Baltimore Comic-Con 2018 Adds Guests

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The Baltimore Comic-Con is thrilled to announce the addition of comic superstars Simon BisleyJune BrigmanMichael ChoJamal IgleEd McGuinness, and Jerry Ordway to our 2018 guest list. Baltimore’s Inner Harbor sees the return of the Baltimore Comic-Con on September 28-30, 2018 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Buy your tickets online.

Simon Bisley is a British comic book artist best known for his 1990s work on ABC WarriorsLobo, and Slaine. His style, reliant on paints as well as inks, was strongly influenced by Frank Frazetta and Bill Sienkiewicz, and took inspiration from rock album covers and graffiti, as well as traditional comics art. While still a student, Bisley did a painting of a robot holding a baby that a friend passed to Pat Mills, and inspired Mills to relaunch the ABC Warriors strip in 2000AD, with Bisley as artist, in 1987. Other noteworthy contributions include regular contributions to Heavy Metal, and he has recently done covers for Factory from Titan Comics, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Bodycount from IDW Publishing, and Harley’s Little Black Book from DC Comics.

June Brigman has been drawing since she was old enough to hold a pencil. She studied art at the University of Georgia, but her illustrations are based on a lifetime of sketching. Brigman is the co-creator of the Power Pack series from Marvel Comics. She illustrated the Brenda Starr syndicated comic strip for 15 years. She currently teaches part time in the Sequential Art Department of the Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta branch. June received the San Diego Comic-Con Ink Pot Award in 2014. Her recent work can be seen on variant covers of Marvel Comics titles such as Generation XHulkInhumans PrimeJean Grey, and The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl.

Michael Cho is a freelance cartoonist/illustrator based in Toronto. Michael has drawn a large variety of covers and a few stories for publishers including Marvel, DC, Image, BOOM! Studios, and others. He’s also received some awards for his work along the way. His first graphic novel, Shoplifter, was published by Pantheon and debuted on the New York Times Best Seller List. He is currently working on a follow up project.

Jamal Igle began his career in comics at the early age of 17, working as intern at DC while attending the High School of Art and Design. He began penciling full-time in 1993 and his body of work includes lengthy runs on FirestormNightwing, and Supergirl at DC. More recently, Igle took on the role of Vice President of Marketing at Action Lab Entertainment, where he published his Molly Danger and Venture titles. His work in AHOY Comics’ Wrong Earth debuts in September, 2018, and his Jughead: The Hunger variant covers can be seen in Archie Comics.

Ed McGuinness broke into the comic industry in 1995, working on three issues of Harris Comics’ Vengeance of Vampirella. After working on a few titles for Awesome Entertainment, including Fighting American and Youngblood, he took over art duties on Marvel Comics’ Deadpool in 1998. Since then, he as worked on such titles as Captain America & BuckyCaptain MarvelMr. MajesticThunderCatsUltimate Enemy, and World War Hulk: X-Men, as well as original covers for Wizard magazine. He has recently been handling art duties on Marvel’s Avengers.

After an initial foray into fanzines, Jerry Ordway found work at DC Comics as a result of a talent search at the 1980 Chicago Comicon, starting on anthology titles such as Mystery in Space and Weird War Tales. An artist in his own right, he is renowned for his inking work at DC Comics, including the industry-changing Crisis on Infinite EarthsZero Hour: Crisis in Time, and Countdown, as well as runs on SupermanWonder Woman, and JLA, as well as writing and painting The Power of Shazam! OGN and writing the monthly series that followed.

“What an amazing array of creators” said Marc Nathan, show promoter for the Baltimore Comic-Con. “This group of guests has created a body of work that is significant to comics history, needs to be seen by any comics fan, and includes seminal titles and stories in comics history. Our fans are going to have a heck of a time picking out what they’re going to bring to get signed!”

The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 19th year of bringing the comic book industry to the mid-Atlantic area on September 28-30, 2018 at the Baltimore Convention Center in the Inner Harbor. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

UK – 2000AD: The Ultimate Collection Signing

Artist BOO COOK will be helping to launch issue #1 of 2000AD: The Ultimate Collection at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 23rd August from 6 – 7pm!

Compiling the definitive stories from forty years of the award winning weekly SF anthology comic 2000 AD, and written and illustrated by some of the biggest talents in the industry, 2000 AD: The Ultimate Collection forms a stunning library that represents the best of this most celebrated of titles.

With a specially commissioned artwork from top artist Boo Cook, special edition cover designs and exclusive bonus content, this collection is a must-have for any 2000 AD fan!

BOO COOK is a comic book writer and artist whose work includes Elephantmen, Zarjaz, Doctor Who, Asylum, ABC Warriors, Judge Dredd, Marvel Apes, and Prophet.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

UK – 13 Coins #1 Signing

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13coinsArtist Simon Bisley and writer Martin Brennan launch 13 Coins #1 – with a Forbidden Planet variant cover – at the London Megastore at 6:00 pm on Wednesday 8th October 19th November.

13 Coins is the story of John Pozner, a tormented ex-con on a quest for vengeance, when he discovers that he is descended from angels, and is the living key to Earth’s future, or Heaven’s fall.

Simon Bisley is hugely popular for his work on Lobo, Judge Dredd vs Batman and Hellblazer as well as ABC Warriors and Slaine for 2000AD.

Martin Brennan has written computer game scripts for Square Enix and IO Interactive and was the co-creator on Hitman: Absolution. 13 Coins is his first work in comics.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR

UK – Slaine the Horned God Signing

Pat Mills & Simon Bisley sign the new hardcover of the classic SLAINE THE HORNED GOD (2000AD) at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 23rd June 1 – 2pm.

The warrior barbarian Slaine, master of the warp spasm, wielder of the mighty axe Brainbiter, Celtic warrior king – faces his greatest challenge: the existence of his world is at stake as he prepares to follow the ways of the Horned God. It is a path that can give him control over nature itself or unleash a new age of witchcraft and dark forces.

Pat Mills is one of the founding fathers of 2000AD and one of the most respected comic book writers around. He’s created some of the longest-running characters for the title such as Slaine, ABC Warriors, and Nemesis The Warlock. His other work includes writing and developing Judge Dredd and Charley’s War.

Simon Bisley is best known for his work on ABC Warriors, Lobo, Slaine, and for his current work on Hellblazer. He was also the inpsiration for Simon Pegg’s character graphic artist Tim Bisley in the sitcom Spaced.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR

UK – The Dino Files Signing

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PAT MILLS signs at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR, on Saturday 10th September 1 – 2pm.

Think that a meteorite collision with our planet was responsible for making the dinosaurs become extinct? Wrong! By the 23rd Century, man has drained the planet’s resources bare, but thanks to time-travel technology, the Trans-Time Corporation send rangers – such as cowboy Earl Reagan – to the days when dinosaurs ruled the Earth. The rangers round up these magnificent creatures and get real flesh back on the menu!

Pat Mills is usually described – quite correctly – as ‘the godfather of British comics’. His work includes Charley’s War, Vampire Knight and Marshall Law as well as ABC Warriors, Slaine, Nemesis The Warlock and a host of others for 2000AD.

UK – ABC Warriors Signing

August 17, 2010 by  
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Pat Mills and Clint Langley sign ABC Warriors: The Volgan War Volume 3 at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR, on Thursday 16th September 6 – 7pm

The countdown to Zippo’s execution has started! Only the ABC Warriors can stop their comrade from being melted down by the ruthless G Men. If that wasn’t bad enough, the Warriors are also set to be betrayed by another member willing to follow Volkhan and his destructive cause. And just who is the mysterious resistance figure known as the ‘Urban Fox’?
 
Pat Mills is one of the founding fathers of 2000AD and one of the most respected comic book writers around. He’s created some of the longest-running characters for the title such as Slaine, ABC Warriors and Nemesis The Warlock. His other work includes writing and developing Judge Dredd and Charley’s War.
 
Clint Langley started his career in the 90’s. His images can be seen worldwide in comics, on novel covers and in the conceptual design for advertising and films. His first comic strip work was Dynosty, which appeared in 2000AD. He’s since worked on various comic strips such as Slaine, Judge Dredd and Warhammer.
 
Forbidden Planet is the largest store of its kind in the world. Some of the biggest names in Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Comics and Cult Entertainment have come to our London Megastore for signing events, including: Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Terry Gilliam, Simon Pegg, William Gibson, Mark Millar, Guillermo Del Toro, Brian Froud and Stephen King.

For more news about our signings please go to: http://www.forbiddenplanet.com/events