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Colin Maxwell

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Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: Fife
Languages: English, Scots
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I write and draw comics under the banner of Maximized Comics about historical characters and events, such as Robert the Bruce, William Wallace and Mary Queen of Scots. I also write fiction in a range of genres, and have had work published by DC Thomson (Commando), The77 Publications Ltd and ComicScene, among others.


In 2023, I received a Scots Language Publication Grant to produce The Dunfermline Story, an illustrated history of Scotland’s newest city, which involved over 40 artists.


I am a qualified college lecturer and regularly work with young adults, however, I also provide talks and workshops for all age groups. My historical talks have proved popular with museums, libraries and community groups, and my workshops on writing and drawing have been popular with schools.

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Chairing events; Live drawing; Mentoring; Panel event; Professional development, CLPL or CPD; Reading; Talk; Workshop

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Care-experienced people; Carers; Adults with additional support needs; People experiencing mental health problems; Reluctant readers; Vulnerable young people (under 18); Vulnerable adults; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts); Young people with additional support needs (under 18) (ASN/SEN)

Topics of work

Adventure; Animals; Comedy, humour & funny books; Crime fiction; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Fantasy; Historical fiction; History; Horror; Mystery & thriller; Picture books; Politics; Science fiction; Self-publishing & independent publishing; Wars & conflicts; World War 1; World War 2

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

6-8; 9-11; 12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100