Kendal, 3rd March, 2015: Following up on the popularity of several Continental guests in 2014, the Lakes International Comic Art Festival is pleased to announce the appearance of its first four French artists coming to this year’s weekend-long event in Kendal. “Winshluss (Vincent Paronnaud) is the successful author of “Pinocchio”, which won the Fauve d’Or prize […]
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The Grinning Demon in Maidstone regularly hold a small comic convention. And while it’s obviously not the size of LSCC it had a lot of “heart”. As you’d expect, these don’t attract huge floods of people but that doesn’t stop the show from being awesome. This was my first year attending, and while it wouldn’t be […]
A welcome listing on the UK comics festival, Northern Ireland’s own 2D festival swings into Londonderry on the 30th May this year with a lineup that’s already looking pretty much stellar, particularly for the 2000AD fans out there. Confirmed guests for the 2D festival so far are: Andy Diggle Jock Roger Langridge Mick McMahon Alan […]
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our visitors! The year 2012 drew an unprecedented amount of comic conventions and expos to the UK shores. We had grandiose efforts, mixed in with smaller more friendly conventions and the already established populating the list. We lost an excellent convention in the shape of BICS, yet […]
Leeds was quite a lucky place for me as I got to interview two of my favourite artists (sadly I missed Cameron Stewart who is another favourite of mine, next time!). After Paolo Rivera’s interview I had to wait for Frazer Irving to appear at the 2000AD signing table and roll through the crowd of excited fans with his quick sketches and not-so-quick signatures.
The wait was always worth from the beginning and we had a nice chat about comics and digital techniques in the Holiday Inn next to the Thought Bubble convention center.
One of my favourite comic book painters agreed to do an interview with me at the Thought Bubble Festival in Leeds this year.
Paolo Rivera – despite his European-sounding name – is an American comic book artist who broke into the industry by fully painted art on various Marvel books like the Marvel Mythos series. He is a very funny and constant positive guy who has a great talent for his job.