Lancastrians enjoying Mostly Hums in Lancaster Library. The lighting rig was bought thanks to monies raised on Lancaster Comics Day 2016. Photo: Stuart Reynolds

Lancaster Library Gets its Lighting Rig, thanks to Lancaster Comics Day

Lancastrians enjoying Mostly Hums in Lancaster Library. The lighting rig was bought thanks to monies raised on Lancaster Comics Day 2016. Photo: Stuart Reynolds
Lancastrians enjoying Mostly Hums in Lancaster Library. The lighting rig was bought thanks to monies raised on Lancaster Comics Day 2016. Photo: Stuart Reynolds

Lancastrians enjoyed a great night boogieing to reunited local band Mostly Hums, Sea of Rain and Frenetic at Lancaster Library on 3rd July 2016.

The event raised £500 raised for Cancer Care UK and the local St John’s Hospice, and included a Conga around the library. It also saw the first use of a new lighting rig, paid for thanks to monies raised for the Friends of Lancaster Library on this year’s Lancaster Comics Day.

Comic artists Lew Stringer, Sean Phillips, comics writer Andy Diggle and author JS Collyer at Lancaster Comics day 2016. Photo: John Freeman
Comic artists Lew Stringer, Sean Phillips, comics writer Andy Diggle and author JS Collyer at Lancaster Comics day 2016. Photo: John Freeman

The team behind the annual event (including myself!) thanks once again to everyone who came to the Day, and all the creators, exhibitors and gamers involved – including Austin ChambersDan Charnley, JS CollyerAndy Diggle, Jack KnightJoe MatthewsAlex PaknadelGraham PearceSean PhillipsTim Quinn, Eddie Robson, Adrian Salmon, Lew Stringer, Ken WaltonTom Ward, Chris Welsh and House Lancaster Gaming (co-ordinated by Sam Phillips).

Comic cake was again a feature of Lancaster Comics Day, thanks to Katie White
Comic cake was again a feature of Lancaster Comics Day, thanks to Katie White

Also, Mark Braithwaite from Lancaster’s First Age Comics who sponsored the event. Plus of course the Friends of Lancaster Library team and Lancaster Library staff who organised the whole thing on the day – and Katie White for her Comic Cake and Nick Miller for al his gorgeous promotional art and the loan of Dennis the Cat as a mascot.

Lancaster Comics Day is scheduled to return to Lancaster Library for a third year on Sunday 11th June 2017, again organised by the Friends of Lancaster Library. Post the date in your diary now!

Web: www.lancastercomicsday.uk

Read Tony Esmond’s review of Lancaster Comics Day 2016

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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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