Moniaive Comic Festival Weekend 2016 SNIP

Cam Kennedy, John Wagner and more head to Moniaive

Moniaive Comic Festival Weekend 2016

Here’s the details of this year’s Moniaive Comic Festival Weekend (11th – 12th June) – two days of all things related to comic books in Moniaive, a village in the Parish of Glencairn, in Dumfries and Galloway, South-West Scotland.

Some of Britain’s top writers and artists in attendance, including 2000AD’s Alan Grant, John Wagner and Cam Kennedy; former 2000AD editor David Bishop; writer and Planet Jimbot publisher Jim Alexander; writer Ferg Handley; and a number of artists, including Nigel Dobbyn, Frank Quitely and Jim Stewart.

The weekend’s programme offers workshops, drawing comics, stalls, film screenings, a stop-animation film workshop, costume parade, talks, auction, signings, sketches, the chance to design your own local comic character, portfolio reviews, and, of course, plenty of opportunities to meet the guests.

• For more information on this Family orientated comics event visit: www.moniaivefestivalvillage.org.uk

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John Freeman

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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