The Comic Village at the upcoming London MCM Expo is looking more like a metropolis, with hundreds of fantastic creators already signed up for the 29-30 May show - including a visit from former Marvel UK editor in chief Richard Starkings, currently and rightly revelling in his film deal for Elephantmen.
Stars returning to Excel this May include Ben Templesmith, Svetlana Chmakova, Jamie McKelvie and Kieron Gillen, and the event will also be seeing a host of new faces such as Action Comics and Captain Britain writer Paul Cornell, Robin Furth and lettering-legend and Active Images president and first tiger, Richard Starkings.
Home-grown independent creators will be out in force too, with the London MCM Expo welcoming the likes of Marc Ellerby, OrangUtan Comics, Adam Cadwell, Sweatdrop Studios... far too many to list here, but you can check out the full list of attendees over at www.londonexpo.com/show_features/comic_village__expo.html
The Comic Village will also sport something of an international flavour this time around, with comic circles, writers and artists making the trip to London’s Excel Centre from Spain, Germany, USA and Japan.
And speaking of Japan, the anime presence at the Expo is set to be as strong as ever, with the latest releases and top deals from all of the major UK distributors, not to mention leading voice artist Kyle Hebert (Gurren Lagaan, Naruto, Full Metal Alchemist, Bleach) attending as a special guest.
• To find out about the London MCM Expo in general, please visit www.londonexpo.com