Monday saw the start of the Thought Bubble Comic Art Festival (TB or Tbubs to the regulars) and it’s week-long run of workshops, exhibits & screenings culminates in this weekend’s Comic Con……and the hype train had left the station months ago.
The first weekend in May will see a double-whammy of pun-filled antics from Penned Guin creator Alan Henderson as his latest collection launches surrounded by an exhibition of his art…..cue the questions…….cue the answers……cue the puns!!
Edinburgh Comic Con eases into its fifth year in just a couple of weeks and it’s one of the few events in the country that I’ve made it to every year.
2000AD’s 40th Anniversary may well hit at the end of February and while it’s being marked with an event on 11th February there’s lots more planned outside of that to mark the milestone for one of the most recognized comic releases in the UK.
Late Knights: A Sense of Steel is an all ages comic that follows the Late family who are descended from the Knights Templar but are now super hero spies by night fighting the super villains as a family unit.
A new exhibition that is sure to appeal to fans of the comic-book medium opened last week at Paisley Museum. 22 Pages – Scenes from Scottish History depicts historical events presented in a graphic novel style and the exhibition is FREE with it running from Saturday 2nd April through to Friday 20th May.
Last month saw Glasgow’s Aye Write Book Festival hit the City again and I made it along to two of the Comic themed panels that took place as part of it’s Aye Con strand.
It’s now less than a month until the third Edinburgh Comic Con and after going all-in with a two-day event from the beginning the organizers are looking to aim bigger & better with the same attention to detail in a new venue for 2016.
With just about four months to go the countdown for London Super Comic Con 2016 is well and truly underway and with the recent announcements of the first two waves of guests…..it looks like the team behind the event are aiming high.