I was lucky enough to be asked by Tripwire Magazine‘s EIC Joel Meadows to participate in this years Portsmouth Comic Con, the second year for the show held at the historic Portsmouth Guildhall over the Bank Holiday Weekend of Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May 2019. Joel, Contributing Editor Andrew Colman and the entire Guildhall team put on quite the celebration of comics and pop culture, filling every available square inch of space with artists alleys, vendors, retailers, exhibitions and panels – it was quite the experience!
Jamie Delano is a no-nonsense, straight-talking subject when it comes to his indelible legacy on comics, often a little self-depreciating when it comes to the impact his work has had, not only on the UK comics landscape but also across the globe, as one of the initial comics writers to accept the invitation ‘across the pond’ to write for American publishers on titles such as HELLBLAZER and ANIMAL MAN.
As such, he is a fascinating interview subject and prefers to talk to people who know him and his work well. Tripwire Magazine’s EIC Joel Meadows is one such interviewer and, in this exclusive conversation with Jamie, they get into a whole slew of topics about his working background, the relationship he has with his artists and writers, and where he sees the current landscape of comics…
Thanks to the entire Portsmouth Comic Con team for their help in putting on these panels, and to Joel and Andrew for the invitation to participate.
Portsmouth Comic Con is confirmed as returning to the city’s Guildhall in 2020, over the Bank Holiday weekend of Saturday 2nd / Sunday 3rd May. Find out more about the show at their official website, www.portsmouthcomiccon.com