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NSE Becomes the First Official University Esports Body in U.K.

The British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS), which serves as the national governing body for university sport in the U.K. (much like the NCAA does in the U.S.) will now oversee an esports arm called National Student Esports (NSE). The new system was created by Benchmark, which is “a group of organizations that specialize in the development […]

And Finally… When Alan Moore And Friends Talked Counter Culture For A Day

Thanks to SpaceGuruu, who went to an day of counter culture discussion at Northampton University , called Under The Austerity The Beach with Alan Moore, Melinda Gebbie, Robin Ince, Scroobius Pip, Josie Long and more. And who videoed and edited a few clips… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJYFxD1kk6s You can read a longer report right here…

University Of Colorado Launches Free MOOC Course In Comics This September

By Hannah Means-Shannon In the wake of massive successes in numbers and pro-interest in open access online courses studying comics and graphic novels both in the US and UK, the University of Colorado is gearing up for its own MOOC (massive open online course) starting on September 23rd with space for unlimited numbers. The Comics […]

University Library Graphic Novel Exhibit Damaged After Muslim Protest

A graphic novel exhibit at the German university of of Duisburg-Essen features the work of Israeli artist, Rutu Modan as part of a series of displays for What Comics Can Do! Recent Trends in Graphic Fiction. in the foyer of the University library. German magazine Taz reports that the different displays explored different storytelling methods, genres […]

Yes You Can Now Major In Comics Literature by Professor Jeremy Larance

Professor Jeremy Larance writes; Yes, you can now major in comic literature. As an English professor at a relatively small public university in West Virginia, West Liberty University, I often try to find ways to sneak comics and graphic novels into my courses. For several years now, for example, I’ve used V for Vendetta as the culminating […]

Academy Of Art University – Piecing Together Figments

The comic industry is growing in a lateral way, leading business in a new direction that is hard to track or predict. It’s certainly a very interesting time to be a comic book creator. Comic books have generally been regarded by the art community as being somewhat of a low-brow form of art, along with […]


Scottish Politicians Fight Over Comic Book Course

Tom Harris, Labour member of Parliament, we thought we knew you. Popular geeky online politician, blogger, tweeter, before it was fashionable for a politician to do such a thing, and you’ve never sent a yfrog of your penis to anyone. Your Twitter background is that of a TARDIS for goodness sake and you are a […]

How To Write Comics And Graphic Novels by Dennis O’Neil #9 – Continuity Day

Denny O’Neil has a long history in the comics industry as both a writer and editor. He’s best known for writing Green Lantern/Green Arrow and Batman, through the seventies, Spider-Man in the eighties and for editing Batman-related titles in the nineties. A widely published novelist and screenwriter, he is currently lecturing at the NYU on […]

Canadian University Offers Five Comics Courses

Five! Five courses! Makes the Michigan State University look pathetic in comparison. Five courses in comics books and graohic novels at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Five! Okay, a couple of them are the same, repeated at different times of the year. But even so The Graphic Memoir, The Contemporary Comic and […]

How To Write Comics And Graphic Novels by Dennis O’Neil #8 – Bester Both Worlds

Denny O’Neil has a long history in the comics industry as both a writer and editor. He’s best known for writing Green Lantern/Green Arrow and Batman, through the seventies, Spider-Man in the eighties and for editing Batman-related titles in the nineties. A widely published novelist and screenwriter, he is currently lecturing at the NYU on […]

Tony Lee, Big In India

Tony Lee’s propensity for self promotion that have seen him dubbed the new Mark Millar (on that point – Kieron Gillen is the new Grant Morrison, Antony Johnston is the new Alan Moore, and Andy Diggle is the new Garth Ennis, that’s how it works) Anyway, not even Mark Millar was flown out by the […]

ComICA Thursday – Crumbs, Jeans And Greek Logic

Today, in the world’s largest comics art festival in London; James Jean and Tara McPherson signing Ahead of tomorrow’s ICA talk, Fables cover artist and Witching cover artists signing their comics and art books. Orbital Comics, Leicester Square, London, 4-6pm. R. Crumb Uncovered Fresh from his university controversies, Robert Crumb work seen for the first […]

How To Write Comics And Graphic Novels by Dennis O’Neil #7 – A Beached Hero

Denny O’Neil has a long history in the comics industry as both a writer and editor. He’s best known for writing Green Lantern/Green Arrow and Batman, through the seventies, Spider-Man in the eighties and for editing Batman-related titles in the nineties. A widely published novelist and screenwriter, he is currently lecturing at the NYU on […]

ComICA: Sunday 8th November – The Big Comic Book Market

ComICA continues in London today – here are the main events. Comica Comiket: Small Press & Self-Publishers Fair The biggest small press comics market in the UK, combining the London Underground Comics market with many other publishers. Attendees include; Aben Maler & Steffen P. Maarup, Alternative Press, Jimi Gherkin & Banal Pig Press, Atlantic Press […]

How To Write Comics And Graphic Novels by Dennis O’Neil #6 – Whoever Knows Fear…

Denny O’Neil has a long history in the comics industry as both a writer and editor. He’s best known for writing Green Lantern/Green Arrow and Batman, through the seventies, Spider-Man in the eighties and for editing Batman-related titles in the nineties. A widely published novelist and screenwriter, he is currently lecturing at the NYU on […]


Robert Crumb And Rape Fantasy Hit The Letters Page

Robert Crumb being interviewed by RAW publisher Francoise Mouly was the heavyweight comic book event of the year. Held last week at with a $40 ticket price at at the Carpenter theatre in Richmond, Virginia, in association with the local University who made it a compulsory lecture for senior theses for studio art majors and […]

How To Write Comics And Graphic Novels by Dennis O’Neil #5 – Network King

Denny O’Neil has a long history in the comics industry as both a writer and editor. He’s best known for writing Green Lantern/Green Arrow and Batman, through the seventies, Spider-Man in the eighties and for editing Batman-related titles in the nineties. A widely published novelist and screenwriter, he is currently lecturing at the NYU on […]

Tuesday – Avatar Over London, Manga Under Tokyo, Dan McDermott On Three Days In Europe

Today from 4pm onwards, at Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, London, there’s an Avatar/Bleeding Cool signing at Orbital Comics. Crossed‘s Jacen Burrows, Freakangels‘ Paul Duffield (with the third Freakangels TPB to boot), Kieron Gillen, Si Spurrier (both upcoming Avatar creators, talking about their new stuff), William Christensen (Avatar publisher and EIC) and me (signing […]