Coming Soon: the first ever Sheffield Micro Comic Con

Sheffield Micro Comic Con 2017

The first ever Sheffield Micro Comic Con will take place in December.

The event’s an extension of the Sheffield Comics Network, which was founded by comic artist and editor Bambos Georgiou last year, a monthly meet-up for comic creatives,

Taking place in The Gardeners Rest, a community-run pub, will include opportunities to meet comic creatives who have worked on children’s comic strips such as Wallace & Gromit and The Bash Street Kids, and adult strips including the VIZ strip “Felix and His Amazing Underpants”, Nick Fury Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D and Kim Newman’s Anno Dracula.

Comics for all ages will be on sale from Eagle to Deadline to The Beano – as well as comic zines and prints by local emerging talents.

Sheffield’s annual art and illustration convention ROBOT is also sponsoring a table.

There will be a film show of an early Captain America serial, followed by El Santo  vs The Martian Invasion playing in the the pub’s Snug all afternoon.

“Since its inception in 2016 the Sheffield Comics Network has bloomed.” Bambos told Sheffield City Council’s blog. “With the support of Ruskin in Sheffield, it has delivered highly successful comic drawing workshops for children, most recently for The Big Draw in the Millennium Gallery.

“This event is our first opportunity to showcase comic books themselves and the comic book talent right here in Sheffield.”

• Sheffield Micro Comic Con 2017 Saturday 2nd December 12 to 5.00pm The Gardeners Rest, 105 Neepsend Road, Kelham Island, S3 8AT (0114 272 4978) | The event is FREE and children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult| Event enquiries: Bambos Georgiou (www.bamcomics.co.uk) at bam@bamcomics.co.uk

• Sheffield Comics Network: www.facebook.com/sheffieldcomicsnetwork

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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