This year Wicked Comics and Heritage Malta have teamed up and compiled a beautiful and compelling Art Book celebrating the 10 Years of the Malta Comic Convention. The art book entitled ”Impressions of An Island – A Malta Comic Con Art book” is the product of various contributions by past and present guests and local artists, of the Malta Comic Con. The art book has a forward by Teodor Reljic, local journalist, reviewer, writer, as well as avid comic enthusiast. It also has an intriguing introductory essay by Chris J Thompson, British journalist and currently a Titian Comics Brand Manager. There is also an anecdotal write up by Chris le Galle who recounts the history of the Malta Comic Con.
The Malta Comic Con Art Book is a celebration of Maltese Culture, Local Heritage as well as Pop Culture. It will be for sale at the price of only 20 Euros and it is not to be missed! It is the ideal memento for all the Malta Comic Con fans and art enthusiasts.
Wicked Comics are also proud to announce the last wave of foreign guests that will be present this year who are: Ryan Brown, Tazio Bettin, Tim Perkins, Victor Ibanez, Warren Pleece and Will Robson.
The Malta Comic Con weekend is full of events not to be missed, amongst others these include:
Talk: 10 Years and Counting– Moderated by Dennis Whittle with the participation of Chris. J Thompson, the Wicked Comics Crew and various artists. During this talk we will be reviewing how the Malta Comic Con has grown, the main highlights and what to look forward to in the near future. When: Saturday 3rd November – 12pm till 1pm
The Sketch Challenge – moderated by Samantha Abela and Mark Ellul, various artists will participate in this event sketching both popular and obscure characters from the pop culture scene. It is a fun event not to be missed! When: Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th November – 1pm till 2pm
Talk – Creating the Maltese Gothic: Adapting Clare Azzopardi’s Camilla into Film – with Teodor Reljic and Stephanie Sant who will delve into the process of adaptation discussing how and why Le Fanu’s text makes for an appropriate ‘adaptation-partner’ when placed alongside Azzopardi’s short story. When: Saturday 3rd November – 3pm till 4pm
Q&A Sessions with Mark Ryan, Brian Muir, Chris Achilleos – A Question & Answer session with these famous guests as they will be asked about their career achievements and other fan curiosities.
Cosplay Competitions – On both days Samantha Abela and Christina Azzopardi will be presenting this year’s Cosplay Competition which is expected to be of an excellent quality to crown this year’s winners. Contestants participated in the Solo categories or in groups. This is a show not to be missed.