From Star Wars to X-Men, from Guardians of the Galaxy to Transformers, the artists and writers behind some of the most well known and popular comics in the western hemisphere will be appearing at the Margate Winter Gardens over the weekend of April 14th to 15th for the first ever Margate Comic Art Festival.

They will be joined by movie actors from Star Wars, Harry Potter, Captain America and Thor: The Dark World as well as a host of colourful cosplayers.

Comics as a medium have spawned some of the most successful movies and TV Shows of all time and this diverse festival celebrates and highlights the creative people working in the comic industry today, many of whom actually live in the local area as well as guests from further a field such as American Comic artist Stephen B Scott who has worked for many of the major publishers including DC Comics and Dark Horse Comics.

British guest names include acclaimed 2000ad and Marvel Writer Dan Abnett, Star Wars and X-Men writer Kieorn Gillen and legendary artist John Bolton to name just a few.

As well as a plethora of stalls selling comics and other merchandise the event boasts a full two day schedule of inspiring and entertaining talks, workshops and exclusive panels and interviews featuring the guest writers and artists.

Attending fans will be able to meet their heroes one to one and walk away with signed comics, artist sketches plus collectibles and rarities galore.

There’s also a cosplay competiton, fun attractions for kids and an opportunity to take part in a Jedi Fight Training session with guest actor Andrew Lawden, who starred in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace as Liam Neeson’s body double.

To find out more, or to book tickets visit the Smallzone Events website at: www.thecomicsshow.co.uk