The fourth annual Leamington Comic Convention is fast approaching, taking place on Saturday 14th April at All Saints Parish Chuch, Leamington Spa.
This is a convention that makes comics its central focus and there’s a huge line up of guests It includes Marvel and 2000AD’s own Al Ewing, Surface Tension creator Jason Gunn, Sarah Grayley from Rick and Morty – as well as a host of other comics creators and indie and small press comics sellers.
downthetubes contributor Tony Esmond going to be there with fellow Awesome Podcast team members Vince Hunt and Dan Butcher and they’ll have Issue One of the Awesome Comics anthology for sale along with some exclusive prints by Black Panther artist Ed Traquino.
They’ll be doing a live pod on the day – and would welcome any questions you might have in advance.
“We’ll be joined by Jason Gunn and be chatting about creating your own comic and the pitfalls you might face,” Tony tells us. “I’ll be trying my best not to swear.
“There might also be the odd prize up for grabs on the day.
“I’m also pleased as punch to brag that at 11.00am I’ll be interviewing the mighty John Wagner of 2000AD, Judge Dredd, Batman, Rok of the Reds, Strontium Dog, Boba Fett, Star Wars comics fame. He’ll be releasing the trade of Rok at the event and signing copies.
“This is an ace collection of a comic that successfully mixes sci-fi, alien invasion, humour and football all in one gorgeous romp that is brilliantly drawn by Dan Cornwell. I’ve already read it and shall be double dipping on the collection as soon as I arrive.
“I’ve got loads of questions to ask John about his days at the Prog as well as how he found working for DC and Marvel. And why he chose to go another route with his new mini series Rok.
“Anyone who has heard John interviewed before will know that he’s honest, straightforward, funny and really interesting. Should be ruddy great!”
Awesome Comics Podcast favourite Darrell Thorpe will be running a kids workshop and encouraging them to create their own comics characters.