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By Fiona Reid
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Design a superhero

COMIC book fans will soon be offered a special workshop — and the chance to tackle their own superhero challenge.

Graphic novelist Hugh Bryden will soon be touring secondary schools around the region after hosting his workshop Hugh’s Comic Commotion as part of the Wigtown Book Festival.
ScottishPower Foundation is meanwhile sponsoring this year’s Wigtown Book Festival and is bringing back its literacy initiative Comic Generation, which invites young people across Dumfries and Galloway to design their own unique superheroes.
Trustee and executive officer Ann Loughrey said: “We are delighted to launch the second Comic Generation competition.
“We were extremely impressed by the standard of entries in 2014 and found it hard to pick just one winner, so this year we’re looking for three new superheroes to form the Wigtown Avengers.”
Budding illustrators aged 11 to 18 are challenged to create their own superhero character with energy-related powers, capable of being incorporated into a short comic strip.
The lucky winners will each receive an iPad mini and the honour of their superhero joining Dumfries and Galloway’s very own elite crimefighting squad.\!q
Hugh’s Comic Commotion takes place at Wigtown on Thursday October 1, before touring schools.
The closing date for the competition is September 26, and for more details visit the website www.wigtownbookfestival.com/opportunities

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