With London Super Comic Convention now officially in the rear-view mirror, our eyes here at the Big Comic Page turn to our next stop on the UK convention circuit – namely, next month’s Edinburgh Comic Con!
As well as assembling a wide variety of exhibitors including comic dealers, collectible toy dealers, publishers and merchandise vendors, Edinburgh Comic Con mastermind James Lundy has also put together an impressive lineup of comicbook talent this year, featuring the likes of;
– Prolific Marvel Artist Jim Cheung, whose work can be seen on the likes of Infinity, Avengers vs X-Men and Original Sin.
– Ryan Browne, the writer and artist behind God Hates Astronauts, currently being published by Image Comics.
– Ivan Brandon, a writer whose latest success story Drifter, is on sale now from Image Comics.
– Artist Mike McKone, whose CV includes the likes of Fantastic Four, Justice League of America, Justice League International and Exiles, which he co-created.
– Tanya Roberts, artist on Star Wars: The Clone Wars as well as the recently released Hamster Punk from Arcana and Plagued: The Miranda Chronicles from Black Hearted Press.
– Guardians of the Galaxy artist Gerardo Sandoval.
– Doctor Who writer and artist Dan McDaid, who is currently working on BOOM! Studios’ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
– Planet Jimbot’s prolific writer Jim Alexander, responsible for such titles as Wolf Country, Savant, Amazing & Fantastic Tales plus many, many more!
– John Lees & Iain Laurie, the creative team behind ComixTribe’s critically acclaimed And Then Emily Was Gone.
– Tom Foster, the winner of 2000AD’s Portfolio Competition at Thought Bubble 2013, earning himself a paid commission from the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic.
– and Polish illustrator Agnes Garbowska, whose work can be seen in the likes of My Little Pony, Powerpuff Girls, Li’l Vampi and Victories, as well as Valiant Comics’ Unity.
The two-day event will also include guests from film and television, a Cosplay competition, panels with some of the guests, and all manner of opportunities to interact with this impressive list of creators. The weekend will also feature a charity auction to raise funds for Midlothian Foodbank, hosted by special guest, Storage Hunters’ own Sean Kelly!
Edinburgh Comic Con takes place at Potterrow, 5/2 Bristo Square, Edinburgh EH8 9AL on April 11th and 12th, and Team BCP will be on hand to update you on all the happenings over the course of the weekend.
With online ticket sales due to close on April 1st, there’s still time to grab yourself a weekend or single day ticket, with prices starting at just £7.50 per person.
So, what are you waiting for?