Kaboom! Comics arrive at Preston’s Harris Museum, launch event next Saturday!

Comics at the Harris Museum 2018Love Comics? This is your chance to enjoy an eclectic mix of original comic art that will impress and inspire most comics’ fans, with a free exhibition of comic art at Preston’s Harris Museum in Lancashire, brought to the city in partnership with Seven Stories.

The exhibition will be launched with a special Comics Day launch in Preston’s Flag Market, organised by the family-run That Comic Shop.

See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from Eagle.

The exhibition features Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

That Comic Shop is hosting a free special launch day celebration of comics from 12 noon – 4.00pm on Saturday 23rd June in Preston’s Flag Market and the Harris Museum. Get along fancy dress (if desired) to see lots of wonderful comic-related stalls, artists at work, kids comic crafts, drawing boards, artwork and cosplayers.

There’s lots to see and do with a choice of food vendors on the market too. Fun for all ages!

Look out for family events taking place throughout the exhibition.

• Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art 23rd June – 23rd September 2018 Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP. Web: www.harrismuseum.org.uk/exhibitions | Opening times here (open every day, varying times) | Follow the Harris Museum on Twitter @HarrisPreston | In partnership with Seven Stories

• For more information about the Launch Event, check out this page on Facebook | ThatComicShop is at 116 Friargate, Preston, Lancashire PR1 2EE and online at http://thatcomicshop.com and on Facebook here

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.

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