We have invited a stunning array of top guests from both overseas and here in the UK to attend the second ICE Brighton Special.
From rising starts to absolute legends, there is a writer or artist for every taste and every fanbase appearing at the expo.
Whether you love a bit of 2000ad, are a Marvel and DC fan or like to open your mind to the most cutting edge indy books we are proud to present comic creators at the top of their game, all looking forward to meeting you and sketching and signing for you.
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.
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.
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.
Andi is a British comic writer who broke onto the comic scene in 2010 with his critically acclaimed debut OGN ‘Forty-Five’.
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.
2019 will see Andi’s debut in 2000AD with ‘Tooth + Nail’ plus ‘Drone Swarm’ from 451 Media Group.
Multi Award winning British artist Glenn Fabry, famous for his stunning cover art on titles such as Preacher as Hellblazer needs no introduction.
The Young Glenn Fabry left school early to study illustration at Twickenham Art College, He gained his first professionally published work at the tender age of 15 with a strip called “Jackinblack” in ‘Strangled’, the Stranglers fan club magazine.
In 1984 he was given his first work at 2000ad by Pat Mills thanks to a recommendation by Bryan Talbot on the now legendary ‘Slaine’ series following Mike McMahon, which he remembers as a daunting prospect. However he soon impressed fans with his dynamic page design and strong detailed drawing style.
Throughout the 90’s and 2000’s he produced hundreds of iconic cover paintings for 2000ad, DC Comics, Marvel and Vertigo, plus many others.
He remains one of the most sought after artists in the industry and we are absolutely thrilled to be welcoming Glenn for his second ICE appearance in Brighton.
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.
Bob Molesworth got his first comic job illustrating Star Wars Clone Wars comics for Titan UK. He then went on to work on Titan’s Star Wars comic followed by Star Wars Rebels and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for Panini. He doesn’t really know how this happened, but is very happy that it did.
He is also the artist and co-creator of the graphic novels Dinocorps and Endangered Weapon B which were hugely fun to make and hopes that they are just as much fun to read.
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.
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.
Tim Pilcher is a veteran of the comics industry and has been editor for many major publishers including Vertigo, Ilex and Humanoids. He is currently a partner at tindy publisher Soaring Penguin, who will be exhibiting at the expo.
This year he was nominated fro an Eisner Award along with Dave Gibbons for his work on the How to Draw Comics Book written and illustrated by the legendary Watchmen artist.
MARIA LAURA SANAPO
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’.
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
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.
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 us, Injustice 2, Justice League, Wonder Woman and Green Lanterns!
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…
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
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.