Granite City Con line up includes Alan Grant, Monty Nero and Gary Erskine

Alan Grant is one of several comics guest at the 2015 Granite City Con. Image: Granite City Con

Alan Grant is one of several comics guest at the 2015 Granite City Con. Image: Granite City Con


It’s not long now until the Granite City Comic Con in Aberdeen on Saturday 30th May 2015 which, along with veteran film actor and original Thunderbirds voice artist Shane Rimmer and Star Wars actor Paul Blake, features a number of comic creators: 2000AD‘s Alan Grant and Death Sentence co-creator Monty Nero.

Also at the event will be critically acclaimed artist Gary Erskine, who has worked for all the big companies over his twenty year career in comics, including Warheads at Marvel UK, working on 2000AD, numerous Star Wars books for Dark Horse, and has also worked on Doctor Who, Dan Dare and more. Gary’s self-published Roller Grrrls, which follows the antics of a Roller Derby team on and off the track, has been a critical hit worldwide.

Nick Brokenshire, best known for his work on the IDW title Amelia Cole, originally hails from the Granite City, so the organisers are pleased to have him return to Aberdeen for the event.

Ace comics writer and determined self publisher Jim Alexander will also  be there as a guest and based all day at the Planet Jimbot table signing and selling GoodCopBadCop, Wolf Country, Amazing & Fantastic Tales and Amongst the Stars.

Granite City Con Logo• Granite City Con 2015, 9.00am – 5.00pm Saturday 30th May 2015, Transition Extreme Aberdeen Links Road. Free (although a donation would be appreciated to charity partners: CLAN Cancer support). Web:

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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