18.3.17

It's on - Canny Comic Con 2017 - 18th March

Saturday 18th March.
Newcastle City Library.
10.30-15.30.
Free.


A hall jam-packed with some of the most interesting comics creators from around the region and beyond!


Plus:
Talks and panels! including Just A Comics Minute (ripped off from reinterpreting a certain classic Radio 4 panel show by adding a comics theme).
Workshops and drop-by drawing!

24.2.17

CCC2017 Guest: Black Lodge Press


Who are you?
Black Lodge Press is a DIY publishing print specializing in riso printed comics and zines with a radical ethos. We support and involve inclusive communities of creative people, publishing work that celebrates feminism and queer culture!

What have you done / what are you doing?
We've put out the Axolotl series by Jack Fallows, DIRT and LAID by Cicy Reay, Transgender Step Parent by Mama Lips and Boring Comics by Emma Thacker, plus loads more!

Favourite comics character (other than your own)?
Our fave comic book character is probably Enid out of Ghost World.... 😊

Further info:
blacklodgepress.com
@blacklodgecicy for Instagram
@BlackLodgePress

21.2.17

CCC2017 Guest: Manhua Cha

Who are you?
Manhua Cha

What have you done / what are you doing?
We serve bubble tea inspired by our very own comic book set in Newcastle. Instead of choosing your drink flavours, you choose which super power you want along with an accessory to go with it.

Favourite comics character (other than your own)?
Dave: Negan (The Walking Dead)
Carine: Gus (Sweet Tooth)

Further info:
www.manhuacha.com
Social media: @manhuacha

CCC2017 Guest: Applied Comics Etc

Who are you?
Applied Comics Etc

What have you done / what are you doing?
Making awesome comics that communicate specific information, typically as collaborations between comics creators and researchers/archives/other subject specialists. And helping people make their own comics.

Favourite comics character (other than your own)?
Umm, autobiographical stuff? It's fun to see how other people draw themselves.

Further info:
http://www.appliedcomicsetc.com/
@appliedcomics

20.2.17

CCC2017 Guest: Tara McInerney



Who are you?
I am Tara McInerney, I live in Newcastle Upon Tyne, I'm a comic creatrix and illustrator, and I lecture at Teesside University in Comics, Graphic Novels and Sequential Arts.

What have you done / what are you doing?
My strapline: Aca-fan and compulsive storyteller with queer ideas.
I've worked for magazines such as Caravan and CCQ, and exhibited around Japan, Spain and the UK. Currently, I'm working on my latest comic Friendfiction, which centres on the lives of two girls who develop their relationship through a shared love of fanwork. The idea began whilst staying in Japan to research fan comics, after observing the wonderful interpersonal benefits of the fan community. This project is still ongoing, and very much a labour of love (ie; you won't see it quite yet...).
At Canny Comic Con I'll be presenting my self-published comic Myopica, a short on the futility of dialogue, and The Jay Mews Continental, a risograph limited-run comic anthology I started organising whilst studying MA Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art. It's been on hiatus for a while, but submissions for issue #2 are now open. I'm passionate about researching queer fan cultures and webcomics, an interest which constantly feeds my visual work, and helps keep my lectures current.

Favourite comics character (other than your own)?
At the moment, probably Professor Panther from BodyWorld by Dash Shaw. I have a thing for characters which are simultaneously powerful and pathetic.

Further info:
www.taramcinerney.com

15.2.17

CCC2017 Guest: Andrew Waugh


Who are you?
Andrew Waugh

What have you done / what are you doing?
I'm a Scottish illustrator, cartoonist and arts educator exiled to North East England.  I make funny comics about a range of subjects, most recently about real-life scientists.  I am the co-editor of the British Comic Award shortlisted children's horror anthology BOO!, which is two volumes down, with a third due this year.  When I'm not doing my own creative stuff I'm helping young people be creative in my day job.

Favourite comics character (other than your own)?
Tintin - travels to exotic locations, gets into adventures and has a cute dog.  He's got life sorted out.

Further info:
THIS MEANS WAUGH 
@thismeanswaugh

CCC2017 Guest: Duncan Watson

Who are you?
Duncan Watson.

What have you done / what are you doing?
My previous work includes the entire output of Occupational Hazard Comics with Nigel Maughan. My current work is The Ratchwood Prophecies with Brian Bicknell.

The Ratchwood Prophecies foretell a time travelling anti-hero whose role underpins time itself but whose meddling threatens existence. Adventures unfolding beneath shadows cast by ominous forces of creation, incorporate Ratchwood, his sidekick Wicklow and the shady professor Vygotsky.

Favourite comics character (other than your own)?
Morpheus (Sandman)

Further info:
www.theratchwoodprophecies.com

14.2.17

CCC2017 Guest: Letty Wilson




Who are you?
I'm Letty Wilson, one of the artists in the Panels comics collective.

What have you done / what are you doing?
I've done artwork for the ongoing series Cosmic, which is written by Erin Keepers and won a Scottish Independent Comic Book Award last year! I also do artwork for various other projects, and some that I write as well, such as my webcomic Owl People, which is about a fairy criminal underworld in an ancient Scottish town.

Favourite comics character (other than your own)?
The One Electronic from Evan Dahm's Rice Boy. Always love a strange robot with a mysterious past.

Further info:
Panels: https://www.panelspublishing.com/
My portfolio: https://www.behance.net/lettydraws
@patchworkperson
Owl People: https://tapastic.com/series/owlpeople

CCC2017 Guest: Faye Stacey

Who are you?
I'm Faye Stacey, the other artist in Panels Comics.

What have you done / what are you doing?
My most recent printed work is a murder mystery comic called Eye Spy! Murder - a silly homage to bad murder mystery telly. I like to get involved in anthologies and have had comics in Dirty Diamonds and Team Girl Comic. My work ranges from comic to illustrative, and regularly have artwork featured in Tie the Knot Scotland.

Favourite comics character (other than your own)?
It's a toughie, because I like such a huge expanse of genres. But I'll have to go with Tintin - it's unabashed, ridiculous adventure, which is something I've always been drawn to. If all you want is pure escapism, fun and adventure, read some Tintin; if instead you want to sit down and learn about pacing, storytelling and brilliant panel layout, read Tintin.

Further info:
Panels: https://www.panelspublishing.com/
http://www.fayestacey-illustration.co.uk/
@pondicherrybaby
instagram: @_pppond

CCC2017 Guest: The Analogue Press


Who are you?
The Analogue Press is a small press comics publisher based in and around Newcastle. We aim to showcase the best in local, national and international talent and are dedicated to producing beautifully designed comics with the highest possible production values. We love those funnybooks and we just couldn't leave well enough alone.

What have you done / what are you doing?
Our first publication is Radio On - Strange Tales of Ink and Sound, an annual anthology of graphic storytelling based loosely around the theme of music. We have printed two issues (or 'Broadcasts') so far, and expect to have the third available at this year's Canny Comic Con. The latest anthology features an eclectic range of work from Kathryn Briggs, Alfie Gallagher, Riyadh Rateme and Ed Syder, as well as the welcome return of Lydia Wysocki, who previously featured in our first issue.  We'll also have some comics/zines on the table from previous contributors to Radio On.

Favourite comics character (other than your own)?
Perla Luisa (Maggie) Chascarillo from Love and Rockets. It seems relatively rare to witness protagonists ageing over time in comics, but with Maggie we can follow her trials and tribulations from early adulthood through to middle age, and presumably beyond. Apart from that, she's just a lovingly crafted character and it's always a pleasure to see what she's been up to.

Further info:
www.theanaloguepress.co.uk
 @RadioOnTheComic
 Facebook: @RadioOnComic