Out and About in Dundee
Jul07

Out and About in Dundee

This week I have had two whole days off work which is a rarity these days and so I decided to make the most of it and be as productive as possible!  My boyfriend and I compiled a list of things we want to do and places we want to eat at during the summer and throughout the rest of our time here and set off this week to get a start on it! On Saturday we got up bright and early and ended up having lunch in the Dundee Contemporary Arts...

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Dundee Comics Expo
Apr10

Dundee Comics Expo

On Saturday all hands were on deck as I was working at the Dundee Comics Expo; the mini convention taking place across from Dee Con 2014. It was fun to arrive early on in the day and see the Cosplayers roll up en-mass to queue for entry to Dee Con.  There were some really fun costumes, and some which must have taken a lot of time and effort to create.  I admired their dedication, particularly as they stood out in the cold on muddy...

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Comics Day Out
Mar20

Comics Day Out

It may be the busiest time of the academic year as far as deadlines are concerned – but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun while learning, right?! Us Comics Studies MLitt-ers certainly like to think that’s the case anyway, and on Monday we took a class trip to Glasgow where we visited Hope Street Studios before attending the Issue One Comics Symposium at the CCA. Hope Street Studios is very much the hub of comics’ production in...

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Right Back At It Again
Jan16

Right Back At It Again

One week in, and the calm of Christmas and excitement of Hogmanay is already a distant blurry memory! We’ve only been back in classes one week and I have already handed in coursework – no rest for the wicked has become my Master’s catchphrase!   I’m really looking forward to this semester though – despite the work-load, I’m excited to get to grips with my new modules as well as seeing what adventures we will embark on in 2014. My...

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Thought Bubble
Nov25

Thought Bubble

After a few weeks of essay preparation and presentation work, the MLitt Comics Studies students set off to Leeds this weekend for Thought Bubble – Leeds’ own Comic Con.  Brace yourselves, there’s a long post ahead! We set off on our long coach ride from Dundee bus station at 9.30am, with a brief cross-over in Edinburgh, arriving in Leeds at about 4.30 in the afternoon – but with spirits high and excitement in the air, we weren’t...

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