Emi Lenox is an American cartoonist from Portland, Oregon. She is best known for EmiTown an autobiographical webcomic that was later published by Image Comics.
Her most famous comic, Plutona is a collaboration with Jeff Lemire and Jordie Bellaire. Plutona revolves around a group of kids who discover the dead body of a superhero, Plutona, while in the woods.Their relationships and identity are shaped by this experience in various ways. Plutona is a genre-bending comic that combines elements of superhero comics and character-driven dramas. In 2016, Emi Lenox was a contributing artist on the notable series, Nowhere Men.
Cartoonist and writer Noelle Stevenson is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her debut graphic novel "Nimona" won the Slate Cartoonist's Studio Prize and an Eisner Award, was nominated for a Harvey Award, was a New York Times Notable Book, and was a finalist for the National Book Award, making Stevenson—at age twenty-three—the youngest finalist in the history of the award. Her next graphic novel, "4 Wizards," which she is co-writing with Todd Casey, will be published in 2017.Website
Molly Ostertag grew up in upstate New York. She graduated in 2014 from the School of Visual Arts, where she studied cartooning and illustration; she now lives in Los Angeles, California and is a designer at Disney. She draws the award-winning ongoing webcomic Strong Female Protagonist. Her original graphic novel, The Witch Boy, is coming out from Scholastic in Fall 2017. She also drew the Castoffs series from Lion forge and Shattered Warrior from First Second (Fall 2017). Most recently, Molly contributed to Love Is Love, an anthology which celebrates the LGBTQ community, and examines love in today's world. All proceeds of which benefit the Orlando Pulse survivors and families.
Currently the writer and artist on the Rick and Morty spin off comic ‘Lil’ Poopy Superstar’ which is being published by Oni Press. Also nominated for Emerging Talent at the 2015 British Comic Awards for her comics Our Super Adventure, PizzaWitch and RentQuest. In April she begins her new series Kim Reaper through Oni PressWebsite Twitter
Al has worked on various 2000AD strips, as well as co-writing Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor.
Al is currently writing for Marvel Comics. Most recently, New Avengers, The Ultimates 2, Mighty Avengers, Loki: Agent of Asgard, and Civil War II: Ulysses.
In 2016, Neil was ranked 90th in The List's Hot 100. He lives in Glasgow with his pet tortoise, Herman. His newest books Modern Slorance are collections of short diary comic strips about travelling, dating, and gaming. Slorance has also been working for STV as their political cartoonist.Website
Colin Bell is the letterer for a plethora of fab comics including Arcadia (BOOM! Studios), Beast Wagon (Changeling Studios), Kennel Block Blues (BOOM! Studios) And Then Emily Was Gone (ComixTribe) and of course Snow Blind (BOOM! Studios) by Ollie Masters - who is also guesting with us this year!!Twitter
John Allison is a writer and artist from North Yorkshire, now living in Letchworth Garden City. He created one of the first webcomics, Bobbins, in September 1998, and has posted a new comic page almost every weekday since then. His series Scary Go Round ran for 7 years. Collections of his Bad Machinery series are ongoing from Oni Press, and he writes the creator-owned monthly Giant Days for Boom!Box. Giant Days was nominated for two Eisner Awards in 2016, and he contributed a story to Marvel's Civil War 2: Choosing Sides the same year.Twitter
Marc Ellerby is a comics illustrator living in Essex, UK. He is currently illustrating Rick and Morty comics for Oni Press/adult swim and has previously worked on Doctor Who, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball and The Beano. He is the creator of the cult series Chloe Noonan: Monster Hunter and the acclaimed autobiographical diary comic Ellerbisms.
Monty is an award nominated writer/artist for Titan/Marvel/2000ad and the hit creator-owned comic book series with Mike Dowling called Death Sentence Named "The Best British Comic In Years" by Buzzfeed, Death Sentence is a graphic novel about the state of the world today, reflecting adult concerns and themes. The story follows Verity, Monty, and Weasel, three people infected with a new virus that grants them incredible powers – but which will kill them in six months.
Best known as the penciller on the Panini Doctor Who Magazine comic strip since the TV show’s triumphant return, he had the longest uninterrupted run as artist on the strip, and pencilled the debut stories of each of the three new
Doctors, Eccleston, Tennant and Smith. He still draws the flagship strip, alternating with Martin Geraghty. He illustrated two successful BBC original Doctor Who graphic novels, and has drawn for the
US IDW Doctor Who comic book series.
He's also the creator of the the first ever Welsh language graphic novel Mabinogi, a companion piece for the Cartwyn Cymru animated film of the Celtic myths.
The adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol (script Sean Michael Wilson) for Classical Comics was cited as one of the top ten graphic novels of 2010 by The Sunday Times. Creating comics for over 25 years, starting on Spider-Man and Transformers for Marvel UK, he has worked for Marvel, DC, 2000AD and a whole host of other publishers. In that time he’s written or drawn pretty much all the major characters for each company- Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman, Flash, Teen Titans, X-Men (where he introduced Gambit to the Marvel Universe), Captain Britain, Judge Dredd, Slaine, Rogue Trooper, Darkstars, Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt and more. He currently draws a series of noir crime fiction graphic novels –Varg Veum- in Norse. He is World Famous in Norway.
He also provides storyboards for TV and films, including Doctor Who, Sherlock, Warhammer 40K, Igam Ogam, Claude, Hana’s Helpline and Horrid Henry.
He garnered an improbable amount of publicity for drawing a comic based on the Royal Wedding, which -through an unlikely series of events- led him to cover the actual proceedings as a reporter for Dutch TV. No, really.
He lives in Cardiff, Wales and his studio is a short walk away from The Rift.
Alan Grant is a Scottish comic book writer known for writing Judge Dredd in 2000 AD as well as various Batman titles during the late 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s. He is also the creator of the characters
Anarky, Victor Zsasz, and the Ventriloquist.
While living in Dundee Alan met John Wagner and a writing partnership was forged. Together they penned hundreds of Judge Dredd’s weekly adventures in the graphic comic ‘2000AD’. Grant is internationally acclaimed for stories featuring heroes like Batman, Robocop and Terminator (based on the blockbuster Arnold Schwarzenegger movies). He is also the co-author of ‘The Bogie Man’, Scotland’s best-selling independent comic, and the recent comic incarnation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s ‘Kidnapped’.
Currently, John Wagner and Alan Grant have teamed up with artist Dan Cornwell for Rok of the Reds - a six part series showing what happens when the lives of a dangerous intergalactic outlaw and an arrogant footballer collide. With his home world destroyed, Rok of Arkadi is on the run and needs a hiding place. And that hiding place happens to be troubled football star Kyle Dixon. A black comedy about revenge, redemption and the ‘beautiful game’.
Alan will have copies of Rok of the Reds at Dunfermline Comic Con.
404 Ink are an exciting new publishing company in Scotland led by two freelancers who believe they can and should publish differently. These awesome folks will be attending Dunfermline Comic Con on Saturday 11th March with copies of Nasty Women on the weekend of release, and ERROR, their first magazine which includes fiction, non fiction and even includes some comics too! "Nasty Women: a non-fiction book collection on being a woman in the 21st century. People, politics, pressure, punk - we publish 8th March, International Women's Day, 2017. With intolerance and inequality increasingly normalised by the day, it's more important than ever for women to share their experiences. We must hold the truth to account in the midst of sensationalism and international political turmoil. Nasty Women is a collection of essays, interviews and accounts on what it is to be a woman in the 21st century. "
Caspar Wijngaard is a Comic artist and illustrator from the UK.
His work has been published by Image Comics, IDW, BOOM! and Titan comics and has illustrated for companies such as the BBC, Virgin and Microsoft. Most recently working on the Image series LIMBO which he drew, coloured and co-created with writer Dan Watters and Assassins Creed and Dark Souls comics for Titan.
Currently, He is working on Star Trek Waypoint over at IDW and his next creator owned series with writer Si Spurrier.
He enjoys retro video games, bad VHS movies and Lasagne.
Dan Watters is a comic book writer from London, England. His first creator owned series, LIMBO, released by Image Comics in early 2016, was stated to be "a contender for mini-series of the year" by CBR.
He is currently working on the ongoing series Assassin's Creed with Alex Paknadel and Jose Holder, and Dark Souls: Legends of the Flame, both for Titan Comics.
Claire Roe is an artist from the east of Scotland. She studied animation at Duncan of Jordonstone College of Art, and graduated in 2013. Coming to our attention on the amazing Saltire series, Claire has now been published by Vertigo
in SFX #3 and Boom! Studio on We(l)come Back (written by Chris Sebela).
Most recently, Claire has been working on Batgirl & The Birds Of Prey for DC.
Clare Forrest’s Mighty Women of Science is a playful and enlightening look at some well known- and some not so well known- women who have and continue to change the world of science. From A for Astronaut (Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space) to Z for Zoologist (the award winning Biruté Gladikas), Mighty Women of Science is an all ages book in full colour. Art & Colours by Clare Forrest.
Gary Chudleigh, The SICBA 2015 Award Winner for Best Comic and Best Artist will also be repping the BHP tables!
Plagued: The Miranda Chronicles. The near future. Scotland has been left devoted by a plague that has swept the country. The scattered population struggle to survive from day to day. And the blame for this pandemic falls squarely on ‘witches’ – seemingly ordinary people with extra-ordinary powers- who are hunted down and forced to stand trial by government sanctioned witch-hunters. Art from Tanya Roberts.
Dundee University students have an amazing anthology being released at Dunfermline Comic Con 2017 on Saturday 11th March. This stunning cover art has been illustrated by none other than guest CLAIRE ROE
(Batgirl and the Birds of Prey, Welcome Back, Saltire).
Artistic Director Phillip Vaughan had this to say "Anthology Seven is a 176 page Graphic Novel featuring the work of the students on my Level 3 Comics & Graphic Novels Module at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, part of the University of Dundee. The front cover is by Claire Roe. Claire was one of the first students I taught on the module back in 2011, and her work featured in the first ever Anthology Graphic Novel, so it was great to get her to do the cover for the latest book!" Have a look at all the work they do, including workshops and talks for school kids, as part of the brand new Creative Space on Here This is a new social enterprise and comics studio project funded in conjunction with the University of Dundee and the Rank Foundation to encourage creative learning through comics.
We are very honoured and delighted to reveal that the legendary Ian Kennedy will be returning to Dunfermline Comic Con!
Ian made his start in comics way back in 1949 working for DC Thomson, his first professional work was actually inking the black squares in the Sunday Post crossword and later started fully illustrating for the company.
During the 50's he worked on war comics such Thriller Picture Library and AirAce and also appeared in a range of kids comics such as Buster, Hotspur and Wizard. From the 1970s onward, Kennedy began to specialise in science fiction comics, regularly producing work for IPC's 2000AD and Star Lord. He also worked for Battle Picture Weekly, Buddy, Blake's 7, Eagle (Dan Dare), M.A.S.K., Victor Summer Special, Wildcat and D. C. Thomson's pocket books (including Commando).
Ian semi retired back in '97 but still continues to draw for Commando. His contributions to the UK and Scottish comic industry have been immensely invaluable and incredibly influential to many people working in it today. Since appearing at Dunfermline Comic Con last year, he has been travelling the UK imparting his wisdom at other Conventions. We are thrilled to have him back.
Sadly Emma cant make it this year, hopefully we';ll be able to have her back soon!
Emma Beeby is an award-nominated writer working in games, film, 2000AD comics and Doctor Who. She has collaborated with Gordon Rennie on Robbie Burns: Witch Hunter as well as the three-part Judge Dredd story, Suicide Watch – breaking new ground by being the first female writer to work on Judge Dredd.
Gordon isnt able to attend this year, however we are hoping that he can join us in the future.
Gordon Rennie is a Scottish comics writer, responsible for White Trash: Moronic Inferno, as well as hundreds of comic strips over the years for 2000 AD and novels for Warhammer Fantasy.
Rennie's first major series for the 2000 AD family was Missionary Man, which began in Judge Dredd Megazine. Other original series have included Witch World (1997) and Rain Dogs (2000) as well as the return of the original Rogue Trooper (2002-04). Among his most celebrated work for 2000 AD is the miniseries Necronauts. This was quickly followed up by the ongoing series Caballistics, Inc. a story about a recently privatized team of occult researchers, which pleased fans with its combination of pop-cultural references and labyrinthine conspiracies.
Sadly Colin wont be able to join us this year, we'll be sure to have him join us next year!
Colin MacNeil has been working for 2000AD since 1986 and has worked on many of the comic's most notable characters. He has drawn the death of Johnny Alpha in Strontium Dog, the gore fest that was Chopper:Song of the Surfer, numerous Judge Dredd stories including Mechanismo and the award winning Judge Dredd: America (with John Wagner).
He also illustrated Devlin Waugh, a camp homosexual exorcist priest who is now also a vampire. He has co-created several strips for the 2000ad universe, including Shimura, Maelstrom and Vanguard (all with Robbie Morrison) and Insurrection (with Dan Abnett).
Colin has worked on Batman for DC Comics and Captain America and Iron Man in Tales of Suspense for Marvel, along with numerous covers for Marvel Comics Presents.
He's achieved a boyhood ambition to work with the legendary Roy Thomas on Conan. To use a “Friends” episode naming metaphor, it was “The one with Solomon Kane”. Along with working on Savage Sword of Conan, he also provided covers for the Conan the Barbarian comic, including the cover for the very last issue.
He has also drawn Predator for Dark Horse Comics and Bloodquest for Games Workshop.
Outside comics, he has worked on artwork for CCGs Judge Dredd, Battletech and Magic the Gathering.
Finally, he has spent the last seven years doing research for a major comic about WW1. The book focuses on the experiences of his grandfather in the 7th battalion of the Black Watch, the Fife battalion (as part of the 51st Highland Division) and their part in the final days of the Battle of the Somme in 1916. Several years of research for it lie ahead still, but he hopes for it to be published in 2024, to coincide with the centenary of the unveiling of the Highland Division memorial, at Beaumont Hamel, in 1924. His grandfather was chosen as the sole representative of the men of the Fife battalion of the Black Watch on the guard of honour for the unveiling. If you have an ancestor who served with the 7th during WW1, then pop over and introduce yourself! He'd love to hear your stories.
Due to things out with our control Dan has had to cancel he appearance this year, we hope to have him join us next year!
McDaid made his debut in the Doctor Who Magazine. While the Doctor Who television series was off-air, McDaid wrote the 10th Doctor's continuing adventures. In these stories, the Doctor finds himself with a new companion, Majenta Pryce, whom McDaid had created for the story Hotel Historia.
He then teamed up with Glen Brunswick for a twelve-issue run on Jersey Gods for Image Comics. Since then he has worked for IDW, Oni Press, DC, Dark Horse and Boom! Studios on titles such as Judge Dredd, Bizarro, King's Quest and Jersey Gods. Dan also contributed to the incredible Nelson graphic novel for Blank Slate Books.
Most recently, Dan worked on apocalyptic time travel comedy Time Share.
Sadly Peter has had to cancel this year, We hope to have him back next year!
Milligan was the longest-running writer of the cult horror comic Hellblazer, and his take on Human Target inspired the TV series. His latest works include the critical hit Britannia, about an Ancient Roman detective and a retelling of the MUMMY for Hammer/Titan. Milligan has written several screenplays. Two films have been produced: Pilgrim starring Ray Liotta and An Angel for May, starring Tom Wilkinson. He is currently working on other film and non-comic book projects.
We're delighted to announce the next awesome replica attraction coming to Comic Con on Saturday March 11th. The Dark Knight Trilogy "Batpod" from the brilliant Chris Nolan Batman series. Sure to be a huge draw on the day this is a fantastic addition to our day.
BB-8, R2-D2 and R-5 (no bad motivator here) are making a visit to Dunfermline Comic Con 2017. A companion piece to the fantastic X-34 Land Speeder also coming to Dunfermline Comic Con this is a Star Wars extravaganza. Get your cosplay sorted now! All you budding Rey's can now get a great photo with BB-8 on the day.
Star Wars Episode IV. A New Hope
Luke Skywalker's X-34 Land Speeder. Replica.
The first time in Scotland for this iconic Star Wars vehicle, and you can get a photograph sitting in it!
Dunfermline Comic Con are delighted to announce.. The 10th Doctor lookalike will be returning by popular request. Landing in Dunfermline in his Tardis and being pursued by a full size replica Dalek the Doctor is available for photo opportunities all day, Saturday 11th March.