A COMPETITION for young comic book fans is set to take them to new worlds ahead of this summer’s comic con.
El-con, Elgin’s first ever comic book convention, has organised a competition for school kids from all across Moray to draw their own comic strip.
The winning comic will be published in the official El-con programme which will be available on the day of the convention.
Organiser James Thomson said: “The competition is for school kids in Moray to draw their own comic strip and they can then send them to us and we will pick the winning one.
“The aim is to get some local interest in the event and to get kids involved. The more people we can get involved in the area the better.”
The launch of the competition took place this week with the help of some children from West End Primary School.
EL-con organiser, Andy Mackenzie, said: “Really we are just hoping for people and for kids to get interested in it, and to try and design something themselves, we are open to pretty much anything, for people to either copy something that is already out there or make up something completely new.”
Workshops for people wanting to know more about comic book designs by artists will also take place at the convention.
The money made from El-con will go towards children’s charity, Logan’s Fund.
Cameron Mackintosh, chairman of Logan’s Fund, said: “The world of comic conventions is a whole new world to me personally, and to the charity, so it is just really exciting to be involved in something like this. It has introduced us to a whole new world.
“We are hoping that our logo, the turtle, can get turned into a little superhero.”
Set to make an appearance is Miltos Yerolemou, who played Syrio Forel in Game of Thrones and comic designer for MARVEL and DC comics, Gary Erskine.
Those involved in the organisation of El-con hope that the event is a success and it continues in the future.
The convention will be held at the Elgin’s Town Hall on June 24 from 10am to 4pm.
For more information on the competition, tickets and guests visit: www.elgincomiccon.net.