Gloucester gets set to have some sizzling summer comics fun

True Believers Comic Festival: Summer Variant Edition 2018

The mighty True Believers Comic Festival: Summer Variant Edition is incoming on the 5th of August, and I’ll be there with Awesome Comics Podcast team member Vince Hunt.

Held in Gloucester at the gorgeous Blackfriars Priory in Ladybekkgate Street this is looking like a really fun event for comics fans and the family.

Here’s what the organisers have to say about the day.

“AFTER THE SUCCESS OF OUR ONE OFF EVENT THE TRUE BELIEVERS COMIC FESTIVAL: SUMMER VARIANT EDITION, WE BOWED TO THE DEMAND OF THOSE 4 PEOPLE WHO ASKED US TO DO IT AGAIN AND ARE BRINGING IT BACK FOR A SECOND YEAR!

THE EVENT WILL AGAIN BE HELD AT BLACKFRIARS PRIORY IN GLOUCESTER CITY CENTRE ON SUNDAY 5TH AUGUST 2018 BETWEEN 11AM AND 4PM AND, LIKE LAST YEARS EVENT WILL BOAST OVER 30 TABLES FEATURING A GREAT SELECTION OF SMALL PRESS COMICS, ORIGINAL ART, BACK ISSUE COMICS, MERCHANDISE AND MUCH MORE, ALL IN THE STUNNING AND UNIQUE SETTING OF A MEDIEVAL PRIORY.

FULL DETAILS ON WHAT WILL BE GOING ON ON THE DAY (INCLUDING COSPLAY & WORKSHOPS) WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON.”

True Believers Comic Festival: Summer Variant Edition 2018 Panels

I’m busy writing some cunning questions for the panel that I am hosting at noon on the day. I’ll be chatting to some great guests. First up is Andy Conduit-Turner (one conviction for attempted murder only) who is the head writer and wrangler at Horde Comics, Then we have the Heart of Time herself Sarah ‘Milmo’ Millman (she’s not as scary as her reputation suggests but don’t test her!) and the multicoloured Steve Tanner from Time Bomb Comics (no eye contact – those jackets can have your eye out!). We’ll be talking about how you go about writing a comic and how this medium allows you to connect to the reader like nothing else. Should also be funny as heck!

At 1.30pm by old mucker Vince Hunt will be hosting a panel about drawing comics. He’ll be chatting to a few masters of the craft including Lorenzo ‘Ball of Energy’ Etherington (he throws ink brushes like ninja stars), Susie ‘Barbarian’ Gander (she’ll get me back for that comment!) and Russell ‘Foreign Guest for Diversity Reasons?’ Olson (Only kidding, he lives in Portsmouth and is a thoroughly good egg and a cracking artist!).

All these three are really knowledgeable about this craft and should be inspiring you to head off an create something yourself.

Please pop along. It’ll be family friendly (I promise!) Bring a picnic!

Here is the layout for the day. When not hosting panels myself and Vincenzo will be manning the Awesome Comics table with copies of issue 1 and 2 of our anthology for sale.

True Believers Comic Festival: Summer Variant Edition 2018 Layout

Head over to www.oktruebelievers.com for your advance tickets.

Many thanks for reading and hopefully see you there!

Antony Esmond

Antony Esmond

Antony Esmond is a comic reviewer and writer - his hips don't lie.