Media Release — Comic and Fantasy fans are in for a real treat this October as joining the already star studded guest list for this year’s British International Comics Show in Birmingham is the renowned artist Charles Vess following on from his exhibition in Europe.
As well as working for most of the top comic publishers including Marvel and Vertigo, the legendary creator has also worked for many other publications, including Heavy Metal, Klutz Press, and National Lampoon. His award-winning work has also been featured in several gallery and museum exhibitions across America, including the first major exhibition of Science Fiction and Fantasy Art at the New Britain Museum of American Art in 1980.
In 1991, Vess shared the prestigious World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story with Neil Gaiman for their collaboration on SANDMAN #19, which was the first and only time a comic book has held that honour. In the summer of 1997, he won a coveted Eisner Award for best penciler/inker for his work on “The Book Of Ballads And Sagas”, which he self-publishes through his own “Green Man Press” imprint. In 1999 he was awarded the World Fantasy Award for best artist for his work on Stardust.
“We already had an incredible international guest list this year, so when Charles confirmed he’d be attending it was more than the icing on the cake”, said BICS co – organiser Shane Chebsey. “All of us here at BICS are huge admirers of Charles’s work and we really are delighted to be able to bring such a huge name in both comics and illustration as a whole to fans in the UK”.
Vess is joined by many other international guests this year including Tommy Lee Edwards, Yuko Shimizu and Peter Gross and the organisers have hinted that even more “A-listers” from the world of comics may yet attend what is promised to be one the best comic shows the UK has witnessed for quite some time.
To find out more on BICS or to book tickets visit the official website at: http://www.thecomicsshow.co.uk
To find out more about Charles Vess visit his official website at: http://www.greenmanpress.com