Award Winning Writer Tony Lee Confirms For ICE 2016

After missing 2015 due to work commitments, we are pleased to announce that writer Tony Lee will be joining us for ICE 2016, as well as running a comic writing workshop at Comics Uncovered on the Sunday.

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A #1 New York Times Bestselling and Eagle Award winning writer of comics, books, audio plays, films and television, Tony has worked in the comics field for over a decade, writing for companies including DC, Marvel, IDW, Image, Titan, Rebellion, Dynamite, Random House, Walker Books and Markosia, working on licenses such as DOCTOR WHO, SPIDER MAN, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, SHREK, X-MEN, MACGYVER, SUPERBOY. STAR TREK, JUDGE DREDD and PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES among others.
In 2012 his DOCTOR WHO #12 won the Eagle Award for ‘Favourite Single Story’.

In addition to comics, Tony also writes books for reluctant readers through Badger Learning, his titles including STALKER, MISTER SCRATCH, NOTICED, JIGSAW LADY, DR JEKYLL AND LITTLE MISS HYDE and OTIS, a modern day take on Shakespeare’s OTHELLO. In addition to this, Tony spends several days a month visiting schools across the globe with his ‘Change The Channel’ tour, concentrating on reluctant readers, convincing them to try books once more by ‘changing the channel’.

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Now moving into screenplays and working primarily in Los Angeles, his scripts currently in development include 52 PICKUP (Hereford Films / Platform Entertainment), CARTEL, starring Craig Fairbrass (Impact Entertainment / Red Rock Entertainment), THIRTY NINE STEPS (Damage cat Productions), a three film slate at Boxfly Pictures including historical thriller STOKER’S MONSTER: BEFORE DRACULA (co-created with Bram Stoker’s great-grandnephew Dacre Stoker), wrestling comedy IN THE RING, starring Christopher Daniels and Frankie ‘Kaz’ Kazarian, and the sci-fi adventure ALSO KNOWN AS, which is also being launched at this year’s San Diego Comic Con as a graphic novel, with Christopher Jones (Young Justice) and Charlie Kirchoff (Doctor Who) on art duties.

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In addition to this, it was announced earlier this year in The Hollywood Reporter that Tony has been hand picked by Gianni Nunnari’s Hollywood Gang (300, The Departed, Seven, Immortals) to write a futuristic ROBIN HOOD screenplay for them.

Walking Dead Artist Returns For ICE 2016

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Charlie Sketches for fans at ICE 2015

Charlie Adlard – artist and co creator on the insanely popular comic series The Walking Dead, is returning to Britain’s Coolest Comic Convention for his second year running this September.

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Detail from the Stunning White Death Graphic Novel

Charlie has been a “veteran” of the comic industry for over 20 years. He’s spent the majority of his time since 2004 working on The Walking Dead for which he has received many industry awards. In his time as a cartoonist he has worked on many other projects as far reaching as Mars Attacks, the X-Files, Judge Dredd, Savage, Batman, X-Men, Superman etc and creator-owned projects closer to his heart like Astronauts In Trouble, Codeflesh, Rock Bottom, and White Death.

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He was born on the 4th August 1966 in the town of Shrewsbury, England and, having moved away to study film and video at art college,eventually moved back and still resides there today.

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Before moving back to Shrewsbury, he spent a brief stint in London, finding out that the BA he’d earned at art college was pretty useless in getting a job in the film industry, and after failing to set the world alight playing the drums in a rock band, eventually settled on the “third” option, which was comics. An option he finally realised should have been number one right from the beginning.

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A panel detail from the stylish Codeflesh book published by Image Comics

After spending two years back in Shrewsbury, working on a portfolio, he eventually found his first work at the Judge Dredd Megazine in 1992 and hasn’t looked back since.

He now plays drums in the band Cosmic Rays so he’s not completely left his musical ambitions behind. Check out their great album here: www.spaceheadrecords.co.uk

Topping an already stellar guestlist, the man often dubbed “The Nicest Guy In Comics” will be sketching and signing for fans and taking part in a fun panel.