You’ll be surprised, amazed and thrilled by what the festival has in store...

How Do I Become A Comics Writer? with Jamali Maddix  
A ‘lively, fascinating and fun discussion’ about creating stories for comic books, in which standup comedian Jamali Maddix quizzes a panel of international comic writers - Andy Diggle, Chip Kidd, Alex Paknadel and Star Wars writer Pierrick Colinet included - about industry trade secrets.

An Audience With The Beano: Live panel with 4 Beano Legends                                             
Join Beano editor John Anderson as he welcomes to the stage four of the comic book’s top artists and writers - Nigel Parkinson, Laura Howell, Lew Stringer and the legendary Hunt Emerson.

Interview with Tyler Kirkham                                   
The Venom & Spider-Man cover artist talks to Ollie MacNamee about his professional career, which stretches back almost 15 years. As well as working for the world’s biggest superhero publishers, Tyler has also published graphic novels and children’s books.

From Hellboy to Baltimore... 
Exclusive event which sees Leonard Sultana interview  Hellboy, Baltimore and BPRD artist Ben Stenbeck about his time in the movie industry, his working methods and what drives him to keep making comics... 

The Zombie Walk
Be part of the festival and make yourself into one of the undead for a fun zombie walk through the town. The best zombies will be awarded special prizes by Walking Dead artist and co-creator  Charlie Adlard. The walk starts at the Castle Grounds on the Saturday afternoon at 2pm and goes all the way down Pride Hill to the Square, where the winners will be awarded their prizes.

An Interview with Eric Stephenson by  Kieron Gillen 
Join Star Wars and X-Men writer Kieron Gillen in conversation with publisher and head honcho at Image Comics, Eric Stephenson. Together, the duo will cover subjects including creator-owned comics and how the ’90s upstart publisher has become America’s third largest publisher of comic books...

Comics Salopia takes place at various Shrewsbury locations on Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 June. 

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Read our interview with The Walking Dead artist Charlie Alard HERE