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 Saturday 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 runs workshops, talks and panels 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 them via email at alexassanart@gmail.com.

Some of the workshops and talks Alex has guided in the past include:

  • Comic Workshop / workshop co-leader at Stockbridge Primary School / 2020

  • Sessional Lecturer / Lecturer and Tutor at Glyndwr University / 2020

  • Intro to Comics / workshop co-leader at LGBT Youth Scotland / 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Colouring Work

In addition to creating her own comics, Alex occasionally works as a colourist on comic projects drawn by other artists. Recently they have 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