More exciting guests revealed for the 7th edition of the Malta Comic Con as Wicked Comics are proud to announce that internationally renowned creators Nigel Dobbyn (Digimon), Clint Langley (Slaine), Gary Erskine (Star Wars), as well as acclaimed independent creator Jenika Ioffreda (Vampire Free Style), and London based Maltese star Daniela “Iella” Attard (Cartoon Network) will be joining Simon Davis, Sabine Rich, John Freeman, Tim Perkins, Boo Cook, Mike Krome, Heba Rena Yassin, Guillermo Ortego, Sean Azzopardi, Pye Parr, Dani, Giulia Della Ciana, Michael Dialynas, Ilias Kyriazis, Cliodhna, Copper Mouflon, Goran Parlov, Mark Farmer, Nicolas Keramidas, Asia Alfasi and Chris J. Thompson as guests for the Malta Comic Con 2015 which will be held on Saturday 5th (10am-6pm) and Sunday 6th (11am-7pm) December 2015 at the Magazino Hall/Old Power House, Valletta Waterfront.
“Malta Comic Con is one of the best organised and friendly convention I have been in over 9 years of comic cons around Europe. It was such a pleasant surprise and I’ll definitely take part again and again.”said Jenika Ifforeda. A sentiment echoed by Iella who stated “Malta Comic Con is a great show. While much smaller than conventions Ive been doing in the UK it is one of the most successful and fulfilling. The fans are great, sales are good, media coverage is excellent. The organisers keep improving year after year and perform on the scale of bigger conventions. Overall I always recommend the show to my fellow indie creators here in the UK and year after year they seem to be on the increase which is great!”
Nigel Dobbyn is a British comic book artist and illustrator who has produced work for 2000AD, Sonic the Comic, DC Comics’ ‘Judge Dredd – Legends of the Law’, Dark Horse’s ‘Digi
mon’, Classical Comics’ ‘Macbeth’ and ‘The Tempest’ (with Jon Haward) and Panini’s ‘Spiderman and Friends’. He has also written and drawn ‘Billy the Cat’ for The Beano and most recently produced the art for a graphic novel adaptation of ‘Nightrise’ by Anthony Horowitz. He is currently working on two projects for digital a
nthology Aces Weekly as well as material for the Strontium Dog fanzine Dogbreath and ‘The Adventures of Naut’ for Cybernaut Records on Perth.
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.
Gary is a comic book artist currently living in Scotland with his wife Mhairi. He has been illustrating for twenty five years and worked for Marvel, DC Comics, Vertigo, Dark Horse Comics, IMAGE and many other comic book publishers. He has worked with top writers including Grant Morrison, Mark Millar, Garth Ennis, Alex De Campi, Warren Ellis, Brian Wood and James Robinson and with characters as diverse as Captain America, Avengers Vs Thunderbolts, Judge Dredd and series including Grindhouse, The Massive, Crossed and War Stories. Other work done for licenses such as Star Wars, Doctor Who, Star Trek and Terminator. He has also contributed character designs and storyboards for film and television, commercials and the games industry. Gary also teaches and provides creative workshops at schools and libraries, and is a mentor to young film directors at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. His work has also been printed in national newspapers and other commercial publications.
When not working for industry or teaching he is the writer and co-creator [with Anna Malady] of the roller derby project ROLLER GRRRLS and is developing the apocalyptic road chase project Incendiary.US and horror western Zachariah Gunn for next year [both on Facebook] He is a three times nominated Best Inker at the British Eagle Awards.
After attending “Scuola Romana dei Fumetti” (Roman School of comics) in Italy she moved to United Kingdom where she works as freelancer artist and self publishes her award nominated comic book series “Vampire Free Style”.
The series has sold over 5,000 copies in comic conventions over Europe, has been praised by reviewers, has a loyal following and has been requested as a set dressing for “This Must Be The Place” movie.
Pages and illustrations from the series have been displayed at the Brent Museum in London.
Jenika is currently an extremely active presence in the European comic conventions circuit and is working on a new comic project “Midnight Tea” due to be released shortly.
Iella is a caffeine dependant Malteser who is currently based in London. She works as a graphic designer, illustrator and storyboard artist at Cartoon Network’s European division. After work Iella invests her time working on self initiated projects and collaborations with other creative groups. Her work in comics include various contributions to the popular Pilot Comic Anthologies which were annually published in Malta by Audrienne Degiorgio and Fleur Sciortino, as well as Iella’s comic interpretation of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic The Ugly Ducking.
“We’re really looking forward to hosting Nigel Dobbyn in Malta. He did such an amazing job colouring the Malta Comic Con 2015 official poster, for which we offer our heartfelt thanks. It’s always a pleasure welcoming back guests who have already been to our show especially when they’re as talented, as nice and as caring about the Maltese people, comic scene and the convention as Langley, Erskine and Ifforeda. As for Iella, Malta hes always been her home and it is with great pride and pleasure that we welcome her as a professional creator at our show”, said Chris Le Galle co-founder of Wicked Comics.