For a brief time, Department of the Peculiar #1 is available for free on Comicsy. The creatives are UK SP stalwarts, Bugpowder favourites Rol Hirst and Rob Wells, so, y'know do.
The FPI weblog continues to shine with a series of focus on creator-chosen comics selections spotlighting choices by Steve Tillotson, Graham Johnson, Rob Jackson, Lucy Knisley and Luke Pearson, to name but a few. Comics gold - spread the link: http://forbiddenplanet.co.uk/blog/.
Karen Rubins is running workshops for 8-12 year olds in London for CityRead 2013. From 19th-22nd February she'll be at Chipping Barnet Library with a Making Manga class for 12-18yr olds. Cost is £24
and bookings must be made through the Futureversity website.
Also, the West Dean College Comics and Graphic Novels Short Course, running from 7 – 9 June 2013. Located in "an unspoiled country manor house set in beautiful gardens and parkland. Topiary! Mosaics! Stuffed animals! Surrealist objects! It is a truly unique location, and a great experience just staying there."
More details here.