LOLA wins Méliès d’Argent Award
I was on the jury for the Méliès d'Argent Award at the Trieste Science+Fiction Festival, and we gave the prize to LOLA, directed by Andrew Legge.
Wom@rts in Santiago
The Wom@rts roaming exhibition, titled I̶N̶ ̶VISIBLE, is being opened by Compostela Cultura in Auditorio de Galicia, Santiago tonight. My piece, 'Interview with a Sphinx', is part of the exhibition.
I’ll be attending the 75th World Science Fiction Convention in Helsinki, Finland from 9-13 August 2017, which is the first time a WorldCon has taken place in a Nordic country. It looks like it’s going to be a terrific event with a huge array of programming items. It will be my first time visiting Finland, and in a bonus coincidence, a new Moomin Museum has opened in Tampere. Here is my schedule for the event: Wednesday, 9 Aug, 2017 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Messukeskus, 206 ‘Coffee, Pie and Murder: 25 Years Later’ The cult television show Twin Peaks makes its return in 2017. Is this a good idea,…
Animate Europe Awards ceremony and exhibition
I’ll be attending, and speaking, at the Animate Europe International Comics Competition 2017 Award Ceremony on 11 July at the Belgium Comic Strip Centre in Brussels, where the overall winner of the competition will be announced. It’s been a pleasure to serve on this jury and read a wide variety of ideas on how to ‘Re-Animate Europe’. It was a tough job to whittle it down to the seven finalists, but here they are: Jordana Globerman (UK): “My Uncle’s Dream” Stefan Haller (Switzerland): “Back to the Grass Roots” Štepánka Jislová (Czech Republic): “How to Save the World” Noelle Kröger (Germany): “There’s a Way” Magdalena Kaszuba (Germany): “Spaziergang durch Europa/ A…
I’m pleased to say that I’m part of the jury for the 2017 Animate Europe comic book competition, organised by Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom. This is the third round of the competition and its theme this time is ‘Re-Animate Europe’. Here’s what it’s all about: After many external crises and internal shake-ups, from the migration crisis to Brexit to a lack of trust, the once strong and confident body of the European Union seems tattered and tired. The European heartbeat has lost its rhythm. How can we help to get Europe back on its feet? Who or what will be the healer, who can find the magic potion for…
Women in Comics, Europe – page
Last week Laura Sneddon and I started a group on Facebook for European women working in the comic book industry, called Women in Comics, Europe. It’s open to academics, artists, writers, journalists, comic book sellers, etc. It’s been very successful and is a great space for networking and sharing information. Currently we have 120+ members, with more women arriving daily. It’s inspiring to learn about their work and witness their passion for the industry. Yet, Laura and I figured it would be a shame to keep these useful discussions amongst ourselves, especially when there are so many strong talents who deserve a boost. We also appreciate that there are loads…
Women in Comics, Europe
The fabulous Laura Sneddon (freelance journalist and Ph.D. student studying comic books) decided to set up a group on Facebook called ‘Women in Comics, Europe‘. I’m co-administrator of the group. It’s a group for women (i.e. anyone who identifies as a woman) who work in the comic book industry in Europe – be it as writer, artist, inker, colourist, publisher, letterer, journalist, academic, comic book seller, or comic book convention organiser. The purpose of the group is to allow women in the European comic book industry to become familiar with each other and their work, to network, and to promote their projects. I’m still maintaining the list of ‘Women in Comics…