The Comics Summit is an opportunity for creators to come together, outside of a convention setting, to share ideas, tips and tricks, and to start a discussion about the challenges facing our community.

At the very least, we hope that the Comics Summit will be a chance for creators to talk in a relaxed setting – sharing good practice, so that we can better do the things we love, and addressing the issues affecting our often under-represented industry.

Please be aware that this is not a trade show. There will be no opportunities for selling.


Tickets are completely free! To book your place at the Comics Summit, simply head on over to the booking site.

Date and venue

University of Gloucestershire
Francis Close Hall Campus

56 Swindon Road
GL50 4AZ

14-15 July 2018



Jon Lock
Jon is one quarter of Big Punch Studios and the creator of the comic Afterlife Inc. As part of Big Punch Studios, Jon is also the writer of Cuckoos, Orb and 99 Swords, serialised in the quarterly magazine Extraversal. He recently launched the all-ages webcomic Zoolog in collaboration with artist Ben Haith. In total, he’s been making comics for about seven years now – long enough to go a little grey around the edges.