The True Believers Comic Festival is honoured to announce comic book legend Neal Adams as their Guest Of Honour for the first True Believers Comic Book Festival in 2015.
Festival co-founder Stuart Mulrain say; “We are all huge fans of Mr. Adams work and are thrilled to have him as our guest of honour for our event. He is one of the key figures in the shaping of modern comics and we’re looking forward to fans having the opportunity to meet a true icon from the world of comics.”
For those who don’t know, Neal Adams (with Dennis O’Neil) was one of the key figures in re-inventing Batman in the post William Dozier/Adam West TV show days. Along with O’Neil he worked on some landmark issues of Green Lantern/Green Arrow. He was also responsible for championing new artists into the industry as well as helping Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster finally get the recognition they deserved for creating Superman.
Neal Adams will be signing at the event and selling his artwork. Fans will also be able to request and pay for commissions in advance that they can collect on the day. There are also plans in place for Adams to take part in a live Q&A evening as part of the event. This will be a separate event to the main festival that will raise money for the Make A Wish Foundation. The details on the Q&A will be added to the True Believers website when they are finalised.
There will be exclusive extras for people who buy their tickets as part of the Kickstarter campaign, including priority queues for the Neal Adams signing and other exclusive extras. Tickets are still available through the Kickstarter until 5th March, but they are limited and will sell out fast.
True Believers will be held at Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire on Saturday 7th February 2015 and is the first major comic book event of its size in the county. Cheltenham Racecourse is the perfect venue, boasting a huge space for a convention floor, plus rooms for live creator panels, a cosplay catwalk show, an artist’s alley and much more. It is our aim with this event to give people a great family day out that can be enjoyed by fans new and old.
Along with Neal Adams the Guest List currently includes Nich Angell, Kate Brown, Laurence Campbell, Mike Collins, Lee Garbett, Jon Lock, Lee Sullivan, Dylan Teague, Lee Townsend & Emma Vieceli, with more guests to be announced soon.
You can find more information about The True Believers Comic Festival and our Kickstarter on our website at www.oktruebelievers.com, on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/oktruebelievers or by following us on Twitter at @OKTrueBelievers.