What is it?

The Canny Comic Con is a little festival of comics and sequential art which occurs in Newcastle.

Comics, comic strips, comic books, graphic novels, manga, sequential art - however you want to refer to it, the CCC aims to celebrate everything about telling stories in pictures.

In December 2011 and December 2012 we ran full Canny Comic Cons both times at Newcastle City Library. They featured a fantastic range of activities, including: talks and panel discussions, workshops, and a hall of stalls where folk could meet some of the finest comic-creating talent from the region and beyond, and it was ALL FREE.

In 2013, we held a comic-making day instead (still free and open to all) - the CCCCCC! In 2014 we ran another comic jam day, the CCCCCCC!

In 2015, the Canny Comic Con is helping The Paper Jam Comic put on a micro comic con, The Paperjammening, at Travelling Man Newcastle on 21st November.

More events will hopefully happen in the future.

The first Canny Comic Con happened on Saturday 10th December 2011. It was the biggest comics event to be held in the North East for over fifteen years. It was a great day and everyone enjoyed themselves.

Click here to see the full list of guests and panels and workshops in 2011!

Click here to read reports and see photos and listen to one of the panel discussions!

Canny Comic Con 2012 was held on Saturday 8th December. It was even bigger and more exciting than the first event, and everyone enjoyed themselves again.

Click here to see the full list of guests and panels and workshops in 2012!

Click here to read reports and see photos and listen to interviews and one of the panel discussions!

Canny Comic Con's Comic Creation Challenge 2013 happened on 7th December 2013. Everyone drew some comics!
Canny Comic Con's Comic Chaos Creative Collaboration 2014 happened on 9th August 2014. There was drawin' and some advocating for brilliant comics your probably haven't read yet!