(with thanks to Bryan Talbot): Next Saturday, 10th December, Newcastle hosts its first comic convention for 16 years. The Canny Comic Con is an all day event at Newcastle City Library and entry is free.
Comics, comic strips, comic books, graphic novels, manga, sequential art
- however you want to refer to it, the CCC wants to celebrate
everything about telling stories in pictures. Whilst it won't be on the
same scale as some of the bigger UK comic conventions, they're going to
have a full range of activities, including talks and panel discussions, workshops and a hall of stalls where you can meet some of the finest comic-creating talent from the region and beyond.
There’s a jam packed schedule of talks and panels and guests include Viz’s Simon Donald, Marvel artist Dougie Braithwaite, Bryan Talbot and Al Ewing.
Whatever your age or experience, whether you read comics, make comics,
or are just interested to know a little more, we hope to have something
to interest you.
• More info at: http://cannycomiccon.blogspot.com/p/what-is-it.html