We are very please to announce the latest guests attending Bristol Comic Expo 2012!
ALAN DAVIS - http://www.alandavis-comicart.com/
DOM REARDON - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dom_Reardon
LEE O’CONNOR - http://www.leeoconnor.com/
SIMON GANE – http://simongane.blogspot.co.uk/
ROB DAVIS – http://dinlos.blogspot.co.uk/
BEN OLIVER – http://benoliverart.blogspot.co.uk/
KAT NICHOLSON - http://dreamwolf.nu/
JASON CARDY – http://jasoncardy.deviantart.com/
MARTIN ASBURY – http://www.martinasbury.com/index.html
SYD JORDAN – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Jordan
GRAHAM BLEATHMAN – http://www.grahambleathman.co.uk/index.htm
SALLY HURST – http://www.loco-motive.net/
LEW STRINGER - http://www.lewstringer.com/
AL DAVIDSON – http:://www.astralgypsy.com
We are hyper excited to announce an exclusive screening of the new international animated series of The 99 by Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa (a series recently given a special mention by US President Obama at the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship held in Washington)
From The 99 website: Teshkeel Media Group was formed in 2004. It’s business and social objectives were to create exciting animated television programs for young families and children throughout the world. The idea was to offer new role models of superheroes born of Middle East history and Islamic archetypes that possess values shared by the entire world.
THE 99 are those young role models.
Eventually, there will be one from each of ninety-nine countries. They are roughly split between boys and girls. Each of THE 99 possesses a certain gemstone that has imbued in it a special power. While each of our heroes has their own power, each of their powers is enhanced by working in teams of three. Our characters must decide which three heroes and sets of powers are best suited to solve the problem at hand. It is through this process that the values of tolerance and diversity become one of THE 99’s most valuable continuing story themes.
Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa, the creator of THE 99 saw a need for new role models that children from China to Chad to Canada could relate to as their own without the parochial influence of any nation, religion or individual.
For its entry to the animated television world, Teshkeel Media Group first launched THE 99 in a traditional comic book series. By 2011, THE 99 team had flourished and partnered with DC Comics’ Justice League of American standing cape to shoulder with the likes of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman to defeat the friends of evil.
Soon THE 99 will appear on television screens throughout the world. With its production partner, Endemol UK, the world’s largest syndicator of television programs, twenty-six episodes of THE 99 animated television series are reaching completion. Another twenty-six have been commissioned.
Independent investors and financial institutions from the Middle East, Europe and the United States have financed this huge investment.
You can see a trailer for the 1st season on youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnfY5BLsRBw
The Official website for the comic book series is: http://www.the99.org/
We will be screening the episode at 12:00 on the Saturday in the Main venue and then again in the evening at 19.00 in the Ramada Hotel (free entry to all)
Full Circle Publications in partnership with Reed Comics launch a Bristol Show Exclusive, Simon Bisley’s Famous Women Ashcan Edition! This book will be limited to just 199 copies and will be signed by the legendary Simon Bisley at the show. The book will preview some of the amazing paintings to the forthcoming Famous Women Art Book to be published 2013/14. These paintings represent Simon Bisley at his highest standard of artistry.
Visitor weekend and day tickets for the Bristol Comic Expo 2012.
Child tickets are for ages 12-16 years. Under 12′s are free entry.
Early bird special prices – held until 1/2/2012
In support of our registerd charity for 2012, Help for Heroes, there is the option of a £1 donation.
Please print out your emailed reciept and bring to the show on the Friday night/Weekend day to collect your ticket.
Please note paypal payment incurs a 5% surcharge.
If you are paying via cheque or Direct bank transfer, please complete the checkout and payment details will be listed on the emailed invoice. Once payment has been cleared we will email you with confirmation.
Child Day Ticket (12-16 years)
We are very pleased to announce our panel line-up for 2012:
TALKS ROOM ONE SATURDAY
11.15 am KRONOS CITY – THE LAUNCH PANEL
Launching at Bristol 2012, Kronos City is the latest graphic novel release from Time Bomb Comics, and their first to also be released digitally. Hosted by pod-caster extraordinaire and SFX blogger Stacey Whittle, the Kronos City team – writer Andrew Croskery, artists Alex & Lauren Wilmore, letterer Jim Campbell and publisher Steve Tanner – reveal all about the City through which runs a River of Time. (The creators will be holding a signing session at the Time Bomb Comics table after the panel
HIGH NOON FOR DC & VERTIGO
We talk DC New 52, Vertigo and beyond with Paul Cornell, Mark Buckingham and Ian Churchill.
Paul being at front and centre with the 1st wave, Storm watch and Demon Knights and now working Saucer Country for Vertigo. Mark Buckingham continues his award winning run on Fables. Ian Churchill returns to DC to take on the new Ravagers title.
Also with DC making the most of the internet for marketing what do the professionals feel about the new digital age where fans now make their feeling well know on a sea of forums, blogs and message boards with minutes of their work being published?
With two of the most well known bloggers, Cheryl Morgan & Stacey Whittle
1pm THEY COME TO PRAISE THE BARD, NOT BURY HIM
Candian comic series Kill Shakespeare has been lauded as a smart, sexy and violent take on William Shakespeare’s classic characters. Butsome feel that the series dumbs down Shakespeare and mars his great characters.
Join series creators Anthony Del Col and Conal McCreery as they introduce their brainchild and discuss the controversy that erupted because of their work. They also give insight in to how to launch a creator-owned book in the current market.
2pm TRIPWIRE MAGAZINE CELEBRATES 20 YEARS
Join editor-in-chief Joel Meadows plus Mike Carey, Dave Taylor and special guests to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of Britain’s longest-running comics magazine. The panel will be looking back at two decades of history plus revealing what plans it has to celebrate this important milestone
3pm DENNY O’NEIL : A QUESTION OF BATS, LANTERNS AND ARROWS
Join guest of honour Denny O’Neil as the acclaimed writer/editor looks back over his five decades-spanning career in conversation with Multiverse publisher/editor Mike Conroy. Best known for his lengthy association with Batman and his socially aware run on Green Lantern/Green Arrow with artist Neal Adams., Denny has also worked for Charlton and Marvel and on titles as varied as Azrael, Daredevil, Iron Man, The Question, Richard Dragon: Kung Fu Fighter and The Shadow. The architect behind the upheaval that wrought massive changes on the Batman mythos beginning with Knightfall and continuing through to No Man’s Land, he’s bound to have a treasure trove of interesting tales and insights to offer. This is an opportunity that you can’t afford to miss.
4.15 pm 2000AD 45 YEARS OF JUDGE DREDD & Co.
Expo takes a look at the world of 2000AD which after 35 years is responsible for launching many a creators career.
Iz McAuliffe and Stacy Whittle talk of Rebellion with creator droids HENRY FLINT, IAN EDGINTON, MATT BROOKER, BOO COOK, PATRICK GODDARD and JOHN HIGGINS on the past, present and future of 2000AD.
TALKS ROOM TWO SATURDAY
11am TONY HITCHMAN’S QUIZ
The return of the Bristol Expo fun quiz by popular demand
Super heroes of reduced circumstances
In this new Age of Austerity where cuts and downsizing abound let’s take courage from the example of the Tiny Titans of yesterday, the height challenged heroes and heroines of the past who fought more with less. Let’s celebrate the little guys (and gals) from our four colour fantasies in a fun quiz that will prove one and for all that size isn’t everything
Transmedia is the art of telling stories across multiple different media. With the recent advent of platforms such as app, comic and book digital distribution the ability to present content in many different ways is accessible to the small and independent creator.
Join Barry Nugent, Nic Wilkinson, Stephen M Downey and Scott Grandisonwho between them have successfully published work in the form of novels, comics, audio plays and computer games to talk about the challenges and opportunities of developing stories in transmedia terms.
1.45pm MARKOSIA & FRIENDS SHOWCASE
Comic Expo Bristol is very excited to be presenting a brand new format to introduce attendees to the World Of Markosia!
We present FIVE new titles with their creators including 3 Convention-only Hard Back Special Editions that will not be available in stores for a dedicated signing session Plus our friends CLOCKWORK WATCH will be joining us for this very special event!
EXpo EXclusive Selected Original Art display featuring Valia Kapadai’s While Knuckle
1.45pm doors open
So grab a complimentary cup ‘o coffee as we start the presention Showcase with an introduction from Publisher Harry Markos
2pm WHITE KNUCKLE
Presentation with Cy Dethan & Valia Kapadai
Forty years ago, Seth Rigal was a man to be feared. Now nearly seventy and tormented by ten years as a serial strangler, Rigal suddenly finds his precious anonymity snatched from him when he accidentally saves a boy’s life. Old wounds are opened and the bodies won’t stay buried any longer.
2.25pm HYPERGIRL & Hero 9 to 5 sequel Presentation with Ian Sharman & Yel Zamor
When bored teenage girl Charley Matthews visits Watersvale Museum, she has no idea that a chance encounter with the dying Doc Hyperpower is about to change her life forever. Will she rise to the occasion and defeat the evil of Pharoanicus, or will she lock herself in her bedroom
and listen to The Cure? Find out in this senses shattering debut of Weirdsville’s newest hero – Hypergirl!
2.50pm SLEEZE CASTLE ETCETERA THE inCOMPLETE FINAL CUT
Presentation with Terry Wiley & Dave McKinnon
After a decade out of print, at last new readers get a chance to experience the various Tales of Sleaze Castle (which isn’t very sleazy, actually!). Meet Jo Dribble, perpetual student, her hard-drinking sister Petra, and her extra-dimensional friend Panda, ruler of another parallel Earth and of the giant crumbling Sleaze Castle. Petra’s adventures on Earth and Jo’s adventures on Panda’s planet are now collected in one bumper edition
3.15pm SIGNINGS ALL TITLES
4pm CLOCKWORK WATCH
Presentation with our special guests
Yomi Ayeni (creator, writer, filmmaker) Jennie Gyllblad (artist ) Corey Brotherson (writer, editor)
This is Clockwork World, a place where Victorian values are coupledwith anachronistic technology, not least of which are the clockworkservants that keep this society ticking along.
Set against this world, the Department for the Advancement of Sciences works on the newest ‘clock’ upgrades, whilst Her Majesty’s Clockwork Watch, a Gestapo-like organisation, monitors the clockwork servant population with a vigilance bordering on hostility.
This immersive story and participatory experience is setin a retro-futurist vision of Victorian England. The narrative is told through graphic novels, interactive promenade theatre, free form role-play, online adventures, an interactive book, and a feature film.
THE EXPO SPOTLIGHT PRESENTATION!
4.30pm pm BAYOU ARCANA VOLUME ONE: SONGS OF LOSS AND REDEMPTION
The book that made the national press with the all female art team is the top of the Expo Bill
Presented by Jimmy Pearson, Patricia Echivarra Riego, Jenny Clements, Matthew Craig, Steve Tanner, Lynsey Hutchinson, Vicky Stonebridge, Corey Brotherson, Jennie Gyllblad, Dani Abram, Valia Kapadai, Sara Dunkerton, Cy Dethan
There is a place deep down South where dreams come true and nightmares find flesh. A place where the oppressed discover freedom and the oppressor violent retribution.
The swamp is alive with many a lost soul’s tale. ” Bayou Arcana unlocks a universe steeped in Southern Gothic Romance and spattered with supernatural horror, Enter the Arcana if you dare”
followed by final signing with all the creators
TALKS ROOM ONE SUNDAY
11am ANTHOLOGIES – TELLING TALES
Anthologies are a British comic book institution, from The Beano and 2000AD to Nelson and New British Comics there exists an anthology for all tastes, styles and age ranges. Right now, many UK indie and small press anthologies are pushing the boundaries of the format, using it in innovative ways to present varied stories and provide unique story-telling opportunities.
These anthologies also represent one of the best ways for aspiring writers and artists to hone their skills and to see their work published. Join the panel – Rob Davis (Nelson, Solipsistic Pop), Dave Evans and Richmond Clements (Futurequake, Zarjaz, Dogbreath), Nic Wilkinson (Bayou Arcana, Western, Layer Zero) Stacey Whittle (Into the Woods). Barry Nugent (Tales of the Fallen) and Jimmy Pearson (Bayou Arcana) to discuss everything and anything to do with anthologies and to hear about what makes their books special and what they’re looking for in potential contributors.
11.45am MOEBIUS REMEMBERED
The sad loss this year of Jean Giraud, was felt across the worlds of SF & Fantasy art. And beyond. His influence will continue to guide the new visionaries of the future that he helped to inspire to create. Cheryl Morgan in conversation with Tim Maughan ( Science fiction author )
Al Davison & Andy Colman.
Presenting 90mins in the EXPO HOUSE OF HORROR!
12.30 am HORROR IS DEAD!
With the growing popularity of Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance in recent years, and many Crime/ Thriller books embracing a more graphic approach to storytelling, has traditional horror become redundant?
Wayne Simmons (bestselling author of FLU and FEVER) Adam Millard ( author of DEAD Series ) Scott Stanford ( Darker Side of Oz ) and Ryan Brown (Beserker Studios) will be looking at the future of the horror genre throughout this interactive panel.
1.15pm RAZORJACK ATTACK!
John Higgins brings his signature creation, RazorJack to Bristol.
Having already appeared in comics, graphics and novels the stories are set on twisted worlds of twisted people, populated by armies of ferocious unstoppable female warriors and the ultimate destroyer of worlds: Razorjack.
….. The terror continues with animation being next in the sights John talks self publishing and the trials and tribulations in getting Razorjack out and noticed in the current market place.
2 pm STRIP FOR ACTION
Join Martin Asbury, John M Burns and Syd Jordan as they revisit the glory days of yore when newspapers crammed their comics pages with action/adventure serials rather than gag-a-day strips. With Multiverse’s Mike Conroy at the wheel, take a trip down memory lane as the three artists discuss Garth, Modesty Blaise and Jeff Hawke as well as their lengthy careers and the life and death of the classic newspaper action/adventure strip
3pm THE ONES TO WATCH
David Hine invites some of his favourite creators from the independent scene to talk about their work. Creators include Shaky Kane who is enjoying his time back in to comic spotlight
| fish4comics ltd
Fish4comics.com is a great new family run website where you can buy new and old comics, graphic novels, action figures, manga, t-shirts and lots more! Come and check it out!
| The Island of Dr. Geof
Comics and so forth by Geof, including the Fetishman series of comics
Knockabout has been the UK’s leading underground and alternative publisher since 1975
|Largecow Comix / Hunt Emerson|| Keep it Secret
Keep it Secret officially launched in 2009 with its website www.keep-it-secret.co.uk. We feed the thirst and hunger of the ever growing ‘Kawaii’ craving and love of Asian culture in the UK. We have a small UK based team but have representatives all over Hong Kong, Japan & South Korea.
| Bearded Skull Comics
North Africa, 1941. Sir Dexter Kilby, Churchhill’s occult adviser, puts together a team to fight the growing supernatural threat of the Nazis.
Sergent Freeman, of the newly formed S.A.S. is drafted in to lead a rag-tag group of criminals and misfits of the British army. The team’s mission is to rescue one of Britain’s top spies from the Nazis’ occult stronghold at Wewelsburg castle, an impenetrable montain top fortress, deep in the heart of Germany.
Little do they know that the Nazis are in league with an ancient vampire of unimaginable power!
| Matt Dixon
Illustrator and pin-up artist
Independent small press comic artsist
| Don’t Look Now Comics
DontLookNow Comics’ second year at BCExpo presenting LOVE & AMMUNITION Book Two, a twisted horror tale of dead Beatles, demonic Blue Meanies & little girls with very big guns. Plus other original comics, art & sketches
Tanya Roberts is a comic book artist from Edinburgh, Scotland! She’s currently working on Star Wars: Clone Wars and has previously worked on Strawberry Shortcake and Toy Story. She is currently seeking a way to publish her own works.”
Jess is an illustrator and character designer from Bristol. As well as drawing children’s books, she produces her own comics, stickers, prints and other goodies usually involving zombies, H.P Lovecraft-inspired things and cute things.
| Underfire comics
Underfire comics have been around for what seems like forever. We’re very happy to be back in the cow shed this year.
| Orful Comics
“Orful Comics is an auto-bio web-comic by Rob Cureton, updating Fridays. Rob is also the creator and artist behind the Scene City series”
|Obscure GirlSmart! Sassy! Spiritual! Obscure Girl is none of these things! But she sure as hell wants to be! Or atleast…to look as if she is. A recent graduate, our hero dreams of a job in the most glamorous industry in the world, yes that’s right – THE CREATIVE INDUSTRY! In the meantime, she slaves away in her demeaning, no-respect-gettin’ job as a superhero for the city of Bristol UK. Join this hero-for-hire as she fights evil, injustice, and a nagging sense of inadequacy in our increasingly COMPLEX and HOPELESS society! Behold her personal quest for meaning in a world of DEPRAVITY and GREED! and cackle in a nasty fashion as she stumbles ass-backwards through life with the help of her god awful “friends.” Yes she’s brave! She’s bold! She’s an IDIOT, She’s OBSCURE GIRL|
| FutureQuake Press
FutureQuake Press brings you the finest small press anthology titles available today. From the Hi Tech to the low down, FQP brings you EAGLE AWARD nominated strips. FQP is also the home of the 2000 AD fanzines ZARJAZ and DOGBREATH.
| Massacre For Boys
Massacre For Boys is the classic British anthology comic from a parallel universe. Now available in our reality, where it has already been Eagle Award-nominated
|Roger LangridgeRoger Langridge is the award-winning cartoonist behind The Muppet Show Comic Book, Thor: the Mighty Avenger, Fred the Clown, Fin Fang Four, John Carter: A Princess of Mars and a whole bunch of other stuff. Most recently, he’s been writing and drawing Snarked!, his all-ages fantasy adventure inspired by the works of Lewis Carroll.|
| Lucky Target Comics
Lucky Target Comics has been selling successfully for several years at marts, conventions, in shops and online. We sell comics from all eras and all companies so you’ll find plenty of interesting singles, full sets, graphic novels and special items. We always have time to chat to customers or give advice and recommendations. We offer great prices and fast, friendly and reliable service. Check out the webshop, friend us on Facebook or come see us at a mart or at Bristol Expo!
| Mister Who: Karma’s Warrior
Mister Who is London’s latest hero created by the new boys on the comic scene, Dual Amp ltd. Influenced by the creative spirit of Gorillaz, Jim Lee, and Manga, Samuel Leone aka Mister Who is a unique London anti-hero. A cross between Idris Alba’s ‘Luther’ and Gotham City’s ‘Dark Knight’. Mister Who was a notorious gangster until a gun attack left him fighting for his life, in a coma, and his younger brother dead. He awakes from this coma a changed man. He learns of his brother’s death and thus decides to right the wrongs of his previous life and tackle the criminal underworld suffocating London’s dark streets. Intelligent investigator or violent vigilante. You decide ! The writers and artists behind Mister Who will be signing copies of the No.1 issue. Also there are plans for the animated cartoon so be the first to get your hands on a copy !!
| Nich Angell
Nich Angell is a comic book artist and illustrator who arrived in the UK inside a meteor. For 25 years since then he has devoted his life to learning the kung-fu of comics. He has worked for the BBC and Titan Comics, as well as having produced countless self published books. Sci-Fi is the air Nich breathes and he loves warp-running quantum-drive spaceships, scantily clad cosmic princesses and robotic laser mysteries. He is now deep in work on ’7STRING’, a creator-owned, cosmic-rad, full-colour graphic novel about a boy with a guitar sword, which is being published by Zeta Comics
Dr WTF?! - The most psychedelic Doctor who fanzine in existence crammed full of the best of the small press and with a cover by bonafide legend Colin MacNeil. Featuring a cast of bizarre new Doctors on adventures that will boggle and disturb the mind!”
Chris Gould / Matthew Allen Smith / Zak Simmonds-Hurn
Mini-Comics from Chris Gould, Matthew Allen Smith, and the DFC’s Zak Simmonds-Hurn
The Comic Conventions website was started out of sheer frustration in 2010. There seemed to be nowhere that had an easy to follow, at a glance central listing of all the UK conventions throughout the calendar year; And something had to be done about it. The site lay relatively dormant up until October 2011 when Dom joined the fold and got to work expanding and promoting the site. In came interviews, news, reviews and photos of the different events. Exclusives such as bringing Ebas to the UK for the London Super Comic Con and an interview with Adam Hughes only made the site more popular. Ever keen to expand, the site welcomed Patrick (Custard Trout) to the journalistic fold adding his unique writing skills and Jedi philosophy to the existing skillset. Now getting in excess of 5,000 hits a month and ever climbing, we are attending the conventions as exhibitors to help promote our labour of love. If you are about, and you like what we are doing, come see us and help ‘spread the word’
Space Babe 113
Space Babe 113 wanted to be a fashion designer but the careers ‘bot made her become an astronaut. Armed with little more (and often even less) than her artificially intelligent talking knickers, she faces the unknown.”
Science Fiction Collectables
Science Fiction Collectables sells film, TV, comic and video game collectables, toys, gifts, apparel and entertainment. Find classic, contemporary, retro and nostalgic brands at www.sf-collectables.co.uk
Dom Williams – Comics, animals, joy, mayonnaise, painting, stupidity, fun, swearing, blah, blah, blah. Currently working on intersecting multi-threaded sequential art narratives… and fighting wizards.”
| Neil Gibson Comics
Comics you give to people who think that comics are just for kids.
| The Etherington Brothers
The Etherington Brothers are the comic, book and television creators behind Monkey Nuts, Baggage, Long Gone Don, YORE! and Malcolm Magic. Their client list includes: Dreamworks, The BBC, Lucasarts, Aardman, The Times, The Guardian, Random House, Waitrose & Titan.
With over 20 years experience, Fantasmic is your one-stop-shop for sci-fi, TV and film, action figures, toys, mugs, t-shirts, memorabilia and much, much more. Regular exhibitors at all the main UK shows and fairs, look out for us in 2012 or click on our website link.
| Mark Pearce / James Stayte
Mark Pearce is the creator of “Ronin Dogs”. James Stayte writes and draws “Now We Are Running…” and the web comic “Monkey Man”. Come and check out their awesome comics and prints!
| Darker Side of OZ
Dorothy’s journey through the dark land of Oz continues in Scott Stanford’s new novel, ‘Adaddon Rising’. Clawing her way back Dorothy sees cities torn apart and the land scarred. Atoning for unleashing the Western witch she accepts a punishment bestowed upon her by the ruler of the South, to find a boy named Tip, a slave to the arcane Mombi that’s fled with his companion Jack pumpkinhead, and escort him to the Northern witch.
Trying to find Tip before Mombi does, Dorothy seeks the help of her friends, finding them far different than she remembers. Pursued by the deranged Mr Jack and the fallen Wizard of Oz, they’re forced across the deadly dessert to a forgotten kingdom. Ruled by the mad Princess Langwidere, cannibalistic wheelers prowl The Land of Ev, and deep beneath it the Nome-king rules over his underworld kingdom.
Now, Dorothy and her friends must survive the horrors of both Ev and Oz if Tip is to be saved. All the while unknown forces orchestrate the fall of the Emerald city, a plan conceived long before witches and wizards ruled the Land of Oz.
Abaddon will rise, and Dorothy will be unable to save those closest to her.
| Disconnected Press
Disconnected Press is a new, independent publisher of comics that make you stop and think. We’ll be launching two anthologies at Bristol: the first, Disconnected, is a collection of small town stories that didn’t make the big city press; the second is a set of stories that all feature boys on bicycles… Our aim is to showcase some of the best emerging and new talent in the UK comics sector and to tell stories that you’ve never heard before. Visit www.disconnectedpress.co.uk to find out more.
In France, comics and graphic novels are recognised as the ninth art and Cinebook are dedicated to bringing this art to the English-speaking world. We carefully select and translate into English some of the finest Bandes dessinées from France and Belgium. These outstanding titles entertain and enlighten all age groups – the young and young at heart as well as older readers.
We present rising stars in the comic-book world in their first English editions and also offer classic titles that parents and grandparents will remember from their youth!
| Genki Gear
Genki Gear T-shirts; the great style of Japanese culture, Anime, Sci-fi and gaming mixed with our unique “Genki” twist.
Check out the range of high quality silkscreened garments plus a gift range of mugs, badges and greetings cards all with unique and original designs
| Card Empire and Card Collectors
Welcome to Card Empire and Card Collectors.
Card Collectors specialises in TV and Movie and Comicbook trading cards, including Buffy, Star Trek and Star Wars, Marvel and DC Comics cards and more. We’ll have our range of Autograph cards, Sketch cards, Costume cards, Base sets and Sealed Boxes. New Releases include The Big Bang Theory, Vampire Diaries, The Walking Dead and Comic Book Legal Defense Fund CBLDF cards.
Card Empire is your No.1 Source for Card Games. We’ll have Boxes, Decks, Packs and singles from Yugioh and Pokemon, Boxes Decks and Packs from Magic the Gathering and World of Warcraft. Everything you’ll need to start playing. New releases include Yugioh Galactic Overlord, Pokemon Next Destinies, , Magic the Gathering Dark Ascension and World of Warcraft Crown of the Heavens.
| Cape Fear Comics
Cape Fear Comics are currently developing a series of concept comics which push the boundaries of what can be done with the medium. Last year we released a musical comic that sang to the reader when the cover was opened. This year we will be releasing a comic which folds out into a utility belt with additional cape and mask.
| “Deano” Dean
James “Deano” Dean enjoys colours, cartoons, robots, skateboards, hip hop, paint, graffiti, all of it really. Highly influenced by manga, sci-fi, robotics, weaponry and the female form. And has been pretty much drawing since birth. X
| London Horror Comic
London Horror Comic is a UK horror anthology delivering a mixture of chuckles and chills.
The comic has been running for six years and is written and published by John-Paul Kamath.
London Horror Comic has drawn critical praise from inside and outside the comics industry:
“Good stuff here from major new talent John-Paul Kamath, far too good, in fact, Enjoy London Horror Comic while you can, because I’m going to have him killed.”
Garth Ennis, Writer Preacher and Punisher
“A combination of the sensibilities of a ’70s Warren anthology with the production values of the Marvel Max imprint. Sickeningly slick and horrifyingly funny.”
BBC comedian Stewart Lee, director of the award-winning musical, Jerry Springer: The Opera.
“There is some sterling sequential story telling going on here. This remains one of the best small press titles that money can buy.”
Review of London Horror Comic in Sfx Magazine
“I’m a huge fan of anthologies and London Horror Comic is an excellent one: a fine balance of horror and humor, scares and laughs.”
J.M. DeMatteis, writer Brooklyn Dreams/Justice League International
Previews of all issues can be found at: http://www.londonhorrorcomic.com
| AFTERLIFE INC.
The afterlife is under new management!
When corporate con-artist Jack Fortune’s life comes to an abrupt and brutal end, he discovers a business opportunity on a previously unimaginable scale. A mysterious Calamity has struck the afterlife, wiping the ruling body from existence, and plunging the Empyrean – the great golden city of the dead – into chaos. The time is ripe for modernisation.
With the vision, the business-smarts and a ragtag collection of allies behind him, Jack reinvents the afterlife as a modern-day corporate entity: AFTERLIFE INC. Establishing a new business is always challenging, but now Jack must balance the demands of a free market with rampaging archangels, a misplaced God and the dark secrets at the heart of their world…
AFTERLIFE INC. – A comic by Harvey Award-nominated writer, Jon Lock.
Mark Penman is a freelance illustrator and comic book artist. He is currently writing and drawing his SLG published comic PEABODY & D’GORATH.
Comic and Children’s book writer/artist. Freelance illustrator of comics and manga, and Portrait artist
|The Astral Gypsy||Hellbound Media
Hellbound Media will celebrate its first anniversary at the Bristol Expo in May. Hellbound Media was formed by Matt Warner and Mark Adams to publish original action horror comics and showcase the work of talented artists such as Anna Pennlund, Jesse Thomas, Tony Emson and Gordon Napier.
Hellbound specialises in one shots, anthologies and two-parters. The flagship title is Faith Healers following the adventures of a team of hospital-based half angels in their fight against demons and other nasties. The two part debut story The Company of Angels will available in its entirety at Bristol and co-creators Matt Warner and Mark Adams will be there to sign copies as will Faith Healer artist Tony Emson.
Other titles include Kiss Me Deadly, which follows the bloody adventures of Dublin vampire hunter Dawn Keenan. Described as Buffy meets the Punisher with a dash of The Commitments, Kiss Me Deadly is for comic fans who like violent action and expletives undeleted.
Finally, Hellbound’s latest one shot will be launched at Bristol. Mandy and the Monster follows the eponymous heroine as she investigates a mystery at her old primary school. The story is written by Matt Warner with art by amazing Swedish horror artist Anna Pennlund. There will be tentacles.
| Art Heroes
Art Heroes is the trading name of Daniel Clifford and Lee Robinson, a writer and artist team publishing comic books and offering a range of creative workshops.
The first Art Heroes comic book is Halcyon and Tenderfoot, which is intended to act as an entry point for young readers and a refreshing change for current comic book fans. Issue 1 will launch on Saturday 31st March 2012 at Newcastle City Library – but Bristol Comic Expo is the first convention Halcyon & Tenderfoot will be available at.
In addition to the work Art Heroes publishes, we will also develop content for other publishers and mediums.
Art Heroes understands the educational benefits of the creative arts, which inspires the range of workshops we offer and the comic books we publish. With a particular emphasis on literacy, Art Heroes workshops can support a number of curriculum subjects.
Our workshops aren’t just a great way to informally educate; Art Heroes is passionate about passing on skills and experience developed over years of working in a number of creative arts.
Graham Pearce is the creator of Sgt Mike Battle, a freedom-loving, star-spangled soldier who has who has fought evil-doers across the globe since 1916.
For the rest of the 20th century and through to the present day, Sgt Mike Battle continues to defend the world from fascism, communism, terrorism and any other ideology that threatens the heroic American people.
In his latest adventure, STAR-SPANGLED WARS, Sgt Mike Battle meets a young farmboy, an elderly warrior and an arrogant smuggler who are on a quest to rescue a beautiful princess from an evil empire!
Comics by David Goodman
Prints and originals by Selena ‘Reaperfox’ Thomas, featuring a vast array of characters from the cute to the creepy, specifically from video games, cartoons and other forms of nerdish debauchery.
Freelance comic book artist, illustrator & concept designer.
Has worked in various fields of commercial art, including comic books,
graphic novels, fantasy art, TV, movies, animation production & design,
computer games development, book cover design and rock video promos.
| Lou Scannon
Lou Scannon – the greatest sci-fi/comedy comic to come out of the Welsh Valleys and hit the indie scene since the beginning of time itself (Creator’s Note – this claim is totally unsubstantiated. Your mileage may vary).
Swing by the Lou Scannon table, where the hilarious issues 1 thru 3 will be up for sale, and the creators will be available for sketches, signing and general chit-chat!
Aly Fell: Illustrator and Character Artist
TRIPWIRE is Britain’s longest-running comics and related genre magazine, celebrating 20 years of publication in 2012. Having interviewed every mover and shaker in comics and genre in its two decades of existence, from Alan Moore to Frank Miller, Guillermo Del Toro to Joss Whedon, autumn of this year sees the release of a lavish anniversary book. TRIPWIRE will be offering an exclusive art print at this year’s Bristol, drawn by Dave (Batman: Death by Design) Taylor.
|Red Garden Artist Group
The Red Garden Artist Group formally came together in 2011, when it produced two prologues to potential comic series. Mara Memories was released by rabbityak90 [Steph O'Brien], who will also have her first artbook on show. Demon Games was released by angelkaede [Kirstie Edwards]. Both are currently working on other comics, due for release later in the year. We are looking forward to our first attendance at the event, so come along and say hello to Steph, who will be joined by carbondrake [Lewi Pitcher] on the day.
Andrew Tunney (aka 2hands) is an artist/writer working in comics, illustration, animation, fashion and live art.
His debut comic GIRL&BOY, a modern love story set in Manchester, launched in November 2011 to critical acclaim.
He is also the colourist on the SLG series PEABODY & D’GORATH by Mark Penman.
|Square Eyed Stories
Quite possibly the longest running small press gag strip anthology in the UK!
Portrait artist, caricaturist and illustrato
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