Shining a light on indie comic talent ahead of this weekend's comic phenomenon!

Ahead of Portsmouth Comic Con – International Festival of Comics this Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th Bank Holiday weekend, the Con is launching an ambitious, synchronised mega drop of artwork around the city in the finale of its Free Art Friday events, which have been taking place over the last two months leading up to this weekend’s comic phenomenon.

As a huge advocate of local independent artists and comic art, Portsmouth Comic Con has been shining a light on indie talent from across the region by placing stunning pieces of artwork across the city for people to find and keep, with the opportunity to meet the artist and have their piece signed at the Con.

This Friday’s mega drop will see eight pieces of art up for grabs, which will be hidden across the city in a range of places, each with a map giving clues to the whereabouts of the other pieces. Local artists featured and appearing at the Con include Stevie Hunt, Dan Cooke, Clark Bint, Fiona Simpson, Jonathan Scott, Victoria Wilton, Megan Woods, Jasmine Howard and Malu Santamaria-Benavente.

Portsmouth Comic Con will be the place to be this weekend to celebrate Star Wars Day, Game of Thrones, Dr Who and the 80th anniversary of the Dark Knight, Batman. Featuring some of the best comic artists and writers from across the globe alongside stars of the screen with a packed programme of panels, displays, workshops and the largest collection of props and characters from cult TV series and films in a visual feast!

Visitors can get hands-on in the Immersive Tech Zone with VR, motion capture, simulators and robots, enjoy retro and board gaming, a Steampunk deck and will be amazed by the creativity and imagination of the daily Carnival of Cosplay competitions.

If you’re serious about comics, love superheroes or simply looking for a family fun day out – this is the event for you!

A sell out in 2018, tickets for this year are flying so people are advised to buy in advance at or call 0844 847 2362 (calls cost 7p per minute + phone company access charge).

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