Stirling Comics Festival announced for September

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Black Hearted Press has announced they we will be producing the Stirling Comics Festival, forming a comic book strand of the Stirling Fringe Festival (19 – 28th September 2014).

BHP will produce a series of free events for the public over the course the Stirling Fringe, adding to Stirlings creative hub over a dynamic two weeks in the city. Events will include, workshops, comic book art exhibitions, a ‘pop up’ comic shop and a 1 day comic mart (Saturday 27th September) with traders from across the country.

Stirling Comics Festival joins the line up of events produced by the Glasgow-based comic publisher and producer, which include:

  • Glasgow Comic Con, Scotland’s Comic Book Festival: 3rd – 8th July 2014 (Comic Con weekend 5/6th July)
  • Sunderland Comic Con – The North East Comic Book Festival: 9/10 August 2014 (see our news story)
  • Glasgow Comic & Toy Fair (Christmas Special): Sat 6th December 2014
  • Glasgow Comic Con, Scotland’s Comic Book Festival: Saturday 4th – Sunday 5th July 2015 (5th year anniversary)

For more information visit:

Official event website

Offical event Facebook page:

Black Hearted Press:

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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