommended Read The Darkness, by Rachel Cattle
Blog Post by Elena Vitagliano
Monday 22 August
Howard Hardiman, author of The Lengths
Jenny Linn-Cole , artist
Francesca Mancuso, artist
Mike Medaglia, artist
Recommended Read: The Lengths, by Howard Hardiman
Blog Post by Sally Plowman
Andrew Godfrey Bristol based illuatrator and comics artist
Katie Green Bristol based illustrator and comics artist
Professor Charles Hatfield, Professor at California State University. Author of Alternative Comics (2005) Member of the editorial board for the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics.
Joumana Medlej Lebanon based comics artist. Creator of comic series Malaak: Angel of Peace
Blog post by Mike Medaglia
23 May 2011
Alex Fitch Radio interviewer, film reviewer and events organiser.
Alex Fitch hosts the regular comics slot on Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com
Paula Knight Illustrator and writer
Jo Tyler Lecturer and Programme Co-ordinator for the Radio Production degree
at Bournemouth University
Mary Talbot Academic, writer and consultant.
Presently developing a graphic novel dealing with the women's suffrage movement in the early 20th century.
Bryan Talbot Writer and artist. Currently working collaboratively on graphic novel 'Dotter of Her Father's Eyes' with Mary Talbot.. To be published by Jonathan Cape.
Blog post by Francesca Mancusco
11 April 2011
Members of The London Print Studio Comics Collective will present their individual works.
Comic creator currently working on a graphic novel, 'The House That Groaned'
A comic creator with a passion for stories based on real life.
Rachel Emily Taylor
A keen visual storyteller, working in a variety of mediums from comics to narrative 3D sculpture and film
An illustrator and comic creator living and working in Brighton
A comic creator currently working on a graphic novel that combines her life long passion for comics with music.
An illustrator currently working on a series of short comics.
London based radical illustrator working under the psyeudonym of
Hey Monkey Riot.
Member of publishing collective Last Hours
Organiser of the annual London Zine Symposium
Blog Post by Abi Higgs
21 March 2011
Comics artist, writer and illustrator. Creator of Rumble Strip.
Rumble Strip by Woodrow Phoenix
Blog Post by Marcia Mihotich
28 February 2011
Illustrator and comics creator
London Print Studio Comics Collective
Illustrator and Comics creator
The Most Natural Thing in the World, by Francesca Cassavetti
Ed by Sean Azzopardi
Blog post by Frankie Sinclair
24 January 2011
Cartoonist, designer and illustrator.
Co-coordinator of Cartoon County, the Sussex Association of Cartoonists and Comic Strip Artists.
Creative Director of Comic Company, and Myriad Editions
Editor and Creator of Girl Frenzy, the UK's only underground girl zine. First Published in '91.
British comic book writer and artist.
Creator of Bic who appeared in a self-published series of comics (now collected asSkidmarks). His first (not graphic) novel The Clay Dreaming was published in 2010.
Comics by Ralph Kidson
Blog Post by Ian Williams/Thom Ferrier
13 December 2010
Posy Simmonds MBE
British illustrator and writer. Creator of graphic novels, Gemma Bovery (2000) and Tamara Drewe (2005–2006) recently made into a film.
by Posy Simmonds
by Posy Simmonds
Blog post by Ellen Lindner
29 November 2010
A graduate of the illustration course at Brighton University. Britten and Brulightly is her first book.
Director of Comica and involved in comic publishing and promotion since 1981. He will give an illustrated talk about his lifelong passion for comics, recalling the Eighties era of Escape Magazine and reporting on his latest travels and discoveries.
London based filmmaker who keeps a blog of daily drawings about her film making.
Illustrator, muralist, designer
Psychiatrist and publisher Shrink Rap Press
Britten and Brulightly
by Hannah Berry
Published by Random House
25 October 2010
Melinda Gebbie American comics artist and author. Contributor to Wimmen's Comix. Now based in England.
Sina Shamsavari Autobiographical comics artist currently working on a PhD about queer alternative comics at Goldsmiths College, London.
Michael O'Mahony, Artist
Lost Girls by Melinda Gebbie and Alan Moore
Published by Top Shelf Productions
bloggess: Lucy Bergonzi
27 September 2010
Ellen Lindner Comics artist and creator of graphic novel Undertow. Also creator of anthology, Whores of Mensa, Issue 5 now out.
Patrice Aggs artist
Steve White artist
Charlie Bowden from Pickled Ink Illustration Agency
To announce a call for entries for The Pickled Award for graduate illustrator.
Recommended Read: Mome Vol 19. Summer 2010
The latest edition of Fantagraphic's twice yearly anthology
Available from Gosh
bloggess: Nicola Streeten
21 September 2010
Laydeez do Comics in association with Comica Festival presented
Trina Robbins presented a lively and provocative illustrated lecture entitled: HERE ARE THE GREAT WOMEN COMIC ARTISTS, in which she introduced a whole slew of brilliant and talented women cartoonists from the early 20th century who are not included in histories and major exhibits by men, and explained why.
It was a rare opportunity to hear and meet a pre-eminent figure in contemporary American comic books, graphic novels and comics studies.
Monday 23 August 2010
Darryl Cunningham, artist and author of Psychiatric Tales
Isabel Greenberg illustrator
James Nash comics artist
Kate Genevieve artist
Recommended Read: Psychiatric Tales by Darryl Cunningham
blog(g)uest: Jenny Linn-Cole
Monday 21 June 2010
Dr Roger Sabin, Reader in Popular Culture at Central St Martin's College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London. Author of Comics, Comix & Graphic Novels (2001)
Prof Teal Triggs, Professor of Graphic Design and Head of Research, School of Graphic Design, London College of Communication, University of the Arts London. Graphic design historian, critic and educator.
Co-author with Roger Sabin of Critical Radar: Fanzines & Alternative Comics From 1976 To Now (2001)
Gareth Brookes and Jimi Gherkin, comix artists and members of
Rachel House, artist and Co-director of Space Station Sixty-Five www.spacestationsixtyfive.com
Katie Allen, feminist zinester and editor of women's magazine
Monday 24 May 2010
Guest Speakers: Philippa Perry, Psychotherapist and author of Couch Fiction: A Graphic Tale of Psychotherapy
Ian Williams AKA Thom Ferrier www.thomferrier.com
Columba Quigley leading the discussion on Our Cancer Year
Couch Fiction: A Graphic Tale of Psychotherapy
Our Cancer Year (American Splendor) by Harvey Pekar
blog(g)uest: Marcia Mihotich
APRIL: A SPRING SPECIAL...COMIXBOX Thursday 22 April...as part of Unicomics instead of April's London meeting.
A collection of 10 minute presentations by dynamic and innovative artistsworking in the area of autobiographical comics:
Sean Azzopardi.........Natalie d'Arbeloff..........Karrie Fransman
Jane Heinrichs..........ILYA..........Sarah Lightman..........Corinne Pearlman
NJ Streeten..........Steve White
Monday 29 March 2010
Guest Speakers: Kate Brown, Comicker and illustrator, awarded 2010 Arts Foundation Fellowship for Graphic novels.
Karen Rubins, comics artist in residence at the V&A Museum 2009
Recommended Read: The Aromatic Bitters by Erica Sakurazawa
blog(g)uest: Pamela Brabants
Monday 22 February 2010
Guest Speaker: Kiriko Kubo, cartoonist, animation director and writer, creator of 'Cynical Hysterie Hour' and 'Hime Mama' ('Princess mother-in-law)
Recommended Read: Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
blog(g)uest: Dan Berry
Monday 25 January 2010
Guest Speaker: Karrie Fransman, creator of 'My Peculiar World' Comic strip
Recommended Read: ' Blankets' by Craig Thompson
blog(g)uest: Jane Heinrichs
Monday 30 November 2009
ART & COMICS
Guest Speaker: Mel Brimfield , artist and curator of The Comic Book Project
Recommended Read: ' Need More Love' by Aline Kominsky Crumb
blog(g)uest: Rosie West
Monday 26 October 2009
Guest Speaker: John Anderson from Soaring Penguin Ltd
presenting the first collection of Planet Karen an autobiographical web comic by Karen Ellis
Recommended Read: 'Dragonslippers' by Rosalind B Penfold
Monday 21 September 2009
Guest Speaker: Rosalind B Penfold, creator of 'Dragonslippers'
Recommended Read: 'The Fate of the Artist' by Eddie Campbell
blog(g)uest: Miki Shaw
Monday 24 August 2009
ART & COMICS
Guest Speaker: Kim L. Pace, artist and curator of 'Cult Fiction: Art and Comics'
Recommended Read: 'New York Diary' by Julie Doucet
Monday 27 July 2009
Guest Speaker: Sarah
McIntyre, creator of
Vern & Lettuce comic
Recommended Read: 'The Arrival' by Shaun Tan