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Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art

Location: The Rheged Centre, Redhills, Penrith, CA11 0DQ

Dates: 15 February 2019 - 22 April 2019

‘Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art’ from Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, explores how comic books are created by giving visitors the opportunity to explore each step in the creative process. Through Character, Setting, Plot, Style and Special Powers, comic book fans of all ages will be immersed in the stimulating and imaginative world of children’s comics, surrounded by interactive activities, playful props and unique, original materials. 

See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from The Eagle. 

‘Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art’ will feature Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations – Marvel and DC Comics. 

Once visitors have been inspired by all the parts of a comic process, it’s time for them to create their own. By picking up a ‘DIY’ comic, everyone can bring their own characters to life in their own, unique world. 

£3.50, children aged 4 and under go free

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Telephone: 01768 868000