August 2013 – April 2017

Manga Extravaganza @ Canada Water Library
Aug 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This is a free family event, which will showcase children’s artwork and provide the opportunity for children to meet a graphic artist, Karen Rubins.

There will be an exhibition of young people’s manga artwork, a manga demonstration and workshop, and the winners of the Manga Art Clash Competition will be revealed!

You will also have the opportunity to ask Karen any burning questions about making comics and manga.

Although the event is free, you must book by email. (See address above.)

London Comic Con (MCM) @ Excel Centre
May 23 @ 2:00 pm – May 25 @ 5:00 pm

I will be here as part of the Comics Village, selling comics. I’m sharing a table with the awesome Tammy Taylor. More to come nearer the time…!

Manga Workshop for Teenagers @ House of Illustration
Apr 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Manga Workshop for Teenagers @ House of Illustration

I’m running a manga workshop for teenagers at House of Illustration, to coincide with the exciting Shojo Manga: The World of Japanese Girls’ Comics exhibition.

Visit the Shojo Manga exhibition, and take inspiration for your own manga creations. Design your own character, and learn about manga drawing and storytelling techniques. Pick up tips for developing your artwork as you make your own comic page featuring your manga character.

Comics Unstripped! Exhibition @ Alfred East Art Gallery
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am – Aug 20 @ 4:45 pm
Comics Unstripped! Exhibition @ Alfred East Art Gallery

Kettering Museum and Art Gallery is hosting a fantastic exhibition about comics, including art from classic comics greats, as well as newcomers – and highlighting British comics and graphic novels as well as women artists. I have work on display, as do Glenn Fabry, Alison Sampson, Rachael Smith and a whole host of others.

From their website:

Visit the Alfred East Art Gallery this summer for our ‘Comics Unstripped!’ exhibition, where we look at the history of comics and graphic novels. The exhibition features the original artworks by Kettering’s Frank Bellamy, including some examples from Garth, Thunderbirds and Dan Dare. The exhibition, which runs from 9th July to 20th August, looks at DC and Marvel as well as some of the newcomers in the business.

They are also holding some workshops and a family fun day with a superhero theme, so please see their website for details.

The Inking Woman Exhibition @ The Cartoon Museum
Apr 26 – Jul 23 all-day
The Inking Woman Exhibition @ The Cartoon Museum

This fantastic exhibition of British women cartoonists and comic artists is running at the Cartoon Museum from 26th April. It features work from over 80 women cartoonists from the 18th Century onwards. The scope is really huge, from political cartoons and satire to long-form storytelling and graphic novels. I am excited to have work exhibited along with a whole host of amazing artists such as Kate Charlesworth, Karrie Fransman, Hannah Berry and Posy Simmonds!

This is definitely a must-see for anyone even vaguely interested in comics, cartoons, drawing or art generally.