Wicked Comics have announced thatBritish creators Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead) and Sean Phillips (Fatale) will be joining Ian Churchill (Marineman) as guests to this year’s Malta Comic Convention (30th November – 1st December) at St James Cavalier.
Having worked on a number of projects including The X-Files (Topps Comics), Savage (2000AD) and Curse of the Wendigo (Soleil Productions), Charlie Adlard is perhaps best known for his work on Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead (Image Comics). Adlard started working on The Walking Dead in issue 7 and has been resident artist since.
Similarly, Sean has worked on numerous comics including Wildstorm’s WildC.A.T.s and Sleeper, Marvel Zombies (Marvel Comics) and 7 Psychopaths (Boom! Studios) but is perhaps best known for his frequent collaborations with writer Ed Brubaker on renowned titles such as Icon’s Incognito and Criminal and Image Comics’ Fatale. He’s also one of the team behind the fast-approaching Lakes International Comic Art Festival next month.
“Along with fellow Wicked Comics members Chris Muscat and Fabio Agius, I first met Charlie Adlard during Bristol Comic Expo 2008,” says Chris Le Galle, co-founder of Wicked Comics. “I remember us chatting about the possibility of holding the first ever comic convention in Malta and the chances of The Walking Dead being picked up for a TV series.
“Five years later and not only has Season 4 of The Walking Dead TV series been confirmed, but we’re proud to finally confirm Charlie and Sean as guests to the fifth Malta Comic Con. Consequently, we cannot but take this opportunity to thank them for accepting our invitation and for the continuous support both creators have shown us.”
• For more information on the Malta Comic Con and on the number of packages on offer for fans wishing to travel from abroad, visit http://www.maltacomic-con.com/post/525/travelling-and-accommodation-packages-for-fans-m
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. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 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.