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Sunday, 20 June 2010

Dundee Comics Day - 1 Week To Go

There is just 1 week left before the fourth annual Dundee Comics Day, part of the Dundee Literary Festival, which is taking place at Dundee University's Tower Building on Sunday 27 June.

This year's theme is Creating Comics and the guest speakers for the day include artist Alan Davis, designer Rian Hughes, writer Pat Mills and editor Dez Skinn. With the addition of a workshop on creating Manga run by artist Nana Li, Dundee's impressive line-up of guests cover the entire range of comics creation from writing and artwork, via design and editing, through to publishing the end product.

As in previous years, the day will also include the opening of a comics exhibition in the University's Lamb Gallery. After the Beano's 70th birthday exhibition and last year's 30th anniversary of Starblazer, the subject of this year's exhibition is the late DC Thomson humour artist Bill Richie, perhaps best known for his work on Baby Crockett in the Beezer.

Tickets for the full day, beginning at 11am and finishing at 7pm, are £10 for adults and £5 for children under 13 and the cost of the ticket includes refreshments during the day.

More details of the Dundee Comics Day are available on the Dundee Literary Festival's website and tickets can be purchased from the University's on-line store.

The downthetubes review of last year's Dundee Comics Day is here and the review of the Starblazer exhibition is here.

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