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Comic fan in 1,300-mile round trip to Inverness Hi-Ex

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Embroidered polo shirts have been made for the trip

A comic fan is to make a 1,300-mile round trip from his home in Kent to Inverness for the Highland's only comic book convention.

John Burdis will drive a minibus from Maidstone and pick up eight others on his way to join several hundred people at Hi-Ex at the end of this month.

He has dubbed the trip the Hi-Ex Hell-Trek.

Fellow fans will be picked up from Gatwick Airport, north London, Milton Keynes, Manchester and Paisley.

Mr Burdis has had polo shirts, chocolate bars and a banner to go along the side of the bus specially made for the journey.

The idea for the trip started as a joke suggestion on a fans' forum for the British comic 2000AD.

Mr Burdis said: "Other people who wanted to travel up this year but couldn't are watching how this one goes with a view to making the trip next year."

Hi-Ex will be held at Eden Court on 27-28 March.

Guests include French artist Michel Rodrigue, who created the official mascot for the inaugural rugby World Cup in 1987 and worked on the Tintin magazine.



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