Thousands of heroes and villains to converge on Wollongong CBD

Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery posing high above Wollongong in a special photo shoot for Comic Gong 2018. Picture: Sylvia Liber. Front page art work: Josh Hall.

Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery posing high above Wollongong in a special photo shoot for Comic Gong 2018. Picture: Sylvia Liber. Front page art work: Josh Hall.

Faster than a point of order. More powerful than a delegated authority. Able to leap notices of motion in a single bound. Look, up in the sky. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s SUUPPPEERRR GORDY.

Perched high above the Wollongong city on Wednesday Lord Mayor Cr Gordon Bradbery looked every bit the super hero.

His trademark hat on and ceremonial robes blowing in the cool Wollongong autumn breeze, Cr Bradbery stood atop the Wollongong City Council in Burelli St with the escarpment in the background. And it was all in the name of art.

Like something from a comic book, Comic Gong has grown from something small into something monstrous.

On Saturday, May 19, thousands of people will converge on Wollongong’s arts precinct for what is the city’s largest pop culture festival. 

The original Comic Gong started at the Corrimal District Library and Community Centre and saw 1000 people attend.

In just a couple of years the event has grown remarkably with almost 10,000 attending last year’s event. 

Click the image to download the Comic Gong poster.

Click the image to download the Comic Gong poster.