From 11am visitors can take part in a treasure hunt and win some free comics, have their photos taken with Captain America or Black Canary and even meet some of the great cartoonists and artists who will be sketching away.
Beano cartoonist Hunt Emerson will be coming along, Superhero artist Roland Bird is flying in, 2000AD and Discworld artist Graham Higgins will be popping in for a chat and you’ll be thrilled watching caricaturists Mikey Ball and Dan Hadley busy doodling away at their drawing boards.
The artists will also be out and about drawing pictures of the animals*, creating street art in chalk, and no matter how young or old you are you’re welcome to visit the Park’s Nature’s Classroom and get involved in the other activities that will be going on in there.
They’ll also be talking to the grown-ups and showing videos about how comics can be a great tool in helping their children’s educational development.
Why not come as your favourite comic book character?
There are no additional charges for any of the activities, but usual admission charges apply. Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park, which is run by Birmingham City Council, is open daily from 10am – 5pm, last admission 4pm, during the summer months. Admission is £5.50 for adults, £3 for children 3-15 years old and under 3s go free.
For more information see Birmingham.gov.uk/naturecentre
For more media information contact Press and PR Officer Debbie Harrison on 303 4476
Notes to editors
*All activities are subject to the weather
For more about WILD About Comics visit: www.facebook.com/wildaboutcomics
The event is being sponsored with comics kindly donated by Nostalgia & Comics in Birmingham and the charity Rainforest Concern who will be supplying copies of Amazonas Comic; Gotham Gosplayers UK will be appearing on behalf of the charity Baby Lifeline; WILD About Comics is organised by Alex Birch who wishes to extend her thanks to the artists and assistants who’ll be helping the event be yet another great success.