Have you ever wanted to create your own superhero? Do you love being creative? Do you read comics and think ‘I could do that?’ The Comic Art Festival at the Victoria Gallery and Museum can offer you all of this!

From 20th to 21st October, there is a Comic Art Festival being held at the Victoria Gallery and Museum on campus. If you’re a comic enthusiast or budding creator, there are lots of events you can book over the two days – including working with professionals from the Comic Art industry. It’s also a chance to escape from the upcoming deadlines into a different world.

If you’re interested in visiting the gallery for an out of this world experience, the Waterhouse Café will be serving superhero themed sandwiches and supervillain Pizza’s for two days only. Not only this, but cosplay judges will be around the gallery alongside Judge Dredd- a great photo opportunity!

Events are available to book on to below, or you can take a break from your studies and pop down to the Victoria Gallery and Museum on 20th and 21st October.

The schedule for the two days is below:

20th October:

Comic Writing Workshops with John Higgins and Mike Carroll (the artist and writer for Judge Dredd, Razorjack etc)

Price: £10 for both session, booking required

11am-1pm– Introduction to writing for comics

2pm-4pm- Developing a comic storyboard

Designer worlds: Democracy and Justice

Price: Free

5:30-7pm– Film Judge Dredd (2012, certificate 18)


*Price: £10 for both sessions, booking required*

7:30-8:30pm- Discussion and Q&A: Democracy and the politics of Mega-City One (Judge Dredd), with comic artists and writers such as John Higgins, Mike Carroll, Leigh Gallagher, Dave Taylor, Leah Moore, and John Reppion.

8:30-9:30pm- Graphic Art Wine Reception, with the writers and artists from the previous session


21st October:

Comic Writing Talk

Price: Free, no booking required but places allocated on first come, first served basis

11-1pm- Comic Writing: The Professionals

Comic Art Practical Session

Price: £5 to participate, booking required, free to watch

2-4pm- Drawing Monsters

Exhibition Tour

Price: Free, no booking

1-1:30pm- A Tour of ‘Beyond Dredd and Watchmen: The Art of John Higgins’

Festival Finale

Price: Free, no booking

5-6:30pm- Dredd Meets Razorjack


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