Events & Attractions

When we welcome you to Comics Salopia in Shrewsbury this June, be prepared for an International Comic Art Festival unlike anything you have experienced before.

You will be surprised, amazed and thrilled by what we have in store.

The birth place of Charles Darwin has produced an array of cutting edge businesses and creative artists over the years and our Shropshire festivals are also renowned for their originality, vibrancy and innovation. From the world famous Shrewsbury Flower Show to the UK’s most successful Folk Music Festival.

Following in these footsteps, and inspired by the world famous Angoulême International Comics Festival in Southern France, Comics Salopia is proud to invite you to experience every aspect of comic art and comics culture as well as all of the attractions which our beautiful county town has to offer.

From our Zombie Walk through the town on the Saturday afternoon, to our incredible interactive Charlie Adlard and Walking Dead Exhibition at the Museum & Art Gallery.

From our immersive Judge Dredd interactive story experience in partnership with The Dana Prison to our inspiring talks and seminars at the superb Shrewsbury University Building there really is something for everyone.

And when we say “Everyone” we mean “EVERYONE”.

The festival programme has been carefully designed to be accessible and attractive to visitors of all ages, all walks of life and all levels of interest in comics.

Many of our events are absolutely free of charge.

So whether you are a curious parent looking to find something for the whole family to enjoy at our KIDS ZONE in the amazing Shrewsbury Town Library, hosted by Peppa Pig publisher Redan Publishing, or whether you are a budding artist looking to show your work to editors, you will be able to find something to stimulate your imagination and inspire you within our incredible programme of events that span the whole weekend and beyond.

Select an Event

Sat

01 Jun 2019

Image Comics & The Importance of Creator Ownership

Venue: The Guild Hall - Shrewsbury University

Event Type: Panel

Sat

01 Jun 2019

Snikt! Bam! Comics are Loud Learning!

Venue: The Guild Hall - Shrewsbury University

Event Type: Guest Talk

Sat

01 Jun 2019

Chip Kidd presents: 'Don't Know Where, Don't Know When: Creating a classic Batman and Robin story.

Venue: The Guild Hall - Shrewsbury University

Event Type: Guest Talk

Sat

01 Jun 2019

From Batman to Swamp Thing - An Interview with Yanick Paquette

Venue: The Guild Hall - Shrewsbury University

Event Type: Guest Interview

Sat

01 Jun 2019

"Christian Ward Stripped Down" - An Interview by Hassan Ostmane Elhaou

Venue: The Guild Hall - Shrewsbury University

Event Type: Guest Interview

Sat

01 Jun 2019

Un-Life Drawing Session 1 (Saturday)

Venue: The Guild Hall - Shrewsbury University

Event Type: Master Class

Sat

01 Jun 2019

Comics & The Art of Visual Communication - with Scott McCloud

Venue: The Guild Hall - Shrewsbury University

Event Type: Seminar

Sun

02 Jun 2019

The Fabulous Fantasy Cosplay Parade

Venue: Shrewsbury Castle Grounds

Event Type: Community Event

Sat

01 Jun 2019

Manga Workshop with Sonia Leong - Saturday

Venue: The Shropshire Wildlife Trust

Event Type: Workshop

Sat

01 Jun 2019

"The Power Of The Graphic Novel" - with Bryan & Mary Talbot

Venue: The Guild Hall - Shrewsbury University

Event Type: Seminar

Sat

01 Jun 2019

"How Do I Become a Comics Writer?" - with Jamali Maddix

Venue: The Guild Hall - Shrewsbury University

Event Type: Panel

Sun

02 Jun 2019

The Origin of Super Species - with Dr. James Carney

Venue: The Guild Hall - Shrewsbury University

Event Type: Seminar

Sun

02 Jun 2019

Celebrating 25 Years of Hellboy & The Mignolaverse

Venue: The Guild Hall - Shrewsbury University

Event Type: Panel

Sat

01 Jun 2019

"From Hellboy To Baltimore" - An Interview with Ben Stenbeck

Venue: The Guild Hall - Shrewsbury University

Event Type: Guest Interview

Sat

01 Jun 2019

Writing for Comics & TV with Christos Gage

Venue: The Guild Hall - Shrewsbury University

Event Type: Guest Interview

Sat

01 Jun 2019

An Interview with Eric Stephenson by Kieron Gillen

Venue: The Guild Hall - Shrewsbury University

Event Type: Guest Interview

Sat

01 Jun 2019

An Audience With The Beano

Venue: The Guild Hall - Shrewsbury University

Event Type: Panel

Sat

01 Jun 2019

How to Draw A Robot Without Looking!

Venue: Button & Bear

Event Type: Workshop

Sat

01 Jun 2019

So why did the Analytical Psychologist cross the road?

Venue: The Guild Hall - Shrewsbury University

Event Type: Seminar

Sat

01 Jun 2019

Interview with Tyler Kirkham

Venue: The Guild Hall - Shrewsbury University

Event Type: Guest Interview

Sat

01 Jun 2019

Make a Comic Book with Sarah McIntyre

Venue: Button & Bear

Event Type: Workshop

Sat

01 Jun 2019

Charlie Adlard Live Interview

Venue: The Guild Hall - Shrewsbury University

Event Type: Guest Interview

Sat

01 Jun 2019

The Zombie Walk

Venue: Shrewsbury Castle Grounds

Event Type: Community Event

Sat

01 Jun 2019

VIP Saturday Night Party, with Dan Owen

Venue: The Buttermarket

Event Type: Live Music Event

Sat

01 Jun 2019

The Town as Our Canvas

Venue: The Guild Hall - Shrewsbury University

Event Type: Community Event

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