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Women in Comics & Sarah Lightman

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A one day conference, ‘Women in Comics’ will take place on the 25th October 2009. With its unique collection of 20th Century Women’s Art, The New Hall Art Collection provides the perfect venue for a gathering of practitioners, academics, curators and enthusiasts. Women comic artists will speak about their work, and broader discussion will include the representation of women in comics. The event will run as part of The Cambridge Festival of Ideas week and is supported by The University of Glasgow.

Speakers include; Dominique Goblet and Paul Gravett, Woodrow Phoenix and Corinne Pearlman, Kate Evans, Dr Mel Gibson, Sarah McIntyre, Dr Ann Miller, Asia Alfasi and many more. For more details see

http://www.art.newhall.cam.ac.uk/events/comics.html

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Sarah Lightman will also be exhibiting ‘In Memoriam’, diary drawings from her on-going autobiographical graphic novel in The New Hall Exhibition Space, 19th October- 14th November 2009.

Written by The Department of Illustration

September 11, 2009 at 8:15 am

Famous Artists Cartoon Course at Comicrazys

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Continuing the series of lessons from the Famous Artists Cartoon Course over at Comicrazys comes lesson 15 – Props and backgrounds.

Written by The Department of Illustration

September 1, 2009 at 7:54 am

150 Million year old Squid Ink?

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_46228866_squid_comp282Check out this story from the BBC about paleontologists drawing with 150 million year old squid ink.

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Written by The Department of Illustration

August 31, 2009 at 7:48 pm

Posted in History, Illustration, News

Dave Gibbons talks tech

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An interesting interview with Dave Gibbons of ‘Watchmen’ fame on the Guardian. He discusses the software and hardware that he uses as well as his influence on Comic Sans.

Written by The Department of Illustration

August 18, 2009 at 3:31 pm

Arriving at a final cover

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This post from Toma Hanuka at Tropical Toxic shows how many iterations of this cover design they went through. Toma works at the New York School of Visual Arts and is working on a graphic novel with his twin brother Asaf.

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Written by The Department of Illustration

August 18, 2009 at 2:00 pm

Posted in Comics, Illustration

Submitting Cartoons

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Mike Lynch opens up his email and answers questions on submitting cartoons to editors. This is nicely concise ‘get on with it’ advice – the kind of advice that is hard earned and not easily forgotten.

Written by The Department of Illustration

August 18, 2009 at 12:59 pm

Posted in Advice, Comics, Illustration

Maurice Sendak on Spike Jonze

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Written by The Department of Illustration

August 3, 2009 at 8:22 pm

Posted in Illustration, Interview