Calendar

March 2015 – October 2017

Mar
5
Thu
Library Press – Comics Workshop @ Pinner Library
Mar 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This is one of a series of workshops I’m running with Library Press, an organisation that works with libraries, and supports people in creating and publishing their own books.

So you’re writing a comic? Now what? Self-publishing is the best way to get your work seen and get into the comics industry. In this workshop, learn how to plan your book or zine, prepare it for print, and assemble it yourself. We will make and print our own anthology with a copy for everyone to take home. Plus get some top tips about producing, pricing and selling your new product. This workshop is run by Karen Rubins, a writer and artist with years of experience in small-press, indie, and professional comics.

Mar
7
Sat
Library Press – Comics Workshop @ The Gallery at Islington Central Library
Mar 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This is one of a series of workshops I’m running with Library Press, an organisation that works with libraries, and supports people in creating and publishing their own books.

So you’re writing a comic? Now what? Self-publishing is the best way to get your work seen and get into the comics industry. In this workshop, learn how to plan your book or zine, prepare it for print, and assemble it yourself. We will make and print our own anthology with a copy for everyone to take home. Plus get some top tips about producing, pricing and selling your new product. This workshop is run by Karen Rubins, a writer and artist with years of experience in small-press, indie, and professional comics.

Mar
12
Thu
Library Press – Comics Workshop @ Hounslow Library
Mar 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

This is one of a series of workshops I’m running with Library Press, an organisation that works with libraries, and supports people in creating and publishing their own books.

So you’re writing a comic? Now what? Self-publishing is the best way to get your work seen and get into the comics industry. In this workshop, learn how to plan your book or zine, prepare it for print, and assemble it yourself. We will make and print our own anthology with a copy for everyone to take home. Plus get some top tips about producing, pricing and selling your new product. This workshop is run by Karen Rubins, a writer and artist with years of experience in small-press, indie, and professional comics.

May
8
Fri
Graphic Novel Reading Group – Shivers Edition @ North Finchley Library
May 8 @ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm
Graphic Novel Reading Group - Shivers Edition @ North Finchley Library

Daniel Hartwell and I are revisiting my old stomping ground in Barnet Libraries. We will be guests at the Graphic Novel Reading Group at North Finchley Library where we will be talking about The Shivers – our horror strip in The Phoenix.

Come and join us!

Oct
31
Sat
Comics Workshops at OPTIMUS Halloween Horror Convention @ Cockington Court Craft Centre
Oct 31 – Nov 1 all-day
Comics Workshops at OPTIMUS Halloween Horror Convention @ Cockington Court Craft Centre

I am running three different comics workshops at Optimus Halloween Horror Con. It’s my first horror con, but I’m sure I’ll fit right in with the freaks and ghouls. Join me for some terrifying comics making!  Tickets can be purchased on the day or please contact the organisers.

 

Adults Comics and Graphic Novels Workshop: 11:30AM SAT AND SUN

Learn how to tell a story in comic form. Discover how words and images work together, composing panels and how to structure a narrative.

 

 Teens Manga Workshop: 14:30PM SAT AND SUN

Create and design your own manga character. Learn about why characters look how they do, and how to draw people and manga expressions.

 

Kids Comics Workshop: 16:30PM SAT AND SUN

Create the scariest monster you can think of, and a hero to confront it, then make your comic strip to decide what happens when they meet.

Jul
9
Sat
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.

Dec
4
Sun
Drawing Stories at National Portrait Gallery @ National Portrait Gallery
Dec 4 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Drawing Stories at National Portrait Gallery @ National Portrait Gallery

I’ll be at the National Portrait Gallery this Sunday, running a comics making workshop for young people inspired by the Picasso Potraits exhibition.

Drawing Stories Sunday Session 4 December 11.00-16.00

14-21yrs at the National Portrait Gallery

Create a narrative comic strip inspired by Picasso Portraits and the Gallery’s Collection working with special guest comic and manga artist Karen Rubins and artist Marc Woodhead

To book youthbookings@npg.org.uk

Apr
14
Fri
Give It A Go! Manga Drawing Workshops! @ Norden Farm
Apr 14 @ 9:30 am – 3:45 pm
Give It A Go! Manga Drawing Workshops! @ Norden Farm

Explore manga drawing at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts’ Jump In! Family Art Festival

There are workshops for children and families aged 5+throughout the day.

Please book quickly as there are limited places!

 

 

Apr
22
Sat
OxCon 2017 @ The Examination Schools
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – Apr 23 @ 5:00 pm
OxCon 2017 @ The Examination Schools

I will be attending OxCon in Oxford for the first time! I am exhibiting in the South Halls, where you can find many other exciting comics creators such as Neill Cameron of the Phoenix and my sometime collaborators Richy K Chandler and Paul Shinn. Daniel Hartwell will also be around, and you might just catch him at the table!

I will be doing sketches and portraits as well as having many comics to sell!

Oct
9
Mon
Laydeez Do Comics @ Tea House Theatre
Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Laydeez Do Comics @ Tea House Theatre

Laydeez Do Comics is a brilliant monthly meeting where ladies and gentlemen talk about comics, with guest speakers and usually cake!

I will be talking about my new comics storytelling card game, Comic Turns, which I will be launching on Kickstarter in the near future. You will have a chance to play the game as well as hear about its development and evolution as I take my foray into the Tabletop Games world.

The evening also features Rebecca Fox talking about her work.

Entry is free but donations are appreciated. Please book in advance.