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  • Exhibition: Frank Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare
    All day
    06/10/2018-06/04/2019

    The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, United Kingdom

    The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, United Kingdom

    An exhibition of art by Dan Dare creator Frank Hampson at The Atkinson, in Southport, Lancashire – where both the character and Eagle comic were “born” in the 1950s.

    The exhibition covers all aspects of Frank Hampson’s career including his early sketches, artwork for Ladybird Books and of course, Dan Dare.

    • Frank Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare Saturday 15th September 2018 – Saturday 16th March 2019 – For more about the exhibition visit The Atkinson web site

    • The Atkinson is at Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DB. The Museum and galleries are open Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm, Sunday CLOSED | Check all opening times here | Web: www.theatkinson.co.uk | Find The Atkinson on Facebook: TheAtkinson | Follow The Atkinson on Twitter @AtkinsonThe | Watch The Atkinson video channel on Youtube: AtkinsonThe

    • Read Dan Whitehead’s 2016 review of the permanent Frank Hampson exhibition at The Atkinson

    • There’s more about the original creation of the Dan Dare bust by John Fowler here on DanDare.org and the fiftieth anniversary art here on the official Frank Hampson web site, which also has a feature on the birth of Dan Dare and Eagle here

    • The Old Bakehouse in Botanic Road, Churchtown, Southport – the original studio used by Frank Hampson and his team to produce the 1950’s Dan Dare strips – is not open to the public but has been recently restored

  • Exhibition: The Art of Arthur Ranson
    All day
    06/10/2018-05/11/2018

    Orbital Comics Ltd, Great Newport Street, London, United Kingdom

    Orbital Comics Ltd, Great Newport Street, London, United Kingdom

    Orbital Comics in London will be hosting an exhibition by British comics legend Arthur Ranson. The show will run from 5th October to 4th November 2018, and will feature original artwork spanning Arthur’s illustrious career.

    In addition, Orbital will host the UK launch of the splendid new edition of the classic work for 2000ADMazeworld from Rebellion Publishing, written by Alan Grant.

    Arthur will be in attendance to sign copies from 5.00pm on Friday 5th October, followed by the opening of the exhibition.

    • Orbital Comics is online at www.orbitalcomics.com

  • Bristol Comic and Zine Fair 2018
    All day
    06/10/2018

    Silver St, Bristol BS1 2AG, UK

    Silver St, Bristol BS1 2AG, UK

    The Bristol Comic and Zine Fair celebrates the world of DIY and independent publishing. The fair brings together artists, writers, and publishers from across Bristol and further afield for a one-day market. 2018 will be our 8th year.

    BCZF 2018 IS ON SATURDAY 6TH OCTOBER, 12-5.30PM

    Bristol Comic and Zine Fair is held at The Station, Bristol . The Station is a city-centre space run by The Creative Youth Network to provide a place for young people to meet, develop their talent, and get advice and support. Formerly a fire station and then an artists’ space, the Station now offers a cafe, rehearsal facilities, meeting rooms and event spaces for the local community.

    The venue is in Bristol city centre,  approximately 5 minutes walk from Bristol Bus Station and 20 minutes walk from Bristol Temple Meads Train Station.

    The Station,
    Silver Street,
    Bristol BS1 2AG

    Tel: 0117 204 7338

    BCZF was established in 2011 to give artists interested in self-publishing a chance to sell their work and to invite new audiences to see what the UK’s vibrant DIY arts scene is up to.

    Web Links

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  • New US Comics On Sale
    All day
    10/10/2018-08/10/2031

    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
    10/10/2018-28/02/2029

    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
    10/10/2018-28/02/2029

    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 Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare
    All day
    10/10/2018-10/04/2019

    The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, United Kingdom

    The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, United Kingdom

    An exhibition of art by Dan Dare creator Frank Hampson at The Atkinson, in Southport, Lancashire – where both the character and Eagle comic were “born” in the 1950s.

    The exhibition covers all aspects of Frank Hampson’s career including his early sketches, artwork for Ladybird Books and of course, Dan Dare.

    • Frank Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare Saturday 15th September 2018 – Saturday 16th March 2019 – For more about the exhibition visit The Atkinson web site

    • The Atkinson is at Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DB. The Museum and galleries are open Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm, Sunday CLOSED | Check all opening times here | Web: www.theatkinson.co.uk | Find The Atkinson on Facebook: TheAtkinson | Follow The Atkinson on Twitter @AtkinsonThe | Watch The Atkinson video channel on Youtube: AtkinsonThe

    • Read Dan Whitehead’s 2016 review of the permanent Frank Hampson exhibition at The Atkinson

    • There’s more about the original creation of the Dan Dare bust by John Fowler here on DanDare.org and the fiftieth anniversary art here on the official Frank Hampson web site, which also has a feature on the birth of Dan Dare and Eagle here

    • The Old Bakehouse in Botanic Road, Churchtown, Southport – the original studio used by Frank Hampson and his team to produce the 1950’s Dan Dare strips – is not open to the public but has been recently restored

  • Exhibition: The Art of Arthur Ranson
    All day
    10/10/2018-09/11/2018

    Orbital Comics Ltd, Great Newport Street, London, United Kingdom

    Orbital Comics Ltd, Great Newport Street, London, United Kingdom

    Orbital Comics in London will be hosting an exhibition by British comics legend Arthur Ranson. The show will run from 5th October to 4th November 2018, and will feature original artwork spanning Arthur’s illustrious career.

    In addition, Orbital will host the UK launch of the splendid new edition of the classic work for 2000ADMazeworld from Rebellion Publishing, written by Alan Grant.

    Arthur will be in attendance to sign copies from 5.00pm on Friday 5th October, followed by the opening of the exhibition.

    • Orbital Comics is online at www.orbitalcomics.com

  • More events
    • New US Comics On Sale
      All day
      10/10/2018-08/10/2031

      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
      10/10/2018-28/02/2029
      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
      10/10/2018-28/02/2029
      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 Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare
      All day
      10/10/2018-10/04/2019
      The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, United Kingdom
      The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, United Kingdom

      An exhibition of art by Dan Dare creator Frank Hampson at The Atkinson, in Southport, Lancashire – where both the character and Eagle comic were “born” in the 1950s.

      The exhibition covers all aspects of Frank Hampson’s career including his early sketches, artwork for Ladybird Books and of course, Dan Dare.

      • Frank Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare Saturday 15th September 2018 – Saturday 16th March 2019 – For more about the exhibition visit The Atkinson web site

      • The Atkinson is at Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DB. The Museum and galleries are open Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm, Sunday CLOSED | Check all opening times here | Web: www.theatkinson.co.uk | Find The Atkinson on Facebook: TheAtkinson | Follow The Atkinson on Twitter @AtkinsonThe | Watch The Atkinson video channel on Youtube: AtkinsonThe

      • Read Dan Whitehead’s 2016 review of the permanent Frank Hampson exhibition at The Atkinson

      • There’s more about the original creation of the Dan Dare bust by John Fowler here on DanDare.org and the fiftieth anniversary art here on the official Frank Hampson web site, which also has a feature on the birth of Dan Dare and Eagle here

      • The Old Bakehouse in Botanic Road, Churchtown, Southport – the original studio used by Frank Hampson and his team to produce the 1950’s Dan Dare strips – is not open to the public but has been recently restored

    • Exhibition: The Art of Arthur Ranson
      All day
      10/10/2018-09/11/2018
      Orbital Comics Ltd, Great Newport Street, London, United Kingdom
      Orbital Comics Ltd, Great Newport Street, London, United Kingdom

      Orbital Comics in London will be hosting an exhibition by British comics legend Arthur Ranson. The show will run from 5th October to 4th November 2018, and will feature original artwork spanning Arthur’s illustrious career.

      In addition, Orbital will host the UK launch of the splendid new edition of the classic work for 2000ADMazeworld from Rebellion Publishing, written by Alan Grant.

      Arthur will be in attendance to sign copies from 5.00pm on Friday 5th October, followed by the opening of the exhibition.

      • Orbital Comics is online at www.orbitalcomics.com

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  • Exhibition: Frank Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare
    All day
    13/10/2018-13/04/2019

    The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, United Kingdom

    The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, United Kingdom

    An exhibition of art by Dan Dare creator Frank Hampson at The Atkinson, in Southport, Lancashire – where both the character and Eagle comic were “born” in the 1950s.

    The exhibition covers all aspects of Frank Hampson’s career including his early sketches, artwork for Ladybird Books and of course, Dan Dare.

    • Frank Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare Saturday 15th September 2018 – Saturday 16th March 2019 – For more about the exhibition visit The Atkinson web site

    • The Atkinson is at Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DB. The Museum and galleries are open Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm, Sunday CLOSED | Check all opening times here | Web: www.theatkinson.co.uk | Find The Atkinson on Facebook: TheAtkinson | Follow The Atkinson on Twitter @AtkinsonThe | Watch The Atkinson video channel on Youtube: AtkinsonThe

    • Read Dan Whitehead’s 2016 review of the permanent Frank Hampson exhibition at The Atkinson

    • There’s more about the original creation of the Dan Dare bust by John Fowler here on DanDare.org and the fiftieth anniversary art here on the official Frank Hampson web site, which also has a feature on the birth of Dan Dare and Eagle here

    • The Old Bakehouse in Botanic Road, Churchtown, Southport – the original studio used by Frank Hampson and his team to produce the 1950’s Dan Dare strips – is not open to the public but has been recently restored

  • Exhibition: The Art of Arthur Ranson
    All day
    13/10/2018-12/11/2018

    Orbital Comics Ltd, Great Newport Street, London, United Kingdom

    Orbital Comics Ltd, Great Newport Street, London, United Kingdom

    Orbital Comics in London will be hosting an exhibition by British comics legend Arthur Ranson. The show will run from 5th October to 4th November 2018, and will feature original artwork spanning Arthur’s illustrious career.

    In addition, Orbital will host the UK launch of the splendid new edition of the classic work for 2000ADMazeworld from Rebellion Publishing, written by Alan Grant.

    Arthur will be in attendance to sign copies from 5.00pm on Friday 5th October, followed by the opening of the exhibition.

    • Orbital Comics is online at www.orbitalcomics.com

  • Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2018
    All day
    13/10/2018-15/10/2018

    Guests yet to be announced.

    Web: www.comicartfestival.com

  • Exhibition: Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval
    All day
    13/10/2018-19/10/2018

    Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB, UK

    Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB, UK

    An exhibition of drawings from Simon Grennan’s new book Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval. Based on an illustrated Victorian novel from the collection at Chetham’s Library, the book focuses on the manners and habits of twenty-first century leisure culture, and its roots in the great cities of the nineteenth century. Artist and graphic novelist Simon Grennan reimagines Duval’s work from a contemporary perspective, adopting her name as a pseudonym and producing drawings in drag, as a woman.

    Exhibition Preview and Book Launch: Friday 12 October 6pm-8.30pm.

    Simon Grennan will be in conversation with Christopher Breward about his new work.

    Christopher Breward is an historian of fashion, interested in its relationship to social and sexual identity. He has authored numerous books and is Director of Collection and Research at the National Galleries of Scotland and Visiting Professor of Cultural History at the University of Edinburgh.

    This event is free but booking is advised – details will follow soon on the event page.

    Exhibition opening hours: Saturday 13th October 11.00am – 6.00pm; Sunday 14th October 11.00am – 4.00pm | Monday 15th October – Friday 19th October 10.00am – 5.00pm during usual Library opening hours (timed entry at 10am / 11.00am / 12noon / 1.00pm / 2.00pm / 3.00pm / 4.00pm)

    In partnership with Book Works

    Read more about Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval here on downthetubes

    Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval Book Launch 6.30pm – 8.00pm Friday 12th October 2018, Chetham’s Library, Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB | Web: library.chethams.com

    • Simon Grennan is online at www.simongrennan.com | Follow Simon on Twitter @SimonGrennan_

    Drawing in Drag: The Exhibition runs at Chetham’s Library from 13th – 19th October 2018

    Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval by Simon Grennan
    Publisher: Book Works – available to buy here
    48 pages,
    Designed by Axis Graphic
    Design Ltd., Manchester
    ISBN 978 1 906012 98 4 – PRICE £14.95

    Web Links

    • Marie Duval Archive

    • The British Newspaper Archive has put 635 issues of Ally Sloper’s Half Holiday on its website 

    • Lew Stringer has written a number of articles on Ally Sloper on his Blimey! blog


  • More events
    • Exhibition: Frank Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare
      All day
      13/10/2018-13/04/2019
      The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, United Kingdom
      The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, United Kingdom

      An exhibition of art by Dan Dare creator Frank Hampson at The Atkinson, in Southport, Lancashire – where both the character and Eagle comic were “born” in the 1950s.

      The exhibition covers all aspects of Frank Hampson’s career including his early sketches, artwork for Ladybird Books and of course, Dan Dare.

      • Frank Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare Saturday 15th September 2018 – Saturday 16th March 2019 – For more about the exhibition visit The Atkinson web site

      • The Atkinson is at Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DB. The Museum and galleries are open Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm, Sunday CLOSED | Check all opening times here | Web: www.theatkinson.co.uk | Find The Atkinson on Facebook: TheAtkinson | Follow The Atkinson on Twitter @AtkinsonThe | Watch The Atkinson video channel on Youtube: AtkinsonThe

      • Read Dan Whitehead’s 2016 review of the permanent Frank Hampson exhibition at The Atkinson

      • There’s more about the original creation of the Dan Dare bust by John Fowler here on DanDare.org and the fiftieth anniversary art here on the official Frank Hampson web site, which also has a feature on the birth of Dan Dare and Eagle here

      • The Old Bakehouse in Botanic Road, Churchtown, Southport – the original studio used by Frank Hampson and his team to produce the 1950’s Dan Dare strips – is not open to the public but has been recently restored

    • Exhibition: The Art of Arthur Ranson
      All day
      13/10/2018-12/11/2018
      Orbital Comics Ltd, Great Newport Street, London, United Kingdom
      Orbital Comics Ltd, Great Newport Street, London, United Kingdom

      Orbital Comics in London will be hosting an exhibition by British comics legend Arthur Ranson. The show will run from 5th October to 4th November 2018, and will feature original artwork spanning Arthur’s illustrious career.

      In addition, Orbital will host the UK launch of the splendid new edition of the classic work for 2000ADMazeworld from Rebellion Publishing, written by Alan Grant.

      Arthur will be in attendance to sign copies from 5.00pm on Friday 5th October, followed by the opening of the exhibition.

      • Orbital Comics is online at www.orbitalcomics.com

    • Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2018
      All day
      13/10/2018-15/10/2018

      Guests yet to be announced.

      Web: www.comicartfestival.com

    • Exhibition: Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval
      All day
      13/10/2018-19/10/2018
      Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB, UK
      Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB, UK

      An exhibition of drawings from Simon Grennan’s new book Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval. Based on an illustrated Victorian novel from the collection at Chetham’s Library, the book focuses on the manners and habits of twenty-first century leisure culture, and its roots in the great cities of the nineteenth century. Artist and graphic novelist Simon Grennan reimagines Duval’s work from a contemporary perspective, adopting her name as a pseudonym and producing drawings in drag, as a woman.

      Exhibition Preview and Book Launch: Friday 12 October 6pm-8.30pm.

      Simon Grennan will be in conversation with Christopher Breward about his new work.

      Christopher Breward is an historian of fashion, interested in its relationship to social and sexual identity. He has authored numerous books and is Director of Collection and Research at the National Galleries of Scotland and Visiting Professor of Cultural History at the University of Edinburgh.

      This event is free but booking is advised – details will follow soon on the event page.

      Exhibition opening hours: Saturday 13th October 11.00am – 6.00pm; Sunday 14th October 11.00am – 4.00pm | Monday 15th October – Friday 19th October 10.00am – 5.00pm during usual Library opening hours (timed entry at 10am / 11.00am / 12noon / 1.00pm / 2.00pm / 3.00pm / 4.00pm)

      In partnership with Book Works

      Read more about Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval here on downthetubes

      Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval Book Launch 6.30pm – 8.00pm Friday 12th October 2018, Chetham’s Library, Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB | Web: library.chethams.com

      • Simon Grennan is online at www.simongrennan.com | Follow Simon on Twitter @SimonGrennan_

      Drawing in Drag: The Exhibition runs at Chetham’s Library from 13th – 19th October 2018

      Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval by Simon Grennan
      Publisher: Book Works – available to buy here
      48 pages,
      Designed by Axis Graphic
      Design Ltd., Manchester
      ISBN 978 1 906012 98 4 – PRICE £14.95

      Web Links

      • Marie Duval Archive

      • The British Newspaper Archive has put 635 issues of Ally Sloper’s Half Holiday on its website 

      • Lew Stringer has written a number of articles on Ally Sloper on his Blimey! blog


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  • Exhibition: Frank Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare
    All day
    14/10/2018-14/04/2019

    The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, United Kingdom

    The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, United Kingdom

    An exhibition of art by Dan Dare creator Frank Hampson at The Atkinson, in Southport, Lancashire – where both the character and Eagle comic were “born” in the 1950s.

    The exhibition covers all aspects of Frank Hampson’s career including his early sketches, artwork for Ladybird Books and of course, Dan Dare.

    • Frank Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare Saturday 15th September 2018 – Saturday 16th March 2019 – For more about the exhibition visit The Atkinson web site

    • The Atkinson is at Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DB. The Museum and galleries are open Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm, Sunday CLOSED | Check all opening times here | Web: www.theatkinson.co.uk | Find The Atkinson on Facebook: TheAtkinson | Follow The Atkinson on Twitter @AtkinsonThe | Watch The Atkinson video channel on Youtube: AtkinsonThe

    • Read Dan Whitehead’s 2016 review of the permanent Frank Hampson exhibition at The Atkinson

    • There’s more about the original creation of the Dan Dare bust by John Fowler here on DanDare.org and the fiftieth anniversary art here on the official Frank Hampson web site, which also has a feature on the birth of Dan Dare and Eagle here

    • The Old Bakehouse in Botanic Road, Churchtown, Southport – the original studio used by Frank Hampson and his team to produce the 1950’s Dan Dare strips – is not open to the public but has been recently restored

  • Exhibition: The Art of Arthur Ranson
    All day
    14/10/2018-13/11/2018

    Orbital Comics Ltd, Great Newport Street, London, United Kingdom

    Orbital Comics Ltd, Great Newport Street, London, United Kingdom

    Orbital Comics in London will be hosting an exhibition by British comics legend Arthur Ranson. The show will run from 5th October to 4th November 2018, and will feature original artwork spanning Arthur’s illustrious career.

    In addition, Orbital will host the UK launch of the splendid new edition of the classic work for 2000ADMazeworld from Rebellion Publishing, written by Alan Grant.

    Arthur will be in attendance to sign copies from 5.00pm on Friday 5th October, followed by the opening of the exhibition.

    • Orbital Comics is online at www.orbitalcomics.com

  • Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2018
    All day
    14/10/2018-16/10/2018

    Guests yet to be announced.

    Web: www.comicartfestival.com

  • Exhibition: Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval
    All day
    14/10/2018-20/10/2018

    Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB, UK

    Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB, UK

    An exhibition of drawings from Simon Grennan’s new book Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval. Based on an illustrated Victorian novel from the collection at Chetham’s Library, the book focuses on the manners and habits of twenty-first century leisure culture, and its roots in the great cities of the nineteenth century. Artist and graphic novelist Simon Grennan reimagines Duval’s work from a contemporary perspective, adopting her name as a pseudonym and producing drawings in drag, as a woman.

    Exhibition Preview and Book Launch: Friday 12 October 6pm-8.30pm.

    Simon Grennan will be in conversation with Christopher Breward about his new work.

    Christopher Breward is an historian of fashion, interested in its relationship to social and sexual identity. He has authored numerous books and is Director of Collection and Research at the National Galleries of Scotland and Visiting Professor of Cultural History at the University of Edinburgh.

    This event is free but booking is advised – details will follow soon on the event page.

    Exhibition opening hours: Saturday 13th October 11.00am – 6.00pm; Sunday 14th October 11.00am – 4.00pm | Monday 15th October – Friday 19th October 10.00am – 5.00pm during usual Library opening hours (timed entry at 10am / 11.00am / 12noon / 1.00pm / 2.00pm / 3.00pm / 4.00pm)

    In partnership with Book Works

    Read more about Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval here on downthetubes

    Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval Book Launch 6.30pm – 8.00pm Friday 12th October 2018, Chetham’s Library, Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB | Web: library.chethams.com

    • Simon Grennan is online at www.simongrennan.com | Follow Simon on Twitter @SimonGrennan_

    Drawing in Drag: The Exhibition runs at Chetham’s Library from 13th – 19th October 2018

    Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval by Simon Grennan
    Publisher: Book Works – available to buy here
    48 pages,
    Designed by Axis Graphic
    Design Ltd., Manchester
    ISBN 978 1 906012 98 4 – PRICE £14.95

    Web Links

    • Marie Duval Archive

    • The British Newspaper Archive has put 635 issues of Ally Sloper’s Half Holiday on its website 

    • Lew Stringer has written a number of articles on Ally Sloper on his Blimey! blog


  • More events
    • Exhibition: Frank Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare
      All day
      14/10/2018-14/04/2019
      The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, United Kingdom
      The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, United Kingdom

      An exhibition of art by Dan Dare creator Frank Hampson at The Atkinson, in Southport, Lancashire – where both the character and Eagle comic were “born” in the 1950s.

      The exhibition covers all aspects of Frank Hampson’s career including his early sketches, artwork for Ladybird Books and of course, Dan Dare.

      • Frank Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare Saturday 15th September 2018 – Saturday 16th March 2019 – For more about the exhibition visit The Atkinson web site

      • The Atkinson is at Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DB. The Museum and galleries are open Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm, Sunday CLOSED | Check all opening times here | Web: www.theatkinson.co.uk | Find The Atkinson on Facebook: TheAtkinson | Follow The Atkinson on Twitter @AtkinsonThe | Watch The Atkinson video channel on Youtube: AtkinsonThe

      • Read Dan Whitehead’s 2016 review of the permanent Frank Hampson exhibition at The Atkinson

      • There’s more about the original creation of the Dan Dare bust by John Fowler here on DanDare.org and the fiftieth anniversary art here on the official Frank Hampson web site, which also has a feature on the birth of Dan Dare and Eagle here

      • The Old Bakehouse in Botanic Road, Churchtown, Southport – the original studio used by Frank Hampson and his team to produce the 1950’s Dan Dare strips – is not open to the public but has been recently restored

    • Exhibition: The Art of Arthur Ranson
      All day
      14/10/2018-13/11/2018
      Orbital Comics Ltd, Great Newport Street, London, United Kingdom
      Orbital Comics Ltd, Great Newport Street, London, United Kingdom

      Orbital Comics in London will be hosting an exhibition by British comics legend Arthur Ranson. The show will run from 5th October to 4th November 2018, and will feature original artwork spanning Arthur’s illustrious career.

      In addition, Orbital will host the UK launch of the splendid new edition of the classic work for 2000ADMazeworld from Rebellion Publishing, written by Alan Grant.

      Arthur will be in attendance to sign copies from 5.00pm on Friday 5th October, followed by the opening of the exhibition.

      • Orbital Comics is online at www.orbitalcomics.com

    • Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2018
      All day
      14/10/2018-16/10/2018

      Guests yet to be announced.

      Web: www.comicartfestival.com

    • Exhibition: Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval
      All day
      14/10/2018-20/10/2018
      Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB, UK
      Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB, UK

      An exhibition of drawings from Simon Grennan’s new book Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval. Based on an illustrated Victorian novel from the collection at Chetham’s Library, the book focuses on the manners and habits of twenty-first century leisure culture, and its roots in the great cities of the nineteenth century. Artist and graphic novelist Simon Grennan reimagines Duval’s work from a contemporary perspective, adopting her name as a pseudonym and producing drawings in drag, as a woman.

      Exhibition Preview and Book Launch: Friday 12 October 6pm-8.30pm.

      Simon Grennan will be in conversation with Christopher Breward about his new work.

      Christopher Breward is an historian of fashion, interested in its relationship to social and sexual identity. He has authored numerous books and is Director of Collection and Research at the National Galleries of Scotland and Visiting Professor of Cultural History at the University of Edinburgh.

      This event is free but booking is advised – details will follow soon on the event page.

      Exhibition opening hours: Saturday 13th October 11.00am – 6.00pm; Sunday 14th October 11.00am – 4.00pm | Monday 15th October – Friday 19th October 10.00am – 5.00pm during usual Library opening hours (timed entry at 10am / 11.00am / 12noon / 1.00pm / 2.00pm / 3.00pm / 4.00pm)

      In partnership with Book Works

      Read more about Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval here on downthetubes

      Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval Book Launch 6.30pm – 8.00pm Friday 12th October 2018, Chetham’s Library, Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB | Web: library.chethams.com

      • Simon Grennan is online at www.simongrennan.com | Follow Simon on Twitter @SimonGrennan_

      Drawing in Drag: The Exhibition runs at Chetham’s Library from 13th – 19th October 2018

      Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval by Simon Grennan
      Publisher: Book Works – available to buy here
      48 pages,
      Designed by Axis Graphic
      Design Ltd., Manchester
      ISBN 978 1 906012 98 4 – PRICE £14.95

      Web Links

      • Marie Duval Archive

      • The British Newspaper Archive has put 635 issues of Ally Sloper’s Half Holiday on its website 

      • Lew Stringer has written a number of articles on Ally Sloper on his Blimey! blog


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  • Exhibition: Frank Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare
    All day
    15/10/2018-15/04/2019

    The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, United Kingdom

    The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, United Kingdom

    An exhibition of art by Dan Dare creator Frank Hampson at The Atkinson, in Southport, Lancashire – where both the character and Eagle comic were “born” in the 1950s.

    The exhibition covers all aspects of Frank Hampson’s career including his early sketches, artwork for Ladybird Books and of course, Dan Dare.

    • Frank Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare Saturday 15th September 2018 – Saturday 16th March 2019 – For more about the exhibition visit The Atkinson web site

    • The Atkinson is at Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DB. The Museum and galleries are open Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm, Sunday CLOSED | Check all opening times here | Web: www.theatkinson.co.uk | Find The Atkinson on Facebook: TheAtkinson | Follow The Atkinson on Twitter @AtkinsonThe | Watch The Atkinson video channel on Youtube: AtkinsonThe

    • Read Dan Whitehead’s 2016 review of the permanent Frank Hampson exhibition at The Atkinson

    • There’s more about the original creation of the Dan Dare bust by John Fowler here on DanDare.org and the fiftieth anniversary art here on the official Frank Hampson web site, which also has a feature on the birth of Dan Dare and Eagle here

    • The Old Bakehouse in Botanic Road, Churchtown, Southport – the original studio used by Frank Hampson and his team to produce the 1950’s Dan Dare strips – is not open to the public but has been recently restored

  • Exhibition: The Art of Arthur Ranson
    All day
    15/10/2018-14/11/2018

    Orbital Comics Ltd, Great Newport Street, London, United Kingdom

    Orbital Comics Ltd, Great Newport Street, London, United Kingdom

    Orbital Comics in London will be hosting an exhibition by British comics legend Arthur Ranson. The show will run from 5th October to 4th November 2018, and will feature original artwork spanning Arthur’s illustrious career.

    In addition, Orbital will host the UK launch of the splendid new edition of the classic work for 2000ADMazeworld from Rebellion Publishing, written by Alan Grant.

    Arthur will be in attendance to sign copies from 5.00pm on Friday 5th October, followed by the opening of the exhibition.

    • Orbital Comics is online at www.orbitalcomics.com

  • Exhibition: Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval
    All day
    15/10/2018-21/10/2018

    Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB, UK

    Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB, UK

    An exhibition of drawings from Simon Grennan’s new book Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval. Based on an illustrated Victorian novel from the collection at Chetham’s Library, the book focuses on the manners and habits of twenty-first century leisure culture, and its roots in the great cities of the nineteenth century. Artist and graphic novelist Simon Grennan reimagines Duval’s work from a contemporary perspective, adopting her name as a pseudonym and producing drawings in drag, as a woman.

    Exhibition Preview and Book Launch: Friday 12 October 6pm-8.30pm.

    Simon Grennan will be in conversation with Christopher Breward about his new work.

    Christopher Breward is an historian of fashion, interested in its relationship to social and sexual identity. He has authored numerous books and is Director of Collection and Research at the National Galleries of Scotland and Visiting Professor of Cultural History at the University of Edinburgh.

    This event is free but booking is advised – details will follow soon on the event page.

    Exhibition opening hours: Saturday 13th October 11.00am – 6.00pm; Sunday 14th October 11.00am – 4.00pm | Monday 15th October – Friday 19th October 10.00am – 5.00pm during usual Library opening hours (timed entry at 10am / 11.00am / 12noon / 1.00pm / 2.00pm / 3.00pm / 4.00pm)

    In partnership with Book Works

    Read more about Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval here on downthetubes

    Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval Book Launch 6.30pm – 8.00pm Friday 12th October 2018, Chetham’s Library, Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB | Web: library.chethams.com

    • Simon Grennan is online at www.simongrennan.com | Follow Simon on Twitter @SimonGrennan_

    Drawing in Drag: The Exhibition runs at Chetham’s Library from 13th – 19th October 2018

    Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval by Simon Grennan
    Publisher: Book Works – available to buy here
    48 pages,
    Designed by Axis Graphic
    Design Ltd., Manchester
    ISBN 978 1 906012 98 4 – PRICE £14.95

    Web Links

    • Marie Duval Archive

    • The British Newspaper Archive has put 635 issues of Ally Sloper’s Half Holiday on its website 

    • Lew Stringer has written a number of articles on Ally Sloper on his Blimey! blog


16
  • Exhibition: Frank Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare
    All day
    16/10/2018-16/04/2019

    The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, United Kingdom

    The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, United Kingdom

    An exhibition of art by Dan Dare creator Frank Hampson at The Atkinson, in Southport, Lancashire – where both the character and Eagle comic were “born” in the 1950s.

    The exhibition covers all aspects of Frank Hampson’s career including his early sketches, artwork for Ladybird Books and of course, Dan Dare.

    • Frank Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare Saturday 15th September 2018 – Saturday 16th March 2019 – For more about the exhibition visit The Atkinson web site

    • The Atkinson is at Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DB. The Museum and galleries are open Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm, Sunday CLOSED | Check all opening times here | Web: www.theatkinson.co.uk | Find The Atkinson on Facebook: TheAtkinson | Follow The Atkinson on Twitter @AtkinsonThe | Watch The Atkinson video channel on Youtube: AtkinsonThe

    • Read Dan Whitehead’s 2016 review of the permanent Frank Hampson exhibition at The Atkinson

    • There’s more about the original creation of the Dan Dare bust by John Fowler here on DanDare.org and the fiftieth anniversary art here on the official Frank Hampson web site, which also has a feature on the birth of Dan Dare and Eagle here

    • The Old Bakehouse in Botanic Road, Churchtown, Southport – the original studio used by Frank Hampson and his team to produce the 1950’s Dan Dare strips – is not open to the public but has been recently restored

  • Exhibition: The Art of Arthur Ranson
    All day
    16/10/2018-15/11/2018

    Orbital Comics Ltd, Great Newport Street, London, United Kingdom

    Orbital Comics Ltd, Great Newport Street, London, United Kingdom

    Orbital Comics in London will be hosting an exhibition by British comics legend Arthur Ranson. The show will run from 5th October to 4th November 2018, and will feature original artwork spanning Arthur’s illustrious career.

    In addition, Orbital will host the UK launch of the splendid new edition of the classic work for 2000ADMazeworld from Rebellion Publishing, written by Alan Grant.

    Arthur will be in attendance to sign copies from 5.00pm on Friday 5th October, followed by the opening of the exhibition.

    • Orbital Comics is online at www.orbitalcomics.com

  • Exhibition: Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval
    All day
    16/10/2018-22/10/2018

    Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB, UK

    Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB, UK

    An exhibition of drawings from Simon Grennan’s new book Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval. Based on an illustrated Victorian novel from the collection at Chetham’s Library, the book focuses on the manners and habits of twenty-first century leisure culture, and its roots in the great cities of the nineteenth century. Artist and graphic novelist Simon Grennan reimagines Duval’s work from a contemporary perspective, adopting her name as a pseudonym and producing drawings in drag, as a woman.

    Exhibition Preview and Book Launch: Friday 12 October 6pm-8.30pm.

    Simon Grennan will be in conversation with Christopher Breward about his new work.

    Christopher Breward is an historian of fashion, interested in its relationship to social and sexual identity. He has authored numerous books and is Director of Collection and Research at the National Galleries of Scotland and Visiting Professor of Cultural History at the University of Edinburgh.

    This event is free but booking is advised – details will follow soon on the event page.

    Exhibition opening hours: Saturday 13th October 11.00am – 6.00pm; Sunday 14th October 11.00am – 4.00pm | Monday 15th October – Friday 19th October 10.00am – 5.00pm during usual Library opening hours (timed entry at 10am / 11.00am / 12noon / 1.00pm / 2.00pm / 3.00pm / 4.00pm)

    In partnership with Book Works

    Read more about Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval here on downthetubes

    Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval Book Launch 6.30pm – 8.00pm Friday 12th October 2018, Chetham’s Library, Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB | Web: library.chethams.com

    • Simon Grennan is online at www.simongrennan.com | Follow Simon on Twitter @SimonGrennan_

    Drawing in Drag: The Exhibition runs at Chetham’s Library from 13th – 19th October 2018

    Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval by Simon Grennan
    Publisher: Book Works – available to buy here
    48 pages,
    Designed by Axis Graphic
    Design Ltd., Manchester
    ISBN 978 1 906012 98 4 – PRICE £14.95

    Web Links

    • Marie Duval Archive

    • The British Newspaper Archive has put 635 issues of Ally Sloper’s Half Holiday on its website 

    • Lew Stringer has written a number of articles on Ally Sloper on his Blimey! blog


17
  • On Sale Today: 2000AD
    All day
    17/10/2018-07/03/2029

    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
    17/10/2018-07/03/2029

    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!

  • Exhibition: Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval
    All day
    17/10/2018-23/10/2018

    Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB, UK

    Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB, UK

    An exhibition of drawings from Simon Grennan’s new book Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval. Based on an illustrated Victorian novel from the collection at Chetham’s Library, the book focuses on the manners and habits of twenty-first century leisure culture, and its roots in the great cities of the nineteenth century. Artist and graphic novelist Simon Grennan reimagines Duval’s work from a contemporary perspective, adopting her name as a pseudonym and producing drawings in drag, as a woman.

    Exhibition Preview and Book Launch: Friday 12 October 6pm-8.30pm.

    Simon Grennan will be in conversation with Christopher Breward about his new work.

    Christopher Breward is an historian of fashion, interested in its relationship to social and sexual identity. He has authored numerous books and is Director of Collection and Research at the National Galleries of Scotland and Visiting Professor of Cultural History at the University of Edinburgh.

    This event is free but booking is advised – details will follow soon on the event page.

    Exhibition opening hours: Saturday 13th October 11.00am – 6.00pm; Sunday 14th October 11.00am – 4.00pm | Monday 15th October – Friday 19th October 10.00am – 5.00pm during usual Library opening hours (timed entry at 10am / 11.00am / 12noon / 1.00pm / 2.00pm / 3.00pm / 4.00pm)

    In partnership with Book Works

    Read more about Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval here on downthetubes

    Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval Book Launch 6.30pm – 8.00pm Friday 12th October 2018, Chetham’s Library, Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB | Web: library.chethams.com

    • Simon Grennan is online at www.simongrennan.com | Follow Simon on Twitter @SimonGrennan_

    Drawing in Drag: The Exhibition runs at Chetham’s Library from 13th – 19th October 2018

    Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval by Simon Grennan
    Publisher: Book Works – available to buy here
    48 pages,
    Designed by Axis Graphic
    Design Ltd., Manchester
    ISBN 978 1 906012 98 4 – PRICE £14.95

    Web Links

    • Marie Duval Archive

    • The British Newspaper Archive has put 635 issues of Ally Sloper’s Half Holiday on its website 

    • Lew Stringer has written a number of articles on Ally Sloper on his Blimey! blog


  • Exhibition: Frank Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare
    All day
    17/10/2018-17/04/2019

    The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, United Kingdom

    The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, United Kingdom

    An exhibition of art by Dan Dare creator Frank Hampson at The Atkinson, in Southport, Lancashire – where both the character and Eagle comic were “born” in the 1950s.

    The exhibition covers all aspects of Frank Hampson’s career including his early sketches, artwork for Ladybird Books and of course, Dan Dare.

    • Frank Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare Saturday 15th September 2018 – Saturday 16th March 2019 – For more about the exhibition visit The Atkinson web site

    • The Atkinson is at Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DB. The Museum and galleries are open Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm, Sunday CLOSED | Check all opening times here | Web: www.theatkinson.co.uk | Find The Atkinson on Facebook: TheAtkinson | Follow The Atkinson on Twitter @AtkinsonThe | Watch The Atkinson video channel on Youtube: AtkinsonThe

    • Read Dan Whitehead’s 2016 review of the permanent Frank Hampson exhibition at The Atkinson

    • There’s more about the original creation of the Dan Dare bust by John Fowler here on DanDare.org and the fiftieth anniversary art here on the official Frank Hampson web site, which also has a feature on the birth of Dan Dare and Eagle here

    • The Old Bakehouse in Botanic Road, Churchtown, Southport – the original studio used by Frank Hampson and his team to produce the 1950’s Dan Dare strips – is not open to the public but has been recently restored

  • Exhibition: The Art of Arthur Ranson
    All day
    17/10/2018-16/11/2018

    Orbital Comics Ltd, Great Newport Street, London, United Kingdom

    Orbital Comics Ltd, Great Newport Street, London, United Kingdom

    Orbital Comics in London will be hosting an exhibition by British comics legend Arthur Ranson. The show will run from 5th October to 4th November 2018, and will feature original artwork spanning Arthur’s illustrious career.

    In addition, Orbital will host the UK launch of the splendid new edition of the classic work for 2000ADMazeworld from Rebellion Publishing, written by Alan Grant.

    Arthur will be in attendance to sign copies from 5.00pm on Friday 5th October, followed by the opening of the exhibition.

    • Orbital Comics is online at www.orbitalcomics.com

  • New US Comics On Sale
    All day
    17/10/2018-15/10/2031

    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
    17/10/2018

    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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    • On Sale Today: 2000AD
      All day
      17/10/2018-07/03/2029
      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
      17/10/2018-07/03/2029
      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!

    • Exhibition: Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval
      All day
      17/10/2018-23/10/2018
      Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB, UK
      Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB, UK

      An exhibition of drawings from Simon Grennan’s new book Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval. Based on an illustrated Victorian novel from the collection at Chetham’s Library, the book focuses on the manners and habits of twenty-first century leisure culture, and its roots in the great cities of the nineteenth century. Artist and graphic novelist Simon Grennan reimagines Duval’s work from a contemporary perspective, adopting her name as a pseudonym and producing drawings in drag, as a woman.

      Exhibition Preview and Book Launch: Friday 12 October 6pm-8.30pm.

      Simon Grennan will be in conversation with Christopher Breward about his new work.

      Christopher Breward is an historian of fashion, interested in its relationship to social and sexual identity. He has authored numerous books and is Director of Collection and Research at the National Galleries of Scotland and Visiting Professor of Cultural History at the University of Edinburgh.

      This event is free but booking is advised – details will follow soon on the event page.

      Exhibition opening hours: Saturday 13th October 11.00am – 6.00pm; Sunday 14th October 11.00am – 4.00pm | Monday 15th October – Friday 19th October 10.00am – 5.00pm during usual Library opening hours (timed entry at 10am / 11.00am / 12noon / 1.00pm / 2.00pm / 3.00pm / 4.00pm)

      In partnership with Book Works

      Read more about Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval here on downthetubes

      Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval Book Launch 6.30pm – 8.00pm Friday 12th October 2018, Chetham’s Library, Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB | Web: library.chethams.com

      • Simon Grennan is online at www.simongrennan.com | Follow Simon on Twitter @SimonGrennan_

      Drawing in Drag: The Exhibition runs at Chetham’s Library from 13th – 19th October 2018

      Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval by Simon Grennan
      Publisher: Book Works – available to buy here
      48 pages,
      Designed by Axis Graphic
      Design Ltd., Manchester
      ISBN 978 1 906012 98 4 – PRICE £14.95

      Web Links

      • Marie Duval Archive

      • The British Newspaper Archive has put 635 issues of Ally Sloper’s Half Holiday on its website 

      • Lew Stringer has written a number of articles on Ally Sloper on his Blimey! blog


    • Exhibition: Frank Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare
      All day
      17/10/2018-17/04/2019
      The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, United Kingdom
      The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, United Kingdom

      An exhibition of art by Dan Dare creator Frank Hampson at The Atkinson, in Southport, Lancashire – where both the character and Eagle comic were “born” in the 1950s.

      The exhibition covers all aspects of Frank Hampson’s career including his early sketches, artwork for Ladybird Books and of course, Dan Dare.

      • Frank Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare Saturday 15th September 2018 – Saturday 16th March 2019 – For more about the exhibition visit The Atkinson web site

      • The Atkinson is at Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DB. The Museum and galleries are open Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm, Sunday CLOSED | Check all opening times here | Web: www.theatkinson.co.uk | Find The Atkinson on Facebook: TheAtkinson | Follow The Atkinson on Twitter @AtkinsonThe | Watch The Atkinson video channel on Youtube: AtkinsonThe

      • Read Dan Whitehead’s 2016 review of the permanent Frank Hampson exhibition at The Atkinson

      • There’s more about the original creation of the Dan Dare bust by John Fowler here on DanDare.org and the fiftieth anniversary art here on the official Frank Hampson web site, which also has a feature on the birth of Dan Dare and Eagle here

      • The Old Bakehouse in Botanic Road, Churchtown, Southport – the original studio used by Frank Hampson and his team to produce the 1950’s Dan Dare strips – is not open to the public but has been recently restored

    • Exhibition: The Art of Arthur Ranson
      All day
      17/10/2018-16/11/2018
      Orbital Comics Ltd, Great Newport Street, London, United Kingdom
      Orbital Comics Ltd, Great Newport Street, London, United Kingdom

      Orbital Comics in London will be hosting an exhibition by British comics legend Arthur Ranson. The show will run from 5th October to 4th November 2018, and will feature original artwork spanning Arthur’s illustrious career.

      In addition, Orbital will host the UK launch of the splendid new edition of the classic work for 2000ADMazeworld from Rebellion Publishing, written by Alan Grant.

      Arthur will be in attendance to sign copies from 5.00pm on Friday 5th October, followed by the opening of the exhibition.

      • Orbital Comics is online at www.orbitalcomics.com

    • New US Comics On Sale
      All day
      17/10/2018-15/10/2031

      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
      17/10/2018
      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 Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare
    All day
    18/10/2018-18/04/2019

    The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, United Kingdom

    The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, United Kingdom

    An exhibition of art by Dan Dare creator Frank Hampson at The Atkinson, in Southport, Lancashire – where both the character and Eagle comic were “born” in the 1950s.

    The exhibition covers all aspects of Frank Hampson’s career including his early sketches, artwork for Ladybird Books and of course, Dan Dare.

    • Frank Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare Saturday 15th September 2018 – Saturday 16th March 2019 – For more about the exhibition visit The Atkinson web site

    • The Atkinson is at Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DB. The Museum and galleries are open Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm, Sunday CLOSED | Check all opening times here | Web: www.theatkinson.co.uk | Find The Atkinson on Facebook: TheAtkinson | Follow The Atkinson on Twitter @AtkinsonThe | Watch The Atkinson video channel on Youtube: AtkinsonThe

    • Read Dan Whitehead’s 2016 review of the permanent Frank Hampson exhibition at The Atkinson

    • There’s more about the original creation of the Dan Dare bust by John Fowler here on DanDare.org and the fiftieth anniversary art here on the official Frank Hampson web site, which also has a feature on the birth of Dan Dare and Eagle here

    • The Old Bakehouse in Botanic Road, Churchtown, Southport – the original studio used by Frank Hampson and his team to produce the 1950’s Dan Dare strips – is not open to the public but has been recently restored

  • Exhibition: The Art of Arthur Ranson
    All day
    18/10/2018-17/11/2018

    Orbital Comics Ltd, Great Newport Street, London, United Kingdom

    Orbital Comics Ltd, Great Newport Street, London, United Kingdom

    Orbital Comics in London will be hosting an exhibition by British comics legend Arthur Ranson. The show will run from 5th October to 4th November 2018, and will feature original artwork spanning Arthur’s illustrious career.

    In addition, Orbital will host the UK launch of the splendid new edition of the classic work for 2000ADMazeworld from Rebellion Publishing, written by Alan Grant.

    Arthur will be in attendance to sign copies from 5.00pm on Friday 5th October, followed by the opening of the exhibition.

    • Orbital Comics is online at www.orbitalcomics.com

  • Exhibition: Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval
    All day
    18/10/2018-24/10/2018

    Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB, UK

    Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB, UK

    An exhibition of drawings from Simon Grennan’s new book Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval. Based on an illustrated Victorian novel from the collection at Chetham’s Library, the book focuses on the manners and habits of twenty-first century leisure culture, and its roots in the great cities of the nineteenth century. Artist and graphic novelist Simon Grennan reimagines Duval’s work from a contemporary perspective, adopting her name as a pseudonym and producing drawings in drag, as a woman.

    Exhibition Preview and Book Launch: Friday 12 October 6pm-8.30pm.

    Simon Grennan will be in conversation with Christopher Breward about his new work.

    Christopher Breward is an historian of fashion, interested in its relationship to social and sexual identity. He has authored numerous books and is Director of Collection and Research at the National Galleries of Scotland and Visiting Professor of Cultural History at the University of Edinburgh.

    This event is free but booking is advised – details will follow soon on the event page.

    Exhibition opening hours: Saturday 13th October 11.00am – 6.00pm; Sunday 14th October 11.00am – 4.00pm | Monday 15th October – Friday 19th October 10.00am – 5.00pm during usual Library opening hours (timed entry at 10am / 11.00am / 12noon / 1.00pm / 2.00pm / 3.00pm / 4.00pm)

    In partnership with Book Works

    Read more about Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval here on downthetubes

    Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval Book Launch 6.30pm – 8.00pm Friday 12th October 2018, Chetham’s Library, Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB | Web: library.chethams.com

    • Simon Grennan is online at www.simongrennan.com | Follow Simon on Twitter @SimonGrennan_

    Drawing in Drag: The Exhibition runs at Chetham’s Library from 13th – 19th October 2018

    Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval by Simon Grennan
    Publisher: Book Works – available to buy here
    48 pages,
    Designed by Axis Graphic
    Design Ltd., Manchester
    ISBN 978 1 906012 98 4 – PRICE £14.95

    Web Links

    • Marie Duval Archive

    • The British Newspaper Archive has put 635 issues of Ally Sloper’s Half Holiday on its website 

    • Lew Stringer has written a number of articles on Ally Sloper on his Blimey! blog


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  • Exhibition: Frank Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare
    All day
    19/10/2018-19/04/2019

    The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, United Kingdom

    The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, United Kingdom

    An exhibition of art by Dan Dare creator Frank Hampson at The Atkinson, in Southport, Lancashire – where both the character and Eagle comic were “born” in the 1950s.

    The exhibition covers all aspects of Frank Hampson’s career including his early sketches, artwork for Ladybird Books and of course, Dan Dare.

    • Frank Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare Saturday 15th September 2018 – Saturday 16th March 2019 – For more about the exhibition visit The Atkinson web site

    • The Atkinson is at Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DB. The Museum and galleries are open Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm, Sunday CLOSED | Check all opening times here | Web: www.theatkinson.co.uk | Find The Atkinson on Facebook: TheAtkinson | Follow The Atkinson on Twitter @AtkinsonThe | Watch The Atkinson video channel on Youtube: AtkinsonThe

    • Read Dan Whitehead’s 2016 review of the permanent Frank Hampson exhibition at The Atkinson

    • There’s more about the original creation of the Dan Dare bust by John Fowler here on DanDare.org and the fiftieth anniversary art here on the official Frank Hampson web site, which also has a feature on the birth of Dan Dare and Eagle here

    • The Old Bakehouse in Botanic Road, Churchtown, Southport – the original studio used by Frank Hampson and his team to produce the 1950’s Dan Dare strips – is not open to the public but has been recently restored

  • Exhibition: The Art of Arthur Ranson
    All day
    19/10/2018-18/11/2018

    Orbital Comics Ltd, Great Newport Street, London, United Kingdom

    Orbital Comics Ltd, Great Newport Street, London, United Kingdom

    Orbital Comics in London will be hosting an exhibition by British comics legend Arthur Ranson. The show will run from 5th October to 4th November 2018, and will feature original artwork spanning Arthur’s illustrious career.

    In addition, Orbital will host the UK launch of the splendid new edition of the classic work for 2000ADMazeworld from Rebellion Publishing, written by Alan Grant.

    Arthur will be in attendance to sign copies from 5.00pm on Friday 5th October, followed by the opening of the exhibition.

    • Orbital Comics is online at www.orbitalcomics.com

  • Exhibition: Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval
    All day
    19/10/2018-25/10/2018

    Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB, UK

    Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB, UK

    An exhibition of drawings from Simon Grennan’s new book Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval. Based on an illustrated Victorian novel from the collection at Chetham’s Library, the book focuses on the manners and habits of twenty-first century leisure culture, and its roots in the great cities of the nineteenth century. Artist and graphic novelist Simon Grennan reimagines Duval’s work from a contemporary perspective, adopting her name as a pseudonym and producing drawings in drag, as a woman.

    Exhibition Preview and Book Launch: Friday 12 October 6pm-8.30pm.

    Simon Grennan will be in conversation with Christopher Breward about his new work.

    Christopher Breward is an historian of fashion, interested in its relationship to social and sexual identity. He has authored numerous books and is Director of Collection and Research at the National Galleries of Scotland and Visiting Professor of Cultural History at the University of Edinburgh.

    This event is free but booking is advised – details will follow soon on the event page.

    Exhibition opening hours: Saturday 13th October 11.00am – 6.00pm; Sunday 14th October 11.00am – 4.00pm | Monday 15th October – Friday 19th October 10.00am – 5.00pm during usual Library opening hours (timed entry at 10am / 11.00am / 12noon / 1.00pm / 2.00pm / 3.00pm / 4.00pm)

    In partnership with Book Works

    Read more about Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval here on downthetubes

    Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval Book Launch 6.30pm – 8.00pm Friday 12th October 2018, Chetham’s Library, Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB | Web: library.chethams.com

    • Simon Grennan is online at www.simongrennan.com | Follow Simon on Twitter @SimonGrennan_

    Drawing in Drag: The Exhibition runs at Chetham’s Library from 13th – 19th October 2018

    Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval by Simon Grennan
    Publisher: Book Works – available to buy here
    48 pages,
    Designed by Axis Graphic
    Design Ltd., Manchester
    ISBN 978 1 906012 98 4 – PRICE £14.95

    Web Links

    • Marie Duval Archive

    • The British Newspaper Archive has put 635 issues of Ally Sloper’s Half Holiday on its website 

    • Lew Stringer has written a number of articles on Ally Sloper on his Blimey! blog


  • Nottingham Comic Con 2018
    10:00 am-5:00 pm
    19/10/2018

     

    Once again Nottingham Comic Con will have numerous fun activities for all the family, including live music from some of the best local bands plus seminars and guest Q&A panels, plus an animated film programme.

    Guest this year include Luke Pearson (his only UK appearance this year), Laura Trinder, Steve Beckett, Marc Laming, Hamish Steele, Christian Wildgoose, The Etherington Brothers and Zak Simmonds Hurn, plus NoBrow Press

    Web: www.nottinghamcomiccon.co.uk

  • More events
    • Exhibition: Frank Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare
      All day
      19/10/2018-19/04/2019
      The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, United Kingdom
      The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, United Kingdom

      An exhibition of art by Dan Dare creator Frank Hampson at The Atkinson, in Southport, Lancashire – where both the character and Eagle comic were “born” in the 1950s.

      The exhibition covers all aspects of Frank Hampson’s career including his early sketches, artwork for Ladybird Books and of course, Dan Dare.

      • Frank Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare Saturday 15th September 2018 – Saturday 16th March 2019 – For more about the exhibition visit The Atkinson web site

      • The Atkinson is at Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DB. The Museum and galleries are open Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm, Sunday CLOSED | Check all opening times here | Web: www.theatkinson.co.uk | Find The Atkinson on Facebook: TheAtkinson | Follow The Atkinson on Twitter @AtkinsonThe | Watch The Atkinson video channel on Youtube: AtkinsonThe

      • Read Dan Whitehead’s 2016 review of the permanent Frank Hampson exhibition at The Atkinson

      • There’s more about the original creation of the Dan Dare bust by John Fowler here on DanDare.org and the fiftieth anniversary art here on the official Frank Hampson web site, which also has a feature on the birth of Dan Dare and Eagle here

      • The Old Bakehouse in Botanic Road, Churchtown, Southport – the original studio used by Frank Hampson and his team to produce the 1950’s Dan Dare strips – is not open to the public but has been recently restored

    • Exhibition: The Art of Arthur Ranson
      All day
      19/10/2018-18/11/2018
      Orbital Comics Ltd, Great Newport Street, London, United Kingdom
      Orbital Comics Ltd, Great Newport Street, London, United Kingdom

      Orbital Comics in London will be hosting an exhibition by British comics legend Arthur Ranson. The show will run from 5th October to 4th November 2018, and will feature original artwork spanning Arthur’s illustrious career.

      In addition, Orbital will host the UK launch of the splendid new edition of the classic work for 2000ADMazeworld from Rebellion Publishing, written by Alan Grant.

      Arthur will be in attendance to sign copies from 5.00pm on Friday 5th October, followed by the opening of the exhibition.

      • Orbital Comics is online at www.orbitalcomics.com

    • Exhibition: Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval
      All day
      19/10/2018-25/10/2018
      Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB, UK
      Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB, UK

      An exhibition of drawings from Simon Grennan’s new book Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval. Based on an illustrated Victorian novel from the collection at Chetham’s Library, the book focuses on the manners and habits of twenty-first century leisure culture, and its roots in the great cities of the nineteenth century. Artist and graphic novelist Simon Grennan reimagines Duval’s work from a contemporary perspective, adopting her name as a pseudonym and producing drawings in drag, as a woman.

      Exhibition Preview and Book Launch: Friday 12 October 6pm-8.30pm.

      Simon Grennan will be in conversation with Christopher Breward about his new work.

      Christopher Breward is an historian of fashion, interested in its relationship to social and sexual identity. He has authored numerous books and is Director of Collection and Research at the National Galleries of Scotland and Visiting Professor of Cultural History at the University of Edinburgh.

      This event is free but booking is advised – details will follow soon on the event page.

      Exhibition opening hours: Saturday 13th October 11.00am – 6.00pm; Sunday 14th October 11.00am – 4.00pm | Monday 15th October – Friday 19th October 10.00am – 5.00pm during usual Library opening hours (timed entry at 10am / 11.00am / 12noon / 1.00pm / 2.00pm / 3.00pm / 4.00pm)

      In partnership with Book Works

      Read more about Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval here on downthetubes

      Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval Book Launch 6.30pm – 8.00pm Friday 12th October 2018, Chetham’s Library, Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB | Web: library.chethams.com

      • Simon Grennan is online at www.simongrennan.com | Follow Simon on Twitter @SimonGrennan_

      Drawing in Drag: The Exhibition runs at Chetham’s Library from 13th – 19th October 2018

      Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval by Simon Grennan
      Publisher: Book Works – available to buy here
      48 pages,
      Designed by Axis Graphic
      Design Ltd., Manchester
      ISBN 978 1 906012 98 4 – PRICE £14.95

      Web Links

      • Marie Duval Archive

      • The British Newspaper Archive has put 635 issues of Ally Sloper’s Half Holiday on its website 

      • Lew Stringer has written a number of articles on Ally Sloper on his Blimey! blog


    • Nottingham Comic Con 2018
      10:00 am-5:00 pm
      19/10/2018

       

      Once again Nottingham Comic Con will have numerous fun activities for all the family, including live music from some of the best local bands plus seminars and guest Q&A panels, plus an animated film programme.

      Guest this year include Luke Pearson (his only UK appearance this year), Laura Trinder, Steve Beckett, Marc Laming, Hamish Steele, Christian Wildgoose, The Etherington Brothers and Zak Simmonds Hurn, plus NoBrow Press

      Web: www.nottinghamcomiccon.co.uk

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  • New US Comics On Sale
    All day
    24/10/2018-22/10/2031

    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
    24/10/2018-14/03/2029

    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
    24/10/2018-14/03/2029

    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 Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare
    All day
    24/10/2018-24/04/2019

    The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, United Kingdom

    The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, United Kingdom

    An exhibition of art by Dan Dare creator Frank Hampson at The Atkinson, in Southport, Lancashire – where both the character and Eagle comic were “born” in the 1950s.

    The exhibition covers all aspects of Frank Hampson’s career including his early sketches, artwork for Ladybird Books and of course, Dan Dare.

    • Frank Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare Saturday 15th September 2018 – Saturday 16th March 2019 – For more about the exhibition visit The Atkinson web site

    • The Atkinson is at Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DB. The Museum and galleries are open Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm, Sunday CLOSED | Check all opening times here | Web: www.theatkinson.co.uk | Find The Atkinson on Facebook: TheAtkinson | Follow The Atkinson on Twitter @AtkinsonThe | Watch The Atkinson video channel on Youtube: AtkinsonThe

    • Read Dan Whitehead’s 2016 review of the permanent Frank Hampson exhibition at The Atkinson

    • There’s more about the original creation of the Dan Dare bust by John Fowler here on DanDare.org and the fiftieth anniversary art here on the official Frank Hampson web site, which also has a feature on the birth of Dan Dare and Eagle here

    • The Old Bakehouse in Botanic Road, Churchtown, Southport – the original studio used by Frank Hampson and his team to produce the 1950’s Dan Dare strips – is not open to the public but has been recently restored

  • Exhibition: The Art of Arthur Ranson
    All day
    24/10/2018-23/11/2018

    Orbital Comics Ltd, Great Newport Street, London, United Kingdom

    Orbital Comics Ltd, Great Newport Street, London, United Kingdom

    Orbital Comics in London will be hosting an exhibition by British comics legend Arthur Ranson. The show will run from 5th October to 4th November 2018, and will feature original artwork spanning Arthur’s illustrious career.

    In addition, Orbital will host the UK launch of the splendid new edition of the classic work for 2000ADMazeworld from Rebellion Publishing, written by Alan Grant.

    Arthur will be in attendance to sign copies from 5.00pm on Friday 5th October, followed by the opening of the exhibition.

    • Orbital Comics is online at www.orbitalcomics.com

  • More events
    • New US Comics On Sale
      All day
      24/10/2018-22/10/2031

      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
      24/10/2018-14/03/2029
      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
      24/10/2018-14/03/2029
      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 Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare
      All day
      24/10/2018-24/04/2019
      The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, United Kingdom
      The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, United Kingdom

      An exhibition of art by Dan Dare creator Frank Hampson at The Atkinson, in Southport, Lancashire – where both the character and Eagle comic were “born” in the 1950s.

      The exhibition covers all aspects of Frank Hampson’s career including his early sketches, artwork for Ladybird Books and of course, Dan Dare.

      • Frank Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare Saturday 15th September 2018 – Saturday 16th March 2019 – For more about the exhibition visit The Atkinson web site

      • The Atkinson is at Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DB. The Museum and galleries are open Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm, Sunday CLOSED | Check all opening times here | Web: www.theatkinson.co.uk | Find The Atkinson on Facebook: TheAtkinson | Follow The Atkinson on Twitter @AtkinsonThe | Watch The Atkinson video channel on Youtube: AtkinsonThe

      • Read Dan Whitehead’s 2016 review of the permanent Frank Hampson exhibition at The Atkinson

      • There’s more about the original creation of the Dan Dare bust by John Fowler here on DanDare.org and the fiftieth anniversary art here on the official Frank Hampson web site, which also has a feature on the birth of Dan Dare and Eagle here

      • The Old Bakehouse in Botanic Road, Churchtown, Southport – the original studio used by Frank Hampson and his team to produce the 1950’s Dan Dare strips – is not open to the public but has been recently restored

    • Exhibition: The Art of Arthur Ranson
      All day
      24/10/2018-23/11/2018
      Orbital Comics Ltd, Great Newport Street, London, United Kingdom
      Orbital Comics Ltd, Great Newport Street, London, United Kingdom

      Orbital Comics in London will be hosting an exhibition by British comics legend Arthur Ranson. The show will run from 5th October to 4th November 2018, and will feature original artwork spanning Arthur’s illustrious career.

      In addition, Orbital will host the UK launch of the splendid new edition of the classic work for 2000ADMazeworld from Rebellion Publishing, written by Alan Grant.

      Arthur will be in attendance to sign copies from 5.00pm on Friday 5th October, followed by the opening of the exhibition.

      • Orbital Comics is online at www.orbitalcomics.com

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  • New US Comics On Sale
    All day
    31/10/2018-29/10/2031

    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
    31/10/2018-21/03/2029

    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
    31/10/2018-21/03/2029

    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 Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare
    All day
    31/10/2018-01/05/2019

    The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, United Kingdom

    The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, United Kingdom

    An exhibition of art by Dan Dare creator Frank Hampson at The Atkinson, in Southport, Lancashire – where both the character and Eagle comic were “born” in the 1950s.

    The exhibition covers all aspects of Frank Hampson’s career including his early sketches, artwork for Ladybird Books and of course, Dan Dare.

    • Frank Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare Saturday 15th September 2018 – Saturday 16th March 2019 – For more about the exhibition visit The Atkinson web site

    • The Atkinson is at Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DB. The Museum and galleries are open Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm, Sunday CLOSED | Check all opening times here | Web: www.theatkinson.co.uk | Find The Atkinson on Facebook: TheAtkinson | Follow The Atkinson on Twitter @AtkinsonThe | Watch The Atkinson video channel on Youtube: AtkinsonThe

    • Read Dan Whitehead’s 2016 review of the permanent Frank Hampson exhibition at The Atkinson

    • There’s more about the original creation of the Dan Dare bust by John Fowler here on DanDare.org and the fiftieth anniversary art here on the official Frank Hampson web site, which also has a feature on the birth of Dan Dare and Eagle here

    • The Old Bakehouse in Botanic Road, Churchtown, Southport – the original studio used by Frank Hampson and his team to produce the 1950’s Dan Dare strips – is not open to the public but has been recently restored

  • Exhibition: The Art of Arthur Ranson
    All day
    31/10/2018-30/11/2018

    Orbital Comics Ltd, Great Newport Street, London, United Kingdom

    Orbital Comics Ltd, Great Newport Street, London, United Kingdom

    Orbital Comics in London will be hosting an exhibition by British comics legend Arthur Ranson. The show will run from 5th October to 4th November 2018, and will feature original artwork spanning Arthur’s illustrious career.

    In addition, Orbital will host the UK launch of the splendid new edition of the classic work for 2000ADMazeworld from Rebellion Publishing, written by Alan Grant.

    Arthur will be in attendance to sign copies from 5.00pm on Friday 5th October, followed by the opening of the exhibition.

    • Orbital Comics is online at www.orbitalcomics.com

  • More events
    • New US Comics On Sale
      All day
      31/10/2018-29/10/2031

      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
      31/10/2018-21/03/2029
      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
      31/10/2018-21/03/2029
      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 Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare
      All day
      31/10/2018-01/05/2019
      The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, United Kingdom
      The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, United Kingdom

      An exhibition of art by Dan Dare creator Frank Hampson at The Atkinson, in Southport, Lancashire – where both the character and Eagle comic were “born” in the 1950s.

      The exhibition covers all aspects of Frank Hampson’s career including his early sketches, artwork for Ladybird Books and of course, Dan Dare.

      • Frank Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare Saturday 15th September 2018 – Saturday 16th March 2019 – For more about the exhibition visit The Atkinson web site

      • The Atkinson is at Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DB. The Museum and galleries are open Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm, Sunday CLOSED | Check all opening times here | Web: www.theatkinson.co.uk | Find The Atkinson on Facebook: TheAtkinson | Follow The Atkinson on Twitter @AtkinsonThe | Watch The Atkinson video channel on Youtube: AtkinsonThe

      • Read Dan Whitehead’s 2016 review of the permanent Frank Hampson exhibition at The Atkinson

      • There’s more about the original creation of the Dan Dare bust by John Fowler here on DanDare.org and the fiftieth anniversary art here on the official Frank Hampson web site, which also has a feature on the birth of Dan Dare and Eagle here

      • The Old Bakehouse in Botanic Road, Churchtown, Southport – the original studio used by Frank Hampson and his team to produce the 1950’s Dan Dare strips – is not open to the public but has been recently restored

    • Exhibition: The Art of Arthur Ranson
      All day
      31/10/2018-30/11/2018
      Orbital Comics Ltd, Great Newport Street, London, United Kingdom
      Orbital Comics Ltd, Great Newport Street, London, United Kingdom

      Orbital Comics in London will be hosting an exhibition by British comics legend Arthur Ranson. The show will run from 5th October to 4th November 2018, and will feature original artwork spanning Arthur’s illustrious career.

      In addition, Orbital will host the UK launch of the splendid new edition of the classic work for 2000ADMazeworld from Rebellion Publishing, written by Alan Grant.

      Arthur will be in attendance to sign copies from 5.00pm on Friday 5th October, followed by the opening of the exhibition.

      • Orbital Comics is online at www.orbitalcomics.com

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  • Exhibition: Frank Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare
    All day
    06/10/2018-06/04/2019

    The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, United Kingdom

    The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, United Kingdom

    An exhibition of art by Dan Dare creator Frank Hampson at The Atkinson, in Southport, Lancashire – where both the character and Eagle comic were “born” in the 1950s.

    The exhibition covers all aspects of Frank Hampson’s career including his early sketches, artwork for Ladybird Books and of course, Dan Dare.

    • Frank Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare Saturday 15th September 2018 – Saturday 16th March 2019 – For more about the exhibition visit The Atkinson web site

    • The Atkinson is at Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DB. The Museum and galleries are open Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm, Sunday CLOSED | Check all opening times here | Web: www.theatkinson.co.uk | Find The Atkinson on Facebook: TheAtkinson | Follow The Atkinson on Twitter @AtkinsonThe | Watch The Atkinson video channel on Youtube: AtkinsonThe

    • Read Dan Whitehead’s 2016 review of the permanent Frank Hampson exhibition at The Atkinson

    • There’s more about the original creation of the Dan Dare bust by John Fowler here on DanDare.org and the fiftieth anniversary art here on the official Frank Hampson web site, which also has a feature on the birth of Dan Dare and Eagle here

    • The Old Bakehouse in Botanic Road, Churchtown, Southport – the original studio used by Frank Hampson and his team to produce the 1950’s Dan Dare strips – is not open to the public but has been recently restored

  • Exhibition: The Art of Arthur Ranson
    All day
    06/10/2018-05/11/2018

    Orbital Comics Ltd, Great Newport Street, London, United Kingdom

    Orbital Comics Ltd, Great Newport Street, London, United Kingdom

    Orbital Comics in London will be hosting an exhibition by British comics legend Arthur Ranson. The show will run from 5th October to 4th November 2018, and will feature original artwork spanning Arthur’s illustrious career.

    In addition, Orbital will host the UK launch of the splendid new edition of the classic work for 2000ADMazeworld from Rebellion Publishing, written by Alan Grant.

    Arthur will be in attendance to sign copies from 5.00pm on Friday 5th October, followed by the opening of the exhibition.

    • Orbital Comics is online at www.orbitalcomics.com

  • Bristol Comic and Zine Fair 2018
    All day
    06/10/2018

    Silver St, Bristol BS1 2AG, UK

    Silver St, Bristol BS1 2AG, UK

    The Bristol Comic and Zine Fair celebrates the world of DIY and independent publishing. The fair brings together artists, writers, and publishers from across Bristol and further afield for a one-day market. 2018 will be our 8th year.

    BCZF 2018 IS ON SATURDAY 6TH OCTOBER, 12-5.30PM

    Bristol Comic and Zine Fair is held at The Station, Bristol . The Station is a city-centre space run by The Creative Youth Network to provide a place for young people to meet, develop their talent, and get advice and support. Formerly a fire station and then an artists’ space, the Station now offers a cafe, rehearsal facilities, meeting rooms and event spaces for the local community.

    The venue is in Bristol city centre,  approximately 5 minutes walk from Bristol Bus Station and 20 minutes walk from Bristol Temple Meads Train Station.

    The Station,
    Silver Street,
    Bristol BS1 2AG

    Tel: 0117 204 7338

    BCZF was established in 2011 to give artists interested in self-publishing a chance to sell their work and to invite new audiences to see what the UK’s vibrant DIY arts scene is up to.

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