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Industry Event Puts Scotland’s Emerging Comics Creators and Graphic Novelists in The Frame

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Sign up to the online event on  Monday 24 April, 10:00-16:30   

Emerging comics creators and graphic novelists are invited to take part in Scotland’s second annual In the Frame: Emerging Comics Creators Industry Event on Monday 24 April, 10:00-16:30

Designed to demystify routes to funding, publication and distribution, the free online gathering is produced by Literature Officer Alice Tarbuck, Creative Scotland.

The original idea was developed in partnership with industry specialists Hannah Berry, Nyla Ahmad, and Woodrow Phoenix and supported by the Society of Authors, with backing from The National Lottery. 

In The Frame delegates will be able to: 

  • Join influential graphic novelist and illustrator Posy Simmonds who’ll be discussing her varied and colourful career in comics, and her routes to publication. This session will be chaired by Hannah Berry, award-winning graphic novelist, comics creator, writer, illustrator and campaigner 
  • Get a better understanding about the business side of writing and best practice for freelancers in what promises to be an illuminating session with the Society of Authors – the UK trade union for writers and illustrators  
  • Find out more about Crowdfunding – what works, easy mistakes to avoid, which platforms are suited to which projects – from industry specialists Paved with Gold 
  • Get the lowdown on the best Comics events and festivals with Julie Tate, Director of the Lakes International Comics Festival and Chloe Green, Festival Director, Thought Bubble Festival 
  • Increase knowledge of funding opportunities for creative development through Creative Scotland, in conversation between Illustrator and comics artist Maria Stoian and the arts agency’s Head of Literature, Alan Bett. 

Alice Tarbuck, Literature Officer at Creative Scotland commented:

“We are so excited to be running In the Frame again after a successful first iteration, linking emerging comics and graphic novel artists with the expertise and experience of publishing and funding experts.

“Scotland has so much talent in this sector, and we are keen to empower emergent creators with the knowledge and insight they need to help shape support their diverse and exciting careers.” 

To view the full line-up and book a place, sign up on the Creative Scotland website

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