There’s another amazing line-up of Comic stars at Stoke-Con-Trent #9, from industry professionals to emerging talent. Here, we will be listing just some of the awesome comic creators to look out for!
Emily McGorman-Bruce, better known as ‘Cowgirl Em‘ is a Shropshire based illustrator, cartoonist and comic artist. She began illustrating for the Beano in 2017 – achieving her childhood dream – with two small strips Pie Face and Paul the Potato. Since then, she has taken on Rubi’s Screwtop Science which is quickly becoming one of the reader’s favourites!
Emily has also illustrated for children’s books and album covers.
Her most recent work outside of The Beano includes dealing with a Zombie Outbreak: A guide for Zombies – a parody strip or adjusting to life as a Zombie…
Kevin is a Brighton-based comic book writer who has written series for both Marvel and Image Comics in the past. His latest series, “Planet of Daemons”, is published by Amigo Comics and he will be signing both Planet and his Markosia graphic novel “Future Primitive” at Stoke Con. Twitter: @KevinGunstone Planet of Daemons link: http://amigocomics.com/?p=1467
Once again Stoke Con Trent welcomes back Lew Stringer. Lew has been working in comics for over 30 years, writing and drawing humour strips for publications as diverse as The Beano, Viz, Toxic, Buster, Grindhouse, Oink!, Doctor Who Magazine, and many others. His creations include Combat Colin, Tom Thug, Pete and his Pimple, Brickman, Derek the Troll and The Suburban Satanists.
Marc Jackson has created such characters Lenny the Lettuce and Dawgtective for The Beano alongside regularly self-publishing his own comics. His work has also appeared in Aces Weekly, Comics Heroes Magazine and more recently in new magazine Comics Scene.
This Summer saw Marc launch GOOF! the ‘online comic for everyone’ that features 30 other comic artists from around the world all coming together to create a feast of funnies for all-ages! www.goofcomic.co.uk.