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Comics – Explore and Create Comic Art Comics Day, Preston

23/06/2018 All day

Comics at the Harris Museum 2018Love Comics? This is your chance to enjoy an eclectic mix of original comic art that will impress and inspire most comics’ fans.

See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from Eagle.

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

ThatComicShop is hosting a free special launch day celebration of comics from 12 noon – 4.00pm on Saturday 23rd June in Preston’s Flag Market and the Harris Museum. Get along fancy dress (if desired) to see lots of wonderful comic-related stalls, artists at work, kids comic crafts, drawing boards, artwork and cosplayers.

There’s lots to see and do with a choice of food vendors on the market too. Fun for all ages!

Look out for family events taking place throughout the exhibition.

• For more information about the Launch Event, check out this page on Facebook | ThatComicShop is at 116 Friargate, Preston, Lancashire PR1 2EE and online at http://thatcomicshop.com and on Facebook here

• Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art 23rd June – 23rd September 2018 Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP. Web: www.harrismuseum.org.uk/exhibitions | Opening times here (open every day, varying times) | Follow the Harris Museum on Twitter @HarrisPreston | In partnership with Seven Stories

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    Web: http://thoughtbubblefestival.com

    Newcomer to Thought Bubble?

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    See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from Eagle.

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

    ThatComicShop is hosting a free special launch day celebration of comics from 12 noon - 4.00pm on Saturday 23rd June in Preston's Flag Market and the Harris Museum. Get along fancy dress (if desired) to see lots of wonderful comic-related stalls, artists at work, kids comic crafts, drawing boards, artwork and cosplayers.

    There’s lots to see and do with a choice of food vendors on the market too. Fun for all ages!

    Look out for family events taking place throughout the exhibition.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art 23rd June - 23rd September 2018 Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP. Web: www.harrismuseum.org.uk/exhibitions | Opening times here (open every day, varying times) | Follow the Harris Museum on Twitter @HarrisPreston | In partnership with Seven Stories

    • For more information about the Launch Event, check out this page on Facebook | ThatComicShop is at 116 Friargate, Preston, Lancashire PR1 2EE and online at http://thatcomicshop.com and on Facebook here

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    See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from Eagle.

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

    ThatComicShop is hosting a free special launch day celebration of comics from 12 noon - 4.00pm on Saturday 23rd June in Preston's Flag Market and the Harris Museum. Get along fancy dress (if desired) to see lots of wonderful comic-related stalls, artists at work, kids comic crafts, drawing boards, artwork and cosplayers.

    There’s lots to see and do with a choice of food vendors on the market too. Fun for all ages!

    Look out for family events taking place throughout the exhibition.

    • Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art 23rd June - 23rd September 2018 Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP. Web: www.harrismuseum.org.uk/exhibitions | Opening times here (open every day, varying times) | Follow the Harris Museum on Twitter @HarrisPreston | In partnership with Seven Stories

    • For more information about the Launch Event, check out this page on Facebook | ThatComicShop is at 116 Friargate, Preston, Lancashire PR1 2EE and online at http://thatcomicshop.com and on Facebook here

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    The guest line-up of course doesn't include the huge number of  exhibitors at the Festival, many regularly featured here on downthetubes – publishers, creators, and retailers.

    Web: http://thoughtbubblefestival.com

    Newcomer to Thought Bubble?

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

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

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