About this workshop
Following the successful Creative Fuse CAKE event on Comics (January 2022), where participants enthusiasm and questions for our amazing panel of Doug Braithwaite, Lydia Wysocki and Zoe Thorogood made it a special occasion, we are launching an Action Learning Programme for professionals, artists and aspiring creators in the Comics industry.
During the event, there was discussion on how particular groups and contacts in other regions helped writers and artists develop their skills and get their work finished and published. Following up on this, we are launching a new Action Learning set for the North East region called Comics CreateNet. We imagine this as a growing network for both professionals in the industry as well as artists and aspiring creators to share their work and challenges and to learn about opportunities for funding and resources available locally. We also hope to draw on more of the talented stars we have here in the region as in the CAKE event.
Comics CreateNet will start a programme of six sessions, which will begin online and may switch to in-person meeting depending on how people feel. The agenda will be owned by participants and we will bring in guests to help support people’s interests.
This is targeted principally at businesses and practitioners in the North East of England* – however, if you are outside of the area and interested, please get in touch with us and we can discuss how you might potentially be involved.
*comprising County Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle, Northumberland, North and South Tyneside, and Sunderland
We hope to use this programme to share learning and identify calls to action and areas for response or collaboration.