Beano cartoonist Marc Jackson joins Lancaster Comics Day line-up

Marc Jackson - Lancaster Comics Day Comic-Club

Aces Weekly and Beano cartoonist Marc Jackson is coming to Lancaster Comics Day on Sunday 11th June, to run one of his special Cartoon Club events, alongside the Lakes International Comic Art Festival.

Other guests at Lancaster Comics Day include Road to Perdition and Doctor Who artist Richard Piers Rayner, Tiger and Roy of the Rovers editor and writer Barrie Tomlinson, Roy of the Rovers artist David Sque, artist and publisher Tim Perkins, Amelia Cole artist Nick Brokenshire, publisher and writer Michael Barrett, publisher and writer Tom Ward, author A.S Chambers, with Lancaster Guardian cartoonist Jack Knight also providing comics creating fun for children.

Marc is a cartoonist, from Macclesfield, Cheshire, who lives with his daughters Nancy and Florence and his wife Jane.

His comics have appeared in the Beano, Aces Weekly, Macclesfield Today, NYC’s Brooklyn Red-Hook Star revue, Comic Heroes Magazine and Moosekid Comics.

He organises MACC-POW! a one-day comic art event in Macclesfield (back as part of the Barnaby Festival) and also run regular cartoon drawing workshops in libraries and schools all around the UK.

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival will be taking over a while room at Lancaster Comics Day to promote their Festival 13th – 15th October 2017. They’ve just announced their full programme and have some amazing guests this year, including Jason Latour, Stan Sakai and many more. Check out their web site here – tickets are already on sale!

Monies raised at Lancaster Comics Day help support Lancaster Library and a donation is also being made to local cancer charity St. John’s Hospice. Admission price includes entry to all the event panels (first come, first served) which will include a tribute to Jack Kirby, a Doctor Who comics panel and a Self Publishing Panel.

• Lancaster Comics Day, organised by Friends of Lancaster Library 11.00am – 5.00pm Sunday 11th June 2017, Lancaster Library, Market Square, Lancaster. £5 adults, £2 concessions (students, senior citizens, under 16s, unemployed) Web: www.lancastercomicsday.uk

• Marc Jackson’s official web site is at www.marcmakescomics.co.uk | Find him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor. He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY. Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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