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comicsoapboxscotland:

Today we’ve got a comic from ‘Rollerskates and Breakfast Dates' artist MJ Wallace:

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MJ says:

I’m firmly in the “Yes” camp, and I just found it interesting how recently my street had a completely silent (and slightly passive aggressive) indyref stand-off. I’ve seen many discussions…

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comicsoapboxscotland:

Next up we have a comic by Glasgow based comic creator Gill Hatcher.

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Gill says:

I’d been wondering for a while when someone was going to start collecting comics on the independence debate, so when Edward posted his inspiring comic earlier this year it seemed like the perfect…

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jeflew:

comicsoapboxscotland:

'It's the Question of the Moment…' by Jef Sinclair

In today’s submission, Glasgow comic artist Jef Sinclair explains why she’ll be voting yes on Thursday. 

"It’s now just a couple of days until Scotland will vote in the Independence Referendum. The tension is palpable and the anxieties of a whole nation are coming to the forefront. 
It’s taken me a while to really express why my vote will be for an independent Scotland, though not as long as the two years I’ve spent researching, assessing my views and coming to my decision. My comics are always quite wordy, but I felt this one really took the biscuit! It’s been amazing to watch the outpouring of creativity and talent that we’ve seen over these last few months and I’ve been inspired by everything I’ve seen. I wanted to make my tiny mark and give my future children something to look back on.
There’s not much left to do now except hope that in the aftermath, we can all pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and work together to build a better country. Whatever the outcome.”

You can read more of Jef’s comics on her tumblr, and follow her on twitter

Jef would also like to thank Neil Slorance for helping out with the editing of this comic :)

I did an #indyref comic!

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rollerskatesandbreakfastdates:

"it is one of the most charming examples in this field that I’ve read for some time, and there’s no doubt at all in my mind that Rollerskates and Breakfast Dates represents MJ Wallace’s strongest work to date.”

Broken Frontier’s Andy Oliver reviewed Rollerskates and Breakfast Dates today, and had some lovely things to say about it! Go ahead and follow the link to the full review - I’ll be there in a minute, I’ve just got something in my eye…

comicsoapboxscotland
comicsoapboxscotland:

Today’s comic is by writer Emma Lennox and artist Holley McKend.
Holley says: "I’ve been a firm Yes for many months now, and although I haven’t heard any reasoning from the Better Together campaign that has swayed me, I do appreciate that there are arguments for both sides and your right to choose is vital. I think one of the best things to come from the debate, over the last year or so especially, is that so many people who would not normally engage with politics are becoming passionately involved! Whatever the result, the most important thing is that your opinion is informed and researched, and I hope that this level of political engagement continues in future elections.”Holley co-creates the webcomic Never Ever After (www.nevereverafter.com ) with her partner in crime, Chris Baldie.You can also follow her on twitter. Emma says: "I really wanted to do something for the undecideds, something that wouldn’t terrify or bully them, but let them understand that they have the power to make a difference. The comic was mostly written before patronising BT lady became a hash tag, so it’s heartening to see the issue of women and politics take such an inspiring role.  One thing that really irritates me is when women are treated as a homogeneous demographic, as if we’re not individuals with as much diverse thought as the male population.  With this comic I want to free people from the fear-mongering, reveal some of the ideological influences and say to voters- this is a democratic process, and you’re free to choose!"Emma is a scriptwriter and researcher.
You can also follow her on twitter.

comicsoapboxscotland:

Today’s comic is by writer Emma Lennox and artist Holley McKend.

Holley says:

"I’ve been a firm Yes for many months now, and although I haven’t heard any reasoning from the Better Together campaign that has swayed me, I do appreciate that there are arguments for both sides and your right to choose is vital.
I think one of the best things to come from the debate, over the last year or so especially, is that so many people who would not normally engage with politics are becoming passionately involved!
Whatever the result, the most important thing is that your opinion is informed and researched, and I hope that this level of political engagement continues in future elections.”

Holley co-creates the webcomic Never Ever After (www.nevereverafter.com ) with her partner in crime, Chris Baldie.
You can also follow her on twitter.

Emma says:

"I really wanted to do something for the undecideds, something that wouldn’t terrify or bully them, but let them understand that they have the power to make a difference. The comic was mostly written before patronising BT lady became a hash tag, so it’s heartening to see the issue of women and politics take such an inspiring role.  One thing that really irritates me is when women are treated as a homogeneous demographic, as if we’re not individuals with as much diverse thought as the male population.  With this comic I want to free people from the fear-mongering, reveal some of the ideological influences and say to voters- this is a democratic process, and you’re free to choose!"

Emma is a scriptwriter and researcher.

You can also follow her on twitter.

comicsoapboxscotland

comicsoapboxscotland:

Today we’ve got a comic from ‘Rollerskates and Breakfast Dates' artist MJ Wallace:

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MJ says:

I’m firmly in the “Yes” camp, and I just found it interesting how recently my street had a completely silent (and slightly passive aggressive) indyref stand-off. I’ve seen many discussions…