Malta Comic Con Announces More Guests, including Brits Boo Cook, Mike Krome and Tim Perkins

Boo Cook

Comic artist Boo Cook is just one of many top comic creator at this year’s Malta Comic Con

As the excitement leading to the 7th edition of the Malta Comic Con continues to build, organisers Wicked Comics have announced internationally renowned creators Tim Perkins (Worlds End: The Riders on the Storm), Boo Cook (Elephantmen) and Mike Krome (Shahrazad) as well as the acclaimed independent creator Heba Rena Yassin (Kokoro) for this year’s line-up.

They’ll be joining the previously-announced Jon Haward (Tales of the Buddha before he got Enlightened), Simon Davis (Sinister Dexter), Sabine Rich (Lady Mechanika) and John Freeman (Doctor Who) as guests for the Malta Comic Con 2015 which will be held on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th December 2015 at the Magazino Hall/Old Power House, Valetta Waterfront.

“My yearly invitation to take part in the best Comics Convention on the planet is the highlight of my convention schedule. Long may Malta Comic Con continue to spread the word about Comics and all things Maltese,” commented longtime comics artist, publisher and educator Tim Perkins who this year will once again be holding the popular Children and Parents Comic Art Workshops during both days of the show.

Boo Cook also expressed his delight at being invited to the Malta Comic Con.  “For a long time I’ve wanted to visit Malta for its amazing scenery and rich historical (and pre-historical) value,” he enthused, “So I’m totally thrilled to be a guest at this year’s Malta Comic Con where I get to combine all that with the massive bonus of comics!”

“This will be Tim’s seventh appearance in as many Malta Comic Cons and we wouldn’t have it any other way!” commented Chris Le Galle, co-founder of Wicked Comics. “On top of being a bona-fide talented and delightful person, Tim has played a crucial role in both the development of the Malta Comic Con and perhaps more importantly, in the development of the Maltese comic scene. For this we thank him and offer our eternal gratitude.

|We’re also excited to welcome Cook, Krome and Yassin whose exceptional talents will delight attendees and add to the magical experience of the Malta Comic Con.”

As customary, Wicked Comics have designed a number of packages for fans wishing to travel to the Malta Comic Con from abroad, which include heavily discounted accommodation rates and local transport from hotel to convention centre. Similarly, Wicked Comics have a number of packages tailored for foreign creators who wish to exhibit at the Malta Comic Con including heavily discounted tables. More information below…

Tim Perkins

 

Comics creator, publisher and educator Tim Perkins

Comics creator, publisher and educator Tim Perkins – a firm friend of Malta Comic Con

Tim Perkins is an award winning comic illustrator and writer and now graphic novelist based in England and has worked for over 30 years on comics as diverse as Dark Dominion, Transformers, Thundercats, Doctor Who, “Judge Dredd”, Dreamstone, Earthworm Jim and Hot Wheels for such illustrious giants as Marvel, DC, 2000AD, Defiant, and Tekno, amongst a great many others.

He also works as a concept artist, designer and writer in the worlds of themed rides and attractions and animation, as well as lecturing about comics, storytelling and creativity. He is also founder and lecturer on the Fantasy Art Unlimited art course and is company director of Wizards Keep Publishing, the publishing imprint of Wizards Keep Limited.

His “Science Fusion” graphic novel Worlds End Volume 1 – The Riders on the Storm is the first major publication from the company and he’s currently producing the artwork for the second volume, Worlds End Volume 2: A Hard Reign’s Gonna Fall. Artwork from this second volume will be on show at this year’s convention, along with the hard backed copies of the first volume, the Worlds End Colouring & Storybook and Volume 2 Ashcan, containing some surprises for Maltese fans for sale.

The Dinoswords by Tim Perkins

The Dinoswords by Tim Perkins – a collection is being launched at Malta Comic Con

This year, Tim is launching his Retro-Collection of The Dinoswords – collecting the 12 issues previously printed in the UK, 1990’s anthology comic, Triffik and now including additional material such as previously unpublished issues.

• More info at http://maltacomic-con.com/guest/4 and www.wizards-keep.com

Boo Cook

Judge Dredd by Boo Cook

Judge Dredd by Boo Cook

Boo Cook is known for working on 2000AD characters such as Judge Dredd, Judge Anderson Psi, ABC Warriors, Harry Kipling, Asylum and currently Blunt for the Judge Dredd Megazine. He is also well known for working on Elephantmen, Doctor Who and various Marvel covers. Aside from his work in comics Boo also plays the drums in experimental synth band, Motherbox.

• More info at http://maltacomic-con.com/guest/114 and www.boocook.blogspot.com

Mike Krome

Mike Krome

Mike Krome

The cover for JP Rothic's Rem8 #1 by Mike Krome

The cover for JP Rothic’s Rem8 #1, available from the publisher’s web site. “It was nice to draw something with a more exotic theme,” says Mike of the work, “and [felow Malta Comic Con guest] Sabine Rich killed it on the colours, as always.”

Mike Krome is a freelance artist from the UK who has worked on projects varying from children’s books, to magazines, book covers, and computer games. He now specialises in comics, penciling series such as Ancient Dreams, Southern Nightgown, Shahrazad and the sci-fi series Crysallis, as well as being a cover artist for Aspen, Zenescope, Big Dog Inc., Rothic, and BlueRainbow.

• More info at http://maltacomic-con.com/guest/116 and https://www.facebook.com/MikeKrome

Heba Rena Yassin

Heba Rena Yassin

Heba Rena Yassin

Heba Rena Yassin is a 22 year old creator from Limassol, Cyprus. She graduated First Class in BA Fine Art from the University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom and is currently doing a Masters degree in Digital Art and Design at the University of Nicosia.

As long as she can remember, Heba has always had a passion for comics, books, anime and manga. She purchased her first graphics tablet when she was 14 and has been creating her own stories and illustrations ever since.

Kokoro by Heba Rena Yassin

Kokoro by Heba Rena Yassin

Experimenting in a variety of styles the majority of Heba’s current work is digitally created, and she finds her background in Fine Art enables her to apply techniques to her digital work. Her debut comic (which she will be presenting during Malta Comic Con 2015) is the manga styled Kokoro, an exciting tale of adventure, sympathy, and a powerful friendship that can make miracles happen!

• More info: http://maltacomic-con.com/guest/118 and http://heba-chan.deviantart.com

• For more details on the Malta Comic Con visit www.maltacomic-con.com. All an announcements can be followed on the Malta Comic Con Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Malta-Comic-Con-193667083985578/timeline. Wicked Comics can be contacted on info@maltacomic-con.com

• More information on travel packages can be found here for creators and here for fans

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. 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 “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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