Macclesfield’s MACC-POW is back in June, bigger and crazier than ever!

MACC-POW! 2018 Poster

MACC-POW!, Macclesfield’s day of comic-art, is once again being held inside the fantastic Town Hall building in June.

On the guest list for this free event are Lew Stringer, Paul Grist, Missed Deadline, David Leach, Emmeline Illustration, Nick Brokenshire, Laura Howell, Dick Vincent, Jessica On Paper and Tor Freeman to name just a few, along with the event’s first ever guests from Barcelona – Lorenzo Montatore and Genie Espinosa, at MACC-POW! with support from the Lakes International Comic Art Festival.

“There are so many fantastic things happening this year on the day and for the first time, on selected dates prior to the event as well,” enthuses organiser and comics artist Marc Jackson. “We’re back within the line-up for this year’s Barnaby Festival and it’s going to be a comics-packed day of coolness and fun for all-ages.

“We’ll have our cartoon-a-room showing specially selected cartoon, drawing activities for young and old (with drop-in guests throughout the day),” Marc continues, “and panel discussions about careers in comics, as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of comics events in the UK.

“This year we have been supported with incredible generosity from local businesses whose help will go towards making this event even better!

“There will be lots more to share over the next few weeks and month’s as we build to the day, so keep your eyes peeled and make yours MACC-POW!”

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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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