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Malcy Duff

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Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: Edinburgh City
Languages: English
Malcy Duff's headshot

I am a cartoonist from Edinburgh. My comix include The PineappleThe Banana / Skin JokeA 52 Second Silence For Topsy, and Rrobots. My work has been published in a variety of magazines and has been exhibited internationally, and in the UK and Ireland, including shows at DCA Dundee, Talbot Rice Edinburgh, ICA London, and Catalyst Arts Belfast.

I perform readings of my comic books, and 'live comix'. In 2008 I was awarded a Donald Dewar Arts Award for outstanding work in the comic book form. I have lectured at The Burren School of Art, Duncan of Jordanstone, Glasgow School of Art, and the Scottish National Gallery. I have been teaching since 2006, and work across Britain in schools, hospitals, galleries, prisons and community centres, where I deliver workshops on drawing and comic books. I have worked with the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh Printmakers, Kelvingrove Art Museum, Artlink, Out of The Blue, and Edinburgh Headway Group.

I have been working with the Scottish Book Trust as part of their Live Literature strand since 2014, delivering workshops and talks. My work is part of the private collection at the National Library of Scotland and Pallant House Gallery, Chichester. (Photo credit: Stephen Leith)

Local authorities will 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 will deliver

Performance; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop

Audience will work with

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

Topics of work

Adolescence; Ageing; Animals; Biography & memoir; Care experience; Childhood; Death, grief & bereavement; Drug addiction, alcoholism & substance abuse; Environment & climate; Family; First experiences for younger readers; Food; Friendship; Human rights; Island communities; Loneliness & isolation; Music; Nature; Picture books; Self-publishing & independent publishing

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups will work with

0-2; 3-5; 6-8; 9-11; 12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+