Wicked Comics are proud to announce that guests David Lafuente, Neil Gibson, Joanne M. Harris, Alessandro Vitti, Dinos Kapsalas, Jenika Ioffreda and David Morris as well as exhibitors Ayrton Zammit, Audrienne Degiorgio, Stefan Ciantar, Naomi Montanaro Delia, Fantasy Showgirls, Furban Malti and William Calleja will be joining the previously announced guest and exhibitors amongst the highlights of Malta Comic Convention (MCC) 2017. The 9th edition of the Malta Comic Con (MCC) will be held on Saturday 2rd December (10am-6pm) and Sunday 3rd December (11am-7pm) 2017 at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta.
David Lafuente is a Spanish comic book artist known for his work on books such as Ultimate Spider-Man and Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book. He first broke into the US comic industry in 2008 drawing the sleeper hit miniseries Patsy Walker: Hellcat. Lafuente is currently working on a creator owned book written by Kieron Gillen and Jim Rossignol.
Neil Gibson is a bestselling comic book creator and screenwriter with a real passion for the medium. His mission is to get more people reading comics, and runs web courses teaching people how to make their own comics. While he is best known for his Twisted Dark series, he has also produced Twisted Light, Tortured life, Tabatha, Theatrics, Turncoat, The Traveller, Transdimensional, The Theory, and The World of Chub Chub.
Joanne Harris (MBE) was born in Barnsley in 1964, of a French mother and an English father. She studied Modern and Mediaeval Languages at Cambridge and was a teacher for fifteen years, during which time she published three novels, including Chocolat (1999), which was made into an Oscar-nominated film starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp. Since then, she has written 15 more novels, two collections of short stories, a Dr Who novella, guest episodes for the game Zombies, Run and three cookbooks. Her books are now published in over 50 countries and have won a number of British and international awards. She is an honorary Fellow of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, has honorary doctorates in literature from the universities of Sheffield and Huddersfield, and has been a judge for the Whitbread Prize, the Orange Prize, the Desmond Elliott Prize and the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science.
Born in Taranto, 1978, illustrator Alessandro Vitti has been working with major publishers in Italy, France and USA since 2007. His credits include Brendon, Saguaro (Sergio Bonelli), Captain America and Hawkeye, Avengers Arena, Secret Warriors, Doctor Voodoo (Marvel), Red Lanterns and Suiciders: Kings of HelL.A. (DC/Vertigo) and Ragazzo Invisibile (Panini Comics). He is currently working with writer Sina Grace on Iceman for Marvel Comics.
Residing in Athens, Greek creator Dinos Kapsalas’ work consists of illustrations, artwork for bands, animation and comics. He collaborated with other artists publishing the comic anthology Crew of Awesome (2011) and Crew of Awesomeland (2012). Other recent work includes the animation of ‘To Peristrofo’ for the Greek band Krotalias and the comic book Arcaded (2016) which is currently in the process of getting its first sequel.
Jenika Ioffreda is the creator of Vampire Free Style, award nominated comic book series about a black cat in a world of magic, mysteries, vampires and witches. The series has sold over 5,000 copies in comic conventions over Europe, has been praised by reviewers, has a loyal following and has been requested as a set dressing for This Must Be The Place movie. An extremely active presence in the European comic conventions circuit, Jenika is currently self publishing a new comic book series Midnight Tea: a ghost story set in 19th century.
David is a penciller, an inker and a cover artist for Time Bomb Comics. Besides being a cover artist on Ragamuffins, he is working on the Flintlock series and the upcoming titles S.O.E Baker Street Irregulars and Foxglove. Other work includes Dee for Detective (Tripwire Magazine) and the Norton the Dragon strip which runs in the UK literature and arts magazine Lamp. David was also the co-producer of the Bristol International Comic Expo in the UK.
Aspiring artist Ayrton Zammit, is a 22 years old student at MCAST Institute of Creative Arts, currently on a three year course of B.A Hons in Game Art and Visual Design. He is currently challenging himself to learn more and improve his skills in pursuit of a career in the creative industry.
Audrienne Degiorgio is an industry concept artist, somewhat of a scholar and a long time exhibitor at Malta Comic Convention. She holds a MFA in Digital Arts, co-founded the late Pilot Comic Anthology with Fleur Sciortino and recently co-created the Facebook page Ghidha bil-Malti with her brother Reuben Degiorgio. She is currently working on personal projects while keeping her hands busy with new illustrations and paintings as often as possible.
Stefan Ciantar is a professional graphic designer who loves visiting comic conventions and creating new things. Through Art School he gained experience in creating art, comics and pottery. He specialises in coloured pencils however he is capable to use any technique, both digitally and conventional. Stefan is looking forward to exhibit his work for the first time at Malta Comic Con and discussing it with community.
Naomi Montanaro Delia is an aspiring concept artist who enjoys working both traditionally and digitally and is mostly inspired by mythological creatures and outer space. She started drawing digitally three years ago when she first started studying at MCAST and is currently in her third year, studying Game Arts and Visual Design. This will be the first time that she will be exhibiting her works at Malta Comic Con.
Fantasy Showgirls is a dance troupe that do dance shows with a difference. The teacher & choreographer Marianne Galea is also a model and a cosplayer and invents shows that vary from modern dancing to cabaret. Their shows are characterised by imagination & magic, include themed dance routines (example Disney, Star Wars, Halloween and Christmans), are family oriented and usually include mascots like Olaf from Frozen and Jack form The Nightmare before Christmas. They regularly perform shows on TV, in public places and do numerous shows for charity.
Inspired by the stories of Maltese Corsairs, Furban Malti create and sell pirate themed urban apparel, t-shirts and original souvenirs.
Comic Book artist and Illustrator William Calleja has worked in comics industry since 2015. He is credited for his work as a cover artist with Markosia Comics UK on Geek Girl, as a Letterer and Graphic Designer for Lion Comics and is the author of the original title, The Just Cause Society which was published this year.
Phase 3 Last Chance Saver tickets are now available online from the Malta Comic Con website (http://www.maltacomic-con.com/product-category/tickets) and offline from Pandora’s Box Collectables (Tarxien), Toy Town (Birkirkara) and RC World (Naxxar) at €12 for 1 day and €16 for 2 days.
Wicked Comics are also offering a number of travelling and accommodation packages for foreign fans who wish to join the Malta Comic Convention. Details can be found on the Malta Comic Con website through the following links:
Interested parties are kindly requested to send an email to Wicked Comics on ([email protected]).
SEVENTH WAVE OF GUESTS AND EXHIBITORS FOR MALTA COMIC CON 2017 ANNOUNCED AS PHASE 2 TICKETS SELL OUT