Sunday, 25 November 2012

Who are we?

The editorial team for the Newcastle Science Comic are five members of the newcastle comics and zine community, with the support of the engagement co-ordinator at Newcastle University, Rose Wu.

If you'd like to talk to us about the Newcastle Science Comic, please email:

You can read more about us at the links below.
Please note that Lydia and Paul also work at Newcastle University and are taking part in this project outside of their day jobs.  This may mean there are slight delays in responding to emails about this project so it does not interfere with their day jobs.

The image above is by Cuttlefish Comics. Prominent images in the background of this blog are also by Cuttlefish and Oscillating Brow.

Thursday, 22 November 2012


Science includes the study of EPIC THEMES. Themes so epic they go beyond research journals and textbooks. You know, the sort of EPIC THEMES that leap off the pages of comic books into the hearts and minds of children.

The beauty of EPIC THEMES is that you can take them as seriously as you like. Some particularly awesome EPIC THEMES are:
  • robots
  • explosions and danger
  • dinosaurs
  • space, time and travel
  • very big things and very small things
  • things we can eat and things that can eat us (and other stuff to do with the human body)
  • codes, ciphers and hidden messages
  • heroes and villains
  • matters of life and death
We're working with Newcastle University to produce a science comic book as part of the British Science Festival in September 2013 in Newcastle. We’re planning to print about 8000 copies of a full colour comic and will make a more detailed brief available in due course.

A team and a brief? A team and a brief! The project’s warming up in November 2012 – here’s an expression of interest form (link removed as deadline has now passed) if you’d like to know a little more.

There’ll be more information as things progress, but this holding page is it for the moment. If you’d like to talk more get in touch using