That’s right folk, if you didn’t know already, we here at Wow Comix LOVE the Beano! And we know we are far from alone, as so many of you have previously attended our Beano days at one of our stores before, it was always a no-brainer to go again! So here it is, Saturday, 20th of August! Mark it down!
Beano Fan Fest is a free-to-the-public Comic Convention presented by Wow Comix Event in association with the Merseyway Shopping Centre. There will be free activities, trader stalls, and a chance to meet artists and writers from the nation’s number one comic!
To keep up with the goings-on in the lead-up to the event, make sure you are following our socials! In particular, our events page for the Beano Fan Fest, Which you can find here!, or our Wow Comix Stockport Facebook page!
Let’s take a look at who we have announced so far!
Well we could not have a Beano Fan event without Nigel Parkinson.
Nigel is of course the very popular artist of Dennis The Menace and we are delighted to announce he will be attending Beano Fan Fest in August.
If you are looking for a unique gift how about some original artwork from a comic legend?
Come along and meet Lew Stringer. Lew is one of the legends of the British comic industry, having produced hundreds of fantastic cartoon strips in a career spanning four decades. His work has regularly appeared in Beano and Dandy. Lew is also the creator of such fondly remembered characters as Combat Colin (for Marvel UK) and Brickman.
We are pleased to announce that appearing at Beano Fan Fest is Laura Howell.
In 2006 Laura became the first woman to draw for the Beano and is currently the artist in charge of everyone’s favorite pigtailed powerhouse, Minnie the Minx. She has also drawn and written for many publications including Viz, The Dandy and comic adaptations of Angry Birds.
We are very pleased to say that artist Nika Nartova will be joining Beano Fan Fest. Nika regularly works as the colourist on Dennis The Menace as well as Beano covers and various other strips in the comic.
Nika is based in Liverpool and has worked as colourist for Nigel Parkinson for over 15 years. Come along and see her super fast colouring style at work.
Joining Beano Fan Fest is the creator of Beano character Lenny The Lettuce, our good friend Mr Marc Jackson.
Marc is well known to many within the comic industry and fandom for his many quirky characters, his work on Beano, and as an undiscovered rap star!!
Marc is also the creative mind behind Macc-Pow comic arts festival which will be happening soon. Check the Macc-Pow pages for full details of guests and events and start times.
More to be announced soon!