New comics Festival gets set to launch in Vigo next weekend

The very first Banda á Feira Comics Festival will take place in Vigo, Galicia, Spain next weekend, Saturday 4th – Sunday 5th June, an event organised by the Asociación de Vecinos del Calvario.

Banda á Feira Comics Festival 2022 poster by Das Pastoras

The event is being Promoted with a poster by Julio Martínez, known artistically as Das Pastoras, perhaps best known for his work in Metabarons, the event aims to bring comics closer to the people of Vigo by taking them to the streets.

Guests include Mayte Alvarado, Anabel Colazo, Carles Dalmau, Borja Gonsález, and many locally-based creators, surely the bed rock of any major Festival.

With the view that everyone can enjoy comics, the organisers of Banda á Feira have planned out an event offering talks, workshops for children, and various exhibitions arranged throughout the pedestrian zone of Urzáiz street, in the surroundings of the Calvario Market.

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Banda á Feira Comics Festival 2022 Programme

With thanks to Paul Gravett by way of Massimiliano Turco

This isn’t the first time Das Pastoras has had fun homaging famous comic characters! Check out this poster he did for Viñetas desde o Atlántico, back in 2017! (That long-running Spanish event returns in August, details here)

Viñetas desde o Atlántico 2017 poster by Das Pastoras

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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