Events

A guide to upcoming comics events in the UK – and sometimes beyond, including “comics anniversaries” and more.

Please email us details of your event via downthetubesnet@yahoo.co.uk with the following information: Event Title, Times, Date, Venue plus information about the event and relevant web links. Images welcome. This is a free service.

 

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  • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition
    All day
    01/09/2017-02/03/2018

    Image: ™ & © DC Comics

    Current Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp is to be honoured in his home city of Derby with a special exhibition documenting his comics career later this year.

    Currently living and working in California, Derby-born writer and artist Liam Sharp is best known for his highly detailed comic work. His latest series, drawing Wonder Woman for top US comics publisher DC, has seen Liam receive worldwide acclaim.

    This exhibition at Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery, made possible with support from DC Entertainment, charts his 30 year career in comics, illustrating characters such as Judge Dredd, Death’s Head II, the Hulk, Spider-Man and iconic DC characters such as Superman and now Wonder Woman, as well as writing and illustrating his own unique creations.

    Liam is also the co-founder of the award-winning progressive digital storytelling company Madefire, taking words and pictures and adding sound and motion. Madefire recently produced the world’s first VR comics experience.

    • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition, 23rd June 2017 – 3rd September Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby | Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm (Monday Closed); Sunday 12 noon – 4.00pm | Web: www.derbymuseums.org/locations/museum-art-gallery

  • Exhibition: Frank Quitely – The Art of Comics
    All day
    01/09/2017-03/03/2018

    Heading to the Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow in April is Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics, running 1st April to 1st October 2017.

    The exhibition at Kelvingrove will be the largest collection of his work every displayed, offering the opportunity to get up close and personal with the painstaking detail in every iconic frame.

    There will also be original artwork from other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

    The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

    Superman by Frank Quitely
    Superman by Frank Quitely

    Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

    A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

    Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

    • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

    • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

    • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

    • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

  • Exhibition: Into The Unknown at the Barbican Gallery
    All day
    01/09/2017-30/11/2017

    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

    (with thanks to Richard Sheaf): London’s Barbican Gallery has revealed details of its upcoming “Into the Unknown” exhibition, which opens in June 2017, and includes comics in in its content.

    One of the most celebrated fields in popular culture, science fiction has seen the creation of some of the most iconic and experimental works in film, literature and art, ever to be produced.

    Over the years, scientific and technological discoveries have continued to propel our imagination into new realms; exploring untouched lands, lost worlds, cosmic possibilities and virtual universes. Into the Unknown is brought to the Barbican in partnership with Penguin Classics (who have re-published various well-known SF titles such as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds in new editions, alongside their modern SF, which includes numerous Doctor Who books) and New Scientist.

    The exhibition will narrate science fiction’s journey through four key chapters: Extraordinary Voyages, Space Odysseys, Brave New Worlds and Final Frontiers; from the 19th century cabinet of curiosities to the vast vistas of space, through future cities and into the inner landscapes of human perception.

    This unprecedented show takes place all over the Centre, encompassing contemporary art, film, literature, music, comic books, film props, concept art, design commissions and video games to present a new, global perspective on science fiction.

    Alongside a dedicated exhibition catalogue, a series of talks and events will accompany the show, including open-air screenings at the Barbican Sculpture Court.

    The exhibition will encompass the following themes:

    Design – Look out for designs, magazines and postcards depicting modernist utopian cities of the future, on loan from the Moscow Design Museum. Plus installations from the visual effects design studios responsible for Ex Machina and The Martian.

    Film – Props, models, spacesuits and concept art are on display – some for the very first time in the UK – from blockbusters including Alien, Star Wars, District 9, Sunshine, Star Trek, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Interstellar and more.

    Literature – Delve into the stories of almost 200 books from around the world including original manuscripts, typescripts and first editions of some of the most influential literature of all time – from Jules Verne to Margaret Atwood.

    Short Film – Featuring short films ranging from Frances Bodomo’s Afronauts, inspired by a true story of the Zambia space programme.

    In 1964, still leaving the dream of their recently gained independence, Zambia started a space program that would put the first African on the moon catching up the United States and the Soviet Union in the space race.

    Only a few optimists supported the project by Edward Makuka, the school teacher in charge of presenting the ambitious program and getting its necessary funding. But the financial aid never came, as the United Nations declined their support, and one of the astronauts , a 16 year old girl, got pregnant and had to quit. That is how the heroic initiative turned into an exotic episode of the african history, surrounded by wars, violence, droughts and hunger.

    It’s a dream of a project that has also captured the imagination of Spanish photojournalist Cristina De Middel. Copies of the first printing of her book The Afronauts, which she self-published in 2012 with a print-run of only 1000 copies, are now so sought after that copies will exchange hands for £1000. A more affordable second edition was published by AMC Books last year, but quickly sold out.

    “As a photojournalist I have always been attracted by the eccentric lines of story-telling avoiding the same old subjects told in the same old ways,” she says. “Now, with my personal projects, I respect the basis of the truth but allow myself to break the rules of veracity trying to push the audience into analysing the patterns of the stories we consume as real.

    Afronauts is based on the documentation of an impossible dream that only lives in the pictures. I start from a real fact that took place 50 years ago and rebuild the documents adapting them to my personal imagery.” (Click to view the complete set of images of her book – or read more on her official site)

    Also to be shown is Wanuri Kahiu’s amazing-looking Pumzi, following one scientist’s quest to find life beyond the confines of her repressive subterranean Nairobi community.

    Comics – Experts in the field have been involved in choosing a selection of over 100 rare space and superhero comics from across the globe to be displayed as part of the exhibition.

    Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction runs from 3rd June – 1st September 2017 at the Barbican Gallery. Admission is free to members. More information on Into the Unknown online here

    Opening Times

    Saturday – Wednesday: 10.00am – 8.00pm (last entry 6.30pm) | Thursday – Friday: 10.00am – 10.00pm (last entry 8.30pm) | Bank Holidays: 12 noon – 8.00pm (Last entry 6.30pm)

    Ticket Prices for non-members | Information here on Barbican membership

    Standard: £14.50 | Concessions: £12.00 | Students/14-17: £12.00 | Young Barbican: £10.00 | Under 14s: £5* | Art Fund Members: £12.00
    *Under 5s: Free. £1.50 booking fee per online transaction, £2.50 by phone. No fee when tickets are booked in person

  • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories
    All day
    01/09/2017-13/07/2018

    Love The Beano? Can’t get enough of superheroes? Read The Phoenix? Always wanted to have a go at making your own comic? You must visit the brand new Comics exhibition at Seven Stories.

    Seven Stories has gathered together an eclectic mix of original comic art to impress and inspire all comics’ fans. See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from The Eagle.

    The exhibition will feature Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    Current British comics creators like Kate Brown, Jamie Smart and Laura Ellen Anderson have prepared storyboards, sketches and 3d models to lend to the exhibition as well as giving Seven Stories’ visitors unique insight into their creative processes.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories runs until June 2018 at Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, Newcastle, NE1 2PQ. More details here: www.sevenstories.org.uk/exhibitions/comics

     

  • More events
    • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition
      All day
      01/09/2017-02/03/2018
      Image: ™ & © DC Comics

      Current Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp is to be honoured in his home city of Derby with a special exhibition documenting his comics career later this year.

      Currently living and working in California, Derby-born writer and artist Liam Sharp is best known for his highly detailed comic work. His latest series, drawing Wonder Woman for top US comics publisher DC, has seen Liam receive worldwide acclaim.

      This exhibition at Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery, made possible with support from DC Entertainment, charts his 30 year career in comics, illustrating characters such as Judge Dredd, Death’s Head II, the Hulk, Spider-Man and iconic DC characters such as Superman and now Wonder Woman, as well as writing and illustrating his own unique creations.

      Liam is also the co-founder of the award-winning progressive digital storytelling company Madefire, taking words and pictures and adding sound and motion. Madefire recently produced the world’s first VR comics experience.

      • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition, 23rd June 2017 – 3rd September Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby | Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm (Monday Closed); Sunday 12 noon – 4.00pm | Web: www.derbymuseums.org/locations/museum-art-gallery

    • Exhibition: Frank Quitely - The Art of Comics
      All day
      01/09/2017-03/03/2018

      Heading to the Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow in April is Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics, running 1st April to 1st October 2017.

      The exhibition at Kelvingrove will be the largest collection of his work every displayed, offering the opportunity to get up close and personal with the painstaking detail in every iconic frame.

      There will also be original artwork from other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

      The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

      Superman by Frank Quitely
      Superman by Frank Quitely

      Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

      A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

      Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

      • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

      • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

      • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

      • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

    • Exhibition: Into The Unknown at the Barbican Gallery
      All day
      01/09/2017-30/11/2017
      Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom
      Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

      (with thanks to Richard Sheaf): London’s Barbican Gallery has revealed details of its upcoming “Into the Unknown” exhibition, which opens in June 2017, and includes comics in in its content.

      One of the most celebrated fields in popular culture, science fiction has seen the creation of some of the most iconic and experimental works in film, literature and art, ever to be produced.

      Over the years, scientific and technological discoveries have continued to propel our imagination into new realms; exploring untouched lands, lost worlds, cosmic possibilities and virtual universes. Into the Unknown is brought to the Barbican in partnership with Penguin Classics (who have re-published various well-known SF titles such as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds in new editions, alongside their modern SF, which includes numerous Doctor Who books) and New Scientist.

      The exhibition will narrate science fiction’s journey through four key chapters: Extraordinary Voyages, Space Odysseys, Brave New Worlds and Final Frontiers; from the 19th century cabinet of curiosities to the vast vistas of space, through future cities and into the inner landscapes of human perception.

      This unprecedented show takes place all over the Centre, encompassing contemporary art, film, literature, music, comic books, film props, concept art, design commissions and video games to present a new, global perspective on science fiction.

      Alongside a dedicated exhibition catalogue, a series of talks and events will accompany the show, including open-air screenings at the Barbican Sculpture Court.

      The exhibition will encompass the following themes:

      Design – Look out for designs, magazines and postcards depicting modernist utopian cities of the future, on loan from the Moscow Design Museum. Plus installations from the visual effects design studios responsible for Ex Machina and The Martian.

      Film – Props, models, spacesuits and concept art are on display – some for the very first time in the UK – from blockbusters including Alien, Star Wars, District 9, Sunshine, Star Trek, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Interstellar and more.

      Literature – Delve into the stories of almost 200 books from around the world including original manuscripts, typescripts and first editions of some of the most influential literature of all time – from Jules Verne to Margaret Atwood.

      Short Film – Featuring short films ranging from Frances Bodomo’s Afronauts, inspired by a true story of the Zambia space programme.

      In 1964, still leaving the dream of their recently gained independence, Zambia started a space program that would put the first African on the moon catching up the United States and the Soviet Union in the space race.

      Only a few optimists supported the project by Edward Makuka, the school teacher in charge of presenting the ambitious program and getting its necessary funding. But the financial aid never came, as the United Nations declined their support, and one of the astronauts , a 16 year old girl, got pregnant and had to quit. That is how the heroic initiative turned into an exotic episode of the african history, surrounded by wars, violence, droughts and hunger.

      It’s a dream of a project that has also captured the imagination of Spanish photojournalist Cristina De Middel. Copies of the first printing of her book The Afronauts, which she self-published in 2012 with a print-run of only 1000 copies, are now so sought after that copies will exchange hands for £1000. A more affordable second edition was published by AMC Books last year, but quickly sold out.

      “As a photojournalist I have always been attracted by the eccentric lines of story-telling avoiding the same old subjects told in the same old ways,” she says. “Now, with my personal projects, I respect the basis of the truth but allow myself to break the rules of veracity trying to push the audience into analysing the patterns of the stories we consume as real.

      Afronauts is based on the documentation of an impossible dream that only lives in the pictures. I start from a real fact that took place 50 years ago and rebuild the documents adapting them to my personal imagery.” (Click to view the complete set of images of her book – or read more on her official site)

      Also to be shown is Wanuri Kahiu’s amazing-looking Pumzi, following one scientist’s quest to find life beyond the confines of her repressive subterranean Nairobi community.

      Comics – Experts in the field have been involved in choosing a selection of over 100 rare space and superhero comics from across the globe to be displayed as part of the exhibition.

      Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction runs from 3rd June – 1st September 2017 at the Barbican Gallery. Admission is free to members. More information on Into the Unknown online here

      Opening Times

      Saturday – Wednesday: 10.00am – 8.00pm (last entry 6.30pm) | Thursday – Friday: 10.00am – 10.00pm (last entry 8.30pm) | Bank Holidays: 12 noon – 8.00pm (Last entry 6.30pm)

      Ticket Prices for non-members | Information here on Barbican membership

      Standard: £14.50 | Concessions: £12.00 | Students/14-17: £12.00 | Young Barbican: £10.00 | Under 14s: £5* | Art Fund Members: £12.00
      *Under 5s: Free. £1.50 booking fee per online transaction, £2.50 by phone. No fee when tickets are booked in person

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories
      All day
      01/09/2017-13/07/2018

      Love The Beano? Can’t get enough of superheroes? Read The Phoenix? Always wanted to have a go at making your own comic? You must visit the brand new Comics exhibition at Seven Stories.

      Seven Stories has gathered together an eclectic mix of original comic art to impress and inspire all comics’ fans. See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from The Eagle.

      The exhibition will feature Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

      Current British comics creators like Kate Brown, Jamie Smart and Laura Ellen Anderson have prepared storyboards, sketches and 3d models to lend to the exhibition as well as giving Seven Stories’ visitors unique insight into their creative processes.

      • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories runs until June 2018 at Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, Newcastle, NE1 2PQ. More details here: www.sevenstories.org.uk/exhibitions/comics

       

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  • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition
    All day
    02/09/2017-03/03/2018

    Image: ™ & © DC Comics

    Current Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp is to be honoured in his home city of Derby with a special exhibition documenting his comics career later this year.

    Currently living and working in California, Derby-born writer and artist Liam Sharp is best known for his highly detailed comic work. His latest series, drawing Wonder Woman for top US comics publisher DC, has seen Liam receive worldwide acclaim.

    This exhibition at Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery, made possible with support from DC Entertainment, charts his 30 year career in comics, illustrating characters such as Judge Dredd, Death’s Head II, the Hulk, Spider-Man and iconic DC characters such as Superman and now Wonder Woman, as well as writing and illustrating his own unique creations.

    Liam is also the co-founder of the award-winning progressive digital storytelling company Madefire, taking words and pictures and adding sound and motion. Madefire recently produced the world’s first VR comics experience.

    • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition, 23rd June 2017 – 3rd September Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby | Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm (Monday Closed); Sunday 12 noon – 4.00pm | Web: www.derbymuseums.org/locations/museum-art-gallery

  • Exhibition: Frank Quitely – The Art of Comics
    All day
    02/09/2017-04/03/2018

    Heading to the Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow in April is Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics, running 1st April to 1st October 2017.

    The exhibition at Kelvingrove will be the largest collection of his work every displayed, offering the opportunity to get up close and personal with the painstaking detail in every iconic frame.

    There will also be original artwork from other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

    The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

    Superman by Frank Quitely
    Superman by Frank Quitely

    Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

    A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

    Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

    • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

    • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

    • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

    • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

  • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories
    All day
    02/09/2017-14/07/2018

    Love The Beano? Can’t get enough of superheroes? Read The Phoenix? Always wanted to have a go at making your own comic? You must visit the brand new Comics exhibition at Seven Stories.

    Seven Stories has gathered together an eclectic mix of original comic art to impress and inspire all comics’ fans. See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from The Eagle.

    The exhibition will feature Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    Current British comics creators like Kate Brown, Jamie Smart and Laura Ellen Anderson have prepared storyboards, sketches and 3d models to lend to the exhibition as well as giving Seven Stories’ visitors unique insight into their creative processes.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories runs until June 2018 at Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, Newcastle, NE1 2PQ. More details here: www.sevenstories.org.uk/exhibitions/comics

     

  • Fighting Fantasy Fest 2
    9:00 am-8:00 pm
    02/09/2017

    Fighting Fantasy Fest returns to Ealing for the largest dedicated Fighting Fantasy convention yet in September 2017, featuring Guests of Honour Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone, as well as a host of other guests.

    Fighting Fantasy Fest 2 will feature talks, gaming sessions, comics, signings, a Fighting Fantasy exhibition, and a trading hall, as well as a cosplay competition.

    • Fighting Fantasy Fest 2 9.00am – 8.00pm Saturday 2nd September 2017, University of West London, Saint Mary’s Road, London W5 5RF

    Book here via EventBrite | Web: www.fightingfantasy.com/fighting-fantasy-fest-2

    Entry is by pre-paid ticket only and price of entry includes a collectable programme and autograph book. There are 200 Early Bird Adult Tickets available at a cost of £35 each. (Once these have sold out, the price of entry will rise to £45.) There are also 50 Child Tickets on sale at £20 each. (Please note that children must be under 14 years of age on Saturday 2nd September 2017 and must be accompanied by a paying adult ticket-holder.)

  • More events
    • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition
      All day
      02/09/2017-03/03/2018
      Image: ™ & © DC Comics

      Current Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp is to be honoured in his home city of Derby with a special exhibition documenting his comics career later this year.

      Currently living and working in California, Derby-born writer and artist Liam Sharp is best known for his highly detailed comic work. His latest series, drawing Wonder Woman for top US comics publisher DC, has seen Liam receive worldwide acclaim.

      This exhibition at Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery, made possible with support from DC Entertainment, charts his 30 year career in comics, illustrating characters such as Judge Dredd, Death’s Head II, the Hulk, Spider-Man and iconic DC characters such as Superman and now Wonder Woman, as well as writing and illustrating his own unique creations.

      Liam is also the co-founder of the award-winning progressive digital storytelling company Madefire, taking words and pictures and adding sound and motion. Madefire recently produced the world’s first VR comics experience.

      • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition, 23rd June 2017 – 3rd September Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby | Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm (Monday Closed); Sunday 12 noon – 4.00pm | Web: www.derbymuseums.org/locations/museum-art-gallery

    • Exhibition: Frank Quitely - The Art of Comics
      All day
      02/09/2017-04/03/2018

      Heading to the Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow in April is Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics, running 1st April to 1st October 2017.

      The exhibition at Kelvingrove will be the largest collection of his work every displayed, offering the opportunity to get up close and personal with the painstaking detail in every iconic frame.

      There will also be original artwork from other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

      The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

      Superman by Frank Quitely
      Superman by Frank Quitely

      Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

      A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

      Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

      • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

      • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

      • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

      • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories
      All day
      02/09/2017-14/07/2018

      Love The Beano? Can’t get enough of superheroes? Read The Phoenix? Always wanted to have a go at making your own comic? You must visit the brand new Comics exhibition at Seven Stories.

      Seven Stories has gathered together an eclectic mix of original comic art to impress and inspire all comics’ fans. See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from The Eagle.

      The exhibition will feature Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

      Current British comics creators like Kate Brown, Jamie Smart and Laura Ellen Anderson have prepared storyboards, sketches and 3d models to lend to the exhibition as well as giving Seven Stories’ visitors unique insight into their creative processes.

      • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories runs until June 2018 at Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, Newcastle, NE1 2PQ. More details here: www.sevenstories.org.uk/exhibitions/comics

       

    • Fighting Fantasy Fest 2
      9:00 am-8:00 pm
      02/09/2017

      Fighting Fantasy Fest returns to Ealing for the largest dedicated Fighting Fantasy convention yet in September 2017, featuring Guests of Honour Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone, as well as a host of other guests.

      Fighting Fantasy Fest 2 will feature talks, gaming sessions, comics, signings, a Fighting Fantasy exhibition, and a trading hall, as well as a cosplay competition.

      • Fighting Fantasy Fest 2 9.00am – 8.00pm Saturday 2nd September 2017, University of West London, Saint Mary’s Road, London W5 5RF

      Book here via EventBrite | Web: www.fightingfantasy.com/fighting-fantasy-fest-2

      Entry is by pre-paid ticket only and price of entry includes a collectable programme and autograph book. There are 200 Early Bird Adult Tickets available at a cost of £35 each. (Once these have sold out, the price of entry will rise to £45.) There are also 50 Child Tickets on sale at £20 each. (Please note that children must be under 14 years of age on Saturday 2nd September 2017 and must be accompanied by a paying adult ticket-holder.)

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  • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition
    All day
    03/09/2017-04/03/2018

    Image: ™ & © DC Comics

    Current Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp is to be honoured in his home city of Derby with a special exhibition documenting his comics career later this year.

    Currently living and working in California, Derby-born writer and artist Liam Sharp is best known for his highly detailed comic work. His latest series, drawing Wonder Woman for top US comics publisher DC, has seen Liam receive worldwide acclaim.

    This exhibition at Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery, made possible with support from DC Entertainment, charts his 30 year career in comics, illustrating characters such as Judge Dredd, Death’s Head II, the Hulk, Spider-Man and iconic DC characters such as Superman and now Wonder Woman, as well as writing and illustrating his own unique creations.

    Liam is also the co-founder of the award-winning progressive digital storytelling company Madefire, taking words and pictures and adding sound and motion. Madefire recently produced the world’s first VR comics experience.

    • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition, 23rd June 2017 – 3rd September Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby | Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm (Monday Closed); Sunday 12 noon – 4.00pm | Web: www.derbymuseums.org/locations/museum-art-gallery

  • Exhibition: Frank Quitely – The Art of Comics
    All day
    03/09/2017-05/03/2018

    Heading to the Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow in April is Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics, running 1st April to 1st October 2017.

    The exhibition at Kelvingrove will be the largest collection of his work every displayed, offering the opportunity to get up close and personal with the painstaking detail in every iconic frame.

    There will also be original artwork from other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

    The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

    Superman by Frank Quitely
    Superman by Frank Quitely

    Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

    A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

    Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

    • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

    • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

    • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

    • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

  • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories
    All day
    03/09/2017-15/07/2018

    Love The Beano? Can’t get enough of superheroes? Read The Phoenix? Always wanted to have a go at making your own comic? You must visit the brand new Comics exhibition at Seven Stories.

    Seven Stories has gathered together an eclectic mix of original comic art to impress and inspire all comics’ fans. See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from The Eagle.

    The exhibition will feature Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    Current British comics creators like Kate Brown, Jamie Smart and Laura Ellen Anderson have prepared storyboards, sketches and 3d models to lend to the exhibition as well as giving Seven Stories’ visitors unique insight into their creative processes.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories runs until June 2018 at Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, Newcastle, NE1 2PQ. More details here: www.sevenstories.org.uk/exhibitions/comics

     

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  • Exhibition: Frank Quitely – The Art of Comics
    All day
    04/09/2017-06/03/2018

    Heading to the Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow in April is Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics, running 1st April to 1st October 2017.

    The exhibition at Kelvingrove will be the largest collection of his work every displayed, offering the opportunity to get up close and personal with the painstaking detail in every iconic frame.

    There will also be original artwork from other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

    The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

    Superman by Frank Quitely
    Superman by Frank Quitely

    Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

    A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

    Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

    • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

    • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

    • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

    • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

  • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories
    All day
    04/09/2017-16/07/2018

    Love The Beano? Can’t get enough of superheroes? Read The Phoenix? Always wanted to have a go at making your own comic? You must visit the brand new Comics exhibition at Seven Stories.

    Seven Stories has gathered together an eclectic mix of original comic art to impress and inspire all comics’ fans. See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from The Eagle.

    The exhibition will feature Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    Current British comics creators like Kate Brown, Jamie Smart and Laura Ellen Anderson have prepared storyboards, sketches and 3d models to lend to the exhibition as well as giving Seven Stories’ visitors unique insight into their creative processes.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories runs until June 2018 at Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, Newcastle, NE1 2PQ. More details here: www.sevenstories.org.uk/exhibitions/comics

     

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  • Exhibition: Frank Quitely – The Art of Comics
    All day
    05/09/2017-07/03/2018

    Heading to the Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow in April is Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics, running 1st April to 1st October 2017.

    The exhibition at Kelvingrove will be the largest collection of his work every displayed, offering the opportunity to get up close and personal with the painstaking detail in every iconic frame.

    There will also be original artwork from other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

    The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

    Superman by Frank Quitely
    Superman by Frank Quitely

    Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

    A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

    Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

    • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

    • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

    • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

    • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

  • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories
    All day
    05/09/2017-17/07/2018

    Love The Beano? Can’t get enough of superheroes? Read The Phoenix? Always wanted to have a go at making your own comic? You must visit the brand new Comics exhibition at Seven Stories.

    Seven Stories has gathered together an eclectic mix of original comic art to impress and inspire all comics’ fans. See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from The Eagle.

    The exhibition will feature Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    Current British comics creators like Kate Brown, Jamie Smart and Laura Ellen Anderson have prepared storyboards, sketches and 3d models to lend to the exhibition as well as giving Seven Stories’ visitors unique insight into their creative processes.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories runs until June 2018 at Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, Newcastle, NE1 2PQ. More details here: www.sevenstories.org.uk/exhibitions/comics

     

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  • New US Comics On Sale
    All day
    06/09/2017-04/09/2030

    Every Wednesday sees the release of new US comics – Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Valiant, IDW, Boom! Studios, Dark Horse and others – and other publications to comic shops across the UK, distributed by Diamond Comics.

    Every week, we try to post a “Something for the Weekend” guide to new releases.

    Here’s our map of comic shops across the UK and Ireland

  • On Sale Today: The Beano
    All day
    06/09/2017-26/01/2028

    All Good Newsagents

    All Good Newsagents

    The Beano is published weekly by DC Thomson. More info: www.beanotown.com

    Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

  • On Sale Today: 2000AD
    All day
    06/09/2017-26/01/2028

    All Good Newsagents

    All Good Newsagents

    2000AD is Britain’s cult sci-fi comic, and has been at the cutting edge of contemporary pop culture since 1977. It’s a multi-award winning cocktail of explosive sci-fi and fantasy, infused with a mean streak of irony and wry black humour. Imaginative, hard-hitting stories and eye-popping art have made 2000 AD essential reading for its legion of fiercely loyal fans for nearly 30 years now. For more info visit www.2000adonline.com

    Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

  • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories
    All day
    06/09/2017-18/07/2018

    Love The Beano? Can’t get enough of superheroes? Read The Phoenix? Always wanted to have a go at making your own comic? You must visit the brand new Comics exhibition at Seven Stories.

    Seven Stories has gathered together an eclectic mix of original comic art to impress and inspire all comics’ fans. See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from The Eagle.

    The exhibition will feature Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    Current British comics creators like Kate Brown, Jamie Smart and Laura Ellen Anderson have prepared storyboards, sketches and 3d models to lend to the exhibition as well as giving Seven Stories’ visitors unique insight into their creative processes.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories runs until June 2018 at Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, Newcastle, NE1 2PQ. More details here: www.sevenstories.org.uk/exhibitions/comics

     

  • Exhibition: Frank Quitely – The Art of Comics
    All day
    06/09/2017-08/03/2018

    Heading to the Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow in April is Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics, running 1st April to 1st October 2017.

    The exhibition at Kelvingrove will be the largest collection of his work every displayed, offering the opportunity to get up close and personal with the painstaking detail in every iconic frame.

    There will also be original artwork from other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

    The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

    Superman by Frank Quitely
    Superman by Frank Quitely

    Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

    A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

    Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

    • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

    • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

    • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

    • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

  • Gosh! presents: process
    7:00 pm-9:00 pm
    06/09/2017

    Gosh! Comics, Berwick Street, London, United Kingdom

    Gosh! Comics, Berwick Street, London, United Kingdom

    Process is a monthly comics workshop/discussion group based at Gosh! Comics. Join us on the first Wednesday of every month to talk comics and showcase your work.

    Web: www.goshlondon.com

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    • New US Comics On Sale
      All day
      06/09/2017-04/09/2030

      Every Wednesday sees the release of new US comics – Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Valiant, IDW, Boom! Studios, Dark Horse and others – and other publications to comic shops across the UK, distributed by Diamond Comics.

      Every week, we try to post a “Something for the Weekend” guide to new releases.

      Here’s our map of comic shops across the UK and Ireland

    • On Sale Today: The Beano
      All day
      06/09/2017-26/01/2028
      All Good Newsagents
      All Good Newsagents

      The Beano is published weekly by DC Thomson. More info: www.beanotown.com

      Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

    • On Sale Today: 2000AD
      All day
      06/09/2017-26/01/2028
      All Good Newsagents
      All Good Newsagents

      2000AD is Britain’s cult sci-fi comic, and has been at the cutting edge of contemporary pop culture since 1977. It’s a multi-award winning cocktail of explosive sci-fi and fantasy, infused with a mean streak of irony and wry black humour. Imaginative, hard-hitting stories and eye-popping art have made 2000 AD essential reading for its legion of fiercely loyal fans for nearly 30 years now. For more info visit www.2000adonline.com

      Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories
      All day
      06/09/2017-18/07/2018

      Love The Beano? Can’t get enough of superheroes? Read The Phoenix? Always wanted to have a go at making your own comic? You must visit the brand new Comics exhibition at Seven Stories.

      Seven Stories has gathered together an eclectic mix of original comic art to impress and inspire all comics’ fans. See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from The Eagle.

      The exhibition will feature Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

      Current British comics creators like Kate Brown, Jamie Smart and Laura Ellen Anderson have prepared storyboards, sketches and 3d models to lend to the exhibition as well as giving Seven Stories’ visitors unique insight into their creative processes.

      • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories runs until June 2018 at Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, Newcastle, NE1 2PQ. More details here: www.sevenstories.org.uk/exhibitions/comics

       

    • Exhibition: Frank Quitely - The Art of Comics
      All day
      06/09/2017-08/03/2018

      Heading to the Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow in April is Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics, running 1st April to 1st October 2017.

      The exhibition at Kelvingrove will be the largest collection of his work every displayed, offering the opportunity to get up close and personal with the painstaking detail in every iconic frame.

      There will also be original artwork from other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

      The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

      Superman by Frank Quitely
      Superman by Frank Quitely

      Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

      A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

      Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

      • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

      • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

      • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

      • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

    • Gosh! presents: process
      7:00 pm-9:00 pm
      06/09/2017
      Gosh! Comics, Berwick Street, London, United Kingdom
      Gosh! Comics, Berwick Street, London, United Kingdom

      Process is a monthly comics workshop/discussion group based at Gosh! Comics. Join us on the first Wednesday of every month to talk comics and showcase your work.

      Web: www.goshlondon.com

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  • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories
    All day
    07/09/2017-19/07/2018

    Love The Beano? Can’t get enough of superheroes? Read The Phoenix? Always wanted to have a go at making your own comic? You must visit the brand new Comics exhibition at Seven Stories.

    Seven Stories has gathered together an eclectic mix of original comic art to impress and inspire all comics’ fans. See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from The Eagle.

    The exhibition will feature Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    Current British comics creators like Kate Brown, Jamie Smart and Laura Ellen Anderson have prepared storyboards, sketches and 3d models to lend to the exhibition as well as giving Seven Stories’ visitors unique insight into their creative processes.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories runs until June 2018 at Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, Newcastle, NE1 2PQ. More details here: www.sevenstories.org.uk/exhibitions/comics

     

  • Exhibition: Frank Quitely – The Art of Comics
    All day
    07/09/2017-09/03/2018

    Heading to the Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow in April is Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics, running 1st April to 1st October 2017.

    The exhibition at Kelvingrove will be the largest collection of his work every displayed, offering the opportunity to get up close and personal with the painstaking detail in every iconic frame.

    There will also be original artwork from other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

    The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

    Superman by Frank Quitely
    Superman by Frank Quitely

    Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

    A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

    Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

    • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

    • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

    • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

    • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

  • Scottish Cartoonists Society – Monthly Meeting
    8:00 pm-11:00 pm
    07/09/2017

    Edward G. Wylie, Bothwell Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom

    Edward G. Wylie, Bothwell Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom

    Meet for the usual blend of comics chat and that lovely feeling you get when amongst like-minded folk (also some beers, should you so wish), not to mention having a good ol’ catch up about everyone’s latest projects and passions.

    All welcome and feel to invite your friends!

    More information on the Society here on Facebook

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  • Exhibition: Frank Quitely – The Art of Comics
    All day
    08/09/2017-10/03/2018

    Heading to the Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow in April is Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics, running 1st April to 1st October 2017.

    The exhibition at Kelvingrove will be the largest collection of his work every displayed, offering the opportunity to get up close and personal with the painstaking detail in every iconic frame.

    There will also be original artwork from other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

    The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

    Superman by Frank Quitely
    Superman by Frank Quitely

    Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

    A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

    Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

    • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

    • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

    • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

    • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

  • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories
    All day
    08/09/2017-20/07/2018

    Love The Beano? Can’t get enough of superheroes? Read The Phoenix? Always wanted to have a go at making your own comic? You must visit the brand new Comics exhibition at Seven Stories.

    Seven Stories has gathered together an eclectic mix of original comic art to impress and inspire all comics’ fans. See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from The Eagle.

    The exhibition will feature Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    Current British comics creators like Kate Brown, Jamie Smart and Laura Ellen Anderson have prepared storyboards, sketches and 3d models to lend to the exhibition as well as giving Seven Stories’ visitors unique insight into their creative processes.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories runs until June 2018 at Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, Newcastle, NE1 2PQ. More details here: www.sevenstories.org.uk/exhibitions/comics

     

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  • Exhibition: Frank Quitely – The Art of Comics
    All day
    09/09/2017-11/03/2018

    Heading to the Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow in April is Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics, running 1st April to 1st October 2017.

    The exhibition at Kelvingrove will be the largest collection of his work every displayed, offering the opportunity to get up close and personal with the painstaking detail in every iconic frame.

    There will also be original artwork from other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

    The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

    Superman by Frank Quitely
    Superman by Frank Quitely

    Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

    A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

    Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

    • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

    • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

    • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

    • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

  • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories
    All day
    09/09/2017-21/07/2018

    Love The Beano? Can’t get enough of superheroes? Read The Phoenix? Always wanted to have a go at making your own comic? You must visit the brand new Comics exhibition at Seven Stories.

    Seven Stories has gathered together an eclectic mix of original comic art to impress and inspire all comics’ fans. See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from The Eagle.

    The exhibition will feature Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    Current British comics creators like Kate Brown, Jamie Smart and Laura Ellen Anderson have prepared storyboards, sketches and 3d models to lend to the exhibition as well as giving Seven Stories’ visitors unique insight into their creative processes.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories runs until June 2018 at Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, Newcastle, NE1 2PQ. More details here: www.sevenstories.org.uk/exhibitions/comics

     

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  • Exhibition: Frank Quitely – The Art of Comics
    All day
    10/09/2017-12/03/2018

    Heading to the Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow in April is Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics, running 1st April to 1st October 2017.

    The exhibition at Kelvingrove will be the largest collection of his work every displayed, offering the opportunity to get up close and personal with the painstaking detail in every iconic frame.

    There will also be original artwork from other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

    The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

    Superman by Frank Quitely
    Superman by Frank Quitely

    Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

    A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

    Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

    • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

    • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

    • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

    • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

  • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories
    All day
    10/09/2017-22/07/2018

    Love The Beano? Can’t get enough of superheroes? Read The Phoenix? Always wanted to have a go at making your own comic? You must visit the brand new Comics exhibition at Seven Stories.

    Seven Stories has gathered together an eclectic mix of original comic art to impress and inspire all comics’ fans. See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from The Eagle.

    The exhibition will feature Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    Current British comics creators like Kate Brown, Jamie Smart and Laura Ellen Anderson have prepared storyboards, sketches and 3d models to lend to the exhibition as well as giving Seven Stories’ visitors unique insight into their creative processes.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories runs until June 2018 at Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, Newcastle, NE1 2PQ. More details here: www.sevenstories.org.uk/exhibitions/comics

     

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  • Exhibition: Frank Quitely – The Art of Comics
    All day
    11/09/2017-13/03/2018

    Heading to the Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow in April is Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics, running 1st April to 1st October 2017.

    The exhibition at Kelvingrove will be the largest collection of his work every displayed, offering the opportunity to get up close and personal with the painstaking detail in every iconic frame.

    There will also be original artwork from other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

    The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

    Superman by Frank Quitely
    Superman by Frank Quitely

    Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

    A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

    Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

    • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

    • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

    • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

    • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

  • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories
    All day
    11/09/2017-23/07/2018

    Love The Beano? Can’t get enough of superheroes? Read The Phoenix? Always wanted to have a go at making your own comic? You must visit the brand new Comics exhibition at Seven Stories.

    Seven Stories has gathered together an eclectic mix of original comic art to impress and inspire all comics’ fans. See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from The Eagle.

    The exhibition will feature Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    Current British comics creators like Kate Brown, Jamie Smart and Laura Ellen Anderson have prepared storyboards, sketches and 3d models to lend to the exhibition as well as giving Seven Stories’ visitors unique insight into their creative processes.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories runs until June 2018 at Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, Newcastle, NE1 2PQ. More details here: www.sevenstories.org.uk/exhibitions/comics

     

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  • Exhibition: Frank Quitely – The Art of Comics
    All day
    12/09/2017-14/03/2018

    Heading to the Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow in April is Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics, running 1st April to 1st October 2017.

    The exhibition at Kelvingrove will be the largest collection of his work every displayed, offering the opportunity to get up close and personal with the painstaking detail in every iconic frame.

    There will also be original artwork from other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

    The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

    Superman by Frank Quitely
    Superman by Frank Quitely

    Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

    A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

    Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

    • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

    • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

    • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

    • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

  • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories
    All day
    12/09/2017-24/07/2018

    Love The Beano? Can’t get enough of superheroes? Read The Phoenix? Always wanted to have a go at making your own comic? You must visit the brand new Comics exhibition at Seven Stories.

    Seven Stories has gathered together an eclectic mix of original comic art to impress and inspire all comics’ fans. See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from The Eagle.

    The exhibition will feature Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    Current British comics creators like Kate Brown, Jamie Smart and Laura Ellen Anderson have prepared storyboards, sketches and 3d models to lend to the exhibition as well as giving Seven Stories’ visitors unique insight into their creative processes.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories runs until June 2018 at Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, Newcastle, NE1 2PQ. More details here: www.sevenstories.org.uk/exhibitions/comics

     

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  • New US Comics On Sale
    All day
    13/09/2017-11/09/2030

    Every Wednesday sees the release of new US comics – Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Valiant, IDW, Boom! Studios, Dark Horse and others – and other publications to comic shops across the UK, distributed by Diamond Comics.

    Every week, we try to post a “Something for the Weekend” guide to new releases.

    Here’s our map of comic shops across the UK and Ireland

  • On Sale Today: The Beano
    All day
    13/09/2017-02/02/2028

    All Good Newsagents

    All Good Newsagents

    The Beano is published weekly by DC Thomson. More info: www.beanotown.com

    Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

  • On Sale Today: 2000AD
    All day
    13/09/2017-02/02/2028

    All Good Newsagents

    All Good Newsagents

    2000AD is Britain’s cult sci-fi comic, and has been at the cutting edge of contemporary pop culture since 1977. It’s a multi-award winning cocktail of explosive sci-fi and fantasy, infused with a mean streak of irony and wry black humour. Imaginative, hard-hitting stories and eye-popping art have made 2000 AD essential reading for its legion of fiercely loyal fans for nearly 30 years now. For more info visit www.2000adonline.com

    Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

  • Exhibition: Frank Quitely – The Art of Comics
    All day
    13/09/2017-15/03/2018

    Heading to the Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow in April is Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics, running 1st April to 1st October 2017.

    The exhibition at Kelvingrove will be the largest collection of his work every displayed, offering the opportunity to get up close and personal with the painstaking detail in every iconic frame.

    There will also be original artwork from other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

    The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

    Superman by Frank Quitely
    Superman by Frank Quitely

    Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

    A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

    Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

    • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

    • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

    • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

    • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

  • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories
    All day
    13/09/2017-25/07/2018

    Love The Beano? Can’t get enough of superheroes? Read The Phoenix? Always wanted to have a go at making your own comic? You must visit the brand new Comics exhibition at Seven Stories.

    Seven Stories has gathered together an eclectic mix of original comic art to impress and inspire all comics’ fans. See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from The Eagle.

    The exhibition will feature Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    Current British comics creators like Kate Brown, Jamie Smart and Laura Ellen Anderson have prepared storyboards, sketches and 3d models to lend to the exhibition as well as giving Seven Stories’ visitors unique insight into their creative processes.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories runs until June 2018 at Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, Newcastle, NE1 2PQ. More details here: www.sevenstories.org.uk/exhibitions/comics

     

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    • New US Comics On Sale
      All day
      13/09/2017-11/09/2030

      Every Wednesday sees the release of new US comics – Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Valiant, IDW, Boom! Studios, Dark Horse and others – and other publications to comic shops across the UK, distributed by Diamond Comics.

      Every week, we try to post a “Something for the Weekend” guide to new releases.

      Here’s our map of comic shops across the UK and Ireland

    • On Sale Today: The Beano
      All day
      13/09/2017-02/02/2028
      All Good Newsagents
      All Good Newsagents

      The Beano is published weekly by DC Thomson. More info: www.beanotown.com

      Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

    • On Sale Today: 2000AD
      All day
      13/09/2017-02/02/2028
      All Good Newsagents
      All Good Newsagents

      2000AD is Britain’s cult sci-fi comic, and has been at the cutting edge of contemporary pop culture since 1977. It’s a multi-award winning cocktail of explosive sci-fi and fantasy, infused with a mean streak of irony and wry black humour. Imaginative, hard-hitting stories and eye-popping art have made 2000 AD essential reading for its legion of fiercely loyal fans for nearly 30 years now. For more info visit www.2000adonline.com

      Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

    • Exhibition: Frank Quitely - The Art of Comics
      All day
      13/09/2017-15/03/2018

      Heading to the Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow in April is Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics, running 1st April to 1st October 2017.

      The exhibition at Kelvingrove will be the largest collection of his work every displayed, offering the opportunity to get up close and personal with the painstaking detail in every iconic frame.

      There will also be original artwork from other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

      The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

      Superman by Frank Quitely
      Superman by Frank Quitely

      Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

      A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

      Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

      • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

      • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

      • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

      • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories
      All day
      13/09/2017-25/07/2018

      Love The Beano? Can’t get enough of superheroes? Read The Phoenix? Always wanted to have a go at making your own comic? You must visit the brand new Comics exhibition at Seven Stories.

      Seven Stories has gathered together an eclectic mix of original comic art to impress and inspire all comics’ fans. See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from The Eagle.

      The exhibition will feature Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

      Current British comics creators like Kate Brown, Jamie Smart and Laura Ellen Anderson have prepared storyboards, sketches and 3d models to lend to the exhibition as well as giving Seven Stories’ visitors unique insight into their creative processes.

      • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories runs until June 2018 at Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, Newcastle, NE1 2PQ. More details here: www.sevenstories.org.uk/exhibitions/comics

       

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  • Exhibition: Frank Quitely – The Art of Comics
    All day
    14/09/2017-16/03/2018

    Heading to the Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow in April is Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics, running 1st April to 1st October 2017.

    The exhibition at Kelvingrove will be the largest collection of his work every displayed, offering the opportunity to get up close and personal with the painstaking detail in every iconic frame.

    There will also be original artwork from other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

    The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

    Superman by Frank Quitely
    Superman by Frank Quitely

    Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

    A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

    Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

    • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

    • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

    • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

    • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

  • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories
    All day
    14/09/2017-26/07/2018

    Love The Beano? Can’t get enough of superheroes? Read The Phoenix? Always wanted to have a go at making your own comic? You must visit the brand new Comics exhibition at Seven Stories.

    Seven Stories has gathered together an eclectic mix of original comic art to impress and inspire all comics’ fans. See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from The Eagle.

    The exhibition will feature Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    Current British comics creators like Kate Brown, Jamie Smart and Laura Ellen Anderson have prepared storyboards, sketches and 3d models to lend to the exhibition as well as giving Seven Stories’ visitors unique insight into their creative processes.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories runs until June 2018 at Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, Newcastle, NE1 2PQ. More details here: www.sevenstories.org.uk/exhibitions/comics

     

  • Gnash Comics – The Mighty One Signing Event
    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    14/09/2017

    Former 2000AD editor and writer Steve MacManus plus 2000AD creators Henry Flint, JOCK and Dom Reardon will be signing at Gnash Comics from 6.00 – 8.00pm on Thursday 14th September 2017.

    More details here | Follow Gnash Comics on Twitter @gnashcomics

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  • Exhibition: Frank Quitely – The Art of Comics
    All day
    15/09/2017-17/03/2018

    Heading to the Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow in April is Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics, running 1st April to 1st October 2017.

    The exhibition at Kelvingrove will be the largest collection of his work every displayed, offering the opportunity to get up close and personal with the painstaking detail in every iconic frame.

    There will also be original artwork from other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

    The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

    Superman by Frank Quitely
    Superman by Frank Quitely

    Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

    A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

    Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

    • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

    • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

    • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

    • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

  • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories
    All day
    15/09/2017-27/07/2018

    Love The Beano? Can’t get enough of superheroes? Read The Phoenix? Always wanted to have a go at making your own comic? You must visit the brand new Comics exhibition at Seven Stories.

    Seven Stories has gathered together an eclectic mix of original comic art to impress and inspire all comics’ fans. See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from The Eagle.

    The exhibition will feature Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    Current British comics creators like Kate Brown, Jamie Smart and Laura Ellen Anderson have prepared storyboards, sketches and 3d models to lend to the exhibition as well as giving Seven Stories’ visitors unique insight into their creative processes.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories runs until June 2018 at Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, Newcastle, NE1 2PQ. More details here: www.sevenstories.org.uk/exhibitions/comics

     

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  • Exhibition: Frank Quitely – The Art of Comics
    All day
    16/09/2017-18/03/2018

    Heading to the Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow in April is Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics, running 1st April to 1st October 2017.

    The exhibition at Kelvingrove will be the largest collection of his work every displayed, offering the opportunity to get up close and personal with the painstaking detail in every iconic frame.

    There will also be original artwork from other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

    The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

    Superman by Frank Quitely
    Superman by Frank Quitely

    Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

    A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

    Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

    • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

    • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

    • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

    • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

  • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories
    All day
    16/09/2017-28/07/2018

    Love The Beano? Can’t get enough of superheroes? Read The Phoenix? Always wanted to have a go at making your own comic? You must visit the brand new Comics exhibition at Seven Stories.

    Seven Stories has gathered together an eclectic mix of original comic art to impress and inspire all comics’ fans. See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from The Eagle.

    The exhibition will feature Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    Current British comics creators like Kate Brown, Jamie Smart and Laura Ellen Anderson have prepared storyboards, sketches and 3d models to lend to the exhibition as well as giving Seven Stories’ visitors unique insight into their creative processes.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories runs until June 2018 at Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, Newcastle, NE1 2PQ. More details here: www.sevenstories.org.uk/exhibitions/comics

     

  • Commando Collectors SwapMeet
    10:00 am-2:30 pm
    16/09/2017

    The first-ever collectors fair dedicated to all things Commando will take place in Stoke-on-Trest on Saturday 16th September 2017.

    Organised by Commando collector Andy Yates, the SwapMeet opens at 10.00am at the Harriet Higgins Community Centre, Rotterdam Road, Poolfields, Newcastle under Lyme ST5 2PE and ends at 2.30pm.

    On sale – over 2000 doubles from Andy’s own collection of Commando, War Picture Library, Battle, Air Ace, Warlord and Victor, along with other DC Thomson titles.

    There will be apace for others to host stalls or just turn up have a brew and swap with each other.

    • Facebook Event Page and contact information: https://www.facebook.com/events/229173854259843

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  • Exhibition: Frank Quitely – The Art of Comics
    All day
    17/09/2017-19/03/2018

    Heading to the Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow in April is Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics, running 1st April to 1st October 2017.

    The exhibition at Kelvingrove will be the largest collection of his work every displayed, offering the opportunity to get up close and personal with the painstaking detail in every iconic frame.

    There will also be original artwork from other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

    The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

    Superman by Frank Quitely
    Superman by Frank Quitely

    Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

    A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

    Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

    • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

    • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

    • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

    • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

  • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories
    All day
    17/09/2017-29/07/2018

    Love The Beano? Can’t get enough of superheroes? Read The Phoenix? Always wanted to have a go at making your own comic? You must visit the brand new Comics exhibition at Seven Stories.

    Seven Stories has gathered together an eclectic mix of original comic art to impress and inspire all comics’ fans. See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from The Eagle.

    The exhibition will feature Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    Current British comics creators like Kate Brown, Jamie Smart and Laura Ellen Anderson have prepared storyboards, sketches and 3d models to lend to the exhibition as well as giving Seven Stories’ visitors unique insight into their creative processes.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories runs until June 2018 at Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, Newcastle, NE1 2PQ. More details here: www.sevenstories.org.uk/exhibitions/comics

     

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  • Exhibition: Frank Quitely – The Art of Comics
    All day
    18/09/2017-20/03/2018

    Heading to the Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow in April is Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics, running 1st April to 1st October 2017.

    The exhibition at Kelvingrove will be the largest collection of his work every displayed, offering the opportunity to get up close and personal with the painstaking detail in every iconic frame.

    There will also be original artwork from other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

    The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

    Superman by Frank Quitely
    Superman by Frank Quitely

    Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

    A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

    Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

    • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

    • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

    • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

    • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

  • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories
    All day
    18/09/2017-30/07/2018

    Love The Beano? Can’t get enough of superheroes? Read The Phoenix? Always wanted to have a go at making your own comic? You must visit the brand new Comics exhibition at Seven Stories.

    Seven Stories has gathered together an eclectic mix of original comic art to impress and inspire all comics’ fans. See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from The Eagle.

    The exhibition will feature Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    Current British comics creators like Kate Brown, Jamie Smart and Laura Ellen Anderson have prepared storyboards, sketches and 3d models to lend to the exhibition as well as giving Seven Stories’ visitors unique insight into their creative processes.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories runs until June 2018 at Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, Newcastle, NE1 2PQ. More details here: www.sevenstories.org.uk/exhibitions/comics

     

  • Thought Bubble Festival 2017
    All day
    18/09/2017-24/09/2017

     

    The team behind Thought Bubble, the annual and hugely-popular comics festival held in Leeds, have lined up a terrific week of comics celebration, bringing some of the best creators in the world to the city.

     

    The guest line-up of course doesn’t include the huge number of  exhibitors at the Festival, many regularly featured here on downthetubes – publishers, creators, and retailers, located across three convention halls this year (all located on Leeds Dock) – New Dock Hall, the Royal Armouries Hall and the TB Marquee.

    Web: http://thoughtbubblefestival.com

    Newcomer to Thought Bubble?

    For those who haven’t visited before, or who have and want to get the most out of their trip, check out some basic festival info set up at the links below:

    • FAQs: http://thoughtbubblefestival.com/information/faq/
    • Venue information: http://thoughtbubblefestival.com/information/venues/
    • Visitor’s guide: http://wp.me/p512C-s0

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  • Exhibition: Frank Quitely – The Art of Comics
    All day
    19/09/2017-21/03/2018

    Heading to the Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow in April is Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics, running 1st April to 1st October 2017.

    The exhibition at Kelvingrove will be the largest collection of his work every displayed, offering the opportunity to get up close and personal with the painstaking detail in every iconic frame.

    There will also be original artwork from other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

    The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

    Superman by Frank Quitely
    Superman by Frank Quitely

    Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

    A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

    Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

    • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

    • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

    • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

    • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

  • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories
    All day
    19/09/2017-31/07/2018

    Love The Beano? Can’t get enough of superheroes? Read The Phoenix? Always wanted to have a go at making your own comic? You must visit the brand new Comics exhibition at Seven Stories.

    Seven Stories has gathered together an eclectic mix of original comic art to impress and inspire all comics’ fans. See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from The Eagle.

    The exhibition will feature Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    Current British comics creators like Kate Brown, Jamie Smart and Laura Ellen Anderson have prepared storyboards, sketches and 3d models to lend to the exhibition as well as giving Seven Stories’ visitors unique insight into their creative processes.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories runs until June 2018 at Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, Newcastle, NE1 2PQ. More details here: www.sevenstories.org.uk/exhibitions/comics

     

  • Thought Bubble Festival 2017
    All day
    19/09/2017-25/09/2017

     

    The team behind Thought Bubble, the annual and hugely-popular comics festival held in Leeds, have lined up a terrific week of comics celebration, bringing some of the best creators in the world to the city.

     

    The guest line-up of course doesn’t include the huge number of  exhibitors at the Festival, many regularly featured here on downthetubes – publishers, creators, and retailers, located across three convention halls this year (all located on Leeds Dock) – New Dock Hall, the Royal Armouries Hall and the TB Marquee.

    Web: http://thoughtbubblefestival.com

    Newcomer to Thought Bubble?

    For those who haven’t visited before, or who have and want to get the most out of their trip, check out some basic festival info set up at the links below:

    • FAQs: http://thoughtbubblefestival.com/information/faq/
    • Venue information: http://thoughtbubblefestival.com/information/venues/
    • Visitor’s guide: http://wp.me/p512C-s0

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  • On Sale Today: 2000AD
    All day
    20/09/2017-09/02/2028

    All Good Newsagents

    All Good Newsagents

    2000AD is Britain’s cult sci-fi comic, and has been at the cutting edge of contemporary pop culture since 1977. It’s a multi-award winning cocktail of explosive sci-fi and fantasy, infused with a mean streak of irony and wry black humour. Imaginative, hard-hitting stories and eye-popping art have made 2000 AD essential reading for its legion of fiercely loyal fans for nearly 30 years now. For more info visit www.2000adonline.com

    Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

  • On Sale Today: The Beano
    All day
    20/09/2017-09/02/2028

    All Good Newsagents

    All Good Newsagents

    The Beano is published weekly by DC Thomson. More info: www.beanotown.com

    Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

  • Thought Bubble Festival 2017
    All day
    20/09/2017-26/09/2017

     

    The team behind Thought Bubble, the annual and hugely-popular comics festival held in Leeds, have lined up a terrific week of comics celebration, bringing some of the best creators in the world to the city.

     

    The guest line-up of course doesn’t include the huge number of  exhibitors at the Festival, many regularly featured here on downthetubes – publishers, creators, and retailers, located across three convention halls this year (all located on Leeds Dock) – New Dock Hall, the Royal Armouries Hall and the TB Marquee.

    Web: http://thoughtbubblefestival.com

    Newcomer to Thought Bubble?

    For those who haven’t visited before, or who have and want to get the most out of their trip, check out some basic festival info set up at the links below:

    • FAQs: http://thoughtbubblefestival.com/information/faq/
    • Venue information: http://thoughtbubblefestival.com/information/venues/
    • Visitor’s guide: http://wp.me/p512C-s0

  • Exhibition: Frank Quitely – The Art of Comics
    All day
    20/09/2017-22/03/2018

    Heading to the Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow in April is Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics, running 1st April to 1st October 2017.

    The exhibition at Kelvingrove will be the largest collection of his work every displayed, offering the opportunity to get up close and personal with the painstaking detail in every iconic frame.

    There will also be original artwork from other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

    The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

    Superman by Frank Quitely
    Superman by Frank Quitely

    Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

    A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

    Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

    • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

    • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

    • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

    • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

  • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories
    All day
    20/09/2017-01/08/2018

    Love The Beano? Can’t get enough of superheroes? Read The Phoenix? Always wanted to have a go at making your own comic? You must visit the brand new Comics exhibition at Seven Stories.

    Seven Stories has gathered together an eclectic mix of original comic art to impress and inspire all comics’ fans. See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from The Eagle.

    The exhibition will feature Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    Current British comics creators like Kate Brown, Jamie Smart and Laura Ellen Anderson have prepared storyboards, sketches and 3d models to lend to the exhibition as well as giving Seven Stories’ visitors unique insight into their creative processes.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories runs until June 2018 at Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, Newcastle, NE1 2PQ. More details here: www.sevenstories.org.uk/exhibitions/comics

     

  • New US Comics On Sale
    All day
    20/09/2017-18/09/2030

    Every Wednesday sees the release of new US comics – Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Valiant, IDW, Boom! Studios, Dark Horse and others – and other publications to comic shops across the UK, distributed by Diamond Comics.

    Every week, we try to post a “Something for the Weekend” guide to new releases.

    Here’s our map of comic shops across the UK and Ireland

  • Gosh! presents: Capers
    7:00 pm-9:00 pm
    20/09/2017

    Gosh! Comics, Berwick Street, London, United Kingdom

    Gosh! Comics, Berwick Street, London, United Kingdom

    Gosh! Comics Logo

    Capers! is a monthly meet-up at Gosh! Comics that explores and celebrates the world of super-heroes.  On the third Wednesday of every month we’ll spotlight a different character or team and, with the help of our audience and guest speakers, breakdown their history and share our favourite moments.

    Web: www.goshlondon.com

  • More events
    • On Sale Today: 2000AD
      All day
      20/09/2017-09/02/2028
      All Good Newsagents
      All Good Newsagents

      2000AD is Britain’s cult sci-fi comic, and has been at the cutting edge of contemporary pop culture since 1977. It’s a multi-award winning cocktail of explosive sci-fi and fantasy, infused with a mean streak of irony and wry black humour. Imaginative, hard-hitting stories and eye-popping art have made 2000 AD essential reading for its legion of fiercely loyal fans for nearly 30 years now. For more info visit www.2000adonline.com

      Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

    • On Sale Today: The Beano
      All day
      20/09/2017-09/02/2028
      All Good Newsagents
      All Good Newsagents

      The Beano is published weekly by DC Thomson. More info: www.beanotown.com

      Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

    • Thought Bubble Festival 2017
      All day
      20/09/2017-26/09/2017

       

      The team behind Thought Bubble, the annual and hugely-popular comics festival held in Leeds, have lined up a terrific week of comics celebration, bringing some of the best creators in the world to the city.

       

      The guest line-up of course doesn’t include the huge number of  exhibitors at the Festival, many regularly featured here on downthetubes – publishers, creators, and retailers, located across three convention halls this year (all located on Leeds Dock) – New Dock Hall, the Royal Armouries Hall and the TB Marquee.

      Web: http://thoughtbubblefestival.com

      Newcomer to Thought Bubble?

      For those who haven’t visited before, or who have and want to get the most out of their trip, check out some basic festival info set up at the links below:

      • FAQs: http://thoughtbubblefestival.com/information/faq/
      • Venue information: http://thoughtbubblefestival.com/information/venues/
      • Visitor’s guide: http://wp.me/p512C-s0

    • Exhibition: Frank Quitely - The Art of Comics
      All day
      20/09/2017-22/03/2018

      Heading to the Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow in April is Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics, running 1st April to 1st October 2017.

      The exhibition at Kelvingrove will be the largest collection of his work every displayed, offering the opportunity to get up close and personal with the painstaking detail in every iconic frame.

      There will also be original artwork from other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

      The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

      Superman by Frank Quitely
      Superman by Frank Quitely

      Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

      A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

      Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

      • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

      • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

      • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

      • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories
      All day
      20/09/2017-01/08/2018

      Love The Beano? Can’t get enough of superheroes? Read The Phoenix? Always wanted to have a go at making your own comic? You must visit the brand new Comics exhibition at Seven Stories.

      Seven Stories has gathered together an eclectic mix of original comic art to impress and inspire all comics’ fans. See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from The Eagle.

      The exhibition will feature Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

      Current British comics creators like Kate Brown, Jamie Smart and Laura Ellen Anderson have prepared storyboards, sketches and 3d models to lend to the exhibition as well as giving Seven Stories’ visitors unique insight into their creative processes.

      • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories runs until June 2018 at Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, Newcastle, NE1 2PQ. More details here: www.sevenstories.org.uk/exhibitions/comics

       

    • New US Comics On Sale
      All day
      20/09/2017-18/09/2030

      Every Wednesday sees the release of new US comics – Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Valiant, IDW, Boom! Studios, Dark Horse and others – and other publications to comic shops across the UK, distributed by Diamond Comics.

      Every week, we try to post a “Something for the Weekend” guide to new releases.

      Here’s our map of comic shops across the UK and Ireland

    • Gosh! presents: Capers
      7:00 pm-9:00 pm
      20/09/2017
      Gosh! Comics, Berwick Street, London, United Kingdom
      Gosh! Comics, Berwick Street, London, United Kingdom
      Gosh! Comics Logo

      Capers! is a monthly meet-up at Gosh! Comics that explores and celebrates the world of super-heroes.  On the third Wednesday of every month we’ll spotlight a different character or team and, with the help of our audience and guest speakers, breakdown their history and share our favourite moments.

      Web: www.goshlondon.com

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  • Exhibition: Frank Quitely – The Art of Comics
    All day
    21/09/2017-23/03/2018

    Heading to the Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow in April is Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics, running 1st April to 1st October 2017.

    The exhibition at Kelvingrove will be the largest collection of his work every displayed, offering the opportunity to get up close and personal with the painstaking detail in every iconic frame.

    There will also be original artwork from other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

    The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

    Superman by Frank Quitely
    Superman by Frank Quitely

    Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

    A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

    Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

    • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

    • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

    • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

    • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

  • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories
    All day
    21/09/2017-02/08/2018

    Love The Beano? Can’t get enough of superheroes? Read The Phoenix? Always wanted to have a go at making your own comic? You must visit the brand new Comics exhibition at Seven Stories.

    Seven Stories has gathered together an eclectic mix of original comic art to impress and inspire all comics’ fans. See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from The Eagle.

    The exhibition will feature Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    Current British comics creators like Kate Brown, Jamie Smart and Laura Ellen Anderson have prepared storyboards, sketches and 3d models to lend to the exhibition as well as giving Seven Stories’ visitors unique insight into their creative processes.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories runs until June 2018 at Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, Newcastle, NE1 2PQ. More details here: www.sevenstories.org.uk/exhibitions/comics

     

  • Thought Bubble Festival 2017
    All day
    21/09/2017-27/09/2017

     

    The team behind Thought Bubble, the annual and hugely-popular comics festival held in Leeds, have lined up a terrific week of comics celebration, bringing some of the best creators in the world to the city.

     

    The guest line-up of course doesn’t include the huge number of  exhibitors at the Festival, many regularly featured here on downthetubes – publishers, creators, and retailers, located across three convention halls this year (all located on Leeds Dock) – New Dock Hall, the Royal Armouries Hall and the TB Marquee.

    Web: http://thoughtbubblefestival.com

    Newcomer to Thought Bubble?

    For those who haven’t visited before, or who have and want to get the most out of their trip, check out some basic festival info set up at the links below:

    • FAQs: http://thoughtbubblefestival.com/information/faq/
    • Venue information: http://thoughtbubblefestival.com/information/venues/
    • Visitor’s guide: http://wp.me/p512C-s0

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  • Exhibition: Frank Quitely – The Art of Comics
    All day
    22/09/2017-24/03/2018

    Heading to the Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow in April is Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics, running 1st April to 1st October 2017.

    The exhibition at Kelvingrove will be the largest collection of his work every displayed, offering the opportunity to get up close and personal with the painstaking detail in every iconic frame.

    There will also be original artwork from other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

    The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

    Superman by Frank Quitely
    Superman by Frank Quitely

    Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

    A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

    Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

    • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

    • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

    • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

    • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

  • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories
    All day
    22/09/2017-03/08/2018

    Love The Beano? Can’t get enough of superheroes? Read The Phoenix? Always wanted to have a go at making your own comic? You must visit the brand new Comics exhibition at Seven Stories.

    Seven Stories has gathered together an eclectic mix of original comic art to impress and inspire all comics’ fans. See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from The Eagle.

    The exhibition will feature Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    Current British comics creators like Kate Brown, Jamie Smart and Laura Ellen Anderson have prepared storyboards, sketches and 3d models to lend to the exhibition as well as giving Seven Stories’ visitors unique insight into their creative processes.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories runs until June 2018 at Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, Newcastle, NE1 2PQ. More details here: www.sevenstories.org.uk/exhibitions/comics

     

  • Thought Bubble Festival 2017
    All day
    22/09/2017-28/09/2017

     

    The team behind Thought Bubble, the annual and hugely-popular comics festival held in Leeds, have lined up a terrific week of comics celebration, bringing some of the best creators in the world to the city.

     

    The guest line-up of course doesn’t include the huge number of  exhibitors at the Festival, many regularly featured here on downthetubes – publishers, creators, and retailers, located across three convention halls this year (all located on Leeds Dock) – New Dock Hall, the Royal Armouries Hall and the TB Marquee.

    Web: http://thoughtbubblefestival.com

    Newcomer to Thought Bubble?

    For those who haven’t visited before, or who have and want to get the most out of their trip, check out some basic festival info set up at the links below:

    • FAQs: http://thoughtbubblefestival.com/information/faq/
    • Venue information: http://thoughtbubblefestival.com/information/venues/
    • Visitor’s guide: http://wp.me/p512C-s0

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  • Exhibition: Frank Quitely – The Art of Comics
    All day
    23/09/2017-25/03/2018

    Heading to the Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow in April is Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics, running 1st April to 1st October 2017.

    The exhibition at Kelvingrove will be the largest collection of his work every displayed, offering the opportunity to get up close and personal with the painstaking detail in every iconic frame.

    There will also be original artwork from other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

    The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

    Superman by Frank Quitely
    Superman by Frank Quitely

    Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

    A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

    Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

    • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

    • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

    • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

    • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

  • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories
    All day
    23/09/2017-04/08/2018

    Love The Beano? Can’t get enough of superheroes? Read The Phoenix? Always wanted to have a go at making your own comic? You must visit the brand new Comics exhibition at Seven Stories.

    Seven Stories has gathered together an eclectic mix of original comic art to impress and inspire all comics’ fans. See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from The Eagle.

    The exhibition will feature Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    Current British comics creators like Kate Brown, Jamie Smart and Laura Ellen Anderson have prepared storyboards, sketches and 3d models to lend to the exhibition as well as giving Seven Stories’ visitors unique insight into their creative processes.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories runs until June 2018 at Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, Newcastle, NE1 2PQ. More details here: www.sevenstories.org.uk/exhibitions/comics

     

  • Thought Bubble Festival 2017
    All day
    23/09/2017-29/09/2017

     

    The team behind Thought Bubble, the annual and hugely-popular comics festival held in Leeds, have lined up a terrific week of comics celebration, bringing some of the best creators in the world to the city.

     

    The guest line-up of course doesn’t include the huge number of  exhibitors at the Festival, many regularly featured here on downthetubes – publishers, creators, and retailers, located across three convention halls this year (all located on Leeds Dock) – New Dock Hall, the Royal Armouries Hall and the TB Marquee.

    Web: http://thoughtbubblefestival.com

    Newcomer to Thought Bubble?

    For those who haven’t visited before, or who have and want to get the most out of their trip, check out some basic festival info set up at the links below:

    • FAQs: http://thoughtbubblefestival.com/information/faq/
    • Venue information: http://thoughtbubblefestival.com/information/venues/
    • Visitor’s guide: http://wp.me/p512C-s0

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  • Exhibition: Frank Quitely – The Art of Comics
    All day
    24/09/2017-26/03/2018

    Heading to the Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow in April is Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics, running 1st April to 1st October 2017.

    The exhibition at Kelvingrove will be the largest collection of his work every displayed, offering the opportunity to get up close and personal with the painstaking detail in every iconic frame.

    There will also be original artwork from other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

    The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

    Superman by Frank Quitely
    Superman by Frank Quitely

    Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

    A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

    Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

    • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

    • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

    • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

    • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

  • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories
    All day
    24/09/2017-05/08/2018

    Love The Beano? Can’t get enough of superheroes? Read The Phoenix? Always wanted to have a go at making your own comic? You must visit the brand new Comics exhibition at Seven Stories.

    Seven Stories has gathered together an eclectic mix of original comic art to impress and inspire all comics’ fans. See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from The Eagle.

    The exhibition will feature Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    Current British comics creators like Kate Brown, Jamie Smart and Laura Ellen Anderson have prepared storyboards, sketches and 3d models to lend to the exhibition as well as giving Seven Stories’ visitors unique insight into their creative processes.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories runs until June 2018 at Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, Newcastle, NE1 2PQ. More details here: www.sevenstories.org.uk/exhibitions/comics

     

  • Thought Bubble Festival 2017
    All day
    24/09/2017-30/09/2017

     

    The team behind Thought Bubble, the annual and hugely-popular comics festival held in Leeds, have lined up a terrific week of comics celebration, bringing some of the best creators in the world to the city.

     

    The guest line-up of course doesn’t include the huge number of  exhibitors at the Festival, many regularly featured here on downthetubes – publishers, creators, and retailers, located across three convention halls this year (all located on Leeds Dock) – New Dock Hall, the Royal Armouries Hall and the TB Marquee.

    Web: http://thoughtbubblefestival.com

    Newcomer to Thought Bubble?

    For those who haven’t visited before, or who have and want to get the most out of their trip, check out some basic festival info set up at the links below:

    • FAQs: http://thoughtbubblefestival.com/information/faq/
    • Venue information: http://thoughtbubblefestival.com/information/venues/
    • Visitor’s guide: http://wp.me/p512C-s0

25
  • Exhibition: Frank Quitely – The Art of Comics
    All day
    25/09/2017-27/03/2018

    Heading to the Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow in April is Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics, running 1st April to 1st October 2017.

    The exhibition at Kelvingrove will be the largest collection of his work every displayed, offering the opportunity to get up close and personal with the painstaking detail in every iconic frame.

    There will also be original artwork from other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

    The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

    Superman by Frank Quitely
    Superman by Frank Quitely

    Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

    A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

    Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

    • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

    • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

    • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

    • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

  • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories
    All day
    25/09/2017-06/08/2018

    Love The Beano? Can’t get enough of superheroes? Read The Phoenix? Always wanted to have a go at making your own comic? You must visit the brand new Comics exhibition at Seven Stories.

    Seven Stories has gathered together an eclectic mix of original comic art to impress and inspire all comics’ fans. See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from The Eagle.

    The exhibition will feature Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    Current British comics creators like Kate Brown, Jamie Smart and Laura Ellen Anderson have prepared storyboards, sketches and 3d models to lend to the exhibition as well as giving Seven Stories’ visitors unique insight into their creative processes.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories runs until June 2018 at Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, Newcastle, NE1 2PQ. More details here: www.sevenstories.org.uk/exhibitions/comics

     

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  • Exhibition: Frank Quitely – The Art of Comics
    All day
    26/09/2017-28/03/2018

    Heading to the Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow in April is Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics, running 1st April to 1st October 2017.

    The exhibition at Kelvingrove will be the largest collection of his work every displayed, offering the opportunity to get up close and personal with the painstaking detail in every iconic frame.

    There will also be original artwork from other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

    The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

    Superman by Frank Quitely
    Superman by Frank Quitely

    Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

    A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

    Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

    • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

    • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

    • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

    • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

  • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories
    All day
    26/09/2017-07/08/2018

    Love The Beano? Can’t get enough of superheroes? Read The Phoenix? Always wanted to have a go at making your own comic? You must visit the brand new Comics exhibition at Seven Stories.

    Seven Stories has gathered together an eclectic mix of original comic art to impress and inspire all comics’ fans. See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from The Eagle.

    The exhibition will feature Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    Current British comics creators like Kate Brown, Jamie Smart and Laura Ellen Anderson have prepared storyboards, sketches and 3d models to lend to the exhibition as well as giving Seven Stories’ visitors unique insight into their creative processes.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories runs until June 2018 at Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, Newcastle, NE1 2PQ. More details here: www.sevenstories.org.uk/exhibitions/comics

     

27
  • New US Comics On Sale
    All day
    27/09/2017-25/09/2030

    Every Wednesday sees the release of new US comics – Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Valiant, IDW, Boom! Studios, Dark Horse and others – and other publications to comic shops across the UK, distributed by Diamond Comics.

    Every week, we try to post a “Something for the Weekend” guide to new releases.

    Here’s our map of comic shops across the UK and Ireland

  • On Sale Today: The Beano
    All day
    27/09/2017-16/02/2028

    All Good Newsagents

    All Good Newsagents

    The Beano is published weekly by DC Thomson. More info: www.beanotown.com

    Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

  • On Sale Today: 2000AD
    All day
    27/09/2017-16/02/2028

    All Good Newsagents

    All Good Newsagents

    2000AD is Britain’s cult sci-fi comic, and has been at the cutting edge of contemporary pop culture since 1977. It’s a multi-award winning cocktail of explosive sci-fi and fantasy, infused with a mean streak of irony and wry black humour. Imaginative, hard-hitting stories and eye-popping art have made 2000 AD essential reading for its legion of fiercely loyal fans for nearly 30 years now. For more info visit www.2000adonline.com

    Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

  • Exhibition: Frank Quitely – The Art of Comics
    All day
    27/09/2017-29/03/2018

    Heading to the Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow in April is Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics, running 1st April to 1st October 2017.

    The exhibition at Kelvingrove will be the largest collection of his work every displayed, offering the opportunity to get up close and personal with the painstaking detail in every iconic frame.

    There will also be original artwork from other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

    The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

    Superman by Frank Quitely
    Superman by Frank Quitely

    Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

    A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

    Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

    • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

    • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

    • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

    • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

  • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories
    All day
    27/09/2017-08/08/2018

    Love The Beano? Can’t get enough of superheroes? Read The Phoenix? Always wanted to have a go at making your own comic? You must visit the brand new Comics exhibition at Seven Stories.

    Seven Stories has gathered together an eclectic mix of original comic art to impress and inspire all comics’ fans. See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from The Eagle.

    The exhibition will feature Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    Current British comics creators like Kate Brown, Jamie Smart and Laura Ellen Anderson have prepared storyboards, sketches and 3d models to lend to the exhibition as well as giving Seven Stories’ visitors unique insight into their creative processes.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories runs until June 2018 at Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, Newcastle, NE1 2PQ. More details here: www.sevenstories.org.uk/exhibitions/comics

     

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    • New US Comics On Sale
      All day
      27/09/2017-25/09/2030

      Every Wednesday sees the release of new US comics – Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Valiant, IDW, Boom! Studios, Dark Horse and others – and other publications to comic shops across the UK, distributed by Diamond Comics.

      Every week, we try to post a “Something for the Weekend” guide to new releases.

      Here’s our map of comic shops across the UK and Ireland

    • On Sale Today: The Beano
      All day
      27/09/2017-16/02/2028
      All Good Newsagents
      All Good Newsagents

      The Beano is published weekly by DC Thomson. More info: www.beanotown.com

      Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

    • On Sale Today: 2000AD
      All day
      27/09/2017-16/02/2028
      All Good Newsagents
      All Good Newsagents

      2000AD is Britain’s cult sci-fi comic, and has been at the cutting edge of contemporary pop culture since 1977. It’s a multi-award winning cocktail of explosive sci-fi and fantasy, infused with a mean streak of irony and wry black humour. Imaginative, hard-hitting stories and eye-popping art have made 2000 AD essential reading for its legion of fiercely loyal fans for nearly 30 years now. For more info visit www.2000adonline.com

      Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

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      Heading to the Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow in April is Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics, running 1st April to 1st October 2017.

      The exhibition at Kelvingrove will be the largest collection of his work every displayed, offering the opportunity to get up close and personal with the painstaking detail in every iconic frame.

      There will also be original artwork from other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

      The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

      Superman by Frank Quitely
      Superman by Frank Quitely

      Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

      A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

      Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

      • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

      • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

      • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

      • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories
      All day
      27/09/2017-08/08/2018

      Love The Beano? Can’t get enough of superheroes? Read The Phoenix? Always wanted to have a go at making your own comic? You must visit the brand new Comics exhibition at Seven Stories.

      Seven Stories has gathered together an eclectic mix of original comic art to impress and inspire all comics’ fans. See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from The Eagle.

      The exhibition will feature Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

      Current British comics creators like Kate Brown, Jamie Smart and Laura Ellen Anderson have prepared storyboards, sketches and 3d models to lend to the exhibition as well as giving Seven Stories’ visitors unique insight into their creative processes.

      • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories runs until June 2018 at Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, Newcastle, NE1 2PQ. More details here: www.sevenstories.org.uk/exhibitions/comics

       

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  • Exhibition: Frank Quitely – The Art of Comics
    All day
    28/09/2017-30/03/2018

    Heading to the Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow in April is Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics, running 1st April to 1st October 2017.

    The exhibition at Kelvingrove will be the largest collection of his work every displayed, offering the opportunity to get up close and personal with the painstaking detail in every iconic frame.

    There will also be original artwork from other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

    The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

    Superman by Frank Quitely
    Superman by Frank Quitely

    Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

    A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

    Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

    • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

    • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

    • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

    • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

  • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories
    All day
    28/09/2017-09/08/2018

    Love The Beano? Can’t get enough of superheroes? Read The Phoenix? Always wanted to have a go at making your own comic? You must visit the brand new Comics exhibition at Seven Stories.

    Seven Stories has gathered together an eclectic mix of original comic art to impress and inspire all comics’ fans. See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from The Eagle.

    The exhibition will feature Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    Current British comics creators like Kate Brown, Jamie Smart and Laura Ellen Anderson have prepared storyboards, sketches and 3d models to lend to the exhibition as well as giving Seven Stories’ visitors unique insight into their creative processes.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories runs until June 2018 at Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, Newcastle, NE1 2PQ. More details here: www.sevenstories.org.uk/exhibitions/comics

     

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  • Exhibition: Frank Quitely – The Art of Comics
    All day
    29/09/2017-31/03/2018

    Heading to the Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow in April is Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics, running 1st April to 1st October 2017.

    The exhibition at Kelvingrove will be the largest collection of his work every displayed, offering the opportunity to get up close and personal with the painstaking detail in every iconic frame.

    There will also be original artwork from other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

    The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

    Superman by Frank Quitely
    Superman by Frank Quitely

    Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

    A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

    Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

    • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

    • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

    • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

    • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

  • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories
    All day
    29/09/2017-10/08/2018

    Love The Beano? Can’t get enough of superheroes? Read The Phoenix? Always wanted to have a go at making your own comic? You must visit the brand new Comics exhibition at Seven Stories.

    Seven Stories has gathered together an eclectic mix of original comic art to impress and inspire all comics’ fans. See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from The Eagle.

    The exhibition will feature Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    Current British comics creators like Kate Brown, Jamie Smart and Laura Ellen Anderson have prepared storyboards, sketches and 3d models to lend to the exhibition as well as giving Seven Stories’ visitors unique insight into their creative processes.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories runs until June 2018 at Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, Newcastle, NE1 2PQ. More details here: www.sevenstories.org.uk/exhibitions/comics

     

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  • Exhibition: Frank Quitely – The Art of Comics
    All day
    30/09/2017-01/04/2018

    Heading to the Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow in April is Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics, running 1st April to 1st October 2017.

    The exhibition at Kelvingrove will be the largest collection of his work every displayed, offering the opportunity to get up close and personal with the painstaking detail in every iconic frame.

    There will also be original artwork from other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

    The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

    Superman by Frank Quitely
    Superman by Frank Quitely

    Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

    A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

    Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

    • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

    • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

    • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

    • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

  • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories
    All day
    30/09/2017-11/08/2018

    Love The Beano? Can’t get enough of superheroes? Read The Phoenix? Always wanted to have a go at making your own comic? You must visit the brand new Comics exhibition at Seven Stories.

    Seven Stories has gathered together an eclectic mix of original comic art to impress and inspire all comics’ fans. See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from The Eagle.

    The exhibition will feature Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

    Current British comics creators like Kate Brown, Jamie Smart and Laura Ellen Anderson have prepared storyboards, sketches and 3d models to lend to the exhibition as well as giving Seven Stories’ visitors unique insight into their creative processes.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories runs until June 2018 at Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, Newcastle, NE1 2PQ. More details here: www.sevenstories.org.uk/exhibitions/comics

     

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