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FREE COMICS FAIR!

NI COMICS FESTIVAL 2013 30th May - 2nd June

www.2dfestival.com

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PROGRAMME OF EVENTS


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Š 2D Festival 2013. All artwork is copyright of the respective owners.


Celebrating the Art of Storytelling 2D, the Northern Ireland Comics Festival, is Ireland’s longest running annual comics event. The festival is organised and supported by the Verbal Arts Centre, Ireland’s leading centre for literature and storytelling. 2D celebrates comic book culture and works to promote and support comic art and visual storytelling. 2D 2013 will be the largest comics show ever staged in Northern Ireland. The theme of the festival this year is ‘The Art of Storytelling’ and the festival promises to be the best ever with a bigger line-up of guests and events than ever before. We have FREE schools’ workshops and talks on Thursday and Friday, Evening Sessions for the mature audience on Friday and Saturday, with the showcase of the entire festival being the 2-day Comics Fair on Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd June. The Comics Fair is FREE to attend and will play host to a great mix of comic stalls, children’s workshops, talks and other activities. Come along to meet the world’s best comic creators, who will be sketching, signing and selling loads of cool stuff. We will also have fantastic prize giveaways and spot prizes for cool costumes - Dress to Impress! Running alongside the Comics Fair we have the massively popular Heroes & Legends show, which visits the city for the first time and features a brilliant variety of characters, sets and props from Sci-Fi & Fantasy Movies, TV and Comics. Force Training will also be here as part of Heroes & Legends, where you can learn to be a Jedi! (see inside for all ticket details). As part of 2D, the Verbal Arts Centre will also play host to an amazing exhibition of the Film and TV Concept and Storyboarding work of artist William Simpson, who has worked on everything from Game of Thrones to Batman and Transformers. 2D has something for all ages and interests, come along and join in the fun!

Contents

Workshops and Sessions for Schools & Public ...................................................4 Evening Sessions ........................................................................................................7 Comics Fair Children’s Workshops, Talks, Video Game Area & more! .....................8 Heroes and Legends................................................................................................ 12 Guests of Honour ..................................................................................................... 14 Guests & Exhibitors ................................................................................................. 16 Contact Details ........................................................................................................ 26


Workshops and Sessions for Schools & Public Some schools workshops may already be booked. Please contact the Verbal Arts Centre to register for public workshops.

Thursday 30th May 10am - 11.30am Verbal Arts Centre Blue Coat Room Schools - primary

Star Wars Character Design - Comic Art workshop

1pm -2.30pm Verbal Arts Centre Blue Coat Room Schools - primary

Schools Elevator Pitch - Books & Graphic Novels

Gary Erskine and Mhairi Stewart Come up with your own characters for the Star Wars universe and pitch them to Star Wars artist Gary Erskine and writer Mhairi Stewart.

Alan Nolan Alan Nolan is one of Ireland’s leading writers and illustrators, with a graphic novel series published by O’Brien Press, a regular comic strip in the Irish Times and much more. Alan will be hosting this session where pupils will sketch ideas for their own book or graphic novels, create draft front covers and pitch their books to Alan!

Friday 31st May

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10am - 11.30am Verbal Arts Centre - Blue Coat Room Schools - primary

Star Wars Character Design - Comic Art workshop

11am - Noon Verbal Arts Centre - Debating Chamber Schools - secondary

Uproar Comics present ‘Creating Comics’

11.45am - 12.45pm Verbal Arts Centre - Blue Coat Room Schools - primary

Change the Channel Workshop

Gary Erskine and Mhairi Stewart Come up with your own characters for the Star Wars universe and pitch them to Star Wars artist Gary Erskine and writer Mhairi Stewart.

For Schools. Award-winning local publishers Uproar Comics will be giving a talk about how their company was started and quickly developed into a runaway success. They will also be giving a sneak peek behind the scenes at how they make their hit comic ‘Zombies Hi’.

Tony Lee New York Times best-selling author Tony Lee (Dr Who, Star Trek, Superboy) will be talking about being a reluctant reader as a boy and how he overcame this to enjoy books and eventually become a successful writer. Tony will create a story with the help of the class in this inspiring, interactive session.


1pm -2.30pm Verbal Arts Centre - Blue Coat Room Schools - primary

Schools Elevator Pitch - Books & Graphic Novels

10am - 11.30am Verbal Arts Centre - Library Schools - primary

Irish Language Comic Art Workshops

3pm - 4.30pm Verbal Arts Centre - Blue Coat Room Public - 10yrs+

Making Comics workshop

1.15pm - 2.45pm Verbal Arts Centre - Debating Chamber Public - 14+

Digital Colouring workshop

Sessions: Noon/ 12.20pm / 12.40pm/ 1pm/1.20pm/ 1.40pm Verbal Arts Centre - Library 16+

Portfolio Reviews

Alan Nolan Alan Nolan is one of Ireland’s leading writers and illustrators, with a graphic novel series published by O’Brien Press, a regular comic strip in the Irish Times and much more. Alan will be hosting this session where pupils will sketch ideas for their own book or graphic novels, create draft front covers and pitch their books to Alan!

Aidan Courtney For Schools. Learn how to create comic art in these fun workshops with Aidan Courtney, editor of fantastic Irish Language Comic RíRá. Aidan is creator of Coimicí Gael, an initiative to promote Irish in a fun way. He is also a Publisher, Cartoonist and writer and has worked for the Irish Times, Sunday Tribune & the Phoenix.

Jock, Gary Erskine, Dan Berry, Garry Leach & more Learn about the process of making comic books & how to create a page of comic art with the help of some of the best creators in the business. With top artists Jock, Gary Erskine, Dan Berry, Garry Leach & more.

Jordie Bellaire One of the world’s leading digital colourists, Jordie Bellaire will be hosting a talk and demonstration about how she creates the fantastic colour work that has made her one of the most in-demand ‘digital painters’ in the comics industry today.

Will Dennis These one-to-one mentoring sessions with awardwinning group editor at DC Comics, Will Dennis, offer an amazing opportunity to receive valuable industry advice on how to develop your body of work. Early Registration is essential as places are limited.

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Visual Storyteller: The Film & TV Work of William Simpson

Art Exhibition 22 May – 14 June Verbal Arts Centre

Will Simpson is a local artist, originally from Prehen, Derry/Londonderry, who has established an international reputation as a visual storyteller. Will has worked on some of the world’s biggest comic books such as Batman, Transformers and Judge Dredd but in recent years has worked more and more behind the scenes for Film & TV productions. 6

This exhibition will feature Will’s concept and storyboarding work from big budget movies such as ‘City of Ember’ and ‘Your Highness’, as well as the ‘Mighty Celt’. The show will also celebrate Will’s current work for the Emmy and Bafta award winning HBO TV Show, ‘Game of Thrones’, based on the New York Times bestselling series. It will feature the character designs and storyboards he produces for the series, shown beside stills from the HBO show to demonstrate how the storyboarding process works.


Evening Sessions All evening sessions take place at Sandinos Café Bar, Water Street

Friday 31st May 7pm - 8pm

Saturday 1st June 6pm - 7pm

Irish Comics panel

Dial Q for quiz!

with Will Sliney, Stephen Mooney, Hilary Lawler, Paddy Lynch & Rob Curley

with 2DCast hosts Bobby Best & Ciaran Flanagan

The Irish Comics scene is as healthy and exciting as it’s ever been, with a host of Irish creators breaking through in the industry in a big way. There are also many quality independent creators making their mark, evident in the diverse and engaging range of work and titles published over the last couple of years. 8.15pm - 9.15pm

The Social Networks panel Hosted by Dan Berry with Declan Shalvey, Emma Vieceli, Kate Brown & Will Dennis Being active online is a big part of many comic creators’ professional life. This panel takes a look at this: the advantages, the lost hours, the chance encounters and everything else in between!

Unbelievable prizes to be won! 7pm - 8pm

More than Meets the Eye! Transformers panel Hosted by Ciaran Flanagan With Simon Furman, Geoff Senior, Mike Collins. A panel exploring and celebrating the Transformers universe. From a toy range in the eighties to a billion dollar brand. With a star studded panel of Transformers legends: writer Simon Furman with artists Geoff Senior & Mike Collins. 8.15pm - 9.15pm

Keeping it Real Hosted by Chris Thompson With Nick Gurewitch, Herb Trimpe & more A look at different styles used by creators, discussing the variety of content in terms of both art and story - and the values of each.




Comics Fair - Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd June FREE NS’ RE CHILD SHOPS WORK ALKS &T

The Comics Fair will play host to over 100 guest comic creators and exhibitors who will be signing comics, sketching, selling comics and loads of other cool stuff! It will also feature a fantastic range of free workshops and talks - come along to join in the fun! Pre-registration for workshops or talks is not compulsory but recommended to avoid disappointment. Please contact the Verbal Arts Centre to register, details below. Comics Fair and Heroes & Legends are open:

Contact 028 7126 6946

Sat 10am – 5pm Sun 11.30am – 4.30pm

info@verbalartscentre.co.uk

Saturday 1pm - 3pm 20min sessions - 1pm/1.20pm/ 1.40pm/2pm/2.20pm/2.40pm Millennium Forum - Green Room Public - 16yrs+

Portfolio Reviews: with leading DC/ Vertigo Comics Editor Will Dennis Early Registration is essential as places are limited.

Saturday 3.15pm - 5pm Millennium Forum - Green Room

Breaking into Animation: Talk & Portfolio Reviews

Video Games Area All Day Saturday and Sunday! Millennium Forum - Farquhar Room

Hosted by Magee Core Magee CORE is coming and bringing its collection of fantastic video games for fans of all ages and skill levels alike. On showcase for the comic fans there will be Injustice and Marvel vs Capcom 3, along with a healthy mix of games for the Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and the WiiU consoles. Fun for everyone whether you are looking for a challenge or to relax and see what video gaming has to offer.

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With Robert Cullen, Emmy-nominated Creative Director at Boulder Media. Boulder Media are an award winning Irish animation studio who have worked for Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, BBC and Disney. Their co-production, The Amazing World of Gumball, has been a huge success and won countless international awards. Robert will be available for one-toone portfolio reviews after the talk. Early Registration is essential as places are limited.


Saturday 1st June

Millennium Forum - Millennium Room

11am -noon

2.45pm - 3.45pm

2000AD Panel

Keynote talk: Nicholas Gurewitch

A collection of top 2000AD creators, past and present, will be on hand to discuss the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic!

Hosted by Dan Berry

Early Registration is advised as places are limited.

12.15pm - 1.15pm

Keynote talk: Herb Trimpe US Comics artist Herb Trimpe is a comics industry legend, not least for being the first artist to draw the most famous member of the X-Men; Wolverine, but also for his seminal run on the Incredible Hulk in the 190s. Herb has also worked on a host of other top titles and characters and will be discussing his career and his thoughts on the industry with host & leading comics journalist, Chris Thompson. Early Registration is advised as places are limited.

Nicholas Gurewitch is an award-winning creator who produced one of the most popular web comics of recent times, the Perry Bible Fellowship. The strip became a phenomenon and was then syndicated in countless magazines internationally, including the Guardian. He has collected and published his strips as a book, which became one the fastest selling books in Amazon’s history. Nicholas is a versatile and gifted storyteller and has recently produced work for the BBC and Marvel Comics. Early Registration is advised as places are limited.

4pm - 5pm

Keynote talk: Jordie Bellaire 1.30 -2.30pm

Talk: The Losers The Losers was a seminal, award winning comic that topped the New York Times graphic books list. The main dream team behind this top drawer publication, writer Andy Diggle, artist Jock and top DC Comics editor Will Dennis reunite to discuss the success of the comic, their experiences working together and the subsequent Hollywood movie adaptation. Early Registration is advised as places are limited.

Jordie Bellaire is one of the world’s leading comic colourists. Her digital painting has been an essential aspect of many of the leading, best-looking comic books on the market. She is an established, quality artist in her own right and has had a rapid rise to now become one of the most sought after colourists in the industry. Jordie will be giving a talk on her influences, techniques and processes, providing a fascinating insight into the art of colouring. Early Registration is advised as places are limited.

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FREE NS’ RE CHILD SHOPS K WOR ALKS &T

Saturday 1st June Millennium Forum - Diamond Room

10.30am - 11.20am

Ages 6 yrs+

Comic Art Storytelling workshop with Alan Nolan Learn how to create exciting comic art and draw interesting characters to feature in your own comic stories, with Alan Nolan, creator of the ‘Big Break Detectives’ graphic novel series from O’Brien press and the popular ‘Butternut and Kronk’ strip from the Irish Times. Early Registration is advised as places are limited.

11.30am - 12.20pm

Ages 6 - 12 yrs

Pop Up workshop with Maeve Clancy Learn the fine art of pop up with artist Maeve Clancy. Participants will create their own story and character designs, which will be translated into a pop up page. Paper engineering, design and construction are all covered in this short intense workshop. Each child leaves with their own pop up page and a handout to bring home. Early Registration is advised as places are limited.

Ages 4 - 11yrs

Beastly Drawings workshop with Chris Judge Hear Chris read from one of his books and learn how to draw the Lonely Beast! Chris Judge is an illustrator and children’s picture book author from Dublin. His first book The Lonely Beast won the Specsavers Irish Children’s Book of the Year 2011 in Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards with his second book The Great Explorer published in 2012. Chris’s new book, The Brave Beast, was published on the th of March, which see his Beast character conquer his fears in an all-new adventure. Early Registration is advised as places are limited.

2.30pm - 3.20pm

Ages 6yrs+

Drawing Zombies with Uproar Comics Learn how to draw all types of Zombies with the Uproar Comics team, the awardwinning writers and artists behind the hit Zombie comic set in Derry - ‘Zombies Hi’. Early Registration is advised as places are limited.

3.30pm - 4.30pm

Ages 6yrs+

How to Draw Star Wars characters with top comic artist Will Sliney

Laura Howell is a super talented comic writer/artist and is famous for being the first female artist to have worked for the Beano. Laura has also worked for the Dandy as well as countless other top comics. She will giving plenty of great hints and tips during this fun session, as she teaches how to create quality cartoons and comic strips.

Will Sliney is a true comics superstar! He was the regular artist on ‘Star Wars: the Clone Wars’ and was recently signed up by the mighty Marvel Comics, to work on Fearless Defenders! He created the hit graphic novel ‘Celtic Warrior: the Legend of Cú Chulainn’ a current Irish TImes bestseller.

Early Registration is advised as places are limited.

Early Registration is advised as places are limited.

12.30pm - 1.20pm

Ages 6 - 12 yrs

Cartooning workshop with Beano & Dandy artist Laura Howell

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1.30pm – 2.20pm


FREE NS’ RE CHILD SHOPS K WOR ALKS &T

Sunday 2nd June Millennium Forum - Millennium Room

Noon - 1pm

Creating the World of Game of Thrones Visionary artist Will Simpson will be hosting a talk, presentation and Q & A about his remarkable storyboarding and concept work for the Emmy and Bafta award winning HBO TV Show, ‘Game of Thrones’. Early Registration is advised as places are limited.

Millennium Forum - Diamond Room Noon – 12.50pm

Ages 6 - 12 yrs

Cut Paper Comic workshop Work with artist Maeve Clancy to learn how to create a cut paper comic. This workshop moves from story writing to character design and cut paper design skills. Each participant will leave with their own cut paper comic and the methods to create many more in the future. Early Registration is advised as places are limited.

1pm – 1.50pm

Ages 6yrs+

Star Wars Comic Art workshop 1.15pm – 2.15pm

Talk: Writing Pictures A great chance for aspiring and established writers to gain an insight into writing for Comics. A host of leading Comics Writers will discuss their processes and experiences working in the comics industry and beyond, with writers David Hine, Tony Lee and Simon Furman. Early Registration is advised as places are limited.

2.30pm - 3.30pm

Eclectic Micks: Where did it all go wrong? Once a promising group of creators, what has become of the Micks? Bad jokes aside, a mixture of determination, great work ethic and sheer talent has seen core members of the Eclectic Micks sketch group rise to the very top in the comics industry. Not only doing well, but creating some of the most dynamic and exciting work out there at the minute. Here - Declan Shalvey, Will Sliney and Stephen Mooney will be discussing their work and meteoric rise… and where it all went right. Early Registration is advised as places are limited.

Learn how to create fantastic characters, old and new, for the Star Wars universe with leading artist Gary Erskine, who has worked on Star Wars, Dr Who, Star Trek, Terminator among many others! Early Registration is advised as places are limited.

2pm – 2.50pm

Ages 4 - 11yrs

Beastly Drawings workshop with Chris Judge Hear Chris read from one of his books and learn how to draw the Lonely Beast! Chris Judge is an illustrator and children’s picture book author from Dublin. His first book The Lonely Beast won the Specsavers Irish Children’s Book of the Year 2011 in Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards with his second book The Great Explorer published in 2012. Chris’s new book, The Brave Beast, was published on the th of March, which see his Beast character conquer his fears in an all-new adventure. Early Registration is advised as places are limited.

3pm – 3.50pm

Ages 5yrs+

Make Me A Superhero T-shirt Workshop Create your own superhero logo and paint it on to a t-shirt to make your own cool costume, with a multi-talented team of artists. Early Registration is advised as places are limited.

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Heroes and Legends Saturday 1st June & Sunday 2nd June

An Amazing show featuring characters, sets and props from Sci & Fantasy Movies & TV. Adults /Children Millennium Forum Saturday 1st June 10am - 5pm Saturday 2nd June 11.30am – 4.30pm Tickets Children ............................................ £3.50 Adults...................................................... £4 Family Pass (2 Adults & 2 Children) ..£12 Available from Millennium Forum Box Office.

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Force Training Learn how to be a Jedi! Master your lightsaber! This exciting event will allow young Padawans to get trained by a number of Jedi Knights and characters from Ireland’s leading Star Wars costuming group, the Emerald Garrison.

Millennium Forum Danske Bank Studio

Sat 1 June - Sessions (approx 30mins): 11.30am/12.30pm/2.30pm/3.30pm.

Sun 2 June - Sessions (approx 30mins): Noon/1.30pm/2.30pm/3.30pm Tickets: ÂŁ5.00

Available from Millennium Forum Box Office:

www.millenniumforum.co.uk 02871 264455

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Guests of Honour Jordie Bellaire Colourist/Artist Hulk, The Rocketeer, John Carter of Mars, Mara, Captain Marvel, Comeback.

Jordie Bellaire is one of the world’s leading comic colourists. Her digital painting has been an essential aspect of many of the leading, best-looking comic books on the market. She is an established, quality artist in her own right and has had a rapid rise to now become one of the most sought after colourists in the industry. jordiecolorsthings.tumblr.com

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Nicholas Gurewitch Eisner, Harvey, Ignatz Award winning Writer/ Artist / Animator / Filmmaker Comics Work: Perry Bible Fellowship, Marvel Strange Tales. Animation work: Elite Fleet, Rumble Beach (BBC). Film work: Trails of Tarnation.

Nicholas Gurewitch is an award-winning creator who produced one of the most popular web comics of recent times, the Perry Bible Fellowship. He has collected and published his strips as a book, which became one the fastest selling books in Amazon’s history. Nicholas is a versatile and gifted storyteller and has recently produced work for the BBC and Marvel Comics. pbfcomics.com


Herb Trimpe Will Dennis

Legendary Marvel Comics Artist

Award Winning Group Editor at Vertigo/DC Comics

Regarded as one of the best editors working in the comics industry today. Comics Work: 100 Bullets, Scalped, Before Watchmen, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Joker, The Losers. He is the editor of the Vertigo Crime Line.

Best known for his eight year run on the Incredible Hulk and being the ďŹ rst artist ever to draw Wolverine! Other Comics Work: Transformers, Godzilla, G.I. Joe, Defenders, Guardians of the Galaxy, BPRD. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herb_Trimpe

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Guests Adam Brown Comic Colourist /Graphic Designer. Founder Berserker Comics. Comics Work: The Dead:kingdom of flies (Berserker), Lot 13 (DC), Jonah hex All-Star Western cover (DC). irishcomics.wikia.com/wiki/Adam_Brown

Aidan Courtney Publisher/Cartoonist/ Writer/Editor of fantastic Irish Language Comic RíRá Creator of Coimicí Gael, an initiative to promote Irish in a fun way. Irish Times, Irish Times, Sunday Tribune, The Phoenix.

aidancourtney.blogspot.ie

Alan Healy

Alan Nolan

Writer, Editor. Comics Work: Zombies Hi. uproarcomics.co.uk

Artist/Writer/Educator Comics Work: Big Break Detectives, Death By Chocolate, Butterknut and Kronk (Irish Times), Sancho. Irish Comics News award winner - Best mainstream Published Irish Writer 2012.

alannolan.ie

Andy Diggle

Cam Kennedy

Writer Comics Work: Superman, Daredevil, Batman, Green Arrow, Dr Who, the Losers, Hellblazer, Thunderbolts.

Artist UK Comics Legend. Artist: Rogue Trooper, Judge Dredd, Star Wars, VCs, Batman, Lobo. camkennedy.com

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Cameron Stewart

Chris Judge

Eisner-award winning Artist/Writer Comics Work: Batman & Robin, Assassin’s Creed, Seven Soldiers, Catwoman, Seaguy, Sin Titulo, The Other Side, B.P.R.D: Hell on Earth.

Writer/Artist/Illustrator/Designer Illustration Work: The Lonely Beast, The Great Explorer, The Brave Beast. chrisjudge.com

cameron-stewart.tumblr.com

Chris Thompson

Dan Berry

Writer/Editor Pop Culture Hound Podcast: The Orbiting Pod. popculturehound.com

Illustrator/ Designer/Cartoonist One of the leading Comics & illustration lecturers in UK. Comics/Illustration work: Cat Island, The Suitcase, After We Shot The Grizzly. Host of fantastic ‘Make It Then Tell Everybody’ podcast series. thingsbydan.co.uk

Danny McLaughlin Writer, Publisher, Editor Comics Work: Zombies Hi, Fear, If Stones Could Speak.

uproarcomics.co.uk

David Hine Writer Daredevil, Storm Dogs, Crossed, Spiderman Noir, Detective Comics, Night of the living Dead, Spawn.

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Davy Francis NI Comics legend, Artist Comics Work: Monster Fun, Oink, Electric Soup, Holy Cross.

irishcomics.wikia.com/wiki/Davy_Francis

Declan Shalvey Artist Conan, Venom, Thunderbolts, Northlanders, 28 Days Later.

dshalv.blogspot.co.uk

Deirdre De Barra

Doug Braithwaite

Artist/Writer Comics Work: Romatic Mayhem, American Independent Feature Film, Downpour, Longstone Comics.

Artist/UK Comics Legend Comics Work: Thor, Wolverine Origins, Storm Dogs, Punisher, Green Arrow, Brave and the Bold.

puredaft-delineavit.blogspot.co.uk

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doug_Braithwaite

Emma Vieceli

Gar Shanley

Artist/Writer/ Illustrator Comics Work: Vampire Academy, Hamlet & Much Ado about Nothing (Manga Shakespeare), The Thrill Electric (Channel 4), Dragon Heir: Reborn, Avalon Chronicles.

Writer/Filmmaker/ Publisher Comics Work: Romantic Mayhem, Windell Superhero Showcase, Fugger.

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fugtheworld.blogspot.co.uk


Garry Leach

Gary Erskine

Artist Dan Dare, Miracle Man, Warpsmiths, Judge Dredd, the VC’s, Battlefields, The Twelve.

Artist/Illustrator/ Educator Comics Work: Star Wars, Dan Dare, Captain America, Terminator, Hellblazer, JSA, The Filth, The Mask, Judge Dredd, Roller Grrrls, The Irons (Madefire).

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garry_Leach

Geoff Senior Artist Transformers, Judge Dredd, 2000AD, Dr Who.

garyerskine.demon.co.uk

Glenn Fabry Artist Slaine, Preacher, Batman/Judge Dredd, The Authority, Hellblazer. glennfabry.co.uk

geoffsenior.com

Glyn Dillon Artist/Writer/Illustrator/ Storyboard Artist Author of graphic novel ‘The Nao of Brown’ - winner of the Prix Spécial du Jury at this year’s 40th Angoulême International Festival Of Bande Dessinée. Other Comics Work: Shade the Changing man, Deadline, Egypt. TV & Film Work: with Ridley Scott & Jim Henson. naobrown.com

Guillermo Ortego Artist/Illustrator/ Inker Comics Work: X-Factor, Wolverine vs Thor, Dark Wolverine, Green Arrow, Archer & Armstrong, Ghost Rider.

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Hilary Lawler

Holly Stinson

Artist/Writer Comics Work: Superhilbo, Longstone Comics.

Writer, Publisher, Editor Comics Work: Uproar Comics, Zombies Hi.

superhilbo.blogspot.co.uk

uproarcomics.co.uk

Jock

Joe Campbell

Artist/Illustrator Comics Work: Losers, Batman, Green Arrow, Scalped, Wolverine Max, Daredevil, Dark XMen. Movie Work: Batman Begins, Judge Dredd, Battleship, Hancock.

Artist Comics Work: Missing: Have You Seen the Invisible Man?, The Amelia Earhart Story, Columba’s Cross.

4twenty.co.uk

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joecampbellcomicart.blogspot.co.uk

Kate Brown

Kevin Logue

Artist/Writer/Illustrator Comics Educator Comics Work: The Lost Boy (the Phoenix comic), The Spider Moon (DFC), Nelson, Fish+Chocolate. danse-macabre.nu

Artist, Publisher, Editor, Educator Comic Work: Zombies Hi Fear, If Stones Could Speak. uproarcomics.co.uk


Laura Howell

Maeve Clancy

Artist, Writer, Educator and the first female artist in the history of the Beano comic. Comic Work: Beano, the Dandy, Toxic, DFC, Viz.

Writer/Artist/Illustrator/Educator Comics Work: Flatmates, A Hibernian in Hellas.

laurahowell.co.uk

Maura McHugh Writer Comics Work: Róisín Dubh, Jennifer Wilde, The Nail (Womanthology).

maeveclancy.com

Mhairi Stewart Writer/Comics Educator/ Lecturer perfectspiral.co.uk

splinister.com

Mick McMahon

Mike Collins

Artist/UK Comics Legend Judge Dredd, Slaine, Last American, ABC Warriors.

Artist / Illustrator Comics Work: Dr Who, the Daleks Project, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, XMen, Spiderman, Star Trek, Transformers, Slaine, Judge Dredd, Rogue Trooper (and many more!).

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Paddy Brown

Paddy Lynch

Artist/Writer Comics Work: Ness, The Cattle Raid of Cooley, Romantic Mayhem.

Writer/Artist/Illustrator/Designer Comics Work: Stray Lines, Last Bus. Publisher: Cardboard Press. patrickl.net

paddybrown.co.uk

Paul Duffield

Paul J Holden

Artist/Illustrator/Writer/Animator/ Designer/Educator

Artist Comics Work: Judge Dredd, Robocop/ Terminator, Rogue Trooper, Fearless, the 86ers, Battlefields.

Comics Work: Freakangels (with Warren Ellis), the Tempest (Manga Shakespeare), The Firelight Isle, Sojourn, Best New Manga 2.

paulduffield.co.uk

Philip Barrett

Richard Starkings

Writer/Artist/Illustrator/Designer/ Educator Comics Work: Stray Lines, Blackshapes, Gazebo, The Vision Service (RTE), Culture File (RTE). Illustration Work: Where’s Larry (O’Brien Press).

Creator & Writer of Elephantmen, President of Comiccraft, Expert Font Designer

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pauljholden.com

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Rob Curley

Rob Davis

Writer/Publisher/ Irish Comics Pioneer Comics Work: Roisin Dubh, Freak Show, The League of Volunteers, Atomic Rocket Group 66.

Writer / Artist Don Quixote, Nelson, Dr Who, My Family and other Gypsies, Roy of the Rovers. dinlos.blogspot.co.uk

robertpcurley.blogspot.co.uk

Robbie Morrison Writer Nikolai Dante, Judge Dredd, Blackheart Shakara, The Bendatti Vendetta, White Death.

Robert Cullen Animator/Creative Director Emmy-nominated Creative director of Boulder Media, an Irish animation studio responsible for multi award-winning cartoon The Amazing World of Gumball, for Cartoon Network. bouldermedia.tv

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robbie_Morrison

Roger Langridge

Ryan Brown

Writer/Artist Popeye, Muppets, Thor, The Rocketeer, Fred the Clown.

Digital Painter / Comic Colourist. Founder - Berserker Comics. Comics Work: The Dead, Church of Hell, 13 Coins, Slaughterman’s Creed.

hotelfred.com

irishcomics.wikia.com/wiki/Berserker_Comics

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Si Spurrier

Simon Furman

Author, Comics Writer Comics work: XMen, Silver Surfer, Crossed, Judge Dredd. Novels: Contract, A Serpent Uncoiled.

Legendary Transformers Writer Transformers, Dr Who, Death’s Head, XMen: Evolution. simonfurman.wordpress.com

simonspurrier.blogspot.co.uk

Simon Gane Artist Comics Work:Godzilla, Northlanders, Paris, Dark Rain: A New Orleans Story.

simongane.blogspot.co.uk

Artist/Writer Angel, Half Past Danger, The Ateam, Teen Wolf, CSI, The Mummy.

halfpastdanger.com

Tony Lee

Tula Lotay

Writer Comics Work: Dr Who, Star Trek, MacGuyver, Sherlock Holmes.

Artist / Illustrator / Curator Comics work: The Hound (with Stuart Gordon), The Thought Bubble Anthology by Image Comics with Warren Ellis and Gail Simone and Elephantmen with Richard Starkings. Creative Director of Travelling Man, Director of the fantastic Thought Bubble Festival, Leeds.

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Stephen Mooney

tulalotay.com


Warwick Johnson Cadwell Artist / Writer / Illustrator Tank Girl, Gungle. warwickjohnsoncadwell.blogspot.co.uk

Will Simpson Artist Comics Work: Batman, Aliens, Judge Dredd, Rogue Trooper. TV & Movie Work: concept/storyboard artist on HBO’s Game of Thrones, Reign of Fire, City of Ember.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Simpson_artist

Will Sliney Artist Comics Work: The Fearless Defenders (Marvel), Star Wars, MacGuyver, Celtic Warrior, Star Trek, Farscape.

sliney.blogspot.co.uk

Exhibitors Ace Comics Anthea West Dustbunny Studios Bolger/Marcin J. Sobczak Breakthru films Connor Martin Dealer Darren McDaid A Beads C Start Darrin O’Toole Tales from the Void David Delia/Alan Stealth School of Bitches David McDonald Hibernia Books David Withers Berserker Comics Ellen Woods Zenpop Jason Connors Wren Comics Leeann Hamilton Finn and Fish Lightning Strike Lightning Strike Naomi Bolger NaomiBomb Illustration Nathan Donnell Neil Gibson Tpub Orbital Comics Paddy Doherty Paul Allen Order Sixty Six Toy Store Paul Brady PB Robots Peter Campbell Lone Star Soul Rosie Haghighi Stephen Coffey Celtic Knights Tara Faulkner Tera Rose Tim Stampton Apple & Wave Press Una Gallagher Something in the Tae Wereworms 25


Contact Details, Maps & Venues Verbal Arts Centre The Verbal Arts Centre is an educational charity founded in 1992 for the promotion of all aspects of the spoken and written word in Ireland. Based at the beautifully refurbished First Derry School building which occupies a prime location on the city’s walls, the centre itself hosts a range of events and activities for a variety of audiences. Stable Lane and Mall Wall Bishop Street Within Derry/Londonderry BT48 6PU 028 7126 6946 twitter @VerbalArtsDerry facebook.com/verbal.artscentre

Contact Verbal Arts Centre to enquire or register for workshops, talks and portfolio reviews.

info@verbalartscentre.co.uk

Millennium Forum The North West’s top Entertainments Venue & Conference Centre, it was the first purpose built theatre in Derry and opened in 2001 with a seating capacity of 1000 and the largest theatre stage in Ireland. For the very first time, the Millennium Forum will be hosting this year’s Comics Fair as well as the amazing Heroes and Legends tour. 3 Newmarket Street Derry/Londonderry BT48 6EB 028 7126 4455 millenniumforum.co.uk

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Please contact the Millennium Forum Box Office to buy tickets for the Heroes & Legends show or the Force Training sessions.


Sandinos CafĂŠ Bar Popular with visiting students, artists, musicians and chess players, Sandinos is a major live music venue in the city ranging from traditional through jazz to world music and the best DJs in town. Sandinos is once again this year home to our popular Evening Sessions. Water Street Derry/Londonderry BT48 6BQ 028 7130 9297 sandinos.com

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2D - Northern Ireland Comics Festival programme  

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