Bridgnorth is set to become animated this summer when the Bridgnorth Music and Arts Festival, currently in its 6th year, hosts its first Animation Festival on Saturday 27th August. The one day event, to be held at the town’s historic Majestic Cinema, will showcase short films by local animators and feature a special screening of an internationally renowned animated film, details of which are to be announced shortly. Demonstrations by professional animators will run throughout the day giving visitors the opportunity to try their hand at animation.
The animation event will also see the return of Brighton-based graphic novelist and artist, James Pearson, to the festival. Following on from his successful graphic novel event last year, James will be back to conduct a second workshop at the Majestic Cinema. Author of several published sci-fi and horror comics including The Reckoning, The Melting Man and The Heart of War, James will offer advice on how to publish a graphic novelÂ and provide writing and art tuition.
Festival spokesperson Glynis Madden says, “We are thrilled James is returning to the festival to host another fantastic workshop. We’re calling for all aspiring comic book artists and writers to come along to the event with their art folios for James to review together with any questions they can pose to James about getting into the exciting world of comic books. The atmosphere at last year’s workshop was amazing and it was lovely to see everyone creating/create their own comic hero strips with James. Everyone who left was filled with newfound inspiration and we look forward to recreating that feeling* this year”.