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Superhero illustrator to draw attention at local library

Press release   •   Oct 24, 2013 11:32 BST

Cartoon fans can get an insider’s view of the art of Spiderman, the Hulk and X-men this month - when a former Marvel Comic illustrator drops into share some of his drawing secrets.

Anyone who loves to draw or just wants to visit the world of comics and cartoons should book a place on the Tim Quinn Cartoon Workshop at 11am on Thursday 31 October at Darnhill Library, Argyle Parade, Heywood.

The ‘mighty’ Tim Quinn is a legend from the world of comic books who, as well as illustrating some of Marvel Comic’s superheroes, has also worked on British comic classics including The Beano, The Dandy and Whizzer and Chips

Places are limited so booking is essential either at the library or via email to

The workshop, which is open to children and adults aged 11 years plus, will include figure drawing, storytelling in pictures, comic book history and character and story creation. Paper and pencils will be provided.

Tim said: "I grew up with comics and was lucky enough to work in the industry for more than 30 years alongside some of the best illustrators in the business. I still think there is a place for comics. It's a great way to encourage literacy and instil a love of reading"

The workshop has been organised as part of the Try Reading scheme which is celebrating the sporting event of the year - the Rugby League World Cup 2013. The scheme aims to encourage more people to read more and to have a go at writing and drama. For more information go to

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