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 Collins, 2000AD 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 Bark, David Moody and Wayne Simmons.
They are joined by superbly talented indie creators including David Broughton; Anastasia 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 Comics and 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.