McCrea, Ellerby among comic creator guest at first Manchester MCM Expo

The MCM Expo team have just released the first details of comics artists and writers who will be attending the inaugural MCM Expo Manchester Comic Con, held at Manchester Central on Saturday 30th July.

MCM Expo’s Comic Village tour features award-winning comics creators such as John McCrea (Hitman, Judge Dredd); Antony Johnston (Wasteland, Alex Rider); Marc Ellerby (Chloe Noonan, Ellerbisms); Leigh Gallagher (Defoe, The Witching) and Al Davison (The Spiral Cage, The Dreaming).

Other talented artists and writers attending the Manchester Comic Con include Oliver Lambden; Colin Mathieson; Matt Dyson; Geof Banyard; Donna Evans; Jodie Snow; Scott Stanford; Davy Shirley; Helen Trifourki; George Beedham; K. Edgar; Dave Bulmer; Timothy Winchester; Joe List; Kate Appleton; David Goodman; Emma Cutler and Mogzilla’s Alex Keller.

For the inaugural Manchester Comic Con, kids aged 10 and under will get free admission if accompanied by a full paying adult, up to a maximum of two children per paying adult.

• Artists, writers and publishers interested in attending July’s Manchester Comic Con or November’s Birmingham Memorabilia Show as small press or as a Comic Village guest should email

• For Manchester Comic Con tickets visit: For more information, call the MCM Expo Information Hotline on 0844 448 7600

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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  1. The only thing is these events are comic cons in name only and not really comic conventions. The name is very mis leading.

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