WHAT’S GOING ON… AT TRUE BELIEVERS COMIC FESTIVAL 2019 

The return of True Believers means the return of a great selection of things to do at the event, including a Panel, workshops, Superhero Life Dawing and (for the first time at Troobs) some Learn To Draw classes too.

All of these activities are aimed at all ages and abilities and are free to join in with as part of your ticket price. Please note, space at these activities is limited and will be given on a first come first served basis.

Below is all the information you need about what’s going on and when.

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You can find more info on the panel, workshops and Drawing classes below.


THE PANEL

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WEIRD SCIENCE: CELEBRATING SCI-FI COMICS

1pm - The Castle Suite

Ever wanted to know what it’s like to work on Star Wars or maybe Doctor Who? Wondered what goes on behind the scenes at Marvel, DC, Dark Horse and more? Then now True Believer is your chance! Come along and ask artists Mike Collins and Nick Brokenshire about their experiences on these fantastic properties and maybe get some art tips along the way.

These two guys have loads of experience in the comics industry that they’ll be sharing with host Tony Esmond so pop along to the Castle Suite at the event.


WORKSHOPS

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CRAFTING A STORY

with JOHN TUCKER: STORYCRAFTER

12pm - The Castle Suite

 Have you ever drawn a picture or had the spark of an idea, that you’ve thought might make an awesome story or comic (or both), but wondered how you go about turning that idea into a story?  Ever had an idea, but decided it was too crazy to work as a story?  Then why not join writer and artist John Tucker (the creator behind the wonderful and wonderfully insane Adrift, Bald and Night Watch) as he shares with you his tips and techniques for crafting an idea into a story, using the storytelling medium where anything is possible…

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PANELLING A COMIC

with MIKE WEST

2pm - The Castle Suite

 So you’ve turned your idea into a story, and now your looking at how to turn it into a comic.  Panelling and Pacing your comic are two key elements in keeping both the story and the art flowing.  Join Cog Life Comics’ Mike West as he talks you through the tips and techniques to think about when pacing out your comic.


LEARN TO DRAW…

Various Times (see below) - The Garden Lounge

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This year we’re launching the first -  of what we hope will be regular - Learn To Draw sessions, in which comic artists give you a quick walk-through of the basics for drawing a particular thing or character.  The classes are designed to run for 10-20 minutes and will feature a guest artist giving you a step by step guide in how to draw some of your comic book favourites.

 This year’s classes will feature;

11:30am - Learn To Draw Spider-Man with Mike Collins

12:30pm - Learn To Draw Minnie The Minx with Laura Howell

2:30pm - Learn To Draw Robots In Action with Geoff Senior


SUPERHERO LIFE DRAWING

1:30pm - The Garden Lounge

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The Troobs Creates Superhero Life Drawing Class is back by popular demand.  Join artist Andy Hanks (I Am Zoot) and our model LimeGreenJelly Cosplay for another life drawing session, that gives artists of all ages and skills the chance to take part in a fun drawing class with a live model as your muse.

 This year, LimeGreenJelly will be cosplaying as Bombshell Batwoman.


We will also have some drop in activities running throughout the day, including our Draw Something Saturday Jam Piece and some activity sheets to do on the day or take home and do later.

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