Friday, October 19, 2012

Make it a Dandy date for December 2nd

I've been invited as a guest for the London Comic Mart on Sunday 2nd December, when the event will be hosting a special Dandy themed day to celebrate 75 years of the much loved comic. 

Here's the info from the organizers. More news to come when additional plans are confirmed...

Launched on December 4, 1937 , The Dandy hits 75 years at the beginning of December.

To celebrate the anniversary and to tie-in with the final print issue of the iconic DC Thomson comic, Showmasters is hosting a special edition of its ABC Show. Held on December 2 from noon to 4:00pm at the Royal National Hotel, Bedford Way, London WC1, the festivities are an addition to the regular London Comic Marts held at the same venue.
 

• In attendance will be such contemporary Dandy artists as Henry Davis, Laura Howell, Gary Northfield, Lew Stringer - plus others to be confirmed.
 

• On display will be original artwork from The Dandy from the 1930 to the 1960s as well as issues of The Dandy from the same period.
 

• This is a unique opportunity to meet the people behind The Dandy, hear them talk about their experiences working on the comic and see some of the rarities from the weekly’s history.

In addition dealers will be offering comics and memorabilia from across the wide range of British comics in general.

ENTRANCE IS FREE!


For more details visit the Showmasters website here:
http://londoncomicmart.co.uk/
 

7 comments:

Ben M. said...

Count me in- I'll be there, be grand to meet you and other Dandy folk :)

George Shiers said...

Wahay! It's on my birthday! Pity I can't go - I'm 11,000 miles from it :(

SREW said...

Fantastic news! - also looking forward to the opening night of the Cartoon Museum's Dandy exhibit.

James Spiring said...

Looks like they're spouting bull. Laura just posted on Comics UK that she didn't even know about it.

Lew Stringer said...

Not so harsh please, James. I was invited personally by one of the organizers when I had a meeting with him several weeks ago so the event is happening. Laura was also around but there must have been a mix up somehow. Hopefully it will be sorted out soon.

Adam Teitge said...

Hi all, is there a confirmed list of which Dandy artists are going to attend?

Lew Stringer said...

I'll be there, trains and circumstance willing. So will Nigel Parkinson and Gary Northfield. Don't know about the rest as I haven't heard anything from the organizer recently. There'll be a few other artists signing their new books though such as Hunt Emerson and Bryan Talbot. Should be a good day.

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