British comic creators a-plenty head to London Supercon

London SuperCon LogoThe line up for this year’s London Super Comic Convention in March (15–16th) is hotting up.

Taking place at the ExCel Centre in London British guests and exhibitors now include Charlie Adlard, Mark Buckingham, Ian Churchill, Andy Clift, Mike Collins, Alan DavisAl Davison, Ian Edginton, Neil Edwards, Mark Farmer, Aly Fell, Gary Frank, Lee Garbett, Mike Garley, Chris Geary, Dave Gibbons (Saturday only), Peter Hogan, Andy Lanning, David Lloyd, Peter Milligan (Sunday only), Emily Peacock, Sean Phillips, Jonathan Ross (Saturday only), John Scrivens, Ian Sharman and John Watson.

Comics writer and TV celebrity Jonathan Ross will  present a panel, about his up an coming title ‘Revenge’, due out in late February – a tale of violence and vengeance in the Hollywood Hills drawn by fellow convention guest Ian Churchill. He will be doing a signing session.


US and other overseas guests include Arthur Adams, Max Brooks, Jacen Burrows, Howard Chaykin, Joyce Chin, Frank Cho, Katie Cook, Peter David, Michael Dialynas, Robin Furth, Adi Granov, Mike Grell, Gianluca Gugliotta, Roger Langridge, John Layman, Tom Palmer, Paolo Pantalena, Yanick Paquette, Marco Santucci, Steve Scott, Dan Slott, Mark Texeira, Billy Tucci, Jamie Tyndall, Ethan Van Sciver, J.K. Woodward, and Chrissie Zullo.

Publishers Aces Weekly, 2000AD, Archaia and BOOM! Studios, Avatar, Eaglemoss, Markosia, Panini Comics, Soaring Penguin, Titan Comics and Zenescope are among those exhibiting at the convention, along with retailers such as Forbidden Planet (both chains), Gosh Comics,

The show’s promoters had previously announced that their Artist Alley tables and Exhibitor tables are sold out and that cosplayer Yaya Han will be judging the inaugural London Super Cosplay Championship at the show.

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The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. 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 "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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