Adam Cadwell at MancsterCon 2015!

Attention all! We’re proud to announce yet another marvellous special guest who will be joining our line-up of writers, artists and academics. Comic and storyboard artist Adam Cadwell will be at MancsterCon 2015 giving a talk as part of our growing line up of inspiring and interesting speakers.

FoundeImage of a dark haired woman exposing her neck where two red arteries are visible through her skinr of the British Comic Awards, Adam will be giving a talk on his experiences in the comic industry. We’re really looking forward hosting someone who has done so much good stuff in Manchester, such as establishing the ‘Drink n Draw’ meet up which was where the convention that is MancsterCon was first incepted.
As ever, we’re looking forward to what promises to be a funny and illuminating talk, with plenty of useful tips. Whether you’re an up and coming artist or a more established venerable hack, we hope to see you there!

AppComNet at Comics Forum 2015: Comics & Politics

Call for papers from the Comics Forum 2015 conference!

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Applied Comics Network is super-mega-very delighted to host a session at the Comics Forum 2015 conference as part of Thought Bubble.  Click the image above to go to the Comics Forum website and download it as a PDF.

Comics Forum’s theme this year is ‘comics and politics’ and they’re inviting a range of interpretations of this theme.  We at AppComNet are hosting a session on the politics of comics that communicate specific information, and the use of comics in education.  Again, this is a theme that welcomes many different points of view.

Comics Forum is a friendly academic conference.  Within this, our AppComNet session welcomes proposals from both comics creators and comics scholars – anyone who works with comics and graphic narrative.

We have some plans for the format of our AppComNet session at Comics Forum but this all depends on the proposals we receive. This could include the…

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Tables at MancsterCon 2015 now sold out!

We’ve been a bit quiet with updating our blog but at least we remember to share good news when we get it. And this time, the good news is, we have sold out all our tables for MancsterCon 2015!

MancsteconPosterWebIt’s really amazing seeing all the interest in our little indie con (as we like to call it) and quite humbling considering how we started out with a crazy idea and not much else. We live in… interesting times to be sure, and it’s never been more important to celebrate and support local artists and creators, a goal MancsterCon has always aspired to.

Thanks to people’s donations and time and serious talent, we’ve been able to keep going for our third year and we’re determined to make 2015 the best yet. For those who have been unsuccessful in applying for a table, there are lots of other ways to get involved in the con, from donating prizes to our competitions to guest judging our cosplay events. Do get in touch for more details.

In the meantime, go forth and buy your earlybird tickets, available until the end of July. Each ticket comes with a goodie bag and a raffle ticket so you don’t want to miss out (unless you don’t like freebies and/or cake).

All the best and see you then!