Posts Tagged ‘Dave Gibbons’

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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.

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Fox seeks to block Watchmen

August 19, 2008

As reported on Yahoo this Morning:

Twentieth Century Fox is seeking an injunction to block the release of Warner Bros movie The Watchmen

The film studio is taking action after a Los Angeles court ruled Fox could hold some rights to the material, meaning they could file a copyright lawsuit.

Fox argues it acquired motion picture rights to the Watchmen graphic novel in the late 1980s, and that even though it relinquished certain rights to the material in 1991 it held onto the right to distribute the first movie.

Fox spokesman Gregg Brilliant said: “We will be asking the court to enforce Fox’s copyright interests in The Watchmen and enjoin the release of the Warner Brothers film and any related Watchmen media that violate our copyright interests in that property.”

But Scott Rowe, a spokesman for Warner Bros, said the ruling only means that the case will go forward and confirmed the film will be released* on March 6.

The Watchmen is based on a 1980s DC Comics graphic novel about flawed superheroes, written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Dave Gibbons.

DC Comics, the company behind the Watchmen graphic novel, is a subsidiary of Warner Bros, which is owned by Time Warner. Fox is owned by News Corp.

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Bristol International Comic Expo 2008

May 11, 2008

Interviews will follow later.

First I owe an apology to the ever excellent Barry Kitson. Barry I know I said I’d interview you but the mix of a broken coxix, aching feet and jetlag meant I was dying. I am so sorry especially after all the hard work you put into my sketch.

Well Bristol just keeps getting better and better, Touched down from my vacation in China thursday night, had 6 hours sleep and then back on the road for the convention. Courtesy of Cardiff Science Fiction and Fantasy Store(thanks Dave) got to go to the retailer day, where some excellent panels were held. Diamond Introduced themselves, then we moved through the different panels. Some great information from Bob Wayne and Eddie Berganza about future releases and the floor seemed to like the idea that depending on feedback a re-release of the excellent hitman series in trade format may be coming soon. Wildstorm was as ever excellent with some news that really excited me, Deathblow is joining one of the new teams. Vertigo also have a number of new and exciting products coming out and key one that seems really hype is Air. (thanks for getting us excited with this Karen Berger) We then had a quick slot with Dave Gibbons about the new book coming out later this year, Watching the Watchmen filled with never seen imagery a absolute must from titan books for anyone who is a Watchman fan.

We then gathered and had a few drinks and I got to meet YANICK PAQUETTE,The Butcher and Yannick Parquette who even after we destroyed him throughout the rest of the night is a thouroughly nice bloke and his artwork is second to none, so crisp and clear. For those not mentioned during the rest of friday, I am sorry a mix of both alcohol and jetlag is to blame, yep thats my excuse and I’m sticking to it. Nice to see many old friends and made a few new ones.

On the Saturday thanks to the people who organise this sleeping giant I got my press pass. It really is something to see the greats and people you admire gathering before the public get in there (and no thanks were needed for those that I got food and drink for over the weekend). Got to purchase some more work off Barry Kitson-sketching

Barry Kitson and had another great sketch, Had further sketches off Joe Jusko, John Burns and did a short interview with the ever excellent Bryan Talbot. Saturday also saw two shut outs as we were completely full. Wow that was a surprise and for those people stuck outside I feel for you as it was absolutely boiling.

Sunday came around so quick and picked up further work from Rodney Ramos and thanks for a great Black Adam, John Macrea. Also did a Interview with Harry Markos, Harry is one of the Industry’s nice guys and he likes keeping the Indie scene vibrant and exciting.Spoke at length with Tommy Castillo and I will get you and Rod beer next year.

Below are original pieces that I picked up last year through to this yearoriginal artwork from Empireoriginal artwork from supergirl and legion of superheroesoriginal artwork from supergirl and legion of superheroesoriginal artwork from empire purchased 2008original artwork from jla year one purchased 2008original artwork from countdown purchased from rodney ramos 2008original artwork purchased from john macrea jla-hitman

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Comic Book Fans- Who we are!!

March 24, 2008

full name:Richard John Griffiths aka Necrophage aka The Crafty Butcher

age:Physically 35

occupation: British Telecoms Business Sales
first comic bought: Keith Giffens run on JLA and Captain America
favourite series of comics: That’s a tough one. There are a few titles I’m really enjoying at the moment like Walking Dead, Deus Ex Machina and Y the Last Man, Annhilation by Dan Abnett.
Favourite artist: Alex Ross, Dave Gibbons and Doug Braithwaite, Barry Kitson
favourite writer: Geoff Johns, Dan Abnett and Brian K Vaughan
most expensive comic: hmm either one of my early avengers or one of my variant green lantern covers.
what are you most looking forward to in the next 12 months:  Well In Darkest Night of course, the return of Squadron Supreme (which I am really hoping they don’t mess up) and the fifth book of the Codex Alera by Jim Butcher
what comic store do you shop at: Cardiff Fantasy in Jacobs Market.
first published work: The Crafty Butchers Website
proudest moment: Breaking the previous weeks record for visits and getting my Barry Kitson Art collection started last year in Bristol.