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Comic book exhibition set for Preston

Dennis the Menace and Desperate Dan in their 'home town', Dundee'Photo: PA
Dennis the Menace and Desperate Dan in their 'home town', Dundee'Photo: PA

Comic book fans are in for a treat in Preston this summer.

The city’s Harris Museum and Art Gallery will host an exhibition by Seven Stories of original comic art.

Visitors can see Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 1950s; discover more about old favourites like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers, and imagine themselves on an adventure with Dan Dare from The Eagle.

The exhibition features Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations.

Current British comics creators like Kate Brown, Jamie Smart and Laura Ellen Anderson have prepared storyboards, sketches and 3D models to lend to the exhibition as well as giving visitors a unique insight into their creative processes.

The exhibition will open on June 23 and run until September 23.