Sheffield Comics Network's 4th Comic Micro Con on Saturday 16 February 2019
Founded by comic book expert Bambos Georgiou, Sheffield Comics Network is holding a Comics Micro Con on Saturday 16th February 2019 from midday to 5pm at Tonearm Vinyl, the popular record shop in Walkley, Sheffield.
The event is free, family friendly and an opportunity to meet comic creatives from the network who have worked on Viz, The Beano, Wallace & Gromit and Conan The Barbarian. There will be comics for all ages on sale from Marvel, DC and vintage Eagles, original comic book artwork by the network’s comic creatives and zines by emerging local talent.
Walkley is consolidating its reputation as a place for book lovers of all ages, as evidenced by the upsurge in borrowing recorded at the wholly volunteer-run Walkley Carnegie Library (The Star 04/01/2019).
The library’s comic and graphic novel section grew last year thanks to a donation of publications from SCN’s founder Bambos Georgiou. In the autumn of 2018 Georgiou taught a comic book course for teenagers at the library as part of a Ruskin in Sheffield project Seeing Beauty, Inspiring Minds, part funded by Arts Council England and recently curated its comic and graphic novel section along age-appropriate lines.
At Saturday 16 February’s event there will be an opportunity to try Sheffield Hallam University’s comic reading eye scanner and for die-hard comic and graphic novel fans, Walkley Carnegie library is open on Saturdays so visitors to the Comic Micro Con can walk five minutes along South Road and peruse its dedicated section. Tonearm Vinyl is at 293 South Rd, Sheffield S6 3TA and is easily accessible by car and on the 95 bus route, which runs every fifteen minutes from the city via Commonside to South Road, Walkley.
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Image I : A panel from ‘Slash Moron’ by Bambos Georgiou, James Hansen & John Burns copyright 2018, for readers aged 12 years above, available from www.bamcomic.co.uk