Great War Dundee - The War in Comics and Popular Culture

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V&A Dundee, Juniper Auditorium

1 Riverside Esplanade

Dundee

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This joint Comic Studies’ and Great War Dundee (GWD) free all day event is inspired by the First World War. The event pulls together many of the threads of the GWD projects that have taken place since 2014, and commemorates the GWD project officially drawing to a close. The event will cover topics such as the presentation of the First World War in comics and games, and attendees will get an opportunity to develop their own comic strips.

An exciting new comic will also be launched at the event. It will tell the story of the effect of the Great War on Dundee, and its aftermath, and will draw on many of the resources and knowledge that the GWD Partnership has introduced into the public domain over the last few years. The comic will contain a story written by legendary comics creator Pat Mills, who worked at DC Thomson before creating the hugely successful British science fiction comic 2000AD (1977-present). In the 1970s Pat Mills started work on one of the most acclaimed war comics of all time, Charley's War. The artist for the 'Ragtime Soldier' story is Gary Welsh, one of the University of Dundee’s recent graduates. The story is inked, lettered and produced by Phillip Vaughan and is edited by Chris Murray.

The other strips included in the comic are ‘The Women’s Toon”, written by Erin Keepers and Hailey Austin, with art by 2000AD artist Anna Morozova, and “Casualties of War’, written by Calum Laird and drawn by Eilliot Balson. All these creators are graduates of the comics programme in Dundee. Ian Kennedy provides the cover artwork.

Later in the evening, from 18:30 to 20:00 in the Dundee Creative Comics Space in The Vision Building, Greenmarket, there will be a signing event with Pat Mills. No tickets are required to come along to this.

The Great War Dundee - Hidden Histories free booklet will also be launched and discussed on the day, and participants will be available to collect a copy of the booklet at the event. The booklet has been written by GWD Ambassadors, and uncovers ‘hidden histories’ about real Dundonians who experienced first-hand the changes and challenges that came with the First World War.

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