Published on October 17th, 2018 | by Richard Boom0
MCM London to host legendary X-Men writer Chris Claremont
Best known for his long-running, ground-breaking stint on Marvel’s Uncanny X-Men, Chris Claremont is a bona fide comics industry legend… and he’ll be appearing at MCM London later this month, meeting fans on all three days of the show in the Comic Village! He will join Eisner Award-winning comic book artist Frank Quitely (All-Star Superman, New X-Men) and Marvel-artist extraordinaire Mark Brooks as well as Eisner Award winners Frank Miller and Brian Azzarello as special guests at the October show. Husband and wife team Jimmy and Amanda were previously announced, as were Frank Cho and Jorge Molina, Tim Sale and Klaus Janson. As were Billy Tucci (and no… not Jerry Tucci!!!) & John Romita Jr. As were Frank Tieri and Jim Cheung…
Comic book writer and novelist Chris Claremont is most famous for his unbroken 17-year run on Marvel Comics’ Uncanny X-Men – developing the comic into one of Marvel’s flagship titles and working with John Byrne on the hugely influential ‘Dark Phoenix’ and ‘Days of Future Past’ story arcs. Claremont is also well known for his strong female protagonists, creating characters such as Rogue, Mystique, Jubilee, Phoenix and Emma Frost.
Glasgow-born artist Frank Quitely – real name Vincent Deighan – is most famous for his multiple Eisner-winning collaboration with Grant Morrison on All-Star Superman, widely recognised as one of the best Superman series ever drawn. Other credits include New X-Men, Batman and Robin, The Invisibles, The Authority and The Sandman: Endless Nights. Together with Mark Millar, Quitely is the co-creator of Image Comics’ Jupiter’s Legacy.
Perhaps best known to comic readers for his three-year run on Wolverine, New York native Frank Tieri has also written for Marvel titles such as New Excalibur, Iron Man, Weapon X, Underworld, Deadpool and Black Knight. Meanwhile, Tieri’s work for other publishers includes Dynamite’s Red Sonja: The Black Tower, Top Cow’s The Darkness and DC’s Gotham Underground, JSA Classified and Harley Quinn and Her Gang of Harleys.
One of Marvel Comics’ go-to artists for eye-catching cover work, illustrator Mark Brooks’ awesome artwork adorns titles such as Avengers, Cable & Deadpool, Ultimate X-Men, New X-Men, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Astonishing Ant-Man, Secret Empire and the recent Star Wars: Han Solo. The American artist has also done work for DC Comics, Darkhorse Comics, Warner Brothers, Disney, Lucasfilm and Hasbro.
Currently drawing Justice League for DC Comics, British penciller Jim Cheung is the co-creator of Marvel Comics’ award-winning Young Avengers, illustrating titles such as 2010-2012 miniseries Avengers: The Children’s Crusade. Other work for Marvel includes The Amazing Spider-Man, X-Force, Civil War II, New Avengers, Uncanny X-Men and Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D., while Cheung also drew CrossGen’s hi-tech fantasy series Scion.
JOHN ROMITA JR.
Following in the footsteps of his father, legendary Spider-Man artist John Romita Sr., comics artist John Romita Jr.’s has been illustrating big name titles for more than four decades now. Romita’s many Marvel credits include The Amazing Spider-Man, Iron Man, The Punisher War Zone, Uncanny X-Men, Thor and – under its Icon imprint – Kick-Ass. His work for DC includes Superman, Suicide Squad and The Dark Knight Returns: The Last Crusade.
Illustrator, writer and filmmaker Billy Tucci will be best known to comics fans as the creator of modern-day samurai fable Shi, which has been printed in five languages and has sold more than four million copies worldwide. Debuting in 1993, Tucci’s naginata-wielding heroine is still going strong, most recently in Shi – Return of the Warrior. Tucci is also known for his work on DC’s Sgt. Rock, Harley Quinn, Flash Vs. Superman and Batman.
Tim Sale began working in comics for the series MythAdventures in 1983, hut the body of Sale’s comics work has been with collaborator Jeph Loeb, including the Legends of the Dark Knight Halloween Specials, Batman: The Long Halloween, Batman: Dark Victory, as well as Superman for All Seasons and Catwoman: When in Rome. At Marvel Comics, the team has produced the Colour books such as Daredevil: Yellow, Spider-Man: Blue, Hulk: Gray and Captain America: White. With Darwyn Cooke, Sale also launched the Superman Confidential series in 2007.
Other noted work include Vampirella: Rebirth also with writer Jeph Loeb.
COMICSBLOG.fr had the scoop at Reed POP’s Comic Con Paris about Sale working with two writers at DC Comics for two Batman projects, one with current ongoing Batman twice-monthly comic writer Tom King, and the other with the Nightwing: The New Order writer Kyle Higgins.
Klaus Jansen is a German-born American comic book artist. He is best known as an inker but is also a penciller in his own right. His first work appeared in the 70’s, but is best known for his collaboration with Frank Miller on the their seminal Daredevil run from 1979-83 and for their ground breaking work on Batman: The Dark Knight Returns.
He has also pencilled and inked for various Batman titles including Batman: Gothic with Grant Morrison, Amazing Spider-Man with John Romita Jr., Avengers, The Defenders, Wolverine, Detective Comics, and Batman as well as many other DC and Marvel titles.
Other noted work are Batman-Spawn: War Devil, written by written by Doug Moench and Chuck Dixon and drawn fully by Klaus Janson. The other crossover –Spawn/Batman– was written by Frank Miller; another guest at the upcoming MCM London show!
If you are looking for a gem, look out for DC Science Fiction Graphic Novel from 1985, called Frost and Fire, written by the legendary Ray Bradbury
Known for his series LIBERTY MEADOWS, as well as books such as MIGHTY AVENGERS and HULK for Marvel Comics – comic artist, writer, and illustrator Frank Cho is joining the MCM London Comic Con Comic Village!
Chat him up about his new creator-owned project with Tom Sniegoski!
Best known for his work with Marvel on such titles as SPIDER-MAN, X-MEN BLUE, STAR WARS and Darth Maul, artist Jorge Molina is joining us at MCM London Comic Con!
Chat him up about his participation in Spider-Geddon!
Best known for series such as Harley Quinn, Painkiller Jane, Power Girl, Vampirella and Eisner-nominated graphic novel The Pro, Conner’s comics CV features a host of top tiles including Lois Lane, Codename: Knockout and Birds of Prey for DC Comics’ Vertigo line, X-Men Unlimited for Marvel and Blackbull Comics’ Gatecrasher, which she co-created. Her recent work includes art for the late Darwyn Cooke’s Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre.
Multi award-winning writer and inker Jimmy Palmiotti has a tonne of high-profile projects to his name, including relaunching DC’s Harley Quinn series alongside partner Amanda Conner and co-creating Painkiller Jane and Marvel’s Marvel Knights imprint. Other work includes Powergirl, Deadpool, Monolith and Jonah Hex for DC Comics, Back to Brooklyn and The Pro for Image Comics, The Last Resort for IDW and 21 Down for WildStorm.
In addition to creating the iconic The Dark Knight Returns, the hugely-influential Miller has written a host of classic comics and graphic novels, from Sin City and 300 (both of which were adapted as major movies) to Daredevil: Born Again and Elektra: Assassin. Other acclaimed examples of Miller’s work include Batman: Year One, Ronin, Hard Boiled and Martha Washington miniseries Give Me Liberty.
Rising to prominence with award-winning, Eduardo Risso-illustrated noir crime series 100 Bullets, Brian Azzarello is also well known for penning DC superhero titles such as Joker, Wonder Woman, Superman: For Tomorrow, Lex Luthor: Man of Steel and Flashpoint: Batman – Knight of Vengeance. Other highlights of Ohio-born Azzarello’s distinguished comics career include writing for horror series Hellblazer and the Wild West-set Loveless.