Following up on our recent post about the 2013 2D Comics Festival, Northern Ireland's largest ever comics event has just announced several guests set to appear when the long-running annual comic event returns from 30th May – 2nd June in Derry/Londonderry.
2D features an expanded selection of workshops, panels, talks and exhibitions, catering for all ages and tastes. The first two days of the programme will feature a wide range of educational and industry events.
Taking centre stage is the 2D Comics Fair, which this year has been extended to last for two days (Sat 1 & Sun 2 June) in a fantastic new venue in the city - the Millennium Forum.
Guests previously confirmed for 2D 2013 have included; Andy Diggle (writer – Batman, Daredevil), Jock (artist - Losers, Batman), Roger Langridge (writer/artist - Popeye, Muppets) and legendary comic artist Mick McMahon (Judge Dredd, Slaine).
The following guests will also be at 2D this year...
Artist / Writer / Educator. Comics Work: Big Break Detectives, Death By Chocolate, Butterknut and Kronk (Irish Times), Sancho. Irish Comics News award winner – Best mainstream Published Irish Writer 2012
Eisner-award winning Artist / Writer. Comics Work: Batman & Robin, Assassin’s Creed, Seven Soldiers, Catwoman, Seaguy, Sin Titulo, The Other Side, B.P.R.D: Hell on Earth.
Illustrator / Designer / Cartoonist & one of the leading Comics and illustration lecturers in UK. Comics/Illustration work: Cat Island, The Suitcase, After We Shot The Grizzly. Host of fantastic ‘Make It Then Tell Everybody’ podcast series.
Artist and UK Comics Legend. Comics Work: Thor, Wolverine Origins, Storm Dogs, Punisher, Green Arrow, Brave and the Bold.
Artist / Writer / Illustrator. Comics Work: Vampire Academy, Hamlet & Much Ado about Nothing (Manga Shakespeare), The Thrill Electric (Channel 4), Dragon Heir: Reborn, Avalon Chronicles.
Artist / Illustrator / Educator. Comics Work: Star Wars, Dan Dare, Captain America, Terminator, Hellblazer, JSA, The Filth, The Mask, Judge Dredd, Roller Grrrls. Interactive Comic work: The Irons (Madefire).
Writer / Comics Educator / Lecturer (Perfect Spiral).
Artist / Writer / Illustrator / Comics Educator. Comics Work: The Lost Boy (the Phoenix comic), The Spider Moon (DFC), Nelson, Fish+Chocolate.
Artist / Illustrator. Comics Work: Doctor Who, the Daleks Project, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, X-Men, Spiderman, Star Trek, Transformers, Slaine, Judge Dredd, Rogue Trooper (and many more!).
Artist / Illustrator. Comics Work: Winter Soldier, Dancer, Punisher, Viking.
Eisner, Harvey, Ignatz Award winning Writer/ Artist / Animator / Film-maker. Comics Work: Perry Bible Fellowship, Marvel Strange Tales. Animation work: Elite Fleet, Rumble Beach (BBC). Film work: Trails of Tarnation.
Artist / Illustrator / Writer / Animator / Designer / Educator. Comics Work: Freakangels (with Warren Ellis), The Tempest (Manga Shakespeare), The Firelight Isle, Sojourn, Best New Manga 2.
Writer / Artist / Illustrator / Designer / Educator. Comics Work: Stray Lines, Blackshapes, Gazebo, The Vision Service (RTE), Culture File (RTE). Illustration Work: Where’s Larry (O’Brien Press),
Artist. Comics Work: Judge Dredd, Robocop/Terminator, Rogue Trooper, Fearless, the 86ers, Battlefields.
Writer / Publisher / Irish Comics Pioneer. Comics Work: Roisin Dubh, Freak Show, The League of Volunteers, Atomic Rocket Group 66.
Artist / Illustrator / Curator. Comics work: The Hound (with Warren Ellis), Elephantmen. Creative Director of Travelling Man, Director of the fantastic Thought Bubble Festival, Leeds.
Artist. Comics Work: The Fearless Defenders (Marvel), Star Wars, MacGuyver, Celtic Warrior, Star Trek, Farscape
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