Enniskillen Comic Fest guest list shapes up

Enniskillen Comic Fest

May 2016 will see Enniskillen in County Fermanagh host its first festival of comics, illustration and storytelling.

The Enniskillen Comic Fest will take place in the McArthur Hall in Darling Street on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th May, with a wide range of events taking place to celebrate comic art, culture and promote sequential art and storytelling.

Guests announced so far are: Ryan Brown, Michael Carroll, Eoin Coveney,  D’IsraeliPeter Doherty, Ian EdgintonGlenn Fabry, Davy FrancisPatrick Goddard, PJ Holden, Laura Howell, Clint Langley, Lew Stringer, Phil Winslade and Steve Yeowell – with more to come.

The historic market town of Enniskillen has a longstanding connection with the creative arts. Many giants of the literary and art worlds have spent time here and been inspired by beautiful County Fermanagh.

The Festival will include a variety of workshops, talks, mentoring sessions and portfolio reviews over the two days with Friday 6th seeing our schools programme being run, while Saturday 7th is a full open day for the public.

Celebrating the iconic comic 2000AD there will be top creators from the UK and Ireland who have been a part of “The Galaxy’s Greatest Comic” as well as all aspects of the comics industry.

 

Judge Dredd by John McCrea

Judge Dredd by John McCrea

 
The event will also host an auction of art – including this Judge Dredd piece by John McCrea – in aid of the Children’s Hospice at Killadeas.

• Enniskillen Comic Fest 6th – 7th May 2016, McArthur Hall, Darling Street, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh. Tel: (028) 6632 3110

Web: www.facebook.com/Enniskillen-Comic-Fest-1030761763641321

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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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