MCM COMIC CON – LONDON 2018 SUMMER EDITION
The ExCel Exhibition Centre, London
Friday 25th – Sunday 27th May 2018
SPECIAL GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT:
GEOF DARROW (Writer: KILL SHAKESPEARE / ASSASSIN’S CREED)
GEOF DARROW is an American comic book artist, best known for his work on HARD BOILED, BIG GUY AND RUSTY THE BOY ROBOT , which was adapted into an animated television series of the same name, and SHAOLIN COWBOY.
Darrow was a student at Hanna-Barbera cartoon studios after studying at the American Academy of Arts in Chicago. In the early 1980s he worked in character design for the SUPER FRIENDS, RICHIE RICH, and PAC-MAN television series. In 1982, he met French comic book writer and artist “Mœbius” who was working on the film TRON. Two years later, the two collaborated on an art portfolio of prints named LA CITE FEU which saw a to 100 copies limited American release by Starwatcher Graphics – Moebius’ own Californian publishing house – in 1985, but was later reissued on a somewhat larger scale by Dark Horse as CITY OF FIRE in 1993. Geof has stated in interviews that he considers Hergé, Jack Kirby (who he worked with at Hanna-Barbera), Osamu Tezuka, and Jean “Mœbius” Giraud as his artistic influences.
Moebius introduced Darrow to Frank Miller which led to a friendship and eventually two collaborations. In 1990, Darrow and Miller collaborated on the comic book HARD BOILED, a 3-part mini-series, for which they won the 1991 Eisner Award for Best Writer/Artist. Darrow and Miller worked together again on BIG GUY AND RUSTY THE BOY ROBOT in 1996, a far more family-oriented work, in which the protagonists save Tokyo from destruction by a giant lizard. The story was later developed into a 26-episode animated series of the same name, produced by Columbia TriStar Television and Dark Horse Entertainment, which aired from 1999 to 2001.
From Concept Design on THE MATRIX movies the Wachowski‘s, to artwork for MAGIC: THE GATHERING, TRANSMETROPOLITAN, and Art Adams‘ CREATURE FEATURES, to the award-winning and critiacally-acclaimed SHAOLIN COWBOY, Darrow’s career has been eclectic, electric and truly mind-blowing for anyone who has experienced i!
The Comics Village team of MCM Comic Con London Summer Edition have outdone themselves by landing Darrow and we’re lucky to have him visiting our shores – here’s hoping that he’ll be on hand to talk to fresh comics creators and long-time fans during his trip. Details of his full appearance at MCM Comic Con London will be found on the link to our own dedicated Event Page for the show!
Bio: Wikipedia / Comic Book DB (edited)
MCM COMIC CON LONDON is the flagship event of the many shows that fall under the MCM Comic Expo umbrella, a portfolio of successful shows recently taken over by international convention behemoth, ReedPOP. This new partnership promises to raise the profile, experience and available talent pool for the MCM shows in the UK..
“MCM Comic Con events are the UK and Ireland’s and most exciting pop culture shows, and the only UK based shows that bring together such a broad scope of popular culture categories including; Movies, Gaming, Comics, Anime, Television, Gadgets, Clothing and Toys.
MCM aim to put on the best consumer shows for the modern pop-culture market. Our show floors are packed full of activity from live eSports matches and cosplay celebrations to experiential opportunities inspired by the movies and brand new releases of your favourite games to play.
On top of all that we have the awesome Comic Village area for independent comic artists, VidFest for upcoming YouTube stars, PopAsia to revel in all things Asian inspired and Memorabilia, our collector haven. Our theatres also play host to exclusive screenings and panels of special guests, all whom take part in photograph sessions and signings throughout the weekend.
MCM Comic Con is THE destination event to celebrate all things pop-culture, it is not to be missed by any geek, nerd, cosplayer, or fan boy and girl!”
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