Big day for comic fans in Lancaster

Fans of everything from The Beano to Marvel will love Lancaster Comics Day.
Fans of everything from The Beano to Marvel will love Lancaster Comics Day.
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Fans of everything from Marvel to The Beano will love Lancaster Comics Day this Sunday.

Lancaster Comics Day is a new event aimed at comic fans of all ages for the city.

The event at Lancaster Library features local comic creators Andy Diggle, whose credits include 2000AD, Doctor Who, Captain America and Green Arrow, Doctor Who and 2000AD writer Eddie Robson and veteran comics editor and writer John Freeman, former Doctor Who Magazine editor and currently editor for the digital audio comics publisher ROK Comics.

Also at the event will be 2000AD and Doctor Who comic artists John Ridgway and Dave Taylor, and former Marvel editor, author and producer Tim Quinn.

Events will include a panel on Doctor Who comics, the official launch of the Lost in Space digital anthology, a Breaking Into Comics panel, competitions for all ages, cosplay – and Comic Cake!

Local authors and other comic creators will also be at Lancaster Comics Day, including Lancaster Guardian cartoonist Jack Knight, comics colourist Harry Saxon and authors AS Chambers, Adam Millard, Sophie Sparham, along with cartoonists Joe Matthews and Dave Windett.

The Friends of Lancaster Library are currently running a Children’s Comics Competition as part of the project’s events.

The event runs from 11am to 6pm. Tickets are on sale now from Lancaster Library and First Age Comics priced £5, £2 concessions (unwaged, students). Kids under 13 go free if accompanied by an adult.