UniVerse is the imprint set up by the University of Dundee to publish the work of the students on both the university’s MLitt in Comics Studies and the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD) Comic Art and Graphic Novel module. It has also been used to feature the work of the winners and runners up in the annual Dundee Comics Prize competition.
The imprint’s main title is Anthology, each issue of which is a full colour, US sized, soft cover, perfect bound book. Since 2012, the series has provided an opportunity for Level 3 Comic & Graphic Novels as well as MLitt/MDes students to publish their work.
Tales of the UniVerse
- Tales of the UniVerse #1 featured the winner and runners-up from the 2013 Dundee Comics Prize. The theme was Science Fiction.
- Tales of the UniVerse #2 featured the winner and runners-up from the 2014 Dundee Comics Prize. The theme was Heroes and Villains.
- DJCAD graduate Rossi Gifford’s beautiful and haunting ecological fairytale was published in collaboration with UniVerse.
- This science-fiction coming-of-age story written by Erin Keepers and drawn by Letty Wilson, both graduates of the Comics Studies MLitt, follows Rinette, an alien-human hybrid who faces a choice whether to aid or resist an alien invasion of the Earth.
Published by Diamondsteel Comics in collaboration with UniVerse, this epic tale of Scotland’s first superhero is written by John Ferguson, with art by DJCAD graduates Gary Welsh, Tone Julskjaer, Lydia Praamsma, Claire Roe, and Rebecca Horner. http://www.diamondsteelcomics.com/