Okay sometimes you just can’t improve on a headline and certainly qualifies as the Birmingham (UK) Mail spotlights this weekend’s very first Birmingham International Comics Show, bringing the world of comics to the Midlands for the first time
DO YOU know your Bruce Banners from your Bruce Waynes?
If so, then Birmingham will be the place to be this weekend when comic book fans from across the country swing into town.
The Custard Factory, in Digbeth, hosts the International Comics Show tomorrow and on Sunday from 10.30am.
The event will include every aspect of comic culture, from limited editions and graphic novels to Manga and memorabilia.
Brummie invasion aside, the show is notable for a couple of reasons — as stated, it’s the first show in England’s second largest city, which turns out to have a pretty sizable comics contingent, including the immortal Hunt Emerson, which makes it reason enough to go.
it’s also the VERY LAST convention of any size of the year…yes the marathon is over…for a few weeks.
Guests include Dave Gibbons, Alan Davis, Emerson, John McCrea, James Hodgkins, Andi Watson, Leah Moore, Matt Hollingsworth, frequent Beat correspondent Ben McCool, and more. There’s a fine programming schedule, as well, with some innovative events such as puppets and celebrity arm wrestling. Word on the street has it that cartoonists will be in the bar drinking later, as well.
You can read all about the show here. It runs tomorrow and Sunday and a two-day pass is £10.