Super villains failed to put off comics fans from enjoying Lancaster Comics Day! Photo courtesy Friends of Lancaster Comics Day, featuring Sam Philips as Bane
Despite some patchy rain, over two hundred comic fans happily attended the inaugural Lancaster Comics Day at Lancaster Library on Sunday, organised by Friends of Lancaster Library. The event – promoted with art by local cartoonist Nick Miller – was a success for attendees, creators and stall holders, and a 2016 event is in the works. You can read Antony Esmond’s report on the day here – and here are some photographs from the Day…
Last minute social media assurances that rain would not be a problem seem to have worked on the day…
— and Lancaster’s more traditional media, the Lancaster Guardian, helped promote the event with a carton from jack Knight and a feature on the event
Baker Katie White and some of her comic cake on sale on the day. Photo: John Freeman
Lancaster’s Oxfam Books ran a stall and charity raffle, with a chance to win art by Dave Taylor and John Ridgway, raising £42 for their Nepal Earthquake appeal
Hello Toys from Carlisle had an eclectic stall with some fun items for sale
Francis Zine had a brisk trade in local zines, including Frankenzine, a special title published for Lancaster Comics Day featuring illustrations and strips by local artists.
Comic creators Edwin Burrows and Becky Wilde were on hand to talk to attendees about illustration and comics-related courses on offer at the University of Cumbria.
Sharon Tait and Poblin, busy plugging the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, which takes place in Kendal in October.
Preston-based cartoonist Dave Windett and Doctor Who? writer Tim Quinn
Local fantasy author AS Chambers
Marvel and Image Comics writer Andy Diggle
Horror, fantasy and steampunk author Adam Millard
Talented illustrator Carolyn Roberts, whose work sovers Doctor Who to Red Dwarf and Lord of the Rings
Lancaster Guardian cartoonist Jack Knight at Lancaster Comics Day 2015.
The Games Room at Lancaster Comics Day. Photo: House Lancaster Gaming Group
2000AD and Doctor Who artist Dave Taylor
First Age Comics co-owner Mark Braithwaite. First Age kindly sponsored the Festival, covering some production costs.
Harry Saxon, one of the creators, along with Paul Harrison-Davies and Graham Pearce, who ran events for children through Lancaster Comics Day.
Author Sophie Sparham
Graham Pearce, who took a break from creating more Sgt Mike Battle Adventures to run his fun “Reapinted” workshop for kids, which he’ll be doing again at this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival
Comics Day team members John Freeman and stalwart of the event Stuart Reynolds, who co-oridnated the work of the Friends and library staff, with guest Tim Quinn. Photo courtesy Friends of Lancaster Library.
• Lancaster Comics Day: www.lancastercomicsday.uk (currently directs to a page here on downthetubes) will return in 2016
• Visit the Lancaster Comics Day Facebook Page for the latest news about the event
• Follow Lancaster Comics Day on Twitter @LancasterComics
• Friends of Lancaster Library Facebook Page