Scorch Comics Free Comic Book Day 2019

Eastbourne’s Scorch Comics hosts Liam Sharp, Boo Cook and Chris Weston Signing this Bank Holiday Monday

Scorch Comics Free Comic Book Day 2019Scorch Comics, an independent comic book store in Eastbourne is hosting two major events in-store this weekend, offering customers the chance to meet some great comic creators – Green Lantern and Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp​, and 2000AD artists Boo Cook​ and Chris Weston​.

Scorch Comics - Free Comic Book Day 2019For the annual, internationally-recognised family-friendly Free Comic Book Day (Saturday 4th May) where readers old and young can pick up a selection of free comics, a special
signing event features one of the biggest names in comics: Boo Cook, the critically acclaimed artist for Doctor Who, Elephantmen and “Judge Dredd”.

On Bank Holiday Monday (6th May), Scorch Comics follow up FCBD with a signing and sketch session from with more world-famous comic book artists, including Liam Sharp, who’s originally from Eastbourne. He’s heading to his home town after Portsmouth Comic Con, celebrating deserved success with Brave and the Bold: Batman & Wonder Woman, and the new Green Lantern, one of the best-selling US comics of the year.

Boo Cook will be back, too, and joining them will be comic artist Chris Weston (Star
Wars, “Judge Dredd”, Batman, Fantastic Four) – two more famous Eastbourne residents.

Scorch Comics - 2019 Meg SigningPlus all weekend, spend over £20 in-store and get 15% off your Wyntercon tickets – the convention taking place at Eastbourne Sports Park in September.

“We’re expecting a huge turnout across the weekend,” says shop owner Jon Simmons. “Free
Comic Book Day is the biggest day of the year for fans of the medium to come together and share their love with new and long-time fans alike.

“With the huge success of comic book movies like Avengers: Endgame, there is no better opportunity to give fans the chance to return to the roots of these blockbusters and discover
the history of characters they love.”

• Scorch Comics is at 54 Grove Road, Eastbourne BN21 4UD | Web: scorchcomics.com | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

SATURDAY 4TH MAY: SPECIAL GUEST SIGNING & SKETCHING
2:00pm – 6:00pm –  Boo Cook

Quiz + Prizes – Cosplay Competition + Prizes – Free Comic Books – Free Snacks + Drinks

As part of the day, the cosplay competition will have some tasty prizes including Wyntercon Tickets (returning 28th – 29th November 2019) and 10 free vintage comics. Running is a Mega Deal all Saturday – 20% off all comics, graphic novels and trading cards

MONDAY 6TH MAY: BANK HOLIDAY MEGA SIGNING
Signing & Sketching 2:30pm-4:30pm: LIAM SHARP | CHRIS WESTON | BOO COOK

Brave and the Bold: Batman & Wonder Woman

 

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John Freeman

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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