Comic Pow packs a punch

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MORE than 750 peo­ple at­tended the town’s fledgling comic-con event.

Macc-Pow! was or­gan­ised by car­toon­ist Marc Jack­son, who came up with the idea to run a event fo­cused on graphic art, with ex­hi­bi­tions, stalls and ques­tion and an­swer ses­sions with ex­pe­ri­enced artists.

Among the guests on the day were car­toon heavy­weight Lew Stringer, who cre­ates for the Beano, plus James Kochalka and Til­lie Walden, who both ap­peared via Skype and an­swered ques­tions.

Marc, who has al­ready set his sights on another event next year, said: “It was great. It was hard work, and there was a lot of plan­ning in­volved, but it was all worth it in the end.

“I’ve had some great feed­back. I’d def­i­nitely like to do it again next year.”

The fes­ti­val also in­cluded an exclusive video work­shop by De­nis St John, from the Peanuts Stu­dio in Cal­i­for­nia, who taught chil­dren how to draw Snoopy.

And Marc’s five-yearold daugh­ter Nancy also pitched in on the kids’ table.

The event was sup­ported by the Barn­aby Fes­ti­val, with sup­port from Mac­cles­field busi­nesses and food pro­vided by Marks and Spencer in Mac­cles­field.

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