Lineup Announced for 6th Annual Glasgow Comic Fest
The sixth annual Glasgow Comic Festival will run from 28th June – 3rd July at the CCA with Glasgow Comic Con taking over Glasgow Royal Concert Hall from 2nd-3rd July.
International guests including top writers Kate Leth (Adventure Time) and Marguerite Bennett (A-Force, X-Men) appear alongside industry legends Dave Gibbons (The Secret Service, Watchmen) and Frank Quitely (All-Star Superman, New X-Men) and the hottest new break-out talents.
Glasgow Comic Festival and Comic Con returns for its sixth year, bringing a host of internationally acclaimed comic book artists and writers to Glasgow over the course of six packed days.
For the first time, Glasgow Comic Con – Scotland’s only book-focused comic con – pitches up at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on 2nd and 3rd July. Featuring a vast 150 exhibitors, the venue will be abuzz with talks, panels, signings, exhibitors, cosplay and a stunning line up of international guests including Kate Leth (Bravest Warriors, Adventure Time, Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat), Marguerite Bennett (A-Force, DC Comics Bombshells), David Aja (Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye), Goran Parlov (Starlight, The Punisher) and industry legends Nigel Parkinson (The Beano, Dennis & Gnasher), Frank Quitely (Superman, X-Men) and comic’s first laureate Dave Gibbons (The Secret Service, Watchmen).
Alongside established names are a host of talented up and coming creators who have been selected to appear at Glasgow Comic Con via the Break Out Talent category, including writers of The Regular Show Rachel Conner and Robert Lucklett; Sarah Graley of Rick and Morty spin-off Lil’ Poopy Superstar and her own comic Our Super Adventure; Dave Baillie, the writing force behind new Vertigo comic Red Thorn; Rachael Smith, a current artist on Doctor Who back ups and the multi-talented Jessica Martin, whose graphic novels include Elsie Harris Picture Palace.
Taking place from 28th June to 3rd July the Glasgow Comic Festival has continued to grow with 50 events running across the week at the Festival hub at CCA as well as the Hunterian Art Gallery’s ongoing Comic Invention exhibit. Highlights include The Big Comic Science Draw (29th June – 3rd July), a festival-long residency with illustrator Clare Forrest and guests working with the public to create the world’s biggest ever science comic book and 9 Panels (1st July), a full-day conference aimed at students, amateurs and semi-pros, with a programme including talks and masterclasses by Kate Leth, Rachel Stott and Marguerite Bennett and the chance to pitch to Beano and Commando editors and BHP Comics.
Festival director Sha Nazir said “It’s great to see the event flourish from our humble beginnings of a one-day event with 500 attendees to a 6 day festival with over 10,000 participants across the city. Last year we brought an economic impact of over £1.2 million to the city.
“Glasgow is the home city of comics and graphic novels, and the festival is a fantastic platform for the 150 plus creators who will visit our city and opens its pages to the world. We hope the city gets behind the event again in 2016”.
Festival patron and Glasgow Comic Con guest Frank Quitely said: “As a former guest and regular attendee of Glasgow Comic Con, I’ve had the pleasure of watching it grow from humble beginnings in 2011 to attracting over 10,000 visitors last year.
“The convention has been a huge champion of comics in Glasgow, hosting some fantastic international creators while also celebrating those much closer to home. This year is no exception, as incredible artists like Dave Gibbons and David Aja stand alongside an exciting range of up and coming creators.”
Ticket Info – Glasgow Comic Con
- Adult weekend ticket: £20
- Adult Saturday ticket: £15
- Adult Sunday ticket: £15
- Kids aged 8 and under go free
Tickets for festival events are available via CCA Box Office online: http://www.cca-glasgow.com or call 0141 352 4900
The Glasgow Comic Festival’s website is here https://gccon.wordpress.com/.