Saturday, 16 April 2016

What’s better than making comics? Helping other people make comics!

We’ve been busy running comics workshops (like, structured comics making) and drop-in activities (like, have a go and stay as long as you like). Here are some photos of comics-in-progress and some finished comics too.

From our Spineless half-term workshops at the Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle:

From our Creepy Crawly Comics workshops at Cramlington Library and Morpeth Library, as part of the Spellbound events series (thanks Spellbound for letting us share photos from your Facebook page):
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From our comics making and an exhibition of pages from our comic Asteroid Belter as part of Discover Science Through Comics, organised by the BritishScience Association West Yorkshire Branch, in Leeds:

Most comics creators were mysteriously anonymous and didn't put their names on their comics. If you spot your comic here, let us know and we'll gladly add your name to it. 

Mega thanks to our workshop co-facilitators Michael Jeffries and Emily Rose Lambert (for Spineless at GNM: Hancock), and Jack Fallows (in Leeds).

Yeah SCIENCE! Yeah COMICS! As always, we love to see your science comics – keep in touch!

Friday, 4 March 2016

Comics on the radio?

We're very excited to be on Paul Hudson's Weather Show on BBC Local Radio this weekend. His show focuses on climate change, so our Editor in Chief was happy to have a quick chat about our science + comics collaborations... including comics on climate change.

This would be a good time to reread Asteroid Belter: The Newcastle Science Comic. Click on the cover image at the right of our blog homepage, then have a look at:

Listen out for us on BBC Radio Leeds, to be broadcast in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire this weekend. Times may vary, but here's a link to the iPlayer page - the programme will be available to listen again for 30 days after it is broadcast this weekend.

If you're inspired to make your own science comics we'd love to see them! Keep in touch online, and/or come see us in Leeds on Sunday 13th March.

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Discover science through comics - Leeds 13th March

We're part of this British Science Association West Yorkshire Branch exhibition 11am-7pm on Sunday 13th March 2016. Come along and read some of our Newcastle Science Comic comics, and make your own comics in our drop-in workshops. All suitable for children age 7 to 107 and their families.

What's that? You want more?! Well alright then... at 5.30pm our Editor in Chief Lydia Wysocki and Co-Editor Jack Fallows will give a talk on the science anthologies we've made so far.

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Sunday, 14 February 2016

Creepy Crawly Comics at Morpeth and Cramlington Libraries, Wed 17th Feb

What are you doing this Wedesday 17th February?

Coming to our Creepy Crawly Comics workshop at Morpeth Library or Cramlington Library?

And you've already phoned the library to book your place?

Well that's just awesome.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Half-term family comics workshops

Attention all Spineless comic fans!

Join our FREE drop-in comics making workshops at Great North Museum Hancock this half term.

On Saturday 24th, Monday 26th, and Friday 30th October we'll have comics making activities from 11am-3pm.  Come and work with comics artists to draw your own comics, all with a Spineless invertebrates, minibeasts and bugs theme.

These drop-in activities are for children age 6-11, with their families. You're welcome to stay for as long or short a time as you'd like - just turn up on the day, there's no need to book.

Want to make a day of it? Here's a link to other Spineless activities at Great North Museum: Hancock

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Take our Spineless reader survey!

Dear reader,  you'll have seen Spineless: The Newcastle Science Comic, our free comic about invertebrates in partnership with the Spineless exhibition at Great North Museum: Hancock.  Please could you fill in our Spineless reader survey to tell us what you thought of it? 10 questions, should take about 5-10 minutes, works on desktop/laptop computers and mobile devices.

Your feedback will help us make even better comics in future, so is reeeeeally important to us.

Spineless-the-comic is free and launched in print on 1st August 2015 - get your free copy at the Spineless exhibition.  The digital version is available here on our blog - just click the cover image at the top right of the page
Spineless-the-exhibition runs from 1st August to 1st November 2015 at the Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle.