There’s an amazing line-up of Comic stars at Stoke-Con-Trent #8, from industry professionals to emerging talent. Here, we will be listing just some of the awesome comic creators to look out for!
Ben Krefta has created several ‘how-to’ books on the topic of drawing manga, including ‘Digital Manga‘ (2014), ‘The Artists Guide to Drawing Manga‘ (2016) and currently works on a wide variety of art and design projects including. Some examples of these works along with more information on Krefta can be found at BenKrefta.com
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.
Recently he has published a collection of his Batman parody Brickman strips in Brickman Returns and plans to self-publish other comics in the future whilst continuing his freelance career for the major publishers.
David Leach has worked for IPC, Marvel UK, Marvel US, BBC Worldwide, Panini, Egmont, Tundra, Fleetway and Titan Comics. His work has appeared in The Sunday Times, Telegraph, The Sun and Private Eye as well as: Whizzer & Chips,Gas, Brain Damage, UT, Moose Kid, Casper, and 1980’s cult comics, Toxic! and Oink.
He created Psycho Gran for Oink and The Dinner Ladies From Hell and The Driver, (which he co-created) for cult British comic, Toxic!
Watch This Space – we’ll be announcing some more amazing Comic Guests soon…
In Association with the Cartoon & Comic Arts Course at Staffordshire University