Archive for January, 2009

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News for Bristol International Comic expo 2009

January 22, 2009

Kevin O’Neill has confirmed that he will come to Bristol to sign the first volume of The League of Extraordinarty Gentlemen: Century.

with Expo thanks to TOP SHELF & KNOCKABOUT.

This is the first convention he has been to for years, this century in fact ( bad pun sorry! )

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Valkyrie

January 17, 2009

Now without wishing to cloud any ones feelings on the film. I have to say I preferred Night of the Generals. Ever Since Cruises Manic performance and his over eager preaching about Scientology his stock has gone down for me. How a religious fanatic can be lined up to portray one of the few true hero’s that Germany had during world war 2 is beyond me. How Tom “I am the Messiah after obamamessiah” Cruise can be taken with any credibility is beyond any stretch of credibility. That saying It’s a nice film, if only it didn’t have a Tom in it

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Bristol International Comic Expo 2009

January 15, 2009

Breaking News

Britain’s favourite Comic Event just got BIGGER!

Yes the Bristol International Comic Expo is being complimented by a 2nd venue for May.

FALLEN ANGEL MEDIA are pleased to announce they are hosting a special SMALL PRESS EXPO for the Saturday only at the Mercure hotel.

Mal Smith of Fallen Angel is hosting a sister event as part of the Expo weekend where the Spotlight is firmly on Small Press.

With the main Expo in this credit crunching year downsizing the chances for the small press were limited but a guardian ( Fallen ) Angel has swooped to ensure that the UK’s small press will once again be the heartbeat of the show!

Contact mal@thefallenangel.co.uk for full details.

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Jericho

January 11, 2009

Well thanks to Stu.Art I am now addicted to another series, and guess what number crunchers cancelled yet another great show. Yep, I’m talking about Jericho. A good series has good characters and good plots. A great series has great character centric plots. Why can’t more writers churn this stuff out and why is it that when they do some idiot in an office decides lets cancel it. If you haven’t seen it i totally recommend it.

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Bristol International Comic Expo 2009

January 7, 2009

I spoke with mike and asked him for an update for all you BICE fans and here it is

The BRISTOL INTERNATIONAL COMIC EXPO is back

MAY 9TH – 10TH ONLY at the RAMADA PLAZA HOTEL.

We are hosting a special COMIC EXPO this year with all the usual features, Guests, Panels, International Publishers, Artists Alley, Indie Press, Manga Showcase and EXpo EXclusives!

DON’T MISS

THE COMIC EVENT this summer by buying tickets early. Ticket numbers will be limited this year so do not miss out and to make it a little easier on the pocket in these credit crunching days we have teamed up with 2 publishers.

Every Adult pre-purchase ticket holder will receive

FREE OF CHARGE the Comic Expo edition of

FULL CIRCLE Publications 20 page preview issue of Mike Ploog’s Thicker than Blood & Simon Bisley’s Full Circle 2 to celebrate the EXpo EXclusive launch of both books Absolute Editions at the show!

Plus pre ticket buyers will receive a FREE sample copy of the latest Comic book to sweep the nation from the critically acclaimed DFC!

Booking goes LIVE feb 6th details will be on the website.

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Bristol International Comic Expo 2009

January 4, 2009

It’s countdown time again for my Favourite Con in the UK. For one year only due to work at the Hall the con has been moved to the hotel. Mike has released the line up so far as The Butcher is a Friend of the Con

For 2009 we have lined up some very special

EXpo EXclusives!

The RETURN of DR & QUINCH!

Comics legend ALAN DAVIS will be producing a

VERY LIMITED FULL COLOUR A3 Print of the iconic pair ONLY available at COMIC EXPO.

The HOUND of the BASKERVILLES to be UNLEASHED

@ COMIC EXPO!

Award winning publishers

SELF MADE HERO are launching their take on this classic tale with the creative team of Ian Edginton & Ian Culbard.

BLOOD BROTHERS?

Full Circle Publications unleash Full Cirkle and Thicker Than Blood Absolute edition Hardcovers Exclusively at the Bristol Comic Expo!

Full Cirkle Oversized Hardcover – For the first time Simon Bisley’s artwork will be in the large absolute edition format containing a mammoth 168 pages of art.

Thicker Than Blood Oversized Hardcover – For the first time the legendary Mike Ploog’s artwork will be in the large absolute edition format containing 80 pages of art painted by the illustrious Simon Bisley.

The Convention Book will have a specially commissioned

15 YEARS OF VERTIGO cover from

Eisner Award Winner MARK BUCKINGHAM!

The Guest list :  so far!

GARY FRANK   ALAN DAVIS

DAVE GIBBONS      DAVID HINE

MARK BUCKINGHAM LEE GARBETT

MIKE CAREY   JOHN M. BURNS

MIKE COLLINS   ANDREW WILDMAN

ANDIE TONG    JOHN WATSON

EMMA VIECELI    IAN CULBARD

IAN EDGINTON PHIL WINSLADE

JAMES A. HODGKINS CHARLES ADLARD

DUNCAN FREGADO   SEAN PHILLIPS

ROB WILLIAMS    NEIL EDWARDS

PAUL GRIST    GARY SPENCER MILLIDGE

GRAHAM BLEATHMAN

SIMON BISLEY & MIKE PLOOG

in association with REED COMICS

EUGENE BYRNE & SIMON GURR ( Sat only )

The DARWIN STORY – The Great Reading Adventure graphic novel

300 COPIES TO BE GIVEN AWAY @ Comic Expo.