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NEW COMIC CREATOR GUESTS for November 2021


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JESSICA MARTIN

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Jessica Martin is a celebrated actress, comic artist and graphic novelist. She is best known to fans of cult television for her role as ‘Mags’ the intergalactic werewolf in the Seventh Doctor era of “Doctor Who” and as an impressionist in the classic series of “Spitting Image”. She is a sought after voice actor and has recorded many productions for Big Finish, Spiteful Puppet and recently featured in Dirk Maggs’ bestselling audio adaptations of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman Act I and II.

But it is specifically as a comics creator that she returns as a guest exhibitor to LFCC. She has been creating her own style of comics, influenced by her love of classical  Hollywood and her experiences in entertainment since 2013. From her first comic “It Girl” based on the life of Clara Bow to her latest graphic memoir “ Life Drawing. A Life Under Lights”, Jessica’s work has consistently won critical acclaim including nominations for the Myriad Editions First Graphic Novel Prize, the Comedy Women in Print Prize 2020 and Theatre Book Prize 2020. She has also worked for DC ( collaborating with her mentor, Mark Buckingham) Soaring Penguin and Titan Comics. She was the first actor to illustrate her own character when she created art for Richard Dinnick’s Seventh Doctor story “Hill of Beans” for Titan.

This year she illustrated a one shot horror graphic novella, “ The Virgin’s Embrace” by Dacre Stoker and Chris McAuley for AUK Studios and is one of several guest artists on the brand new comic anthology “Perfect” created by Barnaby Eaton-Jones for AUK Studios.

Currently in the works is her next graphic novel “Conrad. Invoking Conrad Veidt” which explores the story of the actor whose face inspired the original image of Batman’s ‘Joker’, which will be published by Cast Iron Books.


SIMON FURMAN

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 … is a writer for comic books, games & TV animation, his name indeliblylinked to Transformers, the 80s toy phenomenon (in 2012 Furman was inducted into Hasbro’s official Transformers Hall of Fame).

For comics, he is currently working on The Leopard from Lime Street (in Monster Fun) & The Vigilant, a re-imagining of classic British superheroes,for Rebellion, Transformers ’84 for IDW.

With artist Geoff Senior, Furman is the co-creator of To The Death (to-the-death.com), a 10-issue maxi-series combining hard-hitting sci-fi action and sharp-edged satire, and TTD spin-off Killatoa (both currently serialised in Shift Comic). The upcoming Shift Winter Special features new To The Death material by Furman & Senior as well as an all-new story with artist Barry Kitson. A new creator-owned crime noir GN, Five Points (with artist Martin Stiff), is scheduled for release in 2022.

Past comic credits include Alpha Flight, Annihilation: Ronan, Death's Head, Doctor Who, Dragon's Claws, How to Train Your Dragon, Robocop, Robotech, She-Hulk, StarCraft, Terminator, Torchwood, Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, What If? and the 100-volume Transformers: The Definitive G1 Collection.

For games, Furman continues to contribute storylines for mobile build & battle game Transformers: Earth Wars, with two further game projects currently in development.

In TV animation, Furman served as head writer/script supervisor on the hit Nicktoons & CITV show, Matt Hatter Chronicles, and has written for shows such as Beast Wars, Dan Dare, X-Men: Evolution and A.T.O.M.


GEOFF SENIOR

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Geoff is probably best known for work on TRANSFORMERS during the 80's and 90's. He also created DEATH'S HEAD and DRAGONS CLAWS for Marvel UK with Simon Furman. Other comics worked on include JUDGE DREDD, ZOIDS, ACTION FORCE, BATTLETIDE and 2000AD.
Geoff moved into advertising storyboarding for the past several years but changing course back to illustration as it's more 'fun', TO THE DEATH, a web adventure project completed with Simon Furman being a chunky step back onto this road. http://to-the-death.com/

Living happily in north London without a garden, Geoff don't care as Hampstead Heath is his 'garden'.

geoffsenior.com


IAN RICHARDSON

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Ian is a comic book penciller, inker and cover artist best known for his work across several publishers, working on titles from 2000AD, Image Comics, Marvel UK/Panini, Dark Horse Comics & Zenescope Entertainment among others., and is particularly known for his work on Noble Causes, Sinister Dexter, Judge Dredd, Halo, Grimm Fairy Tales, Evil Heroes & The Black Sable.

He is currently working in 2000AD, specifically on Judge Dredd & also as lead artist on the newly released comic book, The Unthinkables from U.S. publisher Unlikely Heroes Studios.


LEE BRADLEY

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Lee Bradley is a UK based freelance illustrator that works within the comics industry. He has worked on a variety of comic book properties including Spider-man, Transformers, Transformers Animated, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the Middle Eastern comic book The '99. Along with the Transformers How-to-Draw Guide. Lee is also a Lucasfilm Accredited Artist.

Lee works on all aspects of comic book illustration in various roles from penciler, inker to colourist. He has worked as an illustrator on a variety of different MARVEL products from Sketch Card series such as Retro MARVEL, MARVELS Greatest Battles, Women of MARVEL, AVENGERS Age of Ultron & the Marvel Masterwork's Card Series.

Lee has also has just completed his third Exhibition "JOURNEY INTO MARVEL" which ran from the 23rd July to 20th September 2021 which looked into the history of Marvel UK with the aim to encourage children back into reading comics.

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