Animex Comics

Wednesday 20 February

ICLT Stephenson Building

An exciting new event will be taking place on the Wednesday 20 February during Animex 2013.


Stephenson Building, ICLT 1, Teesside University

Animex Comics

Wednesday 20 February
Time Talk
8:30am Registration
9:30am Welcome
Graham Henderson CBE DL Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, Teesside University
Gabrielle Kent Festival Director
Jim Zubkavich Udon Entertainment
9:50am Writing and Pitching Creator-Owned Comics
Jim Zubkavich Udon Entertainment
Creator-owned comics have grabbed the imagination of the comic-reading community all over again and publishers are looking for fresh ideas from a new generation of storytellers. Listen closely as Jim Zub (writer of Skullkickers, Street Fighter Legends, Makeshift Miracle and Pathfinder) discusses pitching his cult hit comic series to Image Comics and offers advice on how to climb to the top of the treacherous submission mountain, along with comic writing techniques, networking tips and amusing anecdotes.
10:40am Grandville and the Anthropomorphic Tradition
Bryan Talbot
Bryan Talbot discusses his Grandville graphic novels series of steampunk detective thrillers and the venerable and on-going tradition of anthropomorphic characters in illustration and comics from which they have grown.
11:30am Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes
Mary Talbot
Writer Mary Talbot discusses her award winning memoir and biography of James Joyce's daughter, developed as a graphic novel in collaboration with her husband, artist Bryan Talbot
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Axe Cop
Ethan Nicolle
The little webcomic that has erupted into full a full franchise makes its way to Animex! Join Axe Cop artist Ethan Nicolle (Bearmageddon, Chumble Spuzz) as he discusses all things Axe Cop, including the new President of the World miniseries from Dark Horse comics and the new animated TV show in production at FOX. There will also be a live Q&A where audience members can ask Ethan questions about Axe Cop and what it's like to make comics with an eight year old.
2:00pm A Career in Comics
Doug Braithwaite
Artist Doug Braithwaite talks about how he got into comics and runs through some of the work created during his 25 year career. Within the talk he'll also look at storytelling in the comics medium as well as his own artistic techniques.
2:45pm Break
3:15pm A Retrospective
Marv Wolfman
During this talk we take a look at the incredible career of Marv Wolfman, writer of comics, videogames and animation as well as the creator of Blade, New Teen Titans, Bullseye, Black Cat and more.
4:15pm 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. Speakers will be joined by additional guests Stacy King – writer of the Rocket Fox webcomic at Rhianna Pratchett – writer on Tomb Raider and Mirrors Edge comics.
5:00pm Close and signings
As the first Animex Comic’s event closes, our speakers will be signing copies of their work.

Animex celebrates its love of comics with a day of talks and signings by writers and artists from the likes of Marvel and Udon Entertainment 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!

The names of our speakers will be released as soon as we receive final confirmations. Keep an eye on our news pages and Twitter feed for exciting updates as they happen.

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