You do realise that the UKs newest comic event is not that far away -right? It's one day so get yourself organised and if you are in the Midlands you have no further to travel than....the Midlands (I never really thought that line through).
Could you get any plushier a comic event venue? Look at it!!
You can see the sort of space involved by checking the website: http://www.thecomicfestival.com/venue
And, of course, if you want to go you'll need ticket info, right? Well, ticket info here:
And guest? Guests??? Twenty seven announced so far and you know what these comic people are like -some probably leaving it til the last minute!
Here's a run down of some.....
PHIL WINSLADE BIO
His classically detailed artwork has found Phil Winslade nominated for National Cartoonist, Harvey and Eisner Awards in his time. Taking the road less travelled he turned away from the commercial illustration that his studies at Birmingham Polytechnic had prepared him for, forgoing record album covers for strips within the independent Sometime Stories before securing work at work at Fleetway/Egmont on their Revolver and Crisis titles, then for Marvel where he fell under the tutelage of the highly respected writer/editor Archie Goodwin who nurtured his visual storytelling talent.
When Goodwin moved to DC Comics Winslade followed, teaming with writer Garth Ennis to produce the eight-issue Goddess series. Winslade pencilled, inked, coloured and designed bookends and covers for the series; the creative energies requiring total dedication and time. The beautiful results can still be seen in collections, French editions in particular. Having proved he was adept at portraying female characters possessing powerful inner grace and outer beauty he was called upon to illustrate another in Wonder Woman: Amazonia, his co-creation for this Elseworlds books being turned into limited edition statuettes.
Writer Steve Gerber’s comic books had influenced Winslade as a youth and together they crafted another female lead in Nevada for DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint. For a bird of an altogether different feather they also brought back Howard The Duck at Marvel. Other work for that company has included a Daredevil/Spider-Man mini-series and Ant-Man's Big Christmas written by the Back to the Future films’ co-creator Bob Gale, while at DC he has illustrated a whole range of characters including Wonder Woman, The Flash, Martian Manhunter, Aquaman, Batman, Warlord and Jonah Hex, group books such Shadowpact, Threshold, The Brave & The Bold and most recently Convergence: Crime Syndicate alongside being featured within Vertigo imprint anthologies such as All-Star Western and Men of War, as well as co-creating the Monolith series.
Elsewhere he has been featured within Heavy Metal magazine and A1, and begun to make frequent appearances within 2000AD where Lawless has proved so popular there is already a newseries underway, as well as having co-created King’s Road for its debut series within Dark Horse Presents.
Phil Winslade will be attending The Birmingham Comics Festival at Edgbaston Cricket Stadium on Saturday
And, oy! The Exhibitors! Here, the....