Comic king at Spa Centre

OUR cinemas are increasingly being filled with films based on comic books and magazines, and people in Leamington are being given the chance to find out why.

For over 30 years Tim Quinn worked for the world’s most famous comic book companies as scriptwriter, editor and illustrator, on everything from Desperate Dan to Spider-Man and the Incredible Hulk, and is coming to town to talk of his experiences.

He will be bringing his show ‘Argh!!! The Ups and Downs of Life as a Comic Book Creator’ to the Spa Centre next Friday.

With a lifelong love and encyclopaedic knowledge of comic books Tim takes his audience on a hilarious and highly nostalgic trip through the last 150 years, screening images of the best and the worst strip creations.

Tim will take his audience behind the editorial scenes at various comic book companies he worked for both in the UK and the US.

Hear how Tim teamed up with legendary Queen guitarist Brian May to create a comic book without pictures, dee how the naughtiest comic strip ever seen was produced in the Marvel Comics basement, what the banned Spider-Man cover looked like and how he survived being editor of Barbie’s comic book!

He has worked for The Guardian, The Beano, The Dandy, Bunty, Dr Who Magazine and the mighty Marvel Comics Group

The show is at 7.45pm and tickets are £11, and £10 for concessions.