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.

We’ve neglected you!

March 28, 2011 § Leave a comment

Hello all, and apologies for neglecting you all for so long. It’s been a busy time for Marine Studios and the Elephants had to be squeezed into the room out back, out of site for a while. But without further ado, let’s get some of those entries up in all of their unedited glory. Meanwhile we’ll get our heads together to come up with the theme for the second Adventure in Comics. All suggestions and comments are welcome.

Thank You

February 22, 2011 § Leave a comment

A huge thank you to everyone who attended, contributed to and supported Adventures in Comics at Marine Studios.

We had an awesome time putting the show together and meeting so many interesting and enthusiastic people. We had visitors from far and wide and received so many wonderful comments that made us blush, including:

‘Brilliant, I will be back, p.s make this an annual event and I will have a crack next year’
‘Great ideas and interesting art forms – worth a stop from France’
‘Comics have re-awakened my love for mankind’ (I might have made this last one up).

Judging from the responses we’ve had, Adventures in Comics will undoubtedly become an annual event!

We’ve also had a lot of people asking for a post exhibition catalogue/book of all the Mechanical Elephant entries. If you think this is a good idea and would be interested in buying a copy then send an email to:

In the meantime we will continue to wow you with more exciting comics related material and opportunities to submit and discuss work. Stay tuned.

Also for more information about future shows and events at Marine Studios visit:

Exhibition shots

February 14, 2011 § 1 Comment

You’ve only got six more days to see Adventures in Comics, so get down to Marine Studios as quick as you can! Here are a few more photos from the show featuring artwork from contributors as well as a few Mechanical Elephants. More will follow.

Launch event

February 7, 2011 § Leave a comment


As promised here are some photos from the opening night of Adventures in Comics taken last Friday 4 February. We’ll add some detail shots of work in due course.


Fantastic opening weekend!

February 7, 2011 § Leave a comment

We were absolutely blown away by the fantastic Adventures in Comics launch night here at Marine Studios. The space was packed to the rafters and much fun was had. Thank you to everyone who attended, submitted work and supported the event, not least Mr Paul Gravett, who gave an excellent and inspiring talk. If you were silly enough to miss it, you can catch Paul this Thursday 10th at Islington Library:

Stay tuned for photos from Friday night and don’t forget that the show is open every day here at Marine Studios from 2-5pm until February 20th. Come on down if you get the chance, incredible work to be seen.  

Adventures in Comics. See you there

January 25, 2011 § Leave a comment

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