This past weekend, Shane Chebsey and his team have brought their not inconsiderable expertise of running the International Comic Expo shows for an inaugural event in the south-east coastal town of Margate in the UK. Held at the majestic and historic Margate Winter Gardens over two days (Saturday 14th / Sunday 15th April 2018), it attracted some truly stellar talent from the world of comics, both small press and mainstream.
AEISD’s own Leonard Sultana was been in attendance and recorded the panels being held over the weekend – here, he hosts one of the shows panels with legendary UK comics and long form writer, New York Times-bestseller Dan Abnett. In what starts as a look back at his incredible career, and his creative process, the panel also tackles the current state of the comics industry, predominantly the direct selling market and what Dan feels to evolve for comics to survive in the future. A fascinating chat.
Thanks to Dan for this kind permission to record and present this panel, as well as to Shane and his team for the putting on of the event.