ComicFest comes to town

You may have seen Spiderman and Wonder Woman at the Strule Arts Centre in Omagh last week, or the Winter Soldier and Harley Quinn on High Street or even galactic villain Thanos around the town. That can only mean one thing-the Omagh ComicFest is almost here! After three very successful years in Enniskillen, ComicFest comes to Omagh on Saturday, September 8, bringing the world of comic books and superheroes to the town to celebrate sequential art and storytelling. The venue will be the Strule Arts Centre and entry is free so there’s no reason not to be there! The Strule Arts Centre will be packed with comic creators, both professional and self-published, merchandise and comics will be on sale and there will be plenty of cosplayers bringing to life your favourite characters.

Our guest of Honour is Ian Kennedy, whose distinctive art will be immediately familiar to longtime comics fans. With a career spanning almost 55 years Ian’s art has featured on Victor, Warlord, Battle, 2000 AD and the 1980’s Eagle as well as many others. He continues to illustrate covers for the Commando digest comics. Also among the guests are writers Gordon Rennie, Emma Beeby and Michael Carroll. Gordon is a prolific writer for 2000 AD and has also written novels and videogames. Emma was the first female writer of Judge Dredd and has recently written a miniseries telling the lifestory of the infamous Mata Hari. Michael Carroll is an Irish writer who has had numerous stories in 2000 Ad and also writes his own novels.

With 17 Guest writers and artists at ComicFest there will be lots of opportunities for autographs and sketches. There will be plenty to see and do at ComicFest no matter what age you are. In the evening there will be a table quiz and two animated films will be shown on the big screen. Young or old, chances are you’ve read comics so why not come along and join in the fun on Saturday at the Strule Arts Centre in Omagh. Doors will open at 10am Full details of our programme of events will be posted on the Omagh ComicFest Facebook page. The Omagh ComicFest is fully supported by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council.


THE Strule Arts Centre’s Children’s Festival begins on Thursday, May 26 and runs to Monday, May 30.


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