Writer from up North Makes An Incursion Down South


Bad puns aside, here at ICE Central we are delighted to announce that joining our expanding guest list for the Brighton Expo will be Alex Paknadel


Alex is a writer and academic from London. Both his debut series ARCADIA and its follow-up, TURNCOAT, were released by Boom! Studios. He then went on to write ASSASSIN’S CREED and DOCTOR WHO for Titan Comics.

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His is currently writing INCURSION for Valiant Entertainment, KINO for Lion Forge’s Catalyst Prime imprint spearheaded by Gail Simone, and FRIENDO for Vault Comics.


He lives in the north of England with no cats.


RAM V Confirmed as Guest for ICE Brighton


We are absolutely delighted to announce that rising start writer Ram V has confirmed as the latest guest to be appearing at ICE Brighton on March 9th.

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Ram V is an award winning author and creator of comics & graphic novels such as Paradiso, These Savage Shores, Grafity’s Wall & Ruin of Thieves.

His short stories and comics Have appeared in several anthologies. His most recent work Includes Batman: Secret Files for DC Comics and Conspirator and Trouble-Maker at White Noise Studio.

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Ram currently lives in London and describes himself as a dog person who doodles, and is an argumentative melancholic.


Spanish Artist Carla Berrocal Flies in For ICE Brighton


Here at ICE we love to introduce the British fans to artists and writers from all over the world and ICE Brighton is no exception. In fact this year’s event has a real European feel to it as we welcome Carla Berrocal to our guest list.

Carla was born in Madrid, where she studied illustration and graphic design.


She has written reviews of comics in the Guía del Cómic and also contributed to the radio programme of the Fine Arts Circle in Madrid on the same theme.

In 2004, Recerca Éditorial published her first pulp-theme work, Hire, el terrible vampiro samurai, written by Daniel Hartwell. In 2005, in collaboration with Jason DeGroot, she published Mad Trio for the same publishing house. In 2006, her firsts stories with her own script and drawings were published in the Quatroccento monographs, edited by Jorge Iván Argiz at the Dolmen publishing house. Following a creative break, she worked on small compi- lations such as Nariz, Dos Veces Breve and Reyes X.


2011 saw the publication of her first graphic novel El Brujo (De ponent). The second, Epigrafías (Libros de Autoengaño 2016)

She has worked on many different publications such as Hundlebert Syndrome, Revista Fierro, Quimera, Monográfico and Nobrow. She coordinated and participated in the collective work Todas Putas: los cuentos gráficos (Dibbuks, 2014).


She works in her own design studio, and teaches workshops on comics and graphic novels in various institutions. She is also a comic artist for several different publications and an illustrator for countless advertising agencies and publishing houses.



Andi Ewington Pops his ICE Cherry at Brighton 2019


We love to highlight up and coming professionals at ICE and prolific writer and creator Andi Ewington sure does fit that bill with his recent swath of new projects hitting the shelves this year.

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Andi  is a British comic writer who broke onto the comic scene in 2010 with his critically acclaimed debut OGN ‘Forty-Five’.

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Since then he has written Dark Souls II: Into the Light, for Bandai Namco, and Just Cause 3: World on Fire, for Square Enix/Avalanche Studios. He has written numerous other titles including: BlueSpear, Overrun, Exmortis, S6X, Sunflower, Red Dog, Ian Livingstone’s ‘Freeway Fighter’, and ‘Vikings: Causor’ for Titan Comics.

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2019 will see Andi’s debut in 2000AD with ‘Tooth + Nail’ plus ‘Drone Swarm’ from 451 Media Group.


Clint Langley Confirms for ICE Brighton 2019


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??


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.


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.

We are very happy to welcome Clint back for his second ICE Brighton.



Guy Adams Confirms for the new ICE Brighton


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 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…


Double Overseas Guest Announcement for ICE Winter Special


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!




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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