Sketchy Individuals | 11th March

Sketchy Individuals is a regular open art free-for-all where anyone can sketch, comic, draw, paint, or put pen/pencil/brush to medium with the company of friendly like-minded people. This month’s evening will be running as part of Creativity NI’s Creativity Month.  Some books and materials will be available for anyone new to take advantage of.

Sketchy Individuals runs every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7pm, and we plan to continue for the foreseeable future.  Under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.

If you’ve been watching BBC’s Big Painting Challenge, you might be aware of the Little Painting Challenge competition running in parallel – it is open to everyone, with several classes for judging. Your challenge is simply to render a drawing or painting on a postcard-sized medium of your choice. We will have watercolour and card postcards available on Wednesday for you to get started.

24-Hour Comics Day: Tell Your Own Story

Farset Labs will be hosting 24 Hour Comics Day in Belfast – a world-wide event to create comics in 24 hours.

Scott McCloud presents at Geraphic Storytelling Festival in 2011
Scott McCloud presents at Graphic Storytelling Festival in 2011

Have you ever wanted to create your own comic?

Take the 24-hour comics challenge, bring some pens/pencils and paper, and complete a full comic in a single day – add to the rich seam of graphical 24-hour story-telling founded by comics legend Scott McCloud and continued as an annual global phenomenon every year in October:

Other comics artists and writers will be there throughout the day. Some scanning/photography equipment will be available for final submission to the 24-Hour Comics Day web-site. Free Wi-Fi will be available to all participants, plus you can chill out in our games lounge!

Snacks and drinks will also be on offer, so please consider making a small donation to the venue in return. Doors will open at 10am on Saturday 4th October, and participants are free to come and go throughout.

Register now via Eventbrite

Come along and create a wordless graphical narrative, or write a text-piece with a visual flow. Even if you don’t think you can create plot, find someone who can. Most importantly: create something 🙂


Forbidden Planet Belfast are kindly donating a raffle prize for the event, and we will have some art supply spot prizes for some of the cool ideas expected to manifest themselves


There is a great (if very long) guide to surviving a 24-Hour comics event available at the following link:

Many thanks to Patrick Brown of and Ann Harrison of for their help!