First Moniaive Comics Festival

Moniaive Action Project - MAP

29th August - 2nd September 2001 in The Masonic Hall, Moniaive, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

John Wagner, creator of Judge Dredd, will be a guest on Saturday 1st September 2001


Meet Scotland's top comic artists!
CAM KENNEDY - Judge Dredd, Batman, Star Wars
FRANK QUITELY - Batman, The X-Men
JIM MURRAY - painter of Batman, The Demon
ALAN GRANT - writer of Judge Dredd, Batman, MacAlien

Jamie Grant - artist of MacAlien Dave Alexander - writer/artist
Jim Stewart - writer/artist Pudsey - cartoonist
Ferg Hanley - writer of Commando Comics and Football Picture Story Monthly
Metaphrog - Glasgow's independent publishing team

29th to 2nd September - COMIC ART EXHIBITION
More than 70 pages of original art from Alan Grant's personal collection.
Includes work by Britain's best comic artists - SIMON BISLEY, MIKE McMAHON, CARLOS EZQUERRA, etc. First time ever on public display!

1st-2nd September - EVENTS
Free comic for every child attending * Stall with hundreds of really cheap comics
Free Sketches - get your favourite comic character drawn by your favourite artist
Free signings - get your comic collection signed by the writers and artists
Plus: Writer and Artist Workshops * Talks * Panels * Competitions * Meet MacAlien - Moniaive's very own resident alien * How to Draw and Write your own comics!

Also... Saturday night - Special Scottish night at the George Hotel, Moniaive
Saturday - Demonstration of chainsaw carving by Rodney Holland, Quantum
Chainsaw Carving
Promotional materials courtesy of 2000AD, LEGO and COOLBEANSWORLD

ENTRANCE: ONLY 1, Family Ticket: 2, All children under 11 FREE
OPENING HOURS: Exhibition Wed 29th-FRI 31st 11am-4pm daily
Weekend events: 11am-6pm daily
ACCOMMODATION: George Hotel 01848 200203, Craigdarroch Arms Hotel 01848 200205, Woodlea Hotel 01848 200209, Bainoon B&B 01848 200266, Glenluiart Holiday Cottages (self catering) 01848 200331, Auchencheyne (self catering/B&B) 01848 200589
HOW TO FIND US: Moniaive is 8 miles from Thornhill on the A702 and 16 miles from Dumfries on the B729. Trains to Dumfries from Glasgow and Carlisle. A regular bus service operates between Dumfries and Moniaive. Car park in Moniaive.

CALL SUE or ALAN GRANT Tel: 01848 200331 Fax: 01848 200675,
Email: or visit the Moniavie website.