Comic book exhibition will fly into The Beaney in Canterbury for February half term 2020

Leap with the kids into the wonderful world of comics thanks to a new exhibition during February half term.

The Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art will be a chance for comic fans of all ages to discover an eclectic mix of both original and iconic comic art, alongside work by current children's comic creators.

The magic and history of comic books will be explored at The Beaney
The magic and history of comic books will be explored at The Beaney

The exhibition, with the National Centre for Children’s Books, is coming to The Beaney in Canterbury.

It runs in the city from Saturday, February 8 until Sunday, February 22.

Comic icons such as Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace just as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s will be included alongside old friends Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers.

Tickets are now on sale for The Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art
Tickets are now on sale for The Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art

Other famous characters include Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and the Hulk as drawn by Ian Churchill, the British artist and producer of comics for America’s two largest comic corporations – Marvel and DC comics.

The interactive exhibition will also offer visitors the chance to create their very own settings, characters and stories using playful props and costumes.

The exhibition will include creative fun for kids
The exhibition will include creative fun for kids

Chairman of the council’s community committee, Cllr Neil Baker, said: “This is a fantastic exhibition that not only allows visitors to explore the history of comic classics like Dennis the Menace and Desperate Dan but it also offers a chance for fans of all ages to discover how modern day artists are producing the classics of tomorrow."

Adult tickets are £6.50 and children aged three to 15 are £5. For information please visit thebeaney.co.uk/comics.

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