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Shrewsbury International Comic Art Festival Goes Free! (Free to enter, that is…)

Shrewsbury International Comic Art Festival Promotional Art

The first ever Shrewsbury International Comic Art Festival, taking place 15th – 17th July, is now a free event – giving full access to an amazing guest list and exhibitors for the general public all three days.

Guests lined up include creators Dan Berry, David Baillie, Roland Boschi, Brox, Howard Chaykin, Andy Diggle, Barry Kitson, Jessica Martin, John McCrea, Leah Moore, Robbie Morrison, Goran Parlov, Lew Stringer, Dave Taylor, Dylan Teague, John Wagner and Phil Winslade.

“The reason the event is now free is that the Music Festival we are attached to has now been postponed until 16th September,” organiser Shane Chebsey explains. (You can find out more about this on their website at: www.shrewsburyfestival.com)

“However, if you have already bought tickets for that event these will be valid for the new dates and you will also have access to special extra attractions at the Comic Art Festival for paid ticket holders only.

“You can also get a refund and still attend the Comic Festival only if you prefer,” he continues, “but I’d urge you to take advantage of the situation and get yourself two great events for the price of one!”

The free Comic Art Festival will be open to the general public from 12 noon until 6pm all three days, so take along the family for free and enjoy a great day out, with lots of other attractions including a fun fair for the kids.

“We look forward to seeing you there for what promises to be a very special weekend of comics,” says Shane. “Costumed characters very welcome!”

• To see the full guest list of superstar artists and writers that you will now be able to meet for free visit www.smallzone.co.uk/Shrewsbury-Comic-Art-Festival.htm

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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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