Cor! By Gum! It’s a Comiket loads of comic creators – in Woking… Tomorrow!

Comiket - Autumn 2016

Not only is the Cor! By Gum! Zarjaz! exhibition at The Lightbox in Woking (reviewed here) going great guns, but tomorrow (Saturday 8th October) sees the venue hosting a sparkling Comica Comiket – followed, as we reported earlier in the week, by a special Dan Dare fund raiser event with Peter Hampson, son of Frank Hampson.

As well as the exhibition being open (until 6pm, extended hours, £5), The Lightbox is offering A Grand Comics Day Out to Woking with the Comica Comiket independent comics market offering appearances by a host of comic creators and a fabulous Drawing Parade (these are for free) from 10.30am to 5.00pm.

From 6.00pm Peter Hampson, son of Frank Hampson, will be in conversation with Paul Gravett about the turbulent life and career of the creator of Dan Dare, Pilot of the Future.

Click here to order tickets for the Peter Hampson event, a fundraiser in aid of The Lightbox, cost £12 including free drink

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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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