Comic Cocoon: Discussion Group for Comic Artists

Comic Cocoon is a monthly discussion group for comic artists based in Scotland. It is run by Alex Assan with the help of Eve Greenwood.

 

Each meetup focuses on a different topic and includes a moderated discussion where participants are encouraged to answer questions and share their experiences working in comics. It is an opportunity for professional artists to discuss the comics industry and for upcoming talent to learn from their peers.

 

The group meets on the first Sunday of every month at Lighthouse: Edinburgh’s Radical Bookshop. Follow Comic Cocoon on Twitter for news, meetup dates and future discussion topics.

Talks, Workshops and Appearances

Alex has run a number of workshops, talks and panels in the past and is available to speak on and teach a variety of topics related to comics for any and all age ranges. If you would like to book Alex for an talk or a workshop, contact her via email at alexassanart@gmail.com.

  • Intro to Comics / workshop leader at Edinburgh University Art Society / November 2019

  • Panels & Pixels: Talking Webcomics / panel moderator and participant at Thought Bubble Festival / November 2019

  • The Future of Filth: Where Will Erotic Comics Go? / panel participant at Thought Bubble Festival / November 2019

  • Guest speaker / Oak Tree Arts Comic Creators Club / June 2019

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Passion Projects / guest speaker at Creative Futures Week at Glyndwr University / February 2019

  • Sex, Erotica and Censorship in Comics / panel participant at Thought Bubble Festival / September 2018 

  • Do the Thing! / guest speaker at Loogabarooga Comics Fair / October 2017

Colouring Work

In addition to creating her own comics, Alex occasionally works as a colourist on comic projects drawn by other artists. Recently she has coloured Dani's Toys by David Bishop and Ruairí Coleman as well as Griefer Belt: Chapter 6 by Kale de Wild.

 

If you would like to inquire about colouring work, please contact Alex via email at alexassanart@gmail.com.

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Griefer Belt Chapter 6 / story and linework by Kale de Wild

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Dani's Toys / story by David Bishop, linework by Ruairí Coleman