Thursday, 21 July 2011

Comics Barcamp 2011

There's a new kind of comics event coming up in September - Comics Barcamp Belfast 2011. A barcamp is a kind of communally organised conference where people gather to learn and share their knowledge, that started in the IT industry and has spread to other fields.

Comics Barcamp Belfast is the brainchild of Andy Luke, who has secured a venue, Blick Studios on the Malone Road, on 3 September 2011. He's set up a wiki for planning the event, and a Google discussion group as well. What he needs is more participation. We have two proposed sessions, writer pitching with Andy and outlets and distribution with me. Barcamp is participation only. If you want to give a presentation or lead a discussion on any subject regarding creating, publishing, selling or promoting comics, anything you can contribute from your own experience and thoughts, we'd be delighted to have you.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

New outlet for Belfast self-publishers

The Head record shop in the Victoria Centre has a section for local artists. They currently carry books by Wayne Simmons, DVDs by George Clarke, CDs by loads of local musicians, and comics by the Berserker lads, George Clarke and Miguel Martin, and me. Their terms are extremely generous, so if you self-publish locally, call in and ask to talk to Viv.

Monday, 4 July 2011

Pub meet this Thursday

First Thursday of July, the 7th, is time for our regular Belfast comics creators pub meet! If you make comics, or are interested in making comics, and are in the vicinity of Belfast on Thursday, then join us at the Cloth Ear, attached to the Merchant Hotel on Waring Street, from 9pm. Click here for the Facebook event page, where you can invite your friends.

This blog's been a bit quiet lately - I'm afraid my blogging attention has been elsewhere, on the new Irish Comic News site. Check it out.