Wicked Comics are proud to announce that the Last Chance Saver Malta Comic Con 2016 Tickets are selling fast. People are thus cordially reminded that they can still save money and benefit from the Last Chance Saver offer before it runs out. Tickets can be obtained from the Malta Comic Con website: http://www.maltacomic-con.com/tickets or from comics and collectibles retailers Pandora’s Box Collectibles (Tarxien) and Toy Town (Birkirkara).
Wicked Comics are also proud to announce that creators Noe “Vanoxymore” Monin, Linda-Laure Greff, Michael Dialynas, Dani and Ilias Kyriazis will be will be joining Tom Foster, David Hitchcock, Collette Turner, Roger Langridge, Sean Azzopardi, John Fleming, Cliodhna, Andreas Michaelides, Tim Perkins, PJ Holden, Aris Labos, Guillermo Ortego, Mr. Massy81, Samantha Scuri, Raul Allen, Patricia Martin, John Royle, Chiara Cordello, Chris Thompson, Dan Watters, Enrica Eren Angiolini, Caspar Wijngaard, Giulia “Juiz” Sulsenti, Kyle Hotz, Jenika Ioffreda, Frazer Irving, Kinga Korska, Tiernen Trevallion, Valia Kapadai, Pavlos Pavlidis, Dionysia Dedousi, Dinos Kapsalas, Giusy Nicosia and Diego Fichera as guests for the Malta Comic Con which will be held on Saturday 3rd (10am-6pm) and Sunday 4th (11am-7pm) December 2016 at the south end of the Malta Fairs and Convention Centre (MFCC) in Ta’ Qali (next to the Millennium Stand).
Noë “Vanoxymore” Monin is a French artist born 19th April 1983 at le Finistère. He obtained in 2005 a degree in fine arts at the University of Rennes II.
His innovative style is a crossroads between manga, the Franco-Belgian comics and American comics. After participating in a competition for young talents, his work was published by Tonkam in the publication Les Dragons. The first volume of his new series Venezzia, which takes place in a steampunk universe, was released in November 2006 and was published by Carabas. It was previously published in the Coyote magazine. Meanwhile, he also worked on the script and drawing of a fantasy series called Yodji, in collaboration with his partner Linda-Laure Greff (Nini) on inking and dithering. The first volume came out in August 2008 and launched in the Yoma collection of Kami editions. In early 2009, he left the Carabas and Kami after a deep disagreement with the editorial responsible for the management of his two ongoing series.
In 2010, he worked for I Can Fly Limited and Jungle Kids for the adaptations of the comics of the animated series Baskup Tony Parker (broadcast on M6 from September 2011). The first volume, The 66’s Freaks, was issued in August 2011.
Meanwhile, in 2011 he became one of the many illustrators of online card game URBAN RIVALS under the pseudonym Vanoxymore.
The following year, he also joined FANTASY RIVALS, another online card game by BOOSTR Games, creators of Urban Rivals.
Since 2011, he draws on his blog the webcomic Hola Tavernier!, Co-written with Luc Venries and Yoann Courric.
In 2014, the three signed a contract for the publication with Casterman editions to adapt their universe. Becoming Les Lames Âpretagne three volumes are scheduled for 2016-2018.
Amongst the influences of Noë, one found Japanese authors such as Akira Toriyama or Hayao Miyazaki, American artists like Glen Keane or Bruce Timm and finally Régis Loisel or Juanjo Guarnido among his European colleagues.
A French illustrator from Moselle, Linda-Laure Greff is passionate about comics and as a teenager she discovered mangas. She won a comic book competition, the Tsuki Sélection, organised by Tonkam and got published in the collection Les Dragons. Thanks to her drawing blog, she was noticed by some youth magazines for which she worked on various illustrations for articles in Fangirl, Coyote mag, Phosphore, Hello Kitty, and the newspaper of Incollables.
She was also responsible for inking the comic book Yodji to Tonkam, drawn by Noë Monin. Her work was also released by the publishing house Larousse (Girls book cavaliere, Kawaii 100% Japan, Draw Kokeshis, My pretty Kokeshis) Fleurus (The Bricolous), Magnard (notebook of holidays) and a deck of cards for Tric Trac. After a long pause following the arrival of a baby, Linda-Laure resumed her passion for art and from time to time does small illustrations for the online game Urban Rivals and colouring of the comic TOP14. Linda-Laure’s style is mostly inspired by manga and youthfulness.
Michael Dialynas is a comic artist and beast wrangler that resides in Athens, Greece. In his native tongue he has published a book by the name of Trinkets: An Attic Full of Stories and a series called Swan Songs both from Comicdom Press, but he is more known for his work on the mini-series Amala’s for Dark Horse Comics, Spera at Archaia Entertainment and on Marvel’s Superior Spider-Man Team Up Special.
He is currently illustrating The Woods with James Tynion IV, over at Boom Studios, and has just recently finished working on a few issues of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for IDW and for DC’s Gotham Academy. When he is not chained to the desk drawing comics, he tries to live a normal life and see Earth’s yellow sun.
Dani was born in Athens, Greece in 1992 and studied sculpturing in Athens School of Fine Arts. For the past 3 years she has been self-publishing her own creator owned series “Tales from the Strips” and is now finishing the final instalment of the series. Dani recently drew a short story for 2000AD’s Free Comic Book Day 2016 issue and is currently providing backup stories in IDW’s Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency: The Salmon of Doubt, written by Arvind Ethan David. She loves her cats and travelling around the world!
Born in 1978, Ilias Kyriazis is a comic book writer/artist based in Athens, Greece. After working on a number of diverse projects in the Greek comic scene he started working for US publishers in 2007. He did the short story “Jared” for Dark Horse Presents and was nominated for a Lulu award for Best Female Character for his work on “Melody” for DC/Zuda. For IDW he collaborated with comics veteran Scott Lobdel on the minis series “Galaxy Quest: Global Warning” and “Ghostbusters: Displaced Aggression” as well as wrote and drew the graphic novel “Falling For Lionheart” which was also published in Greece as “Mia Kardoa Gia Ton Leontokardo”. He also self-published the minim comic “GIN 747”, “Manifesto”, “The Iliad in 16 Pages” and “The Dragon and the Ghost” as well as the crowdfunded graphic novel “Elysium Online”. He co-created and illustrated “Secret Identities” for Image Comics and is currently illustrating “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” for IDW.
As customary Wicked Comics have designed a number of packages for fans wishing to travel to the Malta Comic Con from abroad, which include heavily discounted accommodation rates and local transport from hotel to convention centre. Similarly Wicked Comics have a number of packages tailored for foreign creators who wish to exhibit at the Malta Comic Con including heavily discounted tables. Wicked Comics can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org
More information on these packages can be found here:
More details can be found on the Malta Comic Con website:
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