Paul Gravett’s Intro to AIC3

February 19, 2013 § Leave a comment

For those of you who cannot wait to read Paul’s comments in the paper we have published you can see his comments here:






As well as sending copies to contributors, the papers will be given, free of charge, to local schools and libraries as be distributed at the AIC exhibition and at GEEK2013. Short bio’s of the artists will be published on the AIC web site for those interested in a particular piece of work.


Web site update

February 12, 2013 § Leave a comment



In case you were wondering, we are trying to get our web site updated with all the new submissions, but it is taking a little longer than planned.

In the meantime I hope you enjoy this contribution by Jan Wheatley:





The Great Tree – Preview show at Marine Studios

February 4, 2013 § Leave a comment

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Next Year’s title

January 30, 2013 § Leave a comment

Here are the suggestions so far. If I can work out how to do it I will try to get a voting system sorted out:

Empty Box
Lost Bearing(s)
Green Doorway
Surprising Hole
The Garden
Pen Sword
The Orb
British Tar
Dug Out
First & Last
The Bracket
Golden Ball
Elephant & Castle
North Pole
The Flying Horse

Still time to send in more suggestions.

And here is a crop from David Shaw’s story:

david crop

January 30, 2013 § 2 Comments

Today is closing day for submissions and I am overjoyed to say that we have received over 60 submissions of incredible work from Sarawak to Minneapolis. I take my hat off to you all for sharing such prodigious talent with us and look forward to posting all the work on our website and printing the paper later in the month.

In the meantime we will get busy printing and framing for the preview at Marine Studios on Friday night and hope that we will meet at least some of you!

Don’t forget, if you can’t make it to Margate on Friday then the show moves to the Pie Factory in the Old Town for the week of 18th February to coincide with the Video Games Festival – GEEK2013 (and school half-term holiday) and on the Thursday evening (21st Feb) will be the venue for the launch party of the Festival.

Here’s another sneak peek at a frame from Luke Scoffields’ enigmatic story:



How many ways could this story turn out?

A sudden thought: What if we did a story challenge that each participant drew a four frame strip and we pass the story on to all contributors to this years AIC? Would anyone be interested in taking up the challenge?

Here’s my suggestion:

The artist ‘best in show’ as selected by Paul Gravett gets the honour of starting the story with a four frame strip (or equivalent size) and we pass the strip on to next person to add their continuation of the plot in their own style. We’d have to set some rules so that the story ‘read’ but not too many. With sixty people we would have to have a time limit of a week each to make it in time for AIC4 next year but could publish the results as we go on the blog.

What do you all think?


January 29, 2013 § Leave a comment





I thought I would share this opening frame from Anna Tsocheva’s comic:

tsocheva crop


Anna is an illustrator and  artist living in Sofia, Bulgaria and her story holds a surprise in store.

January 28, 2013 § Leave a comment

We are gearing up to the show this Friday which Paul Gravett has been kind enough to post on his blog:

Here is an intriguing offering from Neil Gibson:

gibson crop


January 25, 2013 § 1 Comment

We are getting some wonderful submissions in –  so this year is going to be our best ever Adventure!

We hope that you are all going to come to the exhibition, but as this is also the widest range of countries taking part please remember to send us your address and biography info so that everyone knows who you are.

We will be producing an A3 size newspaper publication and send out a free copy to all contributors.

Here is a whimsical part of Zara Slattery’s story:

ZaraSlattery crop copy

Adventures In Comics entrants to be unveiled at our 1 February First Friday

January 24, 2013 § Leave a comment

We have just confirmed that Mike Garley, editor in chief of VS Comics will be our

guest speaker for First Friday this year, and, he has offered to publish the best
three comics submissions in his digital comics edition.

In light of this exciting news we are extending the deadline for submissions to the
30th January and postponing publication of our paper until the 21st February to
coincide with GEEK2013.

All entries will be on display at our 1 February First Friday and this exhibition will
move to the Pie Factory for 16th to 24th February 2013 where we’ll invite people
to identify the stories they think should win. These peoples’-choice picks will share
the winners’ podium with the judge’s choice – as chosen by Paul Gravett, author
of ‘1001 comics you must read before you die’.

In the meantime, have a look at a crop from Antonio Vinci’s submission all the way from Italy:

olive_1 crop

First Friday

January 20, 2013 § 1 Comment

This year’s exhibition takes place on Friday 1st February at Marine Studios from 6:00pm to 9:00pm and we are hoping many of you can join us for a glass of wine and some inspiring chat.

This is our third year and we are delighted to see some familiar names amongst the emails coming in. In fact I thought it would be a good idea this year to personalise the show a bit more.

So – If you could all send me a short paragraph about yourself, a picture (or drawing) of your beautiful face and maybe some of the rough sketches that went into the making of your submission I will put that up alongside the comic in the exhibition. Links to your own websites and blogs would also be good. I would love for the future of AIC to establish some sort of community identity and that depends on you…

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