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Friday, 15 October 2010
Argh! Tim Quinn reveals the ups and downs of life as a comic book creator
If Beryl the Peril, Korky the Cat, Spider-Man, Desperate Dan and the Bash Street Kids are some of your favourite cartoon characters, then get along to Morecambe's Platform venue on Friday, 29th October to meet Tim Quinn, who worked on the comics that have featured these characters as a script writer.
Tim worked for some of the world's most famous British comic book companies as scriptwriter, editor and illustrator. This month he's coming to Morecambe's Platform to take his audience on a hilarious and nostalgic trip through the last 150 years, screening images of the best and worst strip creations.
Hear how Tim teamed up with legendary Queen guitarist Brian May to create a comic book without pictures. and find out how the daughter of Enid Blyton teamed up with the editor of Spider-Man, what the banned cover of Spider-Man looked like and how Tim survived being editor of Barbie's comic book!
Plus, if you love to draw or just want to visit the world of comics and cartoons, you will have a whale of a time at Tim's cartoon workshop which takes place on the afternoon of the event starting at 2.00pm. The workshop which is suitable for all ages includes figure drawing, emotion, storytelling in pictures, character and story creation and comic book history.
• The lecture is suitable for boys and girls from 9-150 and starts at 7.30pm. The audience is being invited to dress in capes and masks if they wish. Tickets cost £10. The Cartoon Workshop costs £5. Early booking for this is recommended.
• Tickets for both the lecture and the workshop are available from the Platform box office - 01524 582803 or in person at Lancaster or Morecambe Visitor Information Centres.