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.
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.
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
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.
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 Namebefore 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.
Wonder Woman fans… Don’t miss out on this great opportunity…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We are absolutely delighted to share with you that Ian Sharman will be one of our exhibiting writers at this year’s Summer Special.
Ian is probably best known as the award winning writer of Alpha Gods, Hero: 9 to 5, Hypergirl, The Intergalactic Adventures of Zakk Ridley and the webcomic, Spacescape, and as the editor of and contributor to the Eagle Award nominated anthology, Eleventh Hour.
He is also an accomplished inker, having inked Spider-Man, Iron Man and the X-Men for Panini Comics, and also a successful letterer, having lettered many comics including the Doctor Who graphic novels from BBC Books and the AX Collection of underground manga published by Top Shelf.
He’s also Editor In Chief of Markosia, one of the leading independent publishers of graphic novels in the UK, and runs Orang Utan Comics, a UK based collective of comic book creators.
On top of all this he’s also the producer and one of the stars of Ray Gunn & Starburst, an audio drama which was a finalist in the 2016 Parsec Awards, the second series of which has just been released and is currently available for free on iTunes. Oh, and he just released a collection of flash fiction and poetry called Words On A Wall. He’s a busy chap.
Be sure to pop by his table at the expo to sample some of the great projects he’s worked on and meet the man himself.
Here at ICE Brighton we are delighted to announce the incredibley talented and highly acclaimed artist Clint Langley will now be joining our already star studded guest list at the Summer Special.
Clint Langley is a comic book artist best known for his work on series Slaine, ABC Warriors
and American Reaper, with fellow ICE Brighton guest Pat Mills, for 2000AD and as the cover artist for Marvel Comics’ Guardians of the Galaxy, Hawkeye, and Ghost Rider.
He has also produced art for Games workshops’ Warhammer universe, Radical Comics’
Hercules and collectable card art for Magic the Gathering and World of Warcraft.
Cam Smith is a UK comic book artist. He is mainly known for his inking work for Marvel and DC but he also produces full art. Cam has just finished a long run inking Amazing Spider-man and (having moved to the dark side) is currently working on Darth Vader for Marvel.
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. His only sadness being that the days seem so short and “if days were longer one could make even MORE black, inky, marks.” Someday,
Cam hopes to venture outside, into the sunlight. But only in order to inspire more frantic, inky, scribbling…
Our latest exhibiting professional at ICE Brighton, Rapha Lobosco, is a Brazilian comic artist based in Dublin currently working as artist on 007 James Bond: Black Box with the writer Benjamin Percy and colourist Chris O’Halloran for Dynamite Comics.
Since 2015 Rapha Lobosco had his work published on a few indie comics in Ireland and UK such as Lightning Strike #7, Dave Hendrick’s ‘3’, Hugo Boylan’s Heavy Black, and the short comic Day Job which he wrote and draw.
He also worked as Inker on the 11th Doctor Who for Titan Comics.
Be sure to visit the artist’s table for sketches, commissions and signings.
Jim Stewart (Numbskull Comix) will be one of many exhibitors featured at the ICE Summer Special in Brighton and over the next few weeks we’ll be featuring many more on this news page.
From Glasgow, Scotland, Jim is a self-taught artist and cartoonist who has been drawing commercially for over 20 years. Best known as the creator of underground superhero Ganjaman and as a founding co-creator of Northern Lightz; his comic strips are featured in Soft Secrets and have been translated into 8 languages.
Ganjaman is also being animated, with 4 shorts currently in the works.
Jim’s self-published editions of Ganjaman Presents feature not just his creative talents, but the writing of both veterans (Alan Grant and John Wagner, to name but a couple) and newcomers to the UG scene.
Also at the Numbskull table will be Eli Winter. Eli has been editing independent comics from a number of Scottish indie publishers for 5 years and also runs the Scottish Cartoonists’ Society.