All Ages Superhero Comic ‘Halcyon &Tenderfoot’ to Launch at Newcastle Library


The creators fof the newest superhero comic Halycon & Tenderfoot  reveal their launch plans.

I’ve recently read issue 0 of Halcyon and Tenderfoot and really enjoyed this all ages slice of superhero action. The opening few pages summing up some of Halcyon’s history kinda of reminded me of the first few minutes of UP, mixed with The Incredibles and left me wanting more. Although I won’t be able to make it along to the launch, at the end of this month, I definately plan on picking up issue 1.

I love the fact the rather than just set up a table to sell the comics from the team has gone all out with launch at Newcastle Library that feels almost like a mini comic con for the launch.

“That thought process translates to this event too – we’re running a workshop for young people, but also holding a presentation about making the comic for people of all ages to attend. As well as those things, we’ll be signing copies of the comic, and I’ll be sketching for anyone who is interested.” – Lee Robinson

“This launch event is a great way of combining the different parts of Art Heroes – comic book publishing and creative workshops. Making comic books is a dream for us, and a huge part of our lives – but introducing young people to comics is a passion too. A lot of young people aren’t interested in reading prose, so they completely give up on reading. That’s what I was like. But we aim to introduce people like this to comics and get them inspired about reading, through creating their own stories and artwork.” – Daniel Clifford

Check out the details of the launch below.

HALCYON & TENDERFOOT ISSUE 1 LAUNCHES AT NEWCASTLE LIBRARY

Comic book publishing and workshop facilitation company, Art Heroes, will launch their superhero comic, Halcyon & Tenderfoot, at Newcastle City Library on Saturday 31st March.

The event will take place in City Library’s Bewick Hall and feature an Art Heroes Quick Comics workshop, a ‘How to Make Comics the Art Heroes Way’ presentation, as well as sketching and signing sessions where readers can be the first to buy a copy of the comic.

10:30am – 12:30pm:   Quick Comics workshop

A fun workshop for young people who like comics, drawing, writing or just want something to do on a Saturday morning. No previous experience is needed. The workshop is aimed at 8 to 16 year olds and free to attend, but with places limited to just 30 young people, booking early is advised.

12:30pm – 1:00pm:    Signing and sketching

A short opportunity for the Quick Comics workshop participants to purchase a signed copy of Halcyon & Tenderfoot or a unique sketch by Lee Robinson.

1:30pm – 3:00pm:           Signing and sketching

The main opportunity of the day to pick up a signed copy of Halcyon & Tenderfoot, meet the creators and buy a unique sketch by the artist of the comic book.

3:00pm – 4:00pm:           How to Make Comics the Art Heroes Way

The Art Heroes team behind Halcyon & Tenderfoot reveal their process for creating the comic book – from initial idea to drawing techniques to printing and promotion – and everything in between! Perfect for people wanting to make their own comics, or anyone with an interest in comic books or artistic processes.

4:00pm – 4:30pm:           Signing and sketching

The last chance to get your hands on a signed copy of Halcyon & Tenderfoot or a unique sketch.

For more information email [email protected] or contact Newcastle City Library to book workshop places on 0191 277 4100.

Halcyon & Tenderfoot

The first Art Heroes comic book, Halcyon & Tenderfoot, is an all-ages title written by Daniel Clifford with art by Lee Robinson. The comic is intended as an ideal entry point for new comics readers, and a refreshing change for existing comic book fans.

Halcyon & Tenderfoot focusses on a father and son superhero team, with a definitive long-form story to tell – but individual story arcs will experiment with genre, storytelling form and length.

In the British tradition, Halcyon & Tenderfoot is an A4 comic with colour covers and black & white interiors.

A preview issue can be read for free at ArtHeroes.co.uk/comic.

Workshops

Art Heroes workshops were created to help tackle the biggest educational problem facing the UK – engaging young people in reading. Without an interest in reading, young people are less likely to gain the literacy skills they need in later life.

Traditionally comics acted as a bridge between storybooks and prose fiction, but the disappearance of newsstand distribution for comic books and more adult storylines mean that less children are reading comics than ever.

Art Heroes believes that these two things are linked and that by introducing more children to comic books through our workshops, we can capture their imaginations and improve their reading and writing skills along the way.

But our workshops aren’t only intended to encourage reading, they also focus on different creative activites, including storytelling and drawing skills.

Subscriptions

Halcyon & Tenderfoot will be released quarterly in 2012 (March, June, September and December). This regular schedule allows Art Heroes to offer a subscription service – to the physical comics or to digital files.

Physical subscriptions are £12 (each of the issues is £3), which includes postage and packaging and a gift with each issue. The first free gift is a unique A4 sketch by Halcyon & Tenderfoot artist, Lee Robinson.

Digital subscriptions don’t include free gifts but are priced just £7 – a huge saving on the physical issues. Digital subscribers can choose between PDFs, or CBZ files that work with digital comic reading apps.

Subscriptions can be purchased at the launch event, or right now from ArtHeroes.co.uk/storeuk. Current subscribers can pick up the first issue at the launch event, or have it delivered to their home as usual.

Appearances

Art Heroes will be appearing at Bristol Comic Expo in May, and hope to launch issue 2 of Halcyon & Tenderfoot at Glasgow Comic Con in June.


Source:Artheroes.co.uk
GS Reporter: Nuge

More from the world of Geek Syndicate

%d bloggers like this: