Update, 3/16: Two pieces of Kapow news end the week, with the announcements of a CLiNT-centric panel and plentiful portfolio reviews.
The CLiNT magazine panel will be held Sunday at the convention, where Scottish comedian and Rex Royd writer Frankie Boyle is scheduled to be interviewed by fellow comedian and CLiNT contributor, Jimmy Carr. Boyle is slated to discuss his fandom of comic books and genre fiction, plus his plans for a new comic book project.
Kapow will also host portfolio reviews from several publishers, including Marvel, with talent scout C.B. Cebulski in attendance. Image Comics publisher Eric Stephenson, 2000 AD editor Matt Smith and Titan co-owner Nick Landau will also be reviewing portfolios at the show. (Those interested need to email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application.) Show organizers state that "Death Sentence" — an upcoming CLiNT feature — was commissioned at last year's Kapow convention, as was the Image release of Shaky Kane's Monster Truck.
The second Kapow Comic Convention, founded by Ultimates and Kick-Ass writer Mark Millar, is set for May 19 and May 20 at
Design Centre in London.
Update, 3/14: Wednesday brings more news from Mark Millar and the team at the Kapow Comic Convention, this time another contest: One granting the winner the opportunity to "edit an issue at the 2000 AD office" and play the role of Tharg the Mighty — the alien "editor" of the long-running British comic anthology — for a day.
The prize is up for grabs in a Kapow version of quiz show "Mastermind," where fans will test their knowledge of 2000 AD, the famed 35-year-old weekly that helped launch the career of many British creators (including Millar) and has introduced Judge Dredd and multiple other characters to the comic-reading masses. Contestants will be drawn from the audience, and the competition will be open to all attendees.
Kapow is scheduled to take place May 19 and May 20 at the Business
Design Centre in London, and we'll have more news on the show as the week continues.
Update, 3/13: The latest news from Mark Millar and the rest of the folks at the Kapow Comic Convention is that five attendees will win lunch with Marvel chief creative officer Joe Quesada and Marvel senior vice president of content and creator development (and noted foodie) C.B. Cebulski.
The winners will be drawn from those who have purchased a weekend or VIP ticket to the show before March 31, and the lunch will be held the Sunday of the convention, May 20.
Kapow is set for May 19 and May 20 at the Business Design Centre in London. Watch this space for more news from the convention later this week.
Original story, 3/12: The second edition of the Mark Millar-backed Kapow Comic Convention is set for May 19 and May 20 at the Business Design Centre in London, and Newsarama has word on the latest guests scheduled for the show.
Batman and Swamp Thing writer Scott Snyder headlines the latest additions to the con, along with Ultimate Comics Spider-Man artist Sara Pichelli. Both are at particularly auspicious times in their career, with Snyder's ongoing series being two of the most acclaimed in DC's "New 52" lineup, and Pichelli illustrating the adventures of the highly publicized new Ultimate Spider-Man, Miles Morales.
Also added to the convention are artists Duncan Fegredo, Becky Cloonan, Barry Kitson, Kate Brown and Emma Vieceli, plus Nick Landau, co-owner of Titan Books and Titan Magazines (publisher of Millar's CLiNT comic book magazine).
These names join previously announced guests including Joe Quesada, Warren Ellis, Dave Gibbons, Kieron Gillen and Millar himself.
Keep reading Newsarama all this week for more news from Mark Millar and Kapow.
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