Clint Langley Confirms for ICE Brighton 2019

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We are delighted to announce that fan favourite 2000ad artist Clint Langley is returning to Brighton for our special event on March 9th. He had such a great time last year that he’s asked to return as a guest in 2019, and who are we to say no??

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Clint Langley is a comic book artist best known for his work on series Slaine, ABC Warriors and American Reaper, with Pat Mills, for 2000AD and as the cover artist for Marvel Comics’ Guardians of the Galaxy, Hawkeye, and Ghost Rider.

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He has also produced art for Games workshops’ Warhammer universe, Radical Comics’
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We are very happy to welcome Clint back for his second ICE Brighton.

 

 

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Guy Adams Confirms for the new ICE Brighton

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We are delighted to announce that hot new Brit writer Guy Adams has now confirmed as our special guest at next year’s ICE Winter Special.

Guy began his career in comics working with Liam Sharp at Madefire, he and artist Jimmy Broxton developed The Engine, a motion book alternate history of oppression, giant robots and lots and lots of snow.

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Also with Broxton, he co-created Goldtiger, a book that details the creation of a 1960s newspaper strip that never actually existed. Though does now.

He works extensively for Rebellion/2000ad, writing Rogue Trooper and Voodoo Planet as well as retooling Grant Morrison’s Ulysses Sweet – Maniac for Hire alongside artist Paul Marshall. He is currently writing Max Normal and the ongoing adventures of Hope, the occult noir series he, again, co-created with Jimmy Broxton.

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In 2017 he reworked classic horror strip The Thirteenth Floor working with artists John Stokes and Frazer Irving to create further adventures.

He also writes a lot of Doctor Who for the ears for production company Big Finish and is the author of over forty books without pictures in them, including the Clown Service novels, the Heaven’s Gate trilogy and Deadbeat – Makes You Stronger.

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He lives in Kent with writer, genius and clown-fancier A.K. Benedict. They have a hairy dog child named Dame Margaret Rutherford.

ICE BRIGHTON Announces New Date and New Venue for 2019

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Here at ICE Central we are delighted to announce that after the unfortunate double booking at the Hilton and the planned Rail Closures preventing our alternative new date in February we can now announce that we have a brand new venue in the shape of the superb Holiday Inn on King Street, just up the road from our old venue.

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And the new date for the Winter Special (although we might have to call it Spring Special at this rate) is Saturday 9th March.

The new venue means we can still provide fans with the intimate, up close and personal guest experience they are accustomed to as we will be occupying all three events suits at the hotel as well as delivering our usual inspiring event schedule of inspiring talks, fun panels and exclusive star guest interviews.

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For anyone who has already booked tickets and tables, you don’t have to take any further action as your e tickets sent out will still be valid for the new date.

For exhibitors we have not yet secured Friday set up times, so until further notice set up will begin at 7am on the Saturday morning. However we will try to secure a Friday set up window and will announce any updates on this as soon as possible.

So far we have had no guest cancellations from the new dates, but again we will inform fans of any changes to the guest line up as soon as we are aware of them.

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However we will hopefully also be announcing some new guests for the show that we are very excited about so watch this space!

Cam Smith Confirms for The ICE Winter Special in Brighton

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Cam Smith is UK comic book artist. He is mainly known for his inking work for Marvel and DC but he also produces full art. Cam recently finished a long run inking Amazing Spiderman followed by Darth Vader for Marvel. Currently, He’s working on various projects for both Marvel and DC.

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He has previously worked on Uncanny X-Men, Superman, Hulk, Batman, the Fantastic Four, and many other characters. Cam is a solitary creature who spends his days in a book filled room making black marks on white paper. The idea that he can make a living from this activity is a constant source of bemusement.

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His only sadness being that the days seem so short and “if only days were longer one could make even MORE black, inky, marks.” Someday, Cam hopes to venture outside, into the sunlight, where other creatures roam. But he would only ever do so briefly, in order to inspire further frantic, inky, scribbling…

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Double Overseas Guest Announcement for ICE Winter Special

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Flying in from Italy we are delighted to welcome both Maria Laura Sanapo and Marco Santucci to ICE Brighton this November as our first confirmed overseas guests.

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After taking a degree in foreign languages, Maria Laura Sanapo decided to become a comic artist taking lessons from Marco Santucci, her mentor and husband. She worked for Valiant (Harbinger), Dynamite (Sheena, Grimm, Red Sonja, Charmed, Swords of Sorrow, Warlord of Mars), Audi Commercial, Titan Comics and Dreamworks (Penguins of Madagascar, Puss in Boots). She worked as cover artist for Zenescope (Grimm Fairy Tales, Deathforce, Grimm Tales of Terror) and interior artist for the acclaimed  DC Comics series ‘Bombshells’.

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She worked for Dynamite as both cover and interior artist for the series Grimm and Charmed (from the omonymous TV shows) and as cover artist for Titan comics on the popular series Assassin’s Creed.

At the moment she’s working for Dynamite as cover and interior artist on the series ‘Sheena, Queen of the Jungle’ She loves music and opera and she performs in her free time. To know more about Maria’s projects follow her on facebook at MLSanapo Art, on Instagram: mlsanapo and on twitter: @MLSanapo


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Marco Santucci,  was born in Arezzo in 1974 and he lives in Italy.

He started training himself in the world of professional comics at the age of 16.

In 1998 Marco started  his first big work in the Sergio Bonelli Editore on the  series, “Mister No”. For Sergio Bonelli Editore he also worked on series like Tex and Dampyr.

From 2008 to 2011 Marco worked for Marvel comics on “Secret Invasion: Spider-man” , “X-factor”, Siege: Spider-man and Captain America: forever allies miniseries as penciller and inker.

In 2011 he worked on a couple of French volumes of a series entitled “La Mandragore“, written Sylvain Cordurie.

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Since then, he’s worked more for the American market and has worked with Titan Comics (cover artist for Assassin’s Creed and Tekken series), Dynamite (cover artist for Sheena, Red Sonja and regular cover artist of the new Pathfinder series) and Upper Deck ( various projects featuring Marvel characters).

Most recently he’s worked for DC Comics with stunning art on issues of Superman, Injustice: Gods among usInjustice 2, Justice League, Wonder Woman and Green Lanterns!

 

ICE BRIGHTON KICKS OFF WITH INDY SPOTLIGHT ANNOUNCEMENT

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This year’s ICE Brighton Winter Special is extremely proud to announce our Indy Spotlight guest for 2018 as the one and only Rachael Smith.

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Rachael is a comic artist and writer based in the UK. She has created numerous, critically acclaimed comic books including House Party, Artificial Flowers, Wired Up Wrong, and The Rabbit, which was nominated for Best Book in the 2015 British Comic Awards, following her nomination for Emerging Talent the previous year.

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Rachael has also worked on Titan’s Doctor Who Comic series, and is a regular contributor to Empathize This, a website which gives a platform to marginalised voices through the medium of comics. More info can be found at www.rachaelsmith.org

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Special Discounted Wonder Woman Screening Announced for ICE Attendees

Here at ICE Central we are absolutely thrilled to be working in partnership with Cineworld Cinemas to bring ICE ticket holders a special offer exclusively at Cineworld Brighton. 

Running between 3rd and 10th of June, for Wonder Woman movie screenings only, all ICE Brighton ticket holders will receive the student discount of £2.50 from the usual adult ticket price. Just present your E-ticket to the staff at the cinema to receive your ICE Summer Special discount.

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And that’s not all folks!

Those purchasing the ICE Brighton VIP tickets will be entitled to a free ticket to a special 8pm screening of the new movie on Saturday 10th June after the convention were you will be able to meet professional comic artists who will be signing and sketching in the foyer from 7pm until the start of the movie.

VIP ticket holders just need to email us with their Full Name before 1st June to claim their free Wonder Woman ticket. Their name will then be added to the VIP guest list.

Standard ticket holders can also attend this special event and claim their £2.50 discount with their ICE ticket.

You can then join the artists as we all sit down to watch the movie in the state of the art theatre with incredible sound and picture quality…without a doubt the best way to experience this blockbuster.

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Wonder Woman fans… Don’t miss out on this great opportunity…

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Terms: This offer is only available to adult and VIP ticket holders and is only valid between 3rd and 10th June at Cineworld at Brighton Marina.  (cannot be combined with existing discounts).
Only VIP ticket holders who reserve free cinema tickets as instructed will be able to gain free entry to the screening. Otherwise only the standard £2.50 discount will apply.

ICE Brighton Local Charity for 2017 Announced as Carousel

At ICE Central we are very happy to announce that this year’s charity auction will be raising money for Carousel a local arts charity.

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From the charity: “Carousel is a learning disability led arts charity, based in Brighton for over thirty years. We work with learning disabled people in film, music, digital and broadcast arts and our artists are at the heart of everything we do.

Last year, in partnership with the University of Birmingham, we created Curing Perfect, an online graphic novel which won Gold at the Sussex Digital Awards for best app.

Illustrated by William Hanekom, it was also turned into a printed comic with text by Jason Eade. Comics are a great way of communicating ideas and stories and we’re thrilled to be the chosen charity for this year’s ICE Summer Special in Brighton”.

We have some great items up for grabs including signed prints, artwork and signed books from ICE guests both past and present.

 

Latest Official ICE 2017 Cosplayer Announced

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ICE Brighton welcomes our third official Cosplayer in the form of Onyxeia for our Summer Special Event next month.

“Hey, my name is Leanne and I am a cosplayer and model by the name of Onyxeia. I am from Chichester, West Sussex! I have always been into video games, comics and especially dressing up.

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After visiting my first convention when I was young, I saw some people dressed up as my favourite characters from a TV show and since then I was hooked on cosplay. I have now been modelling and cosplaying properly for 2 years, I have cosplayed many characters such as Marvel’s Black Cat, Nidalee from League of Legends, Metroid’s Samus Aran and  a few from World of Warcraft, my favourite franchise.

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I have guested at many local cons and really enjoy meeting new people and other cosplayers. I hand make most of my cosplays as I’ve always been artistic and find huge satisfaction from wearing something I’ve made from scratch. I’d love to one day be cosplaying professionally, but I’m currently training in my dream job to be a tattoo artist.

I am an apprentice at The Electric Lady in my home town Chichester and hope to one day be doing nerdy and fantasy tattoos as well as makin cosplays in my free time. I’m looking forward to improving my making skills with each and every cosplay I make.”

Onyxeia joins a great team of official cosplayers at the event and if you want to join them at the expo this year you can even claim a cosplayers discount providing you cosplay as a comic character from Marvel, DC Comics or other well known comics publishers.

Book your tickets now before they sell out at: Advanced Tickets Booking Portal

 

Vampirella Artist Brox Up Last Minute

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Here at ICE Central we are absolutely delighted to announce the late confirmation of mysterious and controversial comic artist Jimmy Broxton as a late special guest for the Summer Special.

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This year he wowed fans with is his bold new look for Vampirella, breathing new life into the character and bringing new readers too. In fact many of us hear at ICE central were among those new readers, so you can only imagine our delight when the artist confirmed last week.

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The artist and designer has also worked for DC, IDW, Jet City Comics, Cryptozoic, Dark Horse, Paper Films and Rebellion where he produced the ground breaking book “Goldtiger” an account of the creation of the lost 60s classic newspaper strip of the same name, co-authored by Guy Adams.

He has been nominated for two Hugo Awards, and surprisingly received no calls for a boycott, unsurprisingly he received no awards either but that’s ok because we love him and so do his cats.

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