Comics legend David Lloyd is a British artist best known as the illustrator of Alan Moore’s V for Vendetta and creator of V’s iconic Guy Fawkes mask. He has lent his distinctive style to a diverse number of comic titles including Night Raven, Warrior, Hellblazer, Slaine, Aliens and DC Comics’ graphic horror anthology, Wasteland.
In 2012 Lloyd established Aces Weekly, an award-winning, exclusively online comic arts magazine featuring creators such as Shaky Kane, David Hine and Yishan Li. Bambos Georgiou will be joining David for an Aces Weekly panel to discuss the way their digital app is taking the world by storm and shaping the way we read comics. You can find them in the CCA Cinema at 11.45 on the Saturday. David will also be discussing the highlights of his long and diverse career alongside John Higgins, David Hine and Shaky Kane in our Tales from the Top panel at 12.30 on Sunday, again in the CCA Cinema.
Karrie Fransman is a graphic novelist and comic creator whose strips have featured in a number of publications including The Guardian, The Times and Time Out. She has had two graphic novels published by Penguin Random House: The House that Groaned and Death of the Artist, both of which really showcase the diverse potential of graphic novels.
Karrie is also an accomplished speaker, running a number of workshops as well as doing giving a talk at TEDx, ‘Why We Should Be Taking Comics More Seriously’:
Be sure not to miss GCC’s event, ‘Why the Graphic Novel is So Important’ which features Karrie in discussion with Gareth K. Vile, at 14.15 this Saturday in the CCA Theatre.
Garry Mac is a Glaswegian comic creator who has worked in indie comics since 2009 on such titles as Freak Out Squares by Harry French and his own Gonzo Cosmic. He is the founder of small press, Unthank Comics along with Stephen Sutherland and Harry French and is also involved with running charity, Cosmic Designs, which delivers community art projects.
Garry is the artist on upcoming comic, Tomorrow, penned by Jack Lothian and published by Black Hearted Press which will be released this autumn. Garry’s work often engages with issues of queer identity and representation, particularly in his community art projects but increasingly in his comic art also.
You can find Garry in the ground floor atrium of the CCA along with Unthank Comics. Gonzo Cosmic is up for for several SIBCA Awards this year – including Best Comic, Best Writer, Best Artist and Best Cover – and you can read the comic free online before casting your vote!
Shaky Kane is the pseudonym of British writer and artist, Michael Coulthard. He is known for his work on 2000AD and its sister title, Judge Dredd Megazine and is the creator of Soul Sisters, along with David Bishop. His unique style is heavily influenced by Silver Age American comic books but with an injection of psychedelia. Shaky Kane’s most recent work is the critically acclaimed The Bulletproof Coffin, written in collaboration with David Hine and published by Image Comics.
“Often described as both hallucinatory and psychedelic, Kane’s work pushes at the limits of taste, dragging a scalpel down the veil of illusion making you see the world as it really is.”
Shaky Kane will be sharing stories from his diverse comics career, spanning from his mid-80’s emergence on the UK comics scene, alongside John Higgins and David Lloyd, at 12.30 on Sunday 5th in the CCA Cinema.
Meet Asia Alfasi, one of our break-out talents at this year’s GCC! Asia is a Libyan-British comics artist whose unique style is the result of diverse Islamic, Libyan, British and Japanese influences. Her first graphic novel, focusing on the experiences of a young Muslim girl will be published this year and you can find her at Asia Alfasi آسيا الفاسي or @AsiaAlfasi
The amazing Team Girl Comic and their fierce founder, Gill Hatcher will be returning to the Art School with issue 11 of their all-female comics anthology. The collective provides an inclusive and friendly platform for women creators across Scotland, regularly publishing comics from their diverse contributors. Gill’s latest graphic novel, The Seagull Appreciation Society is also nominated for the SICBA Award for Best Cover so be sure to check that out!
Neil Slorance and Colin Bell will be making a heroes’ return to Glasgow Comic Con this year after sweeping last year’s SICBA awards with their all-ages monster-slaying adventure, Dungeon Fun, winner of Best Comic, Best Writer and Best Cover. You can also catch them at Forbidden Planet Glasgow on the 2nd July for the launch of Dungeon Planet #4, the final issue of the series!