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Can Your Hear Me, Mother? I’m on the Radio This Week

Thanks to David Chandler, you’ll hear me plugging Lancaster Comics Day (and the Lakes International Comic Art Festival) on this week’s “Friday Night Three” show airing on Beyond Radio (7 – 9.00pm, 103.5FM across Lancaster and Morecambe and also online). It turns out David apparently in part owes living in Lancaster down to an editorial decision made by me about ... Read More »

Comic creators, a bar – and a Music Festival in Liverpool? Sounds like a great combination!

Craft Comic Festival 2017

Ace Liverpool-based comic creators Tom Ward (writer and creator of MERRICK: The Sensational Elephant Man, co-creator of Doc Dino) and Chris Welsh (creator of Wart and the horror anthology The Grime) are running a little tester comic event out of a bar at the end of this month, in conjunction with a local music festival. The free Craft Comic Festival is part of the weekend’s ... Read More »

Lancaster Comics Day 2017: Full Line Up Announced (it will be more than a Roy of the Rovers moment!)

Lancaster Comics Day 2017 Poster SNIP

This year’s Lancaster Comics Day will be bringing some “Roy of the Rovers” moments to Lancaster in June, when special comic guests artist David Sque and writer and editor Barrie Tomlinson recall their time working on Britain’s best-loved and most iconic comic football hero. Both creators have rarely appeared at comics events, so the Friends of Lancaster Library have achieved ... Read More »

Comic Creators early Twitter reaction to the 2016 US Election Result

Good Morning America by David Rowe

So, Donald Trump will be the next US President. I think A-Force and Hawkeye comic writer Kelly Thompson pretty much nailed the mood of many comic creators on my Twitter feed this morning with a retweet of a cartoon by David Rowe, posted by Britain’s Political Cartoon Gallery… Good Morning America by David Rowe – political cartoon galleryh pic.twitter.com/MC2Yvb8a6d — Political Cartoon (@Cartoon4sale) ... Read More »

In Review: Treves – A Restless Night

Treves: A Restless NIght

Writer: Tom Ward Art: Luke Parker Letters: Nic J Shaw Editor: Clare Lenton Recommended for mature readers The Book: Set before the events in the brilliant Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman, A Restless Night is loosely based upon a true story taken from Doctor Treves’ journals of his experience travelling through India. It recounts his first encounter with the unexplainable as ... Read More »

Lancaster Library Gets its Lighting Rig, thanks to Lancaster Comics Day

Lancastrians enjoying Mostly Hums in Lancaster Library. The lighting rig was bought thanks to monies raised on Lancaster Comics Day 2016. Photo: Stuart Reynolds

Lancastrians enjoyed a great night boogieing to reunited local band Mostly Hums, Sea of Rain and Frenetic at Lancaster Library on 3rd July 2016. The event raised £500 raised for Cancer Care UK and the local St John’s Hospice, and included a Conga around the library. It also saw the first use of a new lighting rig, paid for thanks to monies raised ... Read More »

Comichaus Closes In on Funding for New British Monthly Comic Book Anthology Launch Issue

The cover of Comichaus #2 by John McCrea

Comichaus – the web-based comic book market place launched last year which among other services offers independent comic creators the means to sell their books online with no seller fee commission – looks on course to gain funding for its new monthly comics anthology, featuring the work of some great independent comic creators, including Ed Bickford, Dan Butcher, Jessica L. Byrne, Dave ... Read More »

Lancaster Comics Day 2016 – Comics, Cake and REPAINTED Cybermen!

The Second Annual Lancaster Comics Day was a lavish and star studded event (smiley face). Full of eager comics buyers, readers, sellers, creators and cake, lots of cake (thanks, Katie White). Whilst not exactly a red carpet event, it evoked comics gatherings of years ago. Loads of comics, loads of art and a really friendly event that has also helped raise ... Read More »

Back for Second Helpings: Lancaster Comics Day Returns on Sunday 5th June

Lancaster Comics Day 2016 Banner

The second Lancaster Comics Day, organised by The Friends of Lancaster Library, will take place on Sunday 5th June 2016 in Lancaster’s Main Library. Drawing largely on local talent, the event will be celebrating a landmark for Doctor Who comics with several creators who have worked on the official Magazine, whose 500th issue is published next week, a panel on British humour comics ... Read More »

Enter “Doc Dino” by Tom Ward and Chris Welsh – Opening Chests Near You Soon!

Doc Dino Promo Art 2

Tom Ward (Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman) and Chris Welsh (Wart – The Comic) have just launched a new Kickstarter for their buddy-comedy-medical-drama comic – Doc Dino. The project, which has some adult humour themes, is a 68-page graphic novel from two successful Kickstarter stalwarts, about a dinosaur who’s the world’s greatest surgeon and there’s an 11-page preview on the Kickstarter ... Read More »

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