PCC 2019: Spotlight On Tomm Coker (Portsmouth Comic Con, May 2019)


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!

Day Two of Portsmouth Comic Con… and I was faced with my first real challenge of the weekend. Of course, I was familiar with the work of artist Tomm Coker – I had even watched his directorial effort, CATACOMBS, starring Shannyn Sossamon and, of all people, Pink – but I knew very little about his background and what lead him into his career as an artist.

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Tomm Coker, Portsmouth Comic Con, May 2019

Thankfully, Tomm was very forthcoming about what fed into his work, how he approached his projects and talking about his strong working relationship with Image Comics… I thought it was a very interesting panel with a very interesting bloke. Please let me know if you agree in the comments below – and enjoy!

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



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