Two days of comic goodness in Glasgow this weekend

Ultimate Comic Mart, Glasgow, 1-2nd March 2014

The Big Glasgow Comic Page – described as “a hub of comic awesomeness run by comic fans for comic fans” – is holding its “Ultimate Comic Mart” at the Buff Club tomorrow, 1st March, and Sunday.

The Big Glasgow Comic Page aims to bring comic fans all of the latest comic news and reviews as well as a number of regular events. As well as the Mart, they run comic pub quizzes, comic marts, a monthly book group in the Pot Still and  are now launching a regular free movie night! There’s more information on all of these on their Facebook page, which is worth checking out for regular posts, including features on comic creators such as this recent item on Kelly Sue DeConnick – the writer, editor, mother, manga-adaptor, and feminist who is currently making huge leaps for women in the industry.

Comic publisher Planet Jimbot, run by Jim Alexander and publishers of the excellent Wolf Country, are among the exhibitors will be in attendance.

“I realise there are a lot of comics out there to choose from,” he tells us, “but please if you can give one of our titles a try. If you don’t like it, then no hard feelings and I’ve heard the paper is good for bedding if you have a pet rabbit. If you like it and maybe want to buy another, then terrific and do you mind if we clone you?”

Wolf Country Issue 2 Cover

On sale this weekend – Wolf Coountry

We say, go an check out their table. As far as we are aware, Jim has never bitten a reader. On sale over the weekend – Gabriel, Amongst the Stars, the brilliant Savant #1, Food Chain, Amazing & Fantastic Tales, GoodCopBadCop and Wolf Country. And, if you’re taking your children with you, there’s a free Cartoon Network comic with every Planet Jimbot purchase.

• The Ultimate Comic Mart, 1st- 2nd March 2014, The Buff Club, 142 Bath Lane, Glasgow G2 4SQ. Anyone under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

• More about the Big Glasgow Ultimate Comic Mart on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/Bigglasgowcomicpage

The Big Glasgow Comic Page is also on Twitter

More British Comic Events (additions very welcome)

 

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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