HighVis Festival 2018

HighVisFest brings humour comic greats to Birmingham

This September a new event, the HighVisFest Street Culture Festival, will be bringing a huge, free celebration of Birmingham’s best in live street art, music, comics, dance, hip hop, food and drink. Taking place at the Custard Factory, comics guests announced so far include ace creators Hunt Emerson and Lew Stringer. Hunt’s credits include the recently-released Bloke’sContinue reading HighVisFest brings humour comic greats to Birmingham

Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast Episode 31 - Macc-Pow 2018

Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast interviews Macc-Pow comic creators about their work

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast team visited Macc-Pow in Macclesfield last month, now in its third year. Podcast co-host Nikki Bates stood behind the table selling comics for the first time, while Ian Loxam had a great chat with many wonderful creators. Interviewed for the Podcast were Nick Brokenshire, David Leach, Lew Stringer, Rick Eades, Floating RockContinue reading Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast interviews Macc-Pow comic creators about their work

Macc-Pow 2018. Photo courtesy Ian Loxam

In Review: Macc-Pow 2018

Ian Loxam, co-host of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast, reports on the latest annual comic event in Macclesfield, organised by comic creator Marc Jackson… Macc-Pow is a small comic convention held in Macclesfield. Currently on its third year, it’s run by a small team, headed up by comic creator Marc Jackson. He throwsContinue reading In Review: Macc-Pow 2018

Thunderbirds Are Go - Series 3 Poster by Paul Shipper

Tube Surfing: new Thunderbirds are Go toy line in the works, Joy of the Rovers and Deadpool (2)!

A quick snapshot of some comics-related news from across the web… • ITV launched season three of Thunderbirds Are Go on CITV and ITV earlier this year, and the launch weekend saw really strong ratings. Steve Green, EVP Kids Content and Distribution at ITV Studios Global Entertainment has revealed there is a new toy lineContinue reading Tube Surfing: new Thunderbirds are Go toy line in the works, Joy of the Rovers and Deadpool (2)!

Sonic the Comic - 25 Years Young

Sonic the Comic, 25 Years On – celebratory gathering in Manchester in June

Sonic the Comic is celebrating being 25 years young this year with a one-day convention / gathering in Manchester on the 3rd June 2018, organised by the team behind much-loved title’s unofficial continuation online. STC (as it’s usually known) was launched on 29th May 1993 and ran for nearly a decade and a very creditableContinue reading Sonic the Comic, 25 Years On – celebratory gathering in Manchester in June