Superheroes land at Stockton-on-Tees Billingham Library to mark Free Comic Book Day

Superhero Drawing with Ingi Jensson


A chance to learn how to draw your inner superhero, show off your fancy dress and receive free comic books are just some of the fun activities on offer at a drop-in event to celebrate Free Comic Book Day at the new Billingham Library on Saturday 2nd May 2015.

Between 10am and 2pm, residents are being invited to attend a drawing master class with renowned illustrator Ingi Jensson, who lives in Stockton, at the recently opened £2.7m state-of-the-art facility.

Ingi has been making comics and cartoons for Icelandic newspapers and magazines since 1999 and now runs TeesToons which offers art workshops across the North East.

His ‘Draw Yourself as a Superhero’ session plans to make a three metre by 70 centimetre drawing of the shops and Library in Billingham for the children and young people to glue their character onto – creating a superhero-themed Billingham Town Centre image which will be kept for posterity in the Library.

Prizes are up for grabs for the best dressed youngsters in superhero costumes.

Alongside this event, Stockton Libraries will have free comic books (while stocks last) to give away to children and young people who drop-in to the following libraries in Stockton Borough on the day:

  • Fairfield Library – 10.30am to 11.30am – featuring a ‘Create Your Own Super Logo’ competition and learn how to make a radioactive spider! Suitable for ages five to 12 – booking is essential. Contact 01642 527962 or
  • Stockton Central Library – 9.30am to 4pm – featuring a competition to design a superhero logo to win prizes – contact 01642 526521 or

For more information, contact Lucy Carlton-Walker on 01642 528501 or

To learn more about Stockton Libraries and their full range of events and services, visit

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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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