Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art

Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art

Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art

'Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art'

‘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 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.Seven Stories logo 2017

Dates
Friday 15 February - Monday 22 April 2019
Opening times
10am-5pm every day
Tickets
£3.50, children aged 4 and under go free

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Available Dates
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Next Date
Tue 18 June 2019
Time
4.45pm
Venue
Screen One

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Available Dates
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Next Date
Tue 18 June 2019
Time
5.15pm
Venue
Screen Two

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Available Dates
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Next Date
Tue 18 June 2019
Time
7.15pm
Venue
Screen Two

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Next Date
Tue 18 June 2019
Time
7.30pm
Venue
Screen Two

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Available Dates
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Next Date
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Time
2.30pm
Venue
Screen Two

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Available Dates
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Next Date
Wed 19 June 2019
Time
7.45pm
Venue
Screen One

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Date
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Time
2.30pm
Venue
Screen One

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Date
Thu 20 June 2019
Time
7.20pm
Venue
Screen One

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Available Dates
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Next Date
Fri 21 June 2019
Time
11.15am
Venue
Screen One