Typically, of course, it’s raining cats and dogs, but Britain’s finest weather casters inform us things will improve later – and everything is now indoors.
The fun starts at 1100 at Lancaster Library with a “Breaking Into Comics” panel with Andy Diggle, Tom Ward and Tim Quinn at 1200; and a Doctor Who panel at 1400 with artists Dave Taylor and John Ridgway and others.
The day includes lots of kids friendly events, and there’s no shortage of things to buy with several comic- selling stands, and comic creators and authors on hand… And of course, Comic Cake!
The event, organised by Friends of Lancaster Library, has been generously supported by local business including First Age Comics, Waterstones and the Lakes International Comic Art Festival.
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. 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 "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.