Before anyone can create any art there has to be a script.
And this huge life size comic is no exception.
We are delighted to announce that the story for the trail has been written by none other than the legendary 2000ad writer and Judge Dredd co creator John Wagner!
We are absolutely thrilled that John could be Our writer on the Comics Trail, weaving a time hopping and inspiring yarn that delves into the history of Shrewsbury as well as looking ahead to the future.
The Eisner’s are the most prestigious awards in the comic industry and five of the guests attending the festival in the beautiful town of Shrewsbury for a weekend celebration of the comics art form, have been nominated.
The high standard of events being announced for the first Comics Salopia Festival in Shrewsbury is pretty staggering, but the latest event announcement is hitting another level of the creative stratosphere as legendary writer, book designer and public speaker Chip Kidd is confirmed to be delivering an inspiring talk to festival attendees at the University on Saturday 1st June at 14.45 pm.
He has also done a plethora of TV shows including The John Bishop Show, Live at the Apollo and 8 out of 10 Cats and Dara O’Brien’s Go 8 Bit. He has since been asked to host Live at the Apollo for this year’s series.
Today we visited the Debate-Ed event organised by our sponsors Lanyon Bowdler. Our Directors were invited to be judges, as school children from all over Shropshire were tasked with putting across their arguments on topical issues.
Prizes were awarded for best individual debaters and best groups. It was inspiring to see so many bright and intelligent children and young people engaging in so many issues and speaking with such confidence and eloquence.