Lancaster Comics Day 2017 Date Announced

Lancaster Comics Day 2017 Promotional Art

The Friends of Lancaster Library have announced Lancaster Comics Day will return for a third year on Sunday 11th June 2017. Post the date in your diary now!

Lancaster Comics Day 2016 raised over £600 for Library funds, which will be used to buy new equipments to support future events. In 2015, funds raised from the day helped considerably toward the purchase of “black out” blinds for The Sanctuary room, enabling the screening of films.

Guests will be announced in coming months, but will include comics writer and editor John Freeman and local fantasy author A.S. Chambers.

House Lancaster Gaming Group have also signed on board to provide a Games Room for the event’s third year.

In related news, the Comics day team has also announced an extension to the deadline its Comics Competition, which will now run until October. Prizes for entires include Doctor Who-related goodies and original graphic novels. There’s more information here on the Lancaster Comics day web site.

• Stall bookings enquiries to Stuart Reynolds follmembers@gmail.com. Very limited numbers! Web: www.lancastercomicsday.uk

• Read a report of Lancaster Comics Day 2016 by Tony Esmond here

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", working as an editor, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years. His credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel UK and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines. He also edited STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics, including Team M.O.B.I.L.E. and The Beatles Story. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare” for Tian Books. 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.