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!
One of the most impressive guests that PCC was able to land for this years event was Scott Dunbier, the Special Projects Editor at IDW Publishing, one of the biggest players on the American mainstream comics scene. Rising to prominence as the Executive Editor of the WILDSTORM comic book line and later Group Editor, Dunbier has lead some of the most influential comics to the stands, including PROMETHEA, TOM STRONG and THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN.
His experience in comics gives Dunbier a unique perspective on working with some of the most dynamic personalities in the industry, as well as seeing where comics can go as we head towards the next decade and beyond. In this ’20 Years Of IDW’ Panel, Tripwire Magazine EIC Joel Meadows talks to Scott about how the industry has changed and what his take on the future of the art form could be for generations to come…
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