Guests 2017

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Jon Davis-Hunt

Jon Davis-Hunt is a comic book artist and Video Game Designer.

While working in the video-game industry he most notably helped to create the award winning Grid, Dirt and Forza Horizon series.

He started drawing comics in 2008, working predominantly for 2000AD on Judge Dredd, Age of The Wolf, and Dandridge. In 2015 he made the leap into American comics with the horror series Clean Room for Vertigo.

He currently works as the artist on The Wild Storm for DC and also acts as a creative consultant for Playground Games.

When he’s not designing video-games or drawing comics, he likes to read comics and play video-games.

http://www.jondavis-hunt.com/

 

Henry Flint

Henry Flint has drawn for 2000AD since 1993, drawing Judge Dredd, Nemesis, ABC Warriors, Low Life, Shakara and Zombo among many others.

Henry won the Diamond National Comics Award for best comic artist in 2004.

American work includes The Omega Men for DC, and Haunted Tank for Vertigo.

In addition to remaining with 2000AD, he has his own coffee table Art book; Broadcast the TV Doodles of Henry Flint, has written and drawn Catalyst Island for David Lloyd’s online comic Aces Weekly, and created artwork for DJ Food.

 

Mike Collins

Mike Collins has been creating comics for over 25 years, starting on Spider-Man and Transformers for Marvel UK, he has worked for Marvel, DC, 2000AD and a whole host of other publishers. In that time he’s written or drawn pretty much all the major characters for each company- Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman, Flash, Teen Titans, X-Men (where he introduced Gambit to the Marvel Universe), Captain Britain, Judge Dredd, Slaine, Rogue Trooper, Darkstars, Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt and  more.

He currently draws a series of noir crime fiction graphic novels –Varg Veum– in Norse. He is World Famous in Norway.

He’s also the creator of the the first ever Welsh language graphic novel Mabinogi, a companion piece for the Cartwyn Cymru animated film of the Celtic myths.

The adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol (script Sean Michael Wilson) for Classical Comics was cited as one of the top ten graphic novels of 2010 by The Sunday Times.

Mike is committed to using comics as an educational tool, running workshops in schools and libraries throughout Wales, targeting ‘reluctant learners’ and was heavily involved in the Read A Million Words In Wales initiative.

He also provides storyboards for TV and films, including Doctor Who, Sherlock, Warhammer 40K, Igam Ogam, Claude, Hana’s Helpline and Horrid Henry.

Mike is well known as the penciller on the Panini Doctor Who Magazine comic strip since the TV show’s triumphant return, he had the longest uninterrupted run as artist on the strip, and pencilled the debut stories of each of the three new Doctors, Eccleston, Tennant and Smith. He still draws the flagship strip, alternating with Martin Geraghty. He illustrated two successful BBC original Doctor Who graphic novels, and has drawn for the US IDW Doctor Who comic book series.

He lives in Cardiff and his studio is a short walk away from The Rift.

http://www.freakhousegraphics.com/

 

Patrick Goddard

Patrick Goddard’s clean art style has graced many strips in the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic for over 15 years. He has drawn Judge Dredd, Sinister Dexter, Aquila, Armitage, Chopper and Grey Area amongst others, most notably drawing Savage.

 

David Roach

David Roach is an experienced and talented comic book artist and illustrator. He has worked on 2000AD, Doctor Who, Batman, and Vampirella among many others. He has also done storyboard work for Hollywood features.

David is also a writer of books and has contributed to many popular publications.

 

Ben Willsher

 

Sarah Graley

 Sarah Graley is a full time comic artist living in Birmingham UK, with four cats and one cat like boy.

In 2015, Sarah was nominated for Emerging Talent at the 2015 British Comic Awards; released a hardcover book of 200 Our Super Adventure comics; and also released an original comic Pizza Witch at the same time (which has since be re-printed in a deluxe hardback edition).

Sarah was the writer and artist for Rick and Morty: Lil’ Poopy Superstar (Oni Press) – a five issue mini-series.

Sarah is currently writing and drawing her new comic series Kim Reaper for Oni Press.

Godmachine

Illustrator and designer Godmachine grew up on a steady diet of nothing, 2000AD comics, Santa Cruz skateboards and old library books of Klimt and Beardsley.
His art is born of Jim Philips, raised by Simon Bisley and adopted by his everyday influences; film, literature and music.
He uses a wacom, photoshop and coffee to achieve his detailed images that have made quite an impact on band merch, skateboards and clothing companies today.

Godmachine has created for: 2000AD, Iron Fist, Tony Hawk, Faith No More, and many more.

http://www.godmachine.co.uk/

 

Si Gurr

Simon Gurr is a cartoonist, illustrator and storyboard artist whose first professional comics work appeared in 2000AD 1270.  With author Eugene Byrne he has created hundreds of pages of historical comics including a graphic biography of Charles Darwin which has been published around the world.

He has made comics out of everything from Shakespeare’s plays to The Day of The Triffids and has illustrated stories by Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Ursula Le Guin and Jules Verne.

http://www.gurrillustration.com/

 

Lee Carter

Lee Carter is a comic book artist for Boom Studios, Com.X and most notably, 2000AD.

Lee has worked extensively for 2000ad on Judge Dredd, Rogue Trooper, Deadeyes, Indigo Prime, Grey Area, Necrophim, Terror Tales, Time Twister, and Angelic for the Judge Dredd Megazine.

Formerly a concept artist for 13 years with award-winning game studio Bizarre Creations, Lee has also provided design work for Hasbro, and has recently worked with US publishers 451 Media Group on the 6 issue series: Sunflower.  He has also worked on the movies Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Outpost 2.

 

The Etherington Brothers

The Etherington Brothers have been making all-ages comic adventures for over a decade, and are the creators of Long Gone Don, Monkey Nuts, Freaky and Fearless, Baggage and Von Doogan.

They have created comics, stories and art for Star Wars, Transformers, The Phoenix, How to Train Your Dragon, The Dandy, Kung Fu Panda, Wallace & Gromit, Madagascar and James Bond.

Their client list includes Disney, Dreamworks, Aardman, the BBC, and many of the world’s largest book publishers. Their books have been translated into several languages, and they have toured the world performing sold out shows on creativity and storytelling.

At the Cardiff Independent Comic Expo they’ll be bringing their FULL BACK CATALOGUE, and doing FREE sketches with every book sold!

 

Dylan Teague

Dylan Teague is a comics artist who has worked as an artist and colourist on covers and strips for 2000 AD and the Judge Dredd Megazine, as well as Doctor Who Magazine for Panini and some work for American publishers DC Comics.

 

Simon Williams

Professional comic artist Simon Williams has worked on many Panini/Marvel UK titles, including Transformers, The Incredible Hulk, Spectacular Spider-Man, Death’s Head and Marvel Heroes. His work has also featured in various American publications, including Transformers: Beast Wars and Mars Attacks Judge DRedd (IDW), Erik Larsen’s Savage Dragon (Image Comics), and WWE Superstars (Super Genius comics).

He has also produced artwork for various other forms of media, such as dvds, toys and collectable merchandise. These include the UK releases of the original Transformers cartoon from Metrodome, and The Incredible Hulk (1966, 1982 and 1996 shows), the 90’s X-Men series and Spider-Man (both the 1967 and 90’s shows) from Clear-Vision.

Simon is also the creator of the Discotronic Funk Commandos™, a group of superheroes from the 1970s, who will be the stars of the upcoming RETRO TALES title from his own RETRO COMICS GROUP imprint. The comic will also feature special guest-star appearances from David Hasselhoff and Jon Mikl Thor! He has collaborated with both in developing and co-creating David Hasselhoff’s comic book and cartoon project, The Hoff: Heroes Of Fearless Freedom, and has also produced album artwork for Thor’s Aristocrat of Victory and Thunderstryke 2 albums.

 

Tom Eglington

Tom Eglington is a writer and illustrator who regularly works for 2000AD. He has written numerous Future Shocks, 3rillers and Judge Dredd stories, as well as creating original series Outlier, with artist Karl Richardson, and Blunt, with regular collaborator Boo Cook. He has worked with John McCrea, Steve Yeowell, Brendan McCarthy, Lee Carter, Jon Davis-Hunt, and Nick Dyer. He is the author of two children’s novels from Piccadilly Press, The Spellbound Hotel and The Stolen City.

In 2016, his illustration work was included in a Miyazaki tribute show at Spoke gallery in San Francisco. His art has also appeared in Prosthetic Reality, the world’s first Augmented Reality art book, and included in a subsequent AR exhibition in Australia.