Animex Comics

Wednesday 11 February

Teesside University, Middlesbrough

An exciting event celebrating comics in all their forms.

Animex celebrates its love of comics with a day of talks and signings by writers and artists from the likes of Marvel and Image with some industry legends thrown in for good measure. There are only 280 tickets available and we expect this event to sell out very quickly!

Animex Comics, Indie and Workshops run concurrently, therefore you will only be able to attend one of these events


OL7 Europa Building, Teesside University

Wednesday 11 February
Time Talk/Event
8:30am Registration
9:50am Welcome
Satish Shewhorak Co-host, Animex Game
Jim Zubkavich Freelance Writer/Animation Instructor
10:05am Comics: storytelling in the 21st century
Jim Zubkavich Freelance Writer/Animation Instructor
Professional comic writer Jim examines the unique properties inherent in sequential art and discusses the popularity explosion in comics as both a storytelling medium and source of recent movie and television domination. Why is everyone crazy about comics?
10:50am Welcome to the future: 2000 AD, a retrospective
Michael Molcher Publicity Manager , 2000 AD
As it approaches its 40th anniversary, the impact of 2000 AD on comic books has never been more obvious. The current giants of the industry were first discovered amongst its pages, its cultural influence continues to reach far beyond comics, and the legendary Eisner-nominated weekly anthology has been reinvigorated under its new owners, games developer Rebellion. Join us for a look at the characters, the creators, and the history behind the galaxy’s greatest comic.
11:35am The Art Droid’s Progress - Or How I Got To Work For My Favourite Comic In Only 1,895 Difficult Steps
Matt Brooker aka D'Israeli Artist, 2000AD + Freelance
Matt Brooker, aka D’Israeli, discusses his long and impressive career a comic artist with a particular focus on his work for 2000AD over the last three decades.
12:05pm Lunch
1:15pm Creating Manga Shakespeare for Mature female Readers
Ryuta Minami Professor of English, Shirayuri College, Japan
Harumo Sanazaki Manga Artist
Yukari Yoshihara Associate Professor, University of Tsukuba, Japan
2:00pm Tula Lotay in conversation with Jim Zub
Tula Lotay Artist
Acclaimed up and coming artist Tula Lotay sits down with writer Jim Zub to discuss the comics business and her work on projects such as Vertigo’s Bodies and Supreme Blue Rose for Image Comics with writer Warren Ellis.
2:45pm Break
3:00pm What to think about before you start writing
Marv Wolfman Writer
Marv is a comics legend and has created more characters that have gone on to television, animation, movies and toys than any other comics creator since Stan Lee, as well as holding the roles of Editor- in-Chief at Marvel Comics and senior editor at DC Comics. Marv draws on his decades of experience to advise budding writers on what to think about before they even start writing.
4:00pm Panel session
A chance to ask all of the speakers your burning questions about comic art and story development as well as the business in general.
4:30pm Close and signings
5:00pm Fringe event
Game Bridge networking in the Students’ Union Hub.

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