Cardiff Independent Comic Expo

Cardiff Independent Comic Expo returns next month

Cardiff Independent Comic Expo Cardiff’s only independent comic show returns on Saturday 27th June, 2015 at Cardiff Masonic Hall.

The Cardiff Independent Comic Expo (CICE) will showcase the very best in independent comic artists, writers, publishers, retailers, illustrators and more, from South Wales and beyond.

The event returns after a brief break in 2014, to build on the successful shows held since 2011, to celebrate the talent of those creators at the heart of the indie scene.

Guests include Doctor Who, Marvel, DC Comics and 2000AD artist Mike Collins2000AD artist Patrick Goddard and Dylan Teague, Transformers artist Jason Cardy and Marvel UK and Discotronic Funk Commandos artist Simon Williams; plus 2000AD writers Ian Edginton and Rob Williams and horror writers Jasper BarkDavid Moody and Wayne Simmons.

They are joined by superbly talented indie creators including David BroughtonAnastasia Catris; top independent creator Paul Grist, best known for the brilliant Jack Staff; colourist Anthony D. Lee, who has worked on Black Bat – Domino Lady for Moonstone and Retro Tales, a homage to 1970s Marvel comics from Retro Comics Group; The Dark creator Chris Lynch; the hugely-talented comics writer, artist and actor Jessica Martin, creator of It Girl and Vivacity; Sarah Millman, creator of Hero of Time; Kate Nicholson and Sam Roads, the creators of Silicone Heart;  and Stu.Art; plus indie publishers Bearded Skull Comics, the Lou Scannon team, Razarhawk, Time Bomb Comicand Godmachine.

“The independent creators are the very soul of our shows,” enthuses Mike Allwood, creator of CICE and comic show producer for 25+ years, is delighted to bring back CICE:-  Every year they raise the bar on the books they produce and to this day continue to push the medium to new levels.  I’m delighted to have the opportunity once again to showcase the rich pool of talent we have in the UK with our small press creators”

The show is suitable for all ages, families are welcome, as are family friendly cosplayers.

• Tickets for Cardiff Independent Comic Expo are available online from the official website priced at £5 (children under 12 go free with a ticket holding adult). Web: https://cice2015.wordpress.com/

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John Freeman

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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