One of the biggest names in the business: Bryan Hitch talks about his life, work and his new art book from Impact Publishing in a live podcast hosted by the infamous Geek Syndicate. Followed by a signing in the theatre lobby.
So far I have attended every BICS show from their humble beginnings over at the custard factory before their move to the swanky hi-tech Think Tank in Birmingham’s City Centre.
The first BICS I ever attended also doubled as my first or second (I always get it mixed up with Bristol) comic convention. I didn’t know anywhere near the amount of people I know now but I had a fantastic time and would heartily recommend folks check this con out if they’ve never been.
As someone who still remembers what it’s like to be a comic con newbie I did a little countdown series in the run up to the Bristol convention. I figured I would do something similar with the British International Comics Show.
This rumour has been doing the rounds all week but the guys at BICS have just confirmed that Jonathan Ross will be taking a seat on a TURF panel at BICS on Sunday at 1pm with arttist Tommy Lee Edwards appearing live by Satellite.
Should make for an interesting panel that’s for sure!
Check out all the info below.
ATTENTION TURF FANS!
As previously announced, Tommy Lee Edwards is no longer able to attend BICS 2010, this is entirely due to his gruelling work schedule, completely understandable when you see his amazing work on the Turf series from Image Comics.
No one is more disappointed about this than Tommy Lee himself. Desperate not to let down the fans, he put forward a proposal that might yet allow us to present a killer Turf event at the show.
After weeks of careful planning and negotiation, between BICS, Tommy and series author and co-creator Jonathan Ross, we can now announce details of the event you have all been waiting for.
Scheduled for 1.00pm on Sunday the 17th, Jonathan Ross will make a special appearance at BICS 2010, stepping in for Tommy Lee; Jonathan will talk Turf and hold a Q & A, followed by a signing session in the theatre lobby. If this weren’t enough, we are incredibly excited to announce that via a live satellite link, Jonathan will be talking with Tommy during the event.
So, it’s a huge thank you from us to Tommy and Jonathan for going the extra mile to bring you something rather special.
With the awesome Bristol Comic and Small Press Expo behind us and the fab MCM Expo only a few days away it seems that we are caught in the grip of the UK comic con season.Not ones to miss out on the fun, it seems the organizers behind the British International Comic Expo have begun gearing up the marketing for their show. The guys have just launched a new all signing, all dancing website to help promote the event which will take place on the 16th-17th October.
The site is still new so there may be a few teething troubles but from what I’ve seen of it so far it looks very swish and professional. On the site you can find all sorts of information on the convention as well as info on the guests expected to attend which so far include
As long times listeners of the Geek Syndicate podcast will know we’re huge fans of the British International Comic Show so we’re always happy when the guys start pimping their upcoming show. Check out the first official press release on this year’s show.
It’s Official … BICS is back for 2010!
Britain’s largest and most popular event devoted to comics and graphic novels of all kinds returns this year with a truly international flavour as the organisers welcome renowned creators from as far a field as America, Japan and Europe.
Over the weekend of October 16th – 17th at the state of the art Think Tank, Millennium Point in Birmingham, visitors can look forward to a full program of events celebrating the medium of comics and manga including panels, competitions, book launches and a huge trade fair featuring the UK’s most well known publishers and dealers.
This year the guest list includes the complete creative team from Vertigo’s runaway success “Unwritten” including award winning illustrator Yuko Shimizu, writer Mike Carey and penciller Peter Gross. There will also be a special appearance by Artist Jimmy Broxton as visitors have the chance to take part in an exclusive “Unwritten” panel at the show.
Vertigo editor Pornsak Picheshote will also be at hand conducting portfolio reviews and taking part in events.
Other big names flying in from across the world include Turkish creator Mahmud A Asrar and American Superstar Tommy Lee Edwards who’s work can be seen in the new Jonathan Ross penned series “Turf”.
Along with a whole host of UK creators such as Duncan Fegredo (Hellboy), Alan Davis (X-Men), Charlie Adlard (Walking Dead) and Sean Phillips (Criminal) to name just a few – BICS 2010 boasts the most diverse and impressive guest list of any UK event.