The Friends of Lancaster Library are currently running a Children’s Comics Competition as part of the project’s events.
The event has been sponsored by First Age Comics in Moor Lane and brought to Lancaster with the support of Lakes International Comic Art Festival, which takes place in October this year and whose guests include Simpsons Comics artist Bill Morrison, Superman artist Darwyn Cooke and over 40 international guests in addition to British comic creators and publishers.
• Lancaster Comics Day, Sunday 14th June 2015, 11.00am – 6.00pm Lancaster Library, Market Square, Lancaster. Web: www.lancastercomicsday.uk
Tickets (on sale now from Lancaster Library and First Age Comics) are £5, £2 concessions (unwaged, students), kids under 13 go free if accompanied by an adult. Ticket includes admission to two panels, one on Doctor Who comics and the other on “Breaking Into Comics”, subject to space (first come, first served)
The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY.
John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor.
He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY.
Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.