The Duchess speaks – “It’s important to keep shouting about comics and comic creators!” Iz McAuliffe talks Cardiff Independent Comics Expo (CICE) – Pipedream Comics

This July the comic creators of Wales will all be congregating in the Masonic Hall in Cardiff for the annual Cardiff Independent Comic Expo (CICE). Alongside fantastic guests such as 2000 AD […] Source: “It’s important to keep shouting about comics and comic creators!” Iz McAuliffe talks Cardiff Independent Comics Expo (CICE) – Pipedream Comics

Cardiff International Comic Expo, July 8th 2017

Cardiff International Comic Expo is back in Cardiff’s Masonic Hall on July 8th. With “comic” conventions increasingly dominated by movies, TV, and (weirdly) wrestling, it’s refreshing to have a convention that truly celebrates the comics medium and is prepared to put it center stage. There’s a fantastic guest list, even with me there to drag […]

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#comicbookhour Question 5: What are the best examples of realistic comics you can think of?

When thinking about “realistic” comic books, the first and most defining factor has to be whether the comic book includes “superheroes” or not. I’m not necessarily talking about superpowers either – there’s not much realistic about Batman in many of his incarnations, for example. Comic books are not restricted to telling stories about superheroes. There […]

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Accent UK cancel Victoriana anthology

http://accentukcomics.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/victoriana-cancellation.html?m=1 Accent UK, one of the bastions of the UK indie comics scene, have canceled their long awaited “Victoriana” anthology. As a veteran of the anthology-space myself, and a contributor to previous Accent UK anthologies including Victoriana, I know just how hard the marketplace can be for anthology books. It has always struck me as […]

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#comicbookhour Question 4: Is there a risk of offending people by using reality based content as plot points?

Today, there seems to be a risk of offending somebody no matter what you write. Personally, I don’t subscribe to the popular idea that people are more easily offended today than in the past. I do think that often people describe things as offensive when actually they mean something else, something more subjective and therefore […]

#comicbookhour Question 3: Can a comic be bad because of how far it goes to be realistic?

I think this is a case of genre. Superhero books, generally, do not benefit from large doses of realism. The first example that springs to mind is the run in Nightwing when Dick Grayson ends up on crutches after being injured in the line of, duty. He ends up undercover in a crime family as […]