We are delighted to be welcoming long time Beano artist Laura Howell to our guest list here at ICE Birmingham as she’ll be joining our other Beano legends at the special celebratory retrospective panel at the expo.
Laura Howell likes drawing and writing comics that make people laugh. In 2006 she became the first female artist to draw for the Beano, which she still contributes to every week. She has also worked on VIZ, the DFC, MAD magazine and popular media titles such as Angry Birds and Cartoon Network’s Regular Show and Uncle Grandpa.
Her first Regular Show graphic novel, “Wrasslesplosion”, was published by BOOM Studios in 2017 and her second, “The Meatening”, is out in 2018. Her own extremely silly comic strip “The Bizarre Adventures of Gilbert & Sullivan” is also available in book form from Soaring Penguin Press.
We are always very excited to welcome back previous Comics Uncovered delegates, who have become successful in comics as they share their stories with our new delegates and this year we are delighted to welcome back 2000ad artist Eoin Coveney for the weekend as our special guest.
Eoin originally began his comics journey in the mid 90’s, when he pencilled a graphic novel under the creative direction of Will Eisner. He then spent several years in the advertising industry, story boarding for TV and print campaigns. Since 2005, he has moved back into publishing and editorial illustration and comics, contributing to magazines such as FHM, ZOO, Attitude, E&T and Fabulous. He has also been published by Pearson, Harper Collins, Dorling Kindersley & Oxford University Press.
Since 2013, he has been a regular contributor to 2000AD, drawing Judge Dredd and Future Shocks, also being published in the Judge Dredd Megazine.
In 2015, he was co- creator of The Alienist with writers Gordon Rennie and Emma Beeby which recently completed its second series in 2000AD.
Most recently, he has been working with the U.S. network PBS, producing web comics for their online content.
Eoin will be conducting a talk at our sister event Comics Uncovered on Saturday 15th September chronicling his journey from aspiring artist to respected professional and imparting the benefit of his experiences to those attending the conference.
We are absolutely delighted to welcome the hugely talented painter and comic artist Ben Oliver to ICE this September as our guest.
Ben has been producing stunning art for comics at a professional level for 18 years now, and has worked for many of the major publishers including Marvel, DC and 2000ad on some of their most popular and iconic characters including The Justice League, X-men and Judge Dredd.
As well as working as penciller on interiors Ben’s distinctive and realistic painting style has graced the covers of tiles like Ultimate X-men, Action Comics, Bat-woman & recently Batman Rebirth variants.
He’s also produced some incredible movie homage pieces on his website that have had fans salivating, featuring characters from Aliens, Star Wars and Bladerunner.
Ben will be signing, selling prints and taking commissions for sketches at the convention all day so be sure to drop by his table and grab some amazing artwork.
We are delighted to announce that the latest guest artist to confirm for ICE Birmingham this September is none other than professional Video Game Designer and Comic Book artist Jon Davis-Hunt.
While working in the video-game industry Jon most notably helped to create the award winning GRID, DIRT and FORZA HORIZON series.
He started drawing comics in 2008, working predominantly for 2000AD on JUDGE DREDD, AGE OF THE WOLF and DANDRIDGE.
In 2015 he began to work for DC on the Vertigo series CLEAN ROOM.
Jon is currently the artist on DC’s THE WILD STORM.
When he’s not designing video-games or drawing comics, he likes to read comics and play video-games.
This will be Jon’s first ICE show as a guest and he’s really looking forward to meeting the fans.
After he had such a great time at ICE Margate in April, veteran artist and inker Rodney Ramos will be returning to our shores to meet fans in Birmingham in September and we could not be more delighted to welcome him back.
Rodney Ramos has been a professional comic book illustrator for over 25 years . He began his career at Marvel comics as a Romita’s Raider doing art corrections under the direction of the legend John Romita. He started penciling for Marvel on such titles as Marvel Presents ,Psi-Force, What-If , Thundercats and Conan.
He then went on to inking a variety of books like Punisher War Journal , Amazing Spider-man , and Ironman. Over the years he has worked for many clients including Marvel , Marvel U.K , DC Comics ,Valiant ,Malibu , Acclaim, Disney Publishing ,and Neal Adam’s Continuity Comics . He has worked at Legendary Pictures Comics on Tower Chronicles with Matt Wagner and Simon Bisley.
His inks have graced over 500 issues on titles such as The Amazing Spider-man , X-men, Ironman, Green Lantern, Batman, Wonder Woman, JSA, JLA , Countdown, 52 and the critically acclaimed Transmetropolitan with Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson. Recently he has worked on Independence Day Resurgence and the Normandy Gold series along with some Dr.Who covers for Titan Comics.
Rodney will be taking advanced commissions and the details will be added to our prices page.
Undoubtedly one of the world’s most famous and long running comic titles is the legendary kids comic The Beano.
And this year we celebrate it’s 80th year of publication with a special panel featuring some of the most famous artists to work on the comic.
With this in mind we are very excited to announce our latest confirmed guest as the official Dennis The Menace artist Nigel Parkinson.
As well as being the official cartoonist of The Beano’s Dennis the Menace, Bash Street Kids, Bananaman and Roger the Dodger he also writes and draws Minnie the Minx and draws or has drawn most other Beano and Dandy characters at some time or other.
He was responsible for writing and drawing the acclaimed “Harry Hill’s Adventures in TV Land” for The Dandy. He’s also drawn Thunderbirds, Grange Hill, Baywatch, Stingray, Count Arthur Strong, and many other titles over a 38 year professional career.
We are absolutely delighted that Nigel will be joining us for this very special anniversary celebration.