Wicked Comics are proud to announce that British artist Clint Langley (Guardians of the Galaxy covers), Cyprus Comic Con organiser and leading creator Tasos Anastasiades (Fascista), and Greek creators Yannis Roumboulias (The Dragonphoenix Chronicles) and Manos Lagouvardos (Galaxia) will be joining Yishan Li, Rufus Dayglo, Andrew Wildman, Guillermo Ortego, Steve Scott, Mickey Lam, Mike Collins, Cliodhna, Dave Taylor, Christian Ward, John-Paul Kamath, Michael Dialynas, Lew Stringer, Daniela “Iella” Attard, Mario Alberti, Gabriel Hernandez Walta, Gordon Rennie, Emma Beeb, Jason Howard, Richard Starkings, Tim Perkins, Sean Azzopardi El Torres, Amigo Comics, Jenika Ioffreda, Stephanie Cooke, Gianluca Maconi, Mike Lawson, the School of Bitches, Marianne Galea, JL Mast, Dave Lung, Luciano Regazzoni and Grafimated Cartoon as guests for the Malta Comic Con (MCC) 2014 which will be held on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th November at St. James Cavalier (all floors), Valletta, between 10am – 6pm on Saturday and 11am – 7pm on Sunday.
“I was very happy to be invited once more to Malta for their yearly Comic Art Show. The effort and thought that goes into the show from the very dedicated organizers is massive, and they cut no corners in making sure their guests are looked after and the show is as interesting and enjoyable for the public as possible. The venue for the show is unusual and pleasant to occupy, and gives the whole event an atmosphere of special quality – an artistic envelope to surround the artists who are exhibiting there.
The island, of course, is a great location for such a happening, and making a special point of telling everyone about it in the tourist information, both local and international, would be an excellent idea. Sequential art is one of the growing fields of art interest in the world for the public – even academic study of the form is on the increase – so it’s eminently sensible to follow that lead and encourage it’s exposure to new audiences.
I hope the event continues to thrive, and I look forward to coming back to Malta sometime in the future to attend another!” (David Lloyd, 2012)
Clint Langley is a British comic book artist best known for his work on series Slaine and ABC WARRIORS with Pat Mills at 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 collectible card art for Magic the Gathering and World of Warcraft.
Tasos Anastasiades is a Lecturer in Graphic Design at the European University Cyprus.
In 2004 he started publishing the “Plastic Comics” magazine, the first comic book created and published in Cyprus. He is a Co-Founder and Organizing Member of the Cyprus Comic Con, a non-profit organization that organized the nation’s first comic book convention, which is set to become an annual cultural event.
His research interests include topics such as Graphic Design, Graphic Art, Illustration, Comic Books, 3D Digital Art & Image Manipulation.
Yannis “Rubus” Roumboulias was born in Athens, Greece, 1982. He has been working as a professional illustrator and comic book artist since 2005. He is the creator of the first Greek critically acclaimed and award winning, fantasy series “The Dragonphoenix Chronicles”. Among others he has worked for Soultwinkles Publications, Comicwold Editions and Comicdom Press. He also worked as a political cartoonist for 3.5 years for “Vima” newspaper. He currently works for Arcana Comics (“Deadly Harvest”, “Zipper vs Dominatrix: The Slave Trade”, “The Steam Engines of Oz”). Occasionally a film writer and actor, he has also worked as a freelancer concept artist for various products and companies. His greatest cinematic project so far is the award winning independent fantasy feature film “The Dragonphoenix Chronicles: Indomitable” (2013) directed by Thanos Kermitsis, based on the world he created for his own comic series.
Manos was born in 1981 in Athens, and has a degree of Architecture from the National Technical University of Athens. However, cartoons, animation and comics were always some of his main interests along with his education. In 2001 he participated in the Pan-hellenic Comic Competition, which was hosted by Eleftherotypia, in which he won the 1st Honour. He has also participated in workshops at the school of AKTO, and since 2009 and each year henceforth, Manos joins with other comic artists in the Annual Greek Comic Convention in American-Hellenic Union. His biggest “essay” is the comicbook “Galaxia”, an adventure with plenty of action. Currently, he lives and works in Athens as a freelancer, drawing all sorts of paper heroes for advertising and publishing companies.
“We are looking forward to welcoming talented artist Clint Langley to Malta, who on top of illustrating the awesome covers for Marvel’s popular titles such as Guardians of the Galaxy and Ghost Rider has also produced art for Warhammer, Magic the Gathering and World of Warcraft. This will certainly appeal to the strong fantasy fan base in Malta. When we started the Malta Comic Con one of our longer term goals was to make Malta a credible destination for comic symposium and Tasos Anastasiades is living proof that we have achieved this objective. Tasos who was amongst our guests last year returns to Malta after having co-organised the first Cyprus Comic Con earlier this year. We are proud to have inspired another Comic Convention in the Mediterranean and we look forward to exchanging ideas with Tasos and looking at the new material that he’ll be bringing with him this year. We are also looking forward to welcome talented Greek duo Yannis Roumboulias and Manos Lagouvardos who we are certain will be as successful as their follow countryman Michael Dialynas who will also be returning this year. The presence of these fine folk as well as that of the other guests has us all enthusiastically looking forward to the Malta Comic Con 2014 and we would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their participation and look forward to hosting them here” said Chris Le Galle co-founder of Wicked Comics.