The 2013 conference took place in Glasgow and Dundee from the 24th- 28th of June. Keynotes included Grant Morrison, Roger Sabin and Sir Kenneth Calman. We also welcomed French artists Nikola Witko, Tanitoc and Jean-Yves Ferri (author of the forthcoming Astérix chez les Pictes). Below are in-depth conference recaps from several participants, social media interaction info, a selection of photos from the week, and sketches of many speakers by French bande dessinée artist Tanitoc.

Conference Programme

Download the conference programme here

Conference Reports

Alex Valente (UEA)


Stephen O'Donnell (University of Dundee)


William Grady (University of Dundee)

The Conference in Pictures

Tanitoc attended the conference and sketched many sessions, events and speakers. All his sketches can be found in this gallery.


Twitter Analytics

The 2013 conference was the first to have significant social media interaction through Twitter, via the IBDS Twitter account and the conference’s dedicated hashtag (#scotlandcomics13). Data available here (including an archive of tweets made) show that there were over 900 tweets about the conference from a large number of users, a significant number of whom were not present, but were able to engage with the conference online.

Image credits: Alex Valente and Damon Herd