sarah lightman




Laydeez do Comics

is like a combination between a book club

and a series of TED talks

Julie Davis

 Art Animal, a women’s art magazine, 2013

Laydeez do Comics is a unique graphic novel forum with a focus on comic works based on life narrative, the drama of the domestic and the everyday. Launched in July 2009 by artists Nicola Streeten and Sarah Lightman, it is the first women led graphic novel forum in the UK. Artists, academics, publishers and fans from around the world are invited to speak. It is a platform for people to test new works and ideas, where emerging artists present their work alongside more established practitioners. The evenings offer an inspiring experience in a social atmosphere for both those new to comics and those already immersed.

Laydeez do Comics now has branches in Glasgow,  Bristol, Leeds, Dublin, Glasgow and Birmingham, as well as San Francisco, Chicago and Israel.

Pop up events have also taken place in New York, Toronto, Glasgow and Brighton.