2D Festival to host William Simpson art exhibition

Game of Thrones storyboard art by William Simpson
Read an interview with Will about his work on Game of Thrones on the official production blog here

(Updated 14th February): 2D, The Northern Ireland Comics Festival, returns in 2013 for a special edition and will take place from the 30th May – 2nd June in the Verbal Arts Centre and the Millennium Forum in Derry/Londonderry. 

The festival is organised by the Verbal Arts Centre, an educational charity, and is a celebration of comic book culture – and this year 2D is part of the official ‘Derry/Londonderry – City of Culture 2013′ programming’ and will be an extended event.

2D will feature an exhibition, workshops, signings, sketching, panel discussions, portfolio review sessions and a themed movie exhibition. All events are free.

The exhibition will highlight acclaimed comics artist William Simpson‘s work on the TV series Game of Thrones.

Workshops will be held mainly on Thursday and Friday in the Verbal Arts Centre; panels will be held in a local event space on Friday and Saturday evenings and the festival will culminate on the Saturday and Sunday with the 2D Comics Fair in the Millennium Forum.

• Free table space is still available (full table booking details coming soon on the Festival’s web site – www.2dfestival.com). If you would like to enquire about anything regarding the festival, need help with travel and accommodation information, or have any suggestions please feel free to email david@2dfestival.com

•  Verbal Arts Centre is at Stable Lane and Mall Wall, Bishop Street WithinDerry / Londonderry, Northern Ireland BT48 6PU Telephone: 028 7126 6946 Fax: 028 7126 3368 Email: info@verbalartscentre.co.uk Website: www.verbalartscentre.co.uk

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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