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Birmingham Comics Festival 2017 Event Line Up Details Revealed

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Here’s the full schedule of events take place citywide for this June’s Birmingham Comics Festival, which include a free convention, exhibitions, film shows and some surprises… Friday 2nd – Friday 3rd June: The Birmingham Comics Festival begins at the MAC Birmingham with the launch of an exhibition of original artwork by the celebrated cartoonist Hunt Emerson, alongside the Walsall Silver Threads Tapestries; ... Read More »

Birmingham Comics Festival has big plans for its Comic Art Show next month

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Next month sees the debut of the Birmingham Comics Festival – a series of events that take place throughout the city which includes the Birmingham Comic Art Show at Birmingham City University, a free convention-style event which will take place on 24th June 2017. “People kept referring to art show convention as the Birmingham Comics Festival,” organising team member Paul H. Birch told ... Read More »

Britain’s second city set to go comics crazy in June as Birmingham Comics Festival returns for third year 

The Birmingham Comics Festival will be celebrating its third consecutive year of activity across the second city this June, with a weekend-long convention the culmination of a month of planned events. A city-wide series of comics-related events, large and small, will again take place from fun days out for kids to academic lectures, exhibitions and film shows alongside its popular ... Read More »

Birmingham Bound: An Interview with Comic Artist Staz Johnson

King's Road # Splash Pages by Staz Johnson

Staz Johnson began his career in comics drawing strips for Marvel UK and Fleetway before pencilling books like The Mighty Thor and The Avengers for Marvel in the US. A six issue run on Detective Comics lead to him becoming the artist on the popular Robin series, where he stayed for over three years. Renowned for a bravura action-adventure style ... Read More »

Birmingham Bound: An Interview with Halo artist Ian Richardson

Judge Dredd Pencils by Ian Richardson; and final art. Judge Dredd © 2000AD

Ian Richardson has recently completed illustrating the science fiction comic book series Halo for Dark Horse, and took time out prior to taking part in events for this weekend’s Birmingham Comics Festival, to discuss his work at Image, Dark Horse, 2000AD and elsewhere with Paul H Birch. Able to exaggerate larger than life scenarios and bring them down to a ... Read More »

Comics writer and author Mike Carey on tour in April

Mike Carey

Author and comics writer Mike (M.R.) Carey is on tour soon to promote his new novel, Fellside, with events in Liverpool at Waterstones Liverpool (Wednesday 6th April) and the Write Blend bookshop on South Road, Waterloo (Thursday 7th April), Waterstones Deansgate Manchester (Friday 8th April) and  Waterstones Birmingham on Saturday 9th April, in conjunction with the Birmingham Comics Festival. Mike will ... Read More »

Birmingham Comics Festival – back by popular demand in 2016

Comics are for kids... Of all ages! Photo: Adam Yosef

Debuting earlier this year, the Birmingham Comics Festival made good on its promise: to put the second city fairly and squarely back on the UK comic convention map, placing comics and their fans at the absolute heart of all its events. Now, following its tremendous success and the genuinely unexpected waves of affection expressed for it, it can be officially declared ... Read More »

The Birmingham Comics Festival 2015: A View From the Trenches

Comics are for kids... Of all ages! Photo: Adam Yosef

  The mysterious but thankfully only occasional vagaries of internet communication delayed delivery of this report by Paul H. Birch on the well-received Birmingham Comics Festival, but it’s here now! Enjoy… Walking the fully-glazed curved length of Edgbaston Cricket Stadium’s committee lounge is a suitably impressive experience: beyond the immaculately mowed lawn, your vision reaches out towards Birmingham’s city centre where church ... Read More »

A View from Behind The Table: Futurequake at the Birmingham Comics Festival

The FutureQuake Press table at the Birmingham Comics Festival - with added Gronk! Photo: Bolt-01

  Last week saw the Birmingham Comic Festival in Birmingham, and FutureQuake Press were there in full force, celebrating 10 years of their publications which include Zarjaz, the 2000AD-inspired zine, and the outstanding anthology title, Futurequake. Here’s editor and publisher Dave Evans account of proceedings… We were in a pretty good spot at the Birmingham Comics Festival, our first convention gig ... Read More »

Sneak Preview: Newstreet versus The Accelerati

Newstreet versus The Accelerati - Cover

  Newstreet versus The Accelerati Written by Matthew Craig Art by Steve Roberts Lettering fonts courtesy of blambot.com Published by WaterCooler Comix The Story: A round the world ticket in his mother’s will took shy forensic IT specialist Rajesh Ramani to all four corners of the globe, but it was the promise he made by her hospital bedside that brought him ... Read More »

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