Comic Village Kicks Off 2012 with Double Midlands Dates

MCM Expo’s acclaimed Comic Village hits the road again this year, giving fans across the country the chance to check out the latest works by home-grown indie comics creators.

The first stop of 2012 is the popular Midlands Comic Con at Telford’s International Centre on 18th February, with a talented line-up featuring artists and writers such as Matthew Craig, Lily Mitchell, Jenika Ioffreda, Tanya Louisa Roberts, Tyler Wilson and Josh Clarke.

Comic Village stays in the Midlands for the brand new Birmingham Comic Con, which runs alongside the Memorabilia show at the NEC on 31st March and 1st April. Creators already confirmed for the show include Mogzilla, Lee Fenton-Wilkinson, Hester Macfarlane; John Maybury, David Paul Shirley, Rob Cureton and Sarah Childs.

Memorabilia visitors will also get the chance to check out all the comics goodness as well – ticket holders for either event will have access to the other show free of charge.

Dedicated to bringing together comic creators of all styles, mediums and levels to promote the good word of sequential art, the Comic Village will also be attending MCM comic conventions in London and Manchester during 2012.

• To buy tickets to the MCM Midlands Comic Con, the MCM Birmingham Comic Con and Memorabilia Birmingham, visit:

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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