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MCM Comic Con back in Brum this weekend

MCM Birmingham Comic Con Logo

MCM Birmingham Comic Con returns to the NEC this weekend for another feast of geeky entertainment… and alongside all the exhibitors, comic artists, eSports tournaments and cosplay competitions, the show will be playing host to a great line-up of special guests. Comic creators and illustrators at the event include John-Paul Bove, Dave Boydell, Alfie Garland, Mike Krome, Alex Lloyd, Alexandra ... Read More »

In Memoriam: Tony Dyson, R2-D2’s Original Builder

Tony Dyson walking R2-D2

We’re sorry to report the passing of Professor Tony Dyson, the British robot genius who originally built Star Wars R2-D2. A convention regular around the globe, 2015 marked his first appearance in the country he had made his own – Malta – for Malta Comic Con. It was an enormous privilege to meet him, even though I think he quickly decided most of the ... Read More »

Joe Kelly Announced as first US guest for Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2016

Just as Marvel’s latest blockbuster superhero movie Deadpool hits UK cinemas, the Lakes International Comic Art Festival has announce its first major US guest for the 2016 is Joe Kelly, who will be making an exclusive UK appearance at the Festival weekend in October. A creator, writer and producer, Kelly is the creator of the lauded graphic novel I Kill Giants, published ... Read More »

It Would Change Everything: Students Pitch an Alternative Origin For Top Super Hero

Hayley Buckingham and It Would Change Everything film director Reuben Huchard

Students from the University of Hertfordshire have launched a Kickstarter appeal for backers to make a not-for-profit film that would re-examine the origins of a major comics hero – and posit how a single murderous act might be changed, and thus change that hero forever. Pitching to raise a modest £3000 with script, equipment and other support already gathered, project ... Read More »

“Bring Back DREDD” Campaign Shifts Focus from film sequel, calls for TV Series

DREDD 3D Karl Urban as Judge Dredd

The fans behind the ‘Make A DREDD Sequel’ campaign for a follow-up to the 2012 movie starring Karl Urban are now calling on TV producers to pick up the franchise (although they haven’t lost hope for a film sequel, either). Superfans Frank Palmer and Brian Ritchie are calling their petition-based campaign ‘Bring Back DREDD’, and are hoping to apply pressure ... Read More »

Preston Comic Con Returns in August

Preston Comic Con 2016

Preston Comic Con will return to Preston Guild Hall on 6th August 2016. No guests have been announced yet for the event but with a great cosplay element, last year’s event was well received, including media stars such as Star Wars Kenny Baker and Doctor Who‘s Sylvester McCoy and others. 2015’s comic creator line up included Lee Carter, Andy Diggle, Tom Foster, Dave ... Read More »

What, No New Ghostbusters Comic? (Yet, anyway…)

Ghostbusters 2016 Promotional Image

There’s a new Ghostbusters arriving in cinemas in July 2016 and the licensing campaign is picking up “extraordinary momentum”, according to the company handling branding deals, with no less than 23 partners on board – but, as yet, it doesn’t look like a UK comic. By now, you’d hope some publisher might be hoping to echo at least some of the success ... Read More »

Disney showcases British fashion initiative for Star Wars: The Force Awakens 

Designers to have created outfits for the charity auction includes Agi & Sam, Bobby Abley, Christopher Raeburn, Claire Barrow and J.W. Anderson.Disney and Lucasfilm have unveiled a British fashion initiative celebrating the imminent arrival of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. At an event held at the Old Selfridges Hotel, 10 London-based designers showcased catwalk looks inspired by the fiilm. Read ... Read More »

Cine Excess Gets Graphic in Brighton with Pat Mills, Jim McCarthy and Martin Barker

Pat Mills - 2014

The ninth annual Cine Excess international Festival turns its focus on the world of graphic novels for the first time this year, with a special panel discussion on violence in comics featuring Professor Martin Barker, comic book writer and editor Pat Mills (Judge Dredd, Charley’s War) and 2000AD artist Jim McCarthy.  The event takes place on Saturday 14th November at 12pm in ... Read More »

Nicholas Delort Limited Edition “Universal Classic Monsters” print set released by Dark Hall Mansion

Dark Hall Mansion has just released its officially licensed “Universal Classic Monsters” limited edition seven-print set by leading contemporary artist, Nicolas Delort, and they look amazing. Working under license from Universal Studios Licensing, the prints feature artist Nicolas Delort‘s striking take on each of the original seven classic Universal Monsters that shaped and defined vintage horror movies. Each of Nicolas’ unique pieces interprets each ... Read More »

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