Ian Abbott likes his comics with a large helping of book binding, and we are so excited to welcome his multi-talentedness to Ex Libris!
Ian can often be found rummaging in other fields of thought and hunting for things to translate, repackage and enhance. For Ex Libris he’ll be sharing his Autumn/Winter 2016 Collection of Vintage Comic Notebooks, examples of previous collaborative book works and some original concertina book writing. Having worked in the performing arts for the past 15 years as a Producer, Manager, Writer and Director; this is his shadowy parallel practice – a book binder. He doesn’t just work on paper.
It’s FRIDAY! What better way to celebrate than COMICS! And not just any comics, but Dundee’s own Treehouse Comic!
Treehouse is Dundee-based independent comic collective that started in 2013 and showcases comics by creators from all over Scotland. We publish a quarterly anthology of our members’ work and are currently working on our tenth issue.
Maria Stoian will not only be exhibiting her lovely work at Ex Libris, but will also be doing a talk as part of the Literary Festival, which Creative Dundee has selected as one of their Top 5 Picks – check it out!
Maria is an illustrator and comics artist based in Edinburgh. She likes to screen print, make zines, go climbing, and meet corgis. Her first book, Take it as a Compliment, is a collective graphic memoir of stories dealing with sexual violence. She’ll have zines and comics and her graphic novel for you to look at, if you want.
What could be better than comics on a Monday morning? Comics created by young people, of course! I am thrilled to welcome the Comics Clubbers of Dundee Comics Creative Space to Ex Libris:
“At DCCS we run comics making workshops for young people in Dundee. Over the last few months our Comics Clubbers – aged between 10 and 17 years old – have been working on their own zine style comics which will be for sale at the fair. Look out for the comic book adventures of pugs, superheroes, cavemen, potatoes and much more! Also for sale will be our first comic book collection of strips from the workshops ‘Tales From Dundee and Beyond – Comics Club comics strips volume 1′”