Birmingham Comic Festival Announces First Guests for 2016

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The Birmingham Comics Festival returns to Britain’s second city with events being scheduled to take place throughout April. Yet again Edgbaston Cricket Stadium will plays host to a spectacular one day gala convention as part of the festival, and it will take place on Saturday 23rd April.

The following guests are officially announced:

Jim Alexander

Jim Alexander

Jim Alexander – Award-winning writer whose work includes Birds of Prey, Star Trek Manga, the Judge Dredd Megazine, Metal Hurlant and more

Asia Alfasi – Award-winning graphic novelist currently working on Juha: The Tales of Sheik Nasruddin and Native Narratives: Libyan Folk Tales

Ryan Brown – Cover artist for 2000AD and other publishers including Dark Horse, Titan, IDW and Marvel.

Mike Collins – Artist for both the Doctor Who TV series and magazine, plus 2000AD, Star Trek, Superman, the graphic novel series Varg Veum and many more

Ian Edginton – Writer on Steed & Mrs Peel for IDW, Aliens for Dark Horse, Batman for DC, Star Trek for Marvel, and many series for 2000AD

Hunt Emerson

Hunt Emerson at work

Hunt Emerson – Cartoonist for The Beano and VIZ, plus graphic novels Dante’s Inferno, Casanova’s Last Stand and Lady Chatterley’s Lover

Leigh Gallagher – Artist on The Witching and Justice League Unlimited for DC, and various series for 2000AD

David Hine – Writer on The X-Men: Civil War and Daredevil for Marvel, Detective Comics and Green Lantern for DC, plus Spawn and Storm Dogs for Image

Laura Howell – Creator of The Bizarre Adventures of Gilbert & Sullivan, whose work has appeared in The Beano, TOXIC, Mad and the Regular Show (check out a preview of the latest issue of the latter here)

Staz Johnson – Artist on King’s Road for Dark Horse, Batman/Aliens and Catwoman for DC, Wolverine and Spider-Man for Marvel plus many more

Jessica Martin – TV and stage actress and graphic novelist of the award-nominated Elsie Harris Picture Palace, plus The It Girl and Vivacity

Luca Pizzari – Artist on The Black Knight series, Red Skull, and Amazing Spider-Man for Marvel

Ian Richardson – Artist on Halo for Dark Horse, Noble Causes for Image, plus various strips for 2000AD

Rachel Smith – Creator of the graphic novels House Party and The Rabbit, plus artist for Titan’s Doctor Who comic

Lew Stringer. Photo: Jon Laight

Lew Stringer. Photo: Jon Laight

Lew Stringer – Cartoonist for The Beano, Brickman, Doctor Who Magazine, VIZ, The Dandy, Grindhouse and countless more

Ron Tiner – Artist on Hellblazer for DC, plus 2000AD, Look-In, Battle and many other classic British comics alongside various books

Dave Windett – Cartoonist on The Beano, The Dandy, Rugrats, The DFC, Scooby Doo and many other publications

• The Birmingham Comics Festival takes place from 9.00am – 6.00pm on 23rd April 2016 at Edgbaston Cricket Ground. Web:

Read our report on Birmingham Comic Festival 2015

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