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Can Your Hear Me, Mother? I’m on the Radio This Week

Thanks to David Chandler, you’ll hear me plugging Lancaster Comics Day (and the Lakes International Comic Art Festival) on this week’s “Friday Night Three” show airing on Beyond Radio (7 – 9.00pm, 103.5FM across Lancaster and Morecambe and also online). It turns out David apparently in part owes living in Lancaster down to an editorial decision made by me about ... Read More »

Supergirl actress Chyler Leigh heads to Liverpool to support FAB 4000 comics project 

The Fab 4000 logo

Up, up and away! The most wonderful synchronicity is bringing Supergirl star Chyler Leigh to Liverpool next month. The visit is in support of THE FAB 4000, a brilliant new comics project developed by comics creator Tim Quinn, artist Jorge Pacheco – and the staff and pupils of St Vincent’s School for Sensory Impairment. Last June, comedian Ken Dodd introduced comics ... Read More »

“Inking Woman” Exhibition opens next week at London’s Cartoon Musuem

Cartoon Musuem: The Inking Woman Exhibition

Opening next week at London’s Cartoon Museum (running from 26th April to 23rd July 2017), The Inking Woman is an exhibition bringing together original artwork spanning 250 years, from 18th century caricatures to modern graphic novels, The Inking Woman is a celebration of the vibrancy and variety of women’s cartoon and comic expression in the UK. The exhibition features the work of Carol ... Read More »

London’s Cartoon Museum seeks Comics Creators Project Volunteer

Photo: CArtoon Museum

If you or someone you know might be interested in spending a couple of days a week for six months working at London’s fine Cartoon Museum, read on. You don’t need to be a comics ‘expert’ – but you do need a good general awareness of what’s what (someone applied last year that had “never read a comic”). Here are ... Read More »

Game Mania returns to Blackpool in May (with some added comics goodness)

Game Mania 2017

This year’s Game Mania takes place at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens on 6th and 7th May 2017. A Gaming Event full of Retro Games, Virtual Reality, Kids Zone, Pinball, Arcades, Developers. Tournaments and Challenges – with prizes to be won, including five prizes from Kendal’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival, including signed prints from artists on Hellboy, The Walking Dead and ... Read More »

Comic creators, a bar – and a Music Festival in Liverpool? Sounds like a great combination!

Craft Comic Festival 2017

Ace Liverpool-based comic creators Tom Ward (writer and creator of MERRICK: The Sensational Elephant Man, co-creator of Doc Dino) and Chris Welsh (creator of Wart and the horror anthology The Grime) are running a little tester comic event out of a bar at the end of this month, in conjunction with a local music festival. The free Craft Comic Festival is part of the weekend’s ... Read More »

Collectormania seeks to boost comic creator presence for June’s event at NEC

Collectormania - Birmingham NEC June 2017

Major British event organisers Showmasters are offering comic book creators and other artists, illustrators and self published writers the opportunity to share their talents in front of the thousands attending the event at the Birmingham NEC at the next Collectormania. Showmasters comes back with Collectormania 24 – Film & Comic Con on Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th June 2017. The event ... Read More »

Gareth Brookes brilliant “A Thousand Coloured Castles” gets Gosh launch on Thursday

A Thousand Coloured Castles - Cover

Top British comics creator Gareth Brookes is hosting a launch party for his new graphic novel A Thousand Coloured Castles, published by Myriad Editions, at Gosh! Comics in London later this week – and everyone’s invited. This book is, simply, genius. Disturbing and unsettling to read, but a great story, it’s well deserving of the kudos it has already earned and I ... Read More »

Gerry Anderson “UFO” convention in June

An alien from Gerry Anderson's UFO

There hasn’t even a UFO Convention inspired by the Gerry Anderson TV series in the UK nearly 30 years… Until now. While many of the show’s principals are, sadly, no longer with us (including its creator Gerry Anderson), there is still much to be said about this show, so I hope the S.H.A.D.O. Con is a success. Anderson’s first live ... Read More »

Michael Cho’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival Artwork Revealed

LICAF 2017 Michael Cho Artwork SNIP

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has revealed top artist Michael Cho‘s artwork for this year’s Festival in October. Michael is of course best known for his Silver and Bronze age superhero comics aesthetics and his recent reprint collection covers which have wowed the comic art world and beyond. His own graphic novel, Shoplifter, was a New York Times best seller on release. “We ... Read More »

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