Call out to Comics Creators & Graphic Novelists for Inaugural Industry Event

Published: 09 Nov 2021

In the Frame - an industry event for emerging comics creators

Emerging comics creators and graphic novelists are invited to take part in Scotland’s inaugural In the Frame: Emerging Comics Creators Industry Event on Friday 3 December, thanks to National Lottery funding.

Designed to demystify routes to funding, publication and distribution, the free online event is produced by Creative Scotland in partnership with industry specialists Hannah Berry, Nyla Ahmad, and Woodrow Phoenix and backed by the Society of Authors.

A comic visual of a number of people who represent the queer community - they are kissing, holding hands, dancing, holding children etc

Aurora Queerialis by Kate Charlesworth, who is leading one of the sessions at In the Frame

In The Frame sessions include:

  • Routes into publishing from traditional funding, crowdfunding and subscription boxes with Woodrow PhoenixHeather Palmer and Dundee University’s Chair of Comics Studies, Professor Chris Murray
  • Career focus with cartoonist, illustrator and writer Kate Charlesworth
  • Everything you need to know about Crowdfunding from specialist agency, Paved with Gold
  • Agents, contracts and funding with Society of Authors and Creative Scotland

Nyla Ahmad commented: “I'm ecstatic to see Creative Scotland aiming to further support comics creators and the vibrant, trailblazing Scottish comics scene with a day of discussions ranging from legality, funding, publishing and how to build a lifelong career in the sector.”

Alice Tarbuck, Literature Officer at Creative Scotland commented: “It’s great to be bringing comics creators and graphic novelists together with seasoned publishing and funding experts to share practical know-how.

“The comics and graphic novels industry is incredibly exciting and constantly evolving. While there is so much talent clearly evident across the country, it’s important that access to the industry is as open as possible in order to create space for an increasingly diverse range of creative voices.”

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


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