Despite an impressive line-up of comic creators from both sides of the Atlantic at the Bristol Comic Expo this coming weekend, the event will, sadly, be without planned Guest of Honour Denny O’Neil.
The organisers have announced the acclaimed DC Comics writer and editor will not be attending Expo due to failing health.
Denny has been fighting a serious condition for some time and his doctors have prohibited him from travelling at this time.
“I’m sure you share our disappointment that Denny cannot be here this year but we wish him a speedy recovery and all the best for the future,” says Mike Allwood.
Denny’s best-known works include Green Lantern/Green Arrow and Batman with Neal Adams, The Shadow with Mike Kaluta and The Question with Denys Cowan, all of which were hailed for their sophisticated stories that expanded the artistic potential of the mainstream portion of the medium.
As an editor, he is principally known for editing the various Batman titles. As of 2012, he sits on the board of directors of the charity The Hero Initiative and serves on its Disbursement Committee.
Comic creators still on course to be at the Expo include writers such as Jason Cobley (selling copies of his weird wild western, Frontier), Paul Cornell, Cy Dethan, Ian Edginton, and artists such as Mark Buckingham, John M. Burns, Mike Carey, Alan Davis, Neil Edwards, Gary Erskine, Paul Grist, John Higgins, David Roach, Dylan Teague, Andrew Wildman and many, many others.
• Bristol Comic Expo: www.bristolexpo.co.uk