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CAKE 46: Comics CAKE


Thursday 27 January 2022
10am – 11:30am


Online, via zoom

About this event

Join us on Zoom as we explore the world of comics, graphic novel storytelling, illustration and communication, with some established and rising stars of the industry, based in the North East.

Comics culture now dominates popular culture, with characters and stories from Marvel and DC comics and others generating billions of dollars at the cinema box office. Graphic novels are also now considered high art forms of publishing, as well as effective means of communicating factual information for marketing, public relations and public safety. But who are the creators of this content, and how can new artists and writers enter the industry?


Doug Braithwaite

Comic artist, designer, illustrator

Lydia Wysocki

Educational researcher

Zoe Thorogood



Whatever your professional background, this event is designed to support potential by inspiring new conversations and allowing introductions to take place that will enable collaboration. The event will take place on Zoom, the video conferencing platform. You don’t need to have an account but we recommend that you sign up for a free account and use the desktop app.

About CAKE

CAKE (Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange) is Creative Fuse North East’s monthly networking event, bringing together businesses, freelancers, academics, charities and creative practitioners from across the Creative, Digital and IT sectors and wider economy. Each themed CAKE event has expert speakers delivering short presentations that explore opportunities and innovation challenges. The events generate debate, explorative discussion and stimulate new innovative ideas by looking at each event’s theme from a variety of different perspectives – in keeping with the event name, attendees enjoy a slice of delicious cake while they network.*