HighVisFest brings humour comic greats to Birmingham

HighVis Festival 2018

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’s Progress (reviewed hereRime of The Ancient Mariner and Dante’s Inferno, and much more.

Lew Stringer is a regular contributor to Beano and Toxic, as well as Doctor Who Magazine, and like Hunt is one of British humour comics legendary talents.

• Check out High Vis Fest in-line on Twitter @highvisfest for latest guest news

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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