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Gary Erskine’s Granite City Comic-Con Poster Revealed


Just released is this terrific poster for  Granite City Comic-Con (20th – 21st May 2017, Aberdeen) by Gary Erskine, coloured by Yel Zamor.

The first Granite City Comic-Con was held in May 2015, and its success ensured the event – which raised over £3000 for local charity CLAN Cancer Support – instantly became a staple in the North East Scotland culture calendar.

Last year, the event moved to the Hilton Treetops hotel, and returns there this year. Announced guests include comic creators Ryan Brown, Gary ErskineGlenn Fabry and John Wagner,

“I’m delighted to be part of this great event,” says Gary.

If you’re interested in attending, then VIP ticket holders will be receiving an extremely limited edition print of this poster (without any of the advertising on it). Lucky dogs!

Among his many other projects, you may recall one of Gary’s recent projects was Frontlines: Requiem, published through Amazon’s Jet City Comics. As we reported last year, Gary not only drew this series – he also designed the whole universe for the comic. Characters, spaceships, aliens, uniforms, badges — everything.

Needless to say, his work went down a storm with the creative team, who are hoping Frontlines will make the jump from the books and comics to TV or film.

He’s also of course still a major part of the fabulous Roller Grrrls project (follow progress here).

• Web: granitecitycomiccon.co.uk

More information about the event here on Facebook

Buy your tickets here

Or buy your ticket at one of the following great retailers in Aberdeen: ABZ Games, Forbidden Planet Aberdeen, Geek Bothy, Krakatoa or Plan 9

About John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative" who is currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 25 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary, including DEATH'S HEAD II and WARHEADS. At Marvel he wrote strips for THE REAL GHOSTBUSTERS, THUNDERCATS, DOCTOR WHO and co-created SHADOW RIDERS with Brian Williamson and Ross Dearsley. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor. He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY. He has written comics for Marvel UK, Judge Dredd Megazine, Lucky Bag Comic, CGL (an Italian publisher), STRIP Magazine and ROK Comics; and edited some of Titan's British comics collections including Dan Dare and Charley's War. Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.
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