joerubenstienprofilepicHere at ICE we are very proud indeed to announce that the most prolific and one of the greatest inkers in comics, Josef “Joe” Rubinstein has confirmed as our latest overseas guest for our 2015 expo this September in Birmingham.
Joe started his artist career in the early 1970s as a teenager. Primarily working as an inker, his artwork has been published by every major U.S. comics publisher including  Marvel ComicsDC Comics and Dark Horse Comics .
One of his most important works has been inking  The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe over a span of twenty years for which he holds a Guinness World Record of inking more pencilers than any other inker.
Among his extensive inking credits (which include more than 2,500
imagescomic books), were work with Michael Golden on MicronautsJim Starlin‘s  Warlock, Frank Miller‘s original Wolverine  mini-series that was the basis for the last Wolverine movie and  Aquaman with Don Newton.
Later assignments included a  mini-series  for  Dark Horse Comics  called Archenemies, and he co-inked issues of  DC Comics‘  Ion  mini-series. He currently inks projects for DC Comics, Marvel Comics and Kingstone Publishing.
In addition to signing and sketching for fans at his table on the Saturday Joe will also be conducting two exclusive master classes on the subject of Inking at our


The climax to what is arguably one of the greatest action sequences ever to be put to a comic book page in Wolverine #4. Pencils by Frank Miller, inks by Joe Rubinstein.

sister event Comics Uncovered, giving aspiring artists in the UK a once in a life time opportunity to learn the craft of inking from one of the most experienced and skilled inkers the industry has ever known.

Carlos Ezquerra Now Confirmed for ICE 2015

PROFILE PICThis year at ICE  is a real treat for 2000ad and Dredd fans, and we’re thrilled to top it off with the confirmation that Judge Dredd co creator and legendary artist Carlos Ezquerra is now confirmed as our latest star guest.

The Spanish artist is also well know for his role in creating Strontium Dog with writer and long time collaborator John Wagner as well as Dredd, but his first work for IPC in London was on the classic comic “Battle” illustrating strips like Rat Pack and Major Eazy.

Since then Carlos has inspired a generation of comic artists with his unmistakable and powerful drawing style on a variety of strips including dozens of classic Dredd and Strontium Dog stories with DREDDANDJOHHNYALPHAJohn Wagner, Third World War, which featured in Crisis Magazine, with Pat Mills and some Durham Red stories with Alan Grant to name just a few.

The is Carlos’ first visit to ICE and we are looking forward to welcoming to Birmingham in September for what promises to be a very special convention experience.


Wagner_HeadshotWe are very happy to announce that the legendary writer and creator John Wagner has now confirmed as the latest guest for ICE 2015.

John’s career in comics began in the late 1960’s as a member of the editorial staff  with D. C. Thomson & Co. before becoming a freelance writer and a staff editor at IPC in the 1970s

In that decade he wrote an immeasurable amount of material and established himself as a highly sought after and talented writer.

FIST OF DREDDMost well known for the creation of the iconic Judge Dredd along with artist Carlos Ezquerra, Wagner also created other great characters like Strondium Dog and Robo Hunter for 2000ad.

In the 80’s he also worked alongside fellow writer Alan Grant on Detective Comics penning some of the most memorable Batman stories of that era.

His stand alone graphic novel “A History of Violence” was adapted into a film by maverick director David Cronenberg with an award wining screenplay by Josh Olsen.

Detective_Comics_583We look forward to welcoming John to his first ICE in September

Irish Superstar Artist Declan Shalvey Now Confirmed!

Declan1Returning for his second year at Britain’s Coolest Comic Convention is the award winning Declan Shalvey.

Declan is an artist best known from his work on the recent MOON KNIGHT relaunch with Writer Warren Ellis for Marvel Comics.

He has worked on many other series for Marvel such as VENOM and DEADPOOL as well as work with other publishers such as CONAN for Dark Horse Comics and NORTHLANDERS for DC/Vertigo.

mk1His next series is a creator owned project with Warren Ellis called INJECTION, published by Image Comics


Ian pic bwWe are thrilled to announce that artist and creator Ian Churchill has now confirmed as our special guest at ICE 2015.

Ian Churchill has worked professionally in the comic book industry for over 20 years.

Debuting on Marvel’s X-Men titles, he has illustrated Cable, Deadpool, The Avengers, Superman, Supergirl, Teen Titans, Red Hulk, The Ravagers, Richard Starkings’ Elephantmen and his own group of supernatural heroes, The Coven. His creator-owned character, MARINEMAN, published by Image Comics, received an Eisner Award nomination for Best New Series when it debuted in 2010.

REVENGEREVENGE, a collaboration with acclaimed broadcaster and comic creator Jonathan Ross also published by Image Comics, was published in 2014 to rave reviews from critics and fans alike. Churchill is currently working on MARINEMAN volume 2.

His original artwork is available to purchase at http://www.ianchurchillart.com

Award Winning Colour Artist Joins the ICE Guestlist

JordieWe are very happy to announce that prolific and award wining American colour artist Jordie Bellaire is the latest talented creator to join the ever growing ICE 2015 guest list.

She has worked on a range of titles for nearly every comics publisher, most prominently with Marvel, Image and Dark Horse which include a plethora of popular and critically acclaimed series, such as PRETTY DEADLY, NOWHERE MEN, DEADPOOL, MAGNETO, THE MASSIVE, ZERO, MANHATTAN PROJECTS, X-FILES, FLASH GORDON and MOON KNIGHT.

Jordie will also be conducting an exclusive colouring course for budding colourists at our sister event Comics Uncovered on the Sunday. For full details and to book your slot visit the website at: http://www.comicsuncovered.co.uk


WIN a pair of tickets to the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff

ICE 2015 has teamed up with the BBC to offer this great competition to our visitors and to Doctor Who fans everywhere!!

150x150---DWE-TEASER-BANNERStep into the Museum of Gallifrey, where you will learn about the long lost planet which was the home to the peaceful Time Lords until the Daleks invaded and destroyed during the Time War. Only one child of Gallifrey survived, and he has been travelling the Universe in an old Blue Box, making friends and fighting enemies.

Visit the Museum of Gallifrey and you may, if lucky be able to connect with this legendary figure who has saved so many on his adventures. Maybe you will be fortunate enough to join him on a journey through Time and Space…..

  • Fantastic new storyline and script
  • Museum Hosts to be part of the action
  • Incorporating cutting edge wearable technology to make the journey even more immersive
  • Featuring exclusive filmed sequences with the Twelfth Doctor, Peter Capaldi, filmed on four different TARDIS consoles
  • A mind-blowing new 3D film featuring an exclusive new monster!
  • Amazing new sets and genuine screen-used props throughout
  • Visitors to be part of the adventure and be tasked with assisting the host in their mission

For more information and to book tickets visit doctorwhoexperience.com or call 0844 801 2279.

To be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets visit hotticketoffers.com/competition/doctorwho and enter competition code ‘ICE’ followed by your details. The closing Date is midnight, 31st May 2015.

Terms and Conditions

Tickets valid throughout 2015 (excluding school and public holidays)

Subject to availability

Non transferable

No cash alternative

Additional expenses are the responsibility of the prize winner

Other exclusions may apply

The decision of BBC Worldwide is final