Top artists, writers for ComicCity

This piece of art was created by Stephen Mooney and Jordie Bellaire who will both be attending ComicCity in Derry later this month.
This piece of art was created by Stephen Mooney and Jordie Bellaire who will both be attending ComicCity in Derry later this month.

Some of Britain and Ireland’s leading comic artists and writers will touch down in Derry this

month for the first ever ComicCity Festival.

The two-day festival, which is being run in partnership with CultureTech, the Millennium Forum and the Nerve Centre, will celebrate comics, illustration and the creative arts.

The festival is free to enter and will be held in the Millennium Forum in Derry on Saturday and Sunday, September 12 and 13.

It will showcase some of the world’s best creative talent, including some of the comic industry’s top writers and artists.

These special guests, exhibitors and dealers will be in attendance throughout the weekend and there will also be a full programme of talks, workshops and activities.

In addition, comic fans will also have the opportunity to attend Invasion Derry, which will be running alongside ComicCity.

This event is being hosted by The Emerald Garrison, Ireland’s premier costuming club, who will be bringing their hugely popular Star Wars show ‘Invasion Derry’ to the city for the first time.

This features interactive sets, props, replicas and more than 40 costumed characters.

There will be a cover charge for the Invasion Derry event.

Among the ComicCity guests confirmed so far are Jordie Bellaire, the Eisner Award-winning Colourist/Artist behind ‘Injection’, ‘Moon Knight’, ‘Magneto’, and ‘Hawkeye’.

Also due to appear are Declan Halvey (Injection, Moon Knight, Deadpool, Groot, and Thunderbolts), Marc Laming (Planet Hulk, Fantastic Four, All New Invaders, and Kings Watch ) John McCrea (Deadpool, Batman, Judge Dredd, Mythic, and Section Eight) and Dave Hendrick ( Granuaile, Queen Of Storms, and The Symptoms).

Philip Barrett (Blackshapes, Matter, Where’s Larry, and Stray Lines) is also lined up to attend.

For more details, check out www.comiccityfestival.com and follow on Facebook and Twitter.