Massive comic creator line up for next week’s Manchester Comic and Reading Festival

Manchester Comic and Reading Festival

There’s a great line up of guest at Manchester Comic and Reading Festival taking place next Saturday (18th August 2018) at Manchester Central Library.

A free event organised by the same team that brought us the brilliant Oldham Comic Con, included on the line up are 2000AD writer Al Ewing, and artists such as Nick Brokenshire, Nigel Parkinson, John Royle, Rachael Smith and Dave Taylor.

Art by John Royle
Art by John Royle

Art by Nigel Parkinson

Art by Nigel Parkinson

Art by Dave Windett

Art by Dave Windett

The terrific line up of mainstream talent is complemented by over 20 Independent creators, too.

Anno Dracula #1

Artists Paul McCaffrey and Bambos Georgiou will be there too, promoting Anno Dracula, written by Kim Newman, edited by David Leach and published by Titan Comics. Anyone with copies of the comic or trade paperback who would like them signed, get along and stake your claim!

Manchester Comic and Reading Festival logo designed by Joe Matthews
Manchester Comic and Reading Festival logo designed by Joe Matthews

• Manchester Comic and Reading Festival 10.00am – 4.00pm 18th August 2018 Manchester Central Library

The full guest line up is (in order supplied by the organisers): Dave Taylor, David Leach, Ian Richardson, John Royle, Dave Windett, Neil Bhuna Roche, Paul McCaffrey, Damian Edwardson, C L Raven, Nigel Parkinson, Dave McCluskey, Danny Avison, Chris Askham, Rachael Smith, Bambos Georgiou, Nathan Robinson, Paul PJ Johnson, Nick Brokenshire, Joe Matthews, Al Ewing, Dan Charnley, Matthew John Soffe and Jessica Lucas – and publishers Accent UK, Hellbound Media Markosia, Time Bomb Comics, plus 20 Independent comic creators

More information on the event here on Facebook

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", working as an editor, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years. His credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel UK and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines. He also edited STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics, including Team M.O.B.I.L.E. and The Beatles Story. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare” for Tian Books. 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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