2D Festival Begins in Derry

If you’re in Northern Ireland this weekend, then head along to the 2D Festival at the Verbal Arts Centre in Derry, which is now up and running with guests David Lloyd, Liam Sharp, Glenn Fabry, Mike Collins, Bryan Talbot, David Hine, Garry Leach, Rufus Dayglo, D’ Israeli, Declan Shalvey, Andie Tong, PJ Holden, Nick Roche, Phil Barrett, Bridgeen Gillespie, Andrew Brenner, Cartoon Saloon, Stephen Mooney, Simon Furman and Will Sliney.

Here’s details of the full Festival Programme:

Friday 5th June @ Verbal Arts Centre 3pm – 4.45pm All-Star Comic Workshop (15yrs+)
Learn to draw comics with a host of top comic creators.

Friday 5th June @ Sandinos Bar
7pm Panel – The State of Comic Art
8pm Panel – Eclectic Micks present Homegrown Heroes

Saturday 6th June @ Verbal Arts Centre
Comics Open Day 11.30am – 5pm

• Get Sketches of your favourite comic characters from top comic artists (All Day)
• Get your Comics Signed by Comic creators (All Day)
• “Monster Me” Sketch Stall – get turned into a MONSTER by a top comic artist (All Day)
• Comic Stalls – Loads of comics for all ages to buy. (All Day)
• Monster Drawing Wall – in association with the Campaign for Drawing (All Day) Draw your own monster on our massive Monster Drawing Wall, spot prizes for the best efforts.

Talks and Other Events:
• 1.30pm: Like Sherlock Holmes Directed by Quentin Tarantino…With Animals!
Comic artist Bryan Talbot gives sneak preview of his forthcoming steampunk graphic novel Grandville
• 1.30 – 2.30pm: Star Wars Stormtroopers
Get your photo taken with the amazing Emerald Garrison of the Knights of the Empire (Irelands Premier Star Wars Costuming Group).
• 3.00pm: 2D Competition Prize-Giving
• 3.30pm: How I Got Into This Crazy Business And Ended Up Bringing V For Vendetta Into The World
Talk with Legendary artist David Lloyd

Saturday 6th June @ Sandinos Bar 7pm – late
• 7.00pm Panel – Q & A with artist David Lloyd
• 8.00pm Panel – Burn Hollywood Burn
• 9.30pm – Late Closing Party

All events are completely FREE of charge.

• For more details contact the Verbal Arts Centre on 02871266946 or check the website www.2dfestival.com or Facebook group

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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