A panel of Roy of the Rovers in action by David Sque, running onto a pass from Blackie Gray! Roy of the Rovers © Egmont UK

Roy of the Rovers comic artist David Sque confirmed for Lancaster Comics Day – making a rare comics convention appearance

Roy of the Rovers by David Sque

David Sque
David Sque

The Lancaster Comics Day team have announced the appearance of Roy of the Rovers comic artist David Sque at Lancaster Comics Day 2017 (Sunday 11th June), who will be at the event alongside ROTR editor Barrie Tomlinson.

Both creators – like fellow guest, artist Richard Piers Rayner – have made very few appearances at comics events, so this is something of a coup for for this small event in the North West of England, taking place in Lancaster Library.

David Sque is a freelance illustrator and painter best known to comics fans for his work on the iconic Roy of the Rovers, with over 30 years experience in all fields of artwork, including landscapes and seascapes, portraits of all types of animals and people, and magazine illustration work, both general and technical.

One of his most recent projects has been Preston North End: Rise of the Invincibles, the story of the early days of the club, written by Michael Barrett (who will also be at the event) and published by Invincible Books.

Born in Bournemouth, David studied at Bournemouth Art College and got his National Diploma in Art and Design, and has been a full time artist and illustrator all his professional life.

In addition to Roy of the Rovers among his numerous comics credits David also worked on the Daily Mirror newspaper strip Scorer, with fellow Lancaster Comics Day guest Barrie Tomlinson.

David has worked in all mediums, from line through to full-colour oil painting and created paintings covering most subjects, from nudes to houses and cars.

• Find David Sque online at www.davidsque.co.uk

• Organised by Friends of Lancaster Library, Lancaster Comics Day takes place on Sunday 11th June 2017, 11.00 – 5.00pm in Lancaster Library, Market Square, Lancaster. Admission is £5 on the door, £2 concessions (including students). Guests this year are Nick Brokenshire, AS Chambers, John Freeman, Tim Perkins, Richard Piers Rayner, David Sque and Barrie Tomlinson. (And yes, there will also be comics cake!) Web: lancastercomicsday.uk

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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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