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!
Earlier on in the weekend, I had been given the opportunity to talk to illustrator Russell Walks and comics artist Tommy Lee Edwards, specifically about their experience of drawing and rendering the worlds of STAR WARS. The following day, however, Tripwire EIC Joel Meadows sat down for a solo session (gettit?) with Tommy himself, getting to talk about his background, his approach to his art and his dealings with the mainstream comics landscape…
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