Beano characters - art by Nigel Parkinson

Beano heads to Comics Salopia in June

  Dundee-based comics publisher DC Thomson and Beano Studios are adept at promoting Beano in the national media, the result a steady growth in sale over the past few years. They’ve run some high profile promotional events too, at the South Bank in London, for example, and St. Pancreas station, too, for example, and theirContinue reading Beano heads to Comics Salopia in June

Comics Salopia Festival icon, Charlie the ape, this illustration by Charlie Adlard and Dan Berry

Shrewsbury gets set to become UK comics capital with “Comics Salopia” in June

The biggest names in comic art will descend on Shrewsbury on the first weekend in June, for Comics Salopia, a new international comics festival, which organisers say is set to cement the town’s reputation as the unofficial home of the British comics industry – and got its official launch earlier today.Continue reading Shrewsbury gets set to become UK comics capital with “Comics Salopia” in June

Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival

Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival back in April

Now coming up to its thirteenth year, the Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival is back on 16th April 2016 – an annual event at which a small army of professional cartoonists from all over the UK and overseas meets up to draw and paint cartoons and caricatures for the general public. The event draws a huge audience every year withContinue reading Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival back in April