Workshops

We are available to lead comics creating and creative writing workshops/talks on request. Jay and Selina generally appear together, except where noted.

Words & Pictures (one day comics workshop) at Leicester Secular Hall – 2004

Words & Pictures (one day comics workshop) at Leicester Secular Hall – 2005

CAPTION Remix convention (co-organisers) at East Oxford Community Centre – 05-06/08/06

CAPTION: Dreams & Nightmares convention (co-organisers) at East Oxford Community Centre – 11-12/08/07

The Rise of Manga panel (Fantasycon 2007) at Britannia Hotel, Nottingham (with Mike Carey, Christian Dunn and Mike Chinn) – September 2007 [Jay only]

Blam! Breaking Into Comics (panel) at Leicester Central Library (with Matt Smith and John Freeman) – 26/01/08 [Jay only]

Timewarp CAPTION convention (co-organisers) at East Oxford Community Centre – 09-10/08/08

Graphic Novels panel (Fantasycon 2008) at Britannia Hotel, Nottingham (with Dave McKean, Christopher Golden and Christian Dunn) – September 2008 [Jay only]

CAPTION Is Away With the Fairies convention (co-organisers) at East Oxford Community Centre – 15-16/08/09

Crime in Comics (guest lecture – Department of Criminology) at University of Leicester – 2009 [Selina only]

North East Geek Fest podcast in South Shields – Summer 2010

Mad Science CAPTION convention (co-organisers) at East Oxford Community Centre – 31/07/10 – 01/08/10

Crime in Comics (guest lecture – Department of Criminology) at University of Leicester – 2010 [Selina only]

Austerity CAPTION convention (co-organisers) at East Oxford Community Centre – 06-07/08/11

Mainstream Versus Independent Comics panel (Fantasycon 2011) at Royal Albion Hotel, Brighton (with Mike Carey, Tony Lee & Nick Vince) – September 2011 [Jay only]

Writing Comics (guest lecture – Creative Writing MA) at Vaughan College, Leicester – 15/02/12

Comics: Beyond Batman, Bunty and the Beano (talk) at States of Independence, DeMontfort University – 17/03/12

Comics Panel (Alt Fiction 2012) at Phoenix Square, Leicester (with Emma Vieceli, Paul Cornell and Mark Chadbourn) – 14/04/12

Writing Comics (guest lecture – Creative Writing MA) at Vaughan College, Leicester – 30/05/12

Laydeez Do Comics Factor Fiction talk at Brick Lane, London (with Hannah Berry and Lily-Mae Martin) – 13/08/12

Starting to Write Comics & Graphic Novels (5 week course at Adult Education College for Writing East Midlands – 20/09/12 – 18/10/12

Writing Comics (guest lecture – Screenwriting MA) at DeMontfort University – 25/10/12

Buy My Comic! (Marketing Your Comic talk) at Nottingham Festival of Words – 16/02/13

Writing Comics (guest lecture – Creative Writing MA) at University of Leicester – 05/03/14

Monster Comics Workshop (comics workshop for 30 children age 8-12) at Curve Theatre (with artist Rachael Smith) – 15/04/14

Writing for Comics Workshop at FantasyCon 2014, York – 5/09/15

Research Communication Workshops Using Comics for PhD Students (Talk by Selina) at the Applied Comics Network Event –  9/05/15. Blog post about the event.

Laydeez Do Comics Birmingham, Guest Speakers: Selina Lock, Alex Birch, Dr. Charlotta Salmi & Hunt Emmerson – 3/08/2015

Communicating your Research as a Comic Strip (Workshop by Selina), University of Leicester – repeated every term.

Writing comics (talk by Selina), Classics Dept – 2nd yr project module, University of Nottingham.

Inspiration from the archives – writing workshop (workshop by Selina and Dr Simon Dixon), Special Collections, David Wilson Library,University of Leicester – repeated at intervals.

Writing comics (guest lecture by Jay), Certificate in Creative Writing, Vaughan Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of Leicester, March 2016.

What D’you mean there’s no women in comics? (talk), States of Independence, March 2016.

Starting to write comics – workshops, Small Press Day, Forbidden Planet Leicester, July 2016.

Go Your Own Way: Self-Publishing, Small Press or Traditional Publishing – Which Is For You? (Selina – panellist), FantasyCon, Sept 2016.

Old School Hollywood – the films that influenced you & got you into writing (Jay – panellist), FantasyCon, Sept 2016.

The Fiction Frontier – Starting to write science fiction (Panellists – Jay, Selina & James Worrad), part of the Starbase SF Festival, Leicester Central Library, 22/10/2016.

Halloween Flash Fiction Workshop (Selina & Dr Simon Dixon), Special Collections, David Wilson Library, University of Leicester, 31/10/16.

If you would like to book us to lead a workshop or talk/lecture on comics, please email jay.eales@googlemail.com

 

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  1. Hi Selina,
    Nicola Streeten has given me the go ahead to create a Laydeez Do Comics group based in Birmingham, and Sally Taylor recommended that I get into contact with you because you were thinking of doing the same.

    Before I get into the logistics of when and where the group will take place, I’m first trying to get an idea of how much interest there is, and who I can contact to showcase their work. I know you live in Leicester, but could you share any names of comic creators in or around Birmingham, or useful contacts I could get in touch with?

    Also, could I put your name down as someone I could ask to do a workshop/ showcase their work at one of the meet ups in the future?

    Thanks,

    All the best,
    Charlotte

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