Created In Birmingham brings welcome news of a major comics production training opportunity in Birmingham. It sounds like it’s essentially the old StripSearch scheme under a new name. The new name for the scheme is Comix, and (as was the case with StripSearch) it’s run by Hi8us, and tutored by John McCrea and Hunt Emerson — this time in the company of Laura Howell (The Beano), my former student Asia Alfasi (Native Narratives), and Stoke-on-Trent’s Andi Watson (Breakfast After Noon, Buffy)…

“If you’re 16 plus, with a passion for comic art and live in the West Midlands, then Hi8us Midlands’ latest FREE comic art scheme called COMIX, could be for you. All the lucky winners will also get to work with people on similar schemes across Europe and get a supported trip to a comic art festival in Spain as well as a trip to the Birmingham International Comics Show.”

There are 20 places available, and it’s all happening in Birmingham between June and November 09. The full flyer is here (PDF link).