What we're about
WIP Comics (or Work in Progress Comics, to give it its full name) is a group made to help aspiring artists, writers and comic creators move their ideas and projects forward. We have two monthly meetups — one to discuss what we’re all currently working on, give and receive feedback and constructive criticism on our work and bounce ideas off each other for new projects, and one focused more on the more practical elements of creating comics, from character design to world building.
All skill and experience levels are welcome, from complete beginners to established creators, and our intention is to support each other and create an environment where we can offer and ask for advice without judgement. Everyone has a different style, and there is no single ‘correct’ way to draw, write or tell a story, so we actively encourage a variety of different approaches and people coming from different backgrounds. Whether you want to make a sci-fi, fantasy, superhero, comedy, slice-of-life, autobiographical or any other kind of comic then we’d love to see it and help you get to a point where you’re happy with it.
Beyond the meetups we also have a Discord server where all the members are invited to continue the conversation online.
The group was established by Michal Ingram back in July 2011, and was originally known as the 'Graphic Novels and Comics, Critique and Collaboration Meetup'. It’s gone through various iterations and different organisers, but all with the core idea of helping each other make work we’re proud of. Over the years many people have forged creative partnerships and workshopped ideas with the group that have gone on to become fully realised projects.
We’re a very friendly, laid-back and welcoming group, and apart from advice and feedback then our Meetups are also a great way to meet like-minded people and just hang out to talk about comics.