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January 18, 2012 § Leave a comment


AIC2 Workshops

January 12, 2012 § Leave a comment

In case you haven’t heard Marine Studios has been awarded Arts Council funding for this years Adventures in Comics show.

‘Good news’ I hear you say, ‘but what does this mean for me?’ . . . well . . . it means that we’ll be dropping the price of our Comics Workshops to £10 each! Man are we good to you.

These will be one day sessions at Marine Studios, Margate, Kent on Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th February, following the AIC2 launch, and Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th February. So if you haven’t already, check out the list of topics below and let us know which you’d be interested in attending.

1. Make a comic in day master class (all levels)

2. Getting to Grips with Comics (for beginners)

3. Pitching and selling your Graphic Novels and Comics (more advanced)

Alternatively, feel free to suggest a topic and we’ll see what we can rustle up. Get in touch now to book your place on one or more of these sessions by emailing:   or

AIC2 receives funding

January 11, 2012 § Leave a comment

We are delighted to announce that Adventures in Comics 2 has been awarded Arts Council funding!

This is largely due to the huge success of last year’s Adventures in Comics show and as a result of the support and enthusiasm of all those who contributed to make this an annual event. We will endeavor to make an even bigger noise with this year’s show.

We will be bringing you a great exhibition featuring entries to this year’s ‘LIFE BOAT’ 2-page-comic challenge (deadline is 20th January so you still have time to enter) which will be judged this year by Mr Paul Gravett; a series of practical workshops with special guests, to challenge your skills as comics writers and makers; and a beautiful publication to mark this year’s show.

We’ll see you there from 3 February 2012!

AIC2 Workshops

January 6, 2012 § Leave a comment

So you want to be a Comics superstar?!

As part of Adventures in Comics 2, Marine Studios, with the help of an extremely talented comics artist/writer (who shall remain anonymous – but has just launched a superb new graphic novel this week), will be running a set of practical comics workshops. These sessions will take place at Marine Studios, Margate, Kent on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th February, following the AIC2 launch.

This is a chance for you to get some great advice, feedback and industry knowledge on a wide range of topics. Whether you are a comics dabbler, a budding Alan Moore, or a seasoned pro – there’s lots here to get your teeth into.

The workshops will cover:

1. Make a comic in day master class (all levels)

2. Getting to Grips with Comics (for beginners)

3. Pitching and selling your Graphic Novels and Comics (more advanced)

The workshops will be run in small groups to really give you up-close and personal experience, so places are extremely limited. Each session is priced at £49 and you’ll also get to peruse in detail this year’s 2-page-comic challenge entries. Get in touch now to book your place on one or more of these sessions, email:   or


November 18, 2011 § Leave a comment

Marine Studios presents: Adventures in Comics 2
from 3 February 2012

After the huge success of Adventures in Comics 2011 and back by popular demand as an annual event, Marine Studios is proud to bring you ‘ADVENTURES IN COMICS 2‘. Launching on February 3 2012 we hope to bring you an amazing exhibition and a host of events, discussions and comics related goings on!

To kick things off we are inviting you to respond to our 2-page-comic-challenge. You can check out the superb quality of work we received for our 2011 ‘Mechanical Elephant‘ challenge on our blog:

The task is simple, create a 2-page-comic under this year’s theme: ‘LIFE BOAT’. All ideas are welcome to inspire, amuse, terrify and entertain. There are no limits other than sticking to the 2 page rule (200 x 280 mm each page, in either portrait or landscape), and of course, don’t forget the ‘Life Boat‘.

This year’s entries will be judged by none other than Mr Paul Gravett! And I’m sure we can manage a prize or two for the top entries.

Send your entries as electronic files (jpeg, pdf, tif or eps format) with the subject ‘LIFE BOAT’ to:        or

Deadline for entries: 20 January 2012

We’ll be keeping you updated with news of talks, workshops and events that will take place over February 2012 and previewing Life Boat entries so keep glued to the AIC2 blog:

The Trial of Kafka and Welles

August 4, 2011 § Leave a comment

I know this is not a comic but there is definitley sequential narrative at work! It’s been quiet on the AIC front but rest assured we will be announcing a host of events, gatherings and excitiment in the build up to Adventures in Comics 2012! In the meantime we would like to invite you to our upcoming First Friday on August 5th. Hope to see you there!

Elephants take to the street

April 14, 2011 § 1 Comment

This week the Mechanical Elephants were printed largescale (A0) and pasted up in Margate, complete with their own newly painted arches. They look awesome. If you find yourselves in Margate over the next few months be sure to visit the elephant wall at the bottom of Elephant Hill (actual name)! More pics to follow soon.

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