13. Description of the core message of your event and key topics to be covered (c.100 words):
An exhibition of comic book art and original pages from the Newcastle Science Comic, developed for the 2013 British Science Festival. Science and comics may not always be considered an obvious match but they're both used to explain things. Comics are a fantastically accessible way of telling a story and science is full of fantastic stories that really need to be told, the ideal match! Focussing on research taking place at Newcastle University, the comic has brought together artists, writers and scientists from all over the world (and particularly the North East of England).
The exhibition will launch with a day of all-ages events, including workshops, talks, competitions and much more! Visitors will have the chance to get up close and personal with the 'science' of putting comic books together, meet some of the Newcastle Science Comic contributors and walk home with tons of goodies. A must-see event for anyone interested in comics, science and fun!