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Queer comics workshop with Jem Milton

March 23 @ 12:00 pm 2:00 pm

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Saturday 23rd March

Doors: 11:30am, Event: 12-2pm

Comic artist Jem Milton will run a workshop exploring LGBTQ+ identity in comics. We will discuss queer representation in comics and Jem will reflect on their own process of creating queer stories and characters. Jem will also lead an activity which will explore character creation and illustration. The Flying Ship has an incredible cast of queer characters, and we can’t wait to hear Jem’s ideas for how we can create our own.

You don’t need to be an artist to join, and this workshop isn’t designed to be a technical “how-to” guide. We encourage you to explore your creativity and get some inspiration for creating your own comic characters!

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About Jem Milton
Jem Milton is a comic artist and illustrator based in Glasgow. Their work focus around the themes of exploring identity and navigating a cisgender/heteronormative world through a queer lens. Their ongoing webcomic The Flying Ship was released in print this year through Dark Horse Comics. As well as creating comics and artwork they also enjoy knitting, gaming and hanging out with their two cats.

Booking information
Booking in advance is essential. Places are limited so, if you are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible so we can offer your place to someone else.

A recorded version will be available on our YouTube channel after the event – you don’t need to book for this, but sign up to our newsletter to find out when it’s available.

Venue & Accessibility
The event will take place at the Lavender Menace Queer Books Archive in Edinburgh Palette. Information about accessibility and how to get to us on public transport and by car is available on our website: How To Find Us and Accessibility Information.

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March 23
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Lavender Menace Queer Books Archive

Edinburgh Palette Room G25c 151 London Road
Edinburgh, Scotland EH7 6AE United Kingdom
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