Top Comics and Media Designer Emma Price Joins the ICE Margate Guestlist

Emma Price

Emma Price is a multidisciplinary graphic designer and illustrator who also goes by the pseudonym Tiny Master.

When she’s not working on movie campaigns for Disney and Universal Studios, she designs comics, most notably the critically acclaimed Cry Havocand Savage Town and the all-ages winged-monkey caper Angelic, all from Image Comics.

emma price design

Her latest comic credit is the logo design for Vertigo title Motherlands, which her teen-self can’t quite believe.

She’s extremely excited that a comic convention has come to her newly adopted hometown of Margate and hopes that people ask her to draw a Dalek or two.

Her latest work can be found at and she tweets @TinyMaster



Super Star Writer Kieron Gillen Confirms for ICE Margate

Darth Vader and The Wicked + The Divine fans attending the inaugural Margate Comic Art Festival next April are in for a real treat as acclaimed writer and creator Kieron Gillen has joined the growing guest list.
Kieron first came to wider attention with Image Comics’ Cult-hit Phonogram in 2006. This was the public debut with his creative partner, co-creator Jamie McKelvie. Since then they have reimagined Young Avengers for Marvel and launched the critical and commercial juggernaut, The Wicked + The Divine.
His other work for Marvel includes Uncanny X-men, Thor, Iron Man, Star Wars: Darth Vader, Journey Into Mystery and basically all the characters you’ve heard of and probably some you haven’t.
Bar the continuing The Wicked + the DIvine, his current work for Marvel includes Stars Wars and Doctor Aphra. For Avatar he is presently writing Uber Invasion and Modded.
He also once played records for DMC to rap over and currently lives in London with one wife, one cat and an undisclosed number of unannounced projects.

Local Writer Si Spurrier Joins the Margate Guestlist


In our continued showcasing of local comics talent from Margate at the festival we are thrilled to be welcoming our latest special guest Simon Spurrier

Simon Spurrier is a writer of actual words.

His career has spanned two decades and he’s worked on various projects for the major publishing companies including Silver Surfer and The X-Men for Marvel but it all began with a series of twist-in-the-tail stories for the UK’s beloved 2000AD, which ignited an enduring love for genre fiction

“Angelic” – artwork by Caspar Winjgaard

Recent work in the comicky sphere includes Godshaper, Angelic, Cry Havoc, Suicide Squad and the Eisner nominated science-fantasy, The Spire.

Latest prose novels are Contract and A Serpent Uncoiled, while his first digital-only project is the absurdist-noir novella Unusual Concentrations. Go look it up, it’s extremely cheap.

Cover art from Godshaper by Jonas Goonface

He’s done some TV writing too, for actual money and everything.

He lives in Margate, is trying to quit tweeting – @sispurrier – and grimly worries a proper bio should end with a joke.

Instead it ends with some cool cover artwork from Motherlands by Eric Canete.


Tickets Now Available For The Margate Comic Art Festival 2018, with First Wave Of Guests Announced.


We are absolutely thrilled to announce the first wave of British guests to confirm for the new Margate Comic Art Festival starting with acclaimed artist Emma Vieceli.


From self-publishing to some of the biggest book publishers in the world, Emma loves telling stories with pictures. Her work includes: Doctor Who for Titan comics, the New York Times-bestselling Vampire Academy graphic novel series for Penguin Random House, Back to the Future for IDW, Avalon Chronicles for Oni Press and the critically acclaimed independent web series, BREAKS with co-creator Malin Ryden.


She is now working on the Alex Rider series for Walker books, The Adventures of Supergirl for DC comics, and provides guest art for titles like Marvel’s Young Avengers, IDW’s Jem & the holograms & Vertigo’s Dead Boy Detectives. Alongside comics, she worked on the A&E television series, Bates Motel, providing the sketchbook found by Norman Bates.


Next up to confirm is the incredibly talented artist on Dark Horse Comics’ brilliant Hellboy spin off BPRD, Laurence Campbell.

With a professional comics career spanning two decades, Laurence has worked for many of the biggest publishers and on some of the biggest titles including 2000ad here in the UK and The Punisher for Marvel over in the US.

He has also worked on other Marvel characters including Wolverine and Deadpool.

He is currently hitting new heights with his outstanding work on BPRD and we are absolutely thrilled to be welcome the artist to Margate to meet the fans.


Our third special guest to join this top talent fest of comic creators is the one and only Simon Furman.

Simon is a writer for TV animation, comic books and games, his name indelibly linked to Transformers, the 80s toy phenomenon (in 2012 Furman was inducted into Hasbro’s official Transformers Hall of Fame). Furman has written literally hundreds of stories of the war torn Robots in Disguise for all the major US & UK publishers – Marvel, IDW, Dreamwave and Titan — as well as Transformers manga for Japanese publisher Million Publishing.  He is also the author of the bestselling book Transformers: The Ultimate Guide.

In the TV animation field, Furman is currently serving as head writer and showrunner on the hit Nicktoons & CITV show, Matt Hatter Chronicles.

He has also written for shows such as Beast Wars, Roswell Conspiracies, Dan Dare, X-Men: Evolution, Alien Racers and A.T.O.M. A new series with Platinum Films is currently in development.

In the computer games world, Furman has worked extensively for Space Ape Games on titles such as Transformers: Earth Wars and the Fastlane: Road To Revenge.

With artist Geoff Senior, Furman is the co-creator of To The Death (, an eighteen-part digital comic that combines hard-hitting sci-fi action and sharp-edged satire.


Furman is currently writing Titan’s Robotech comics and editing Transformers: The Definitive G1 Collection (an 80-volume partworks series collecting over 30 years’ worth of Transformers comics). His many other comic book credits include StarCraft, Transformers: Regeneration One, Alpha Flight, Death’s Head, Doctor Who, Dragon’s Claws, Robocop, She-Hulk, Terminator, Torchwood, How to Train Your Dragon, Kung Fu Panda, Turok: Dinosaur Hunter and What If?.

His other comic book credits include Doctor WhoDragon’s ClawsDeath’s HeadAlpha FlightTurokShe-HulkRobocop and What If?


And last but certainly not least to be announced in our initial wave of UK guests is Local Margate artist Rufus Dayglo.


Rufus works mainly in Comics, illustration, and storyboards. He started his career in traditional 2D animation, and storyboarding, before switching over to his first love, Comic Books.

He relaunched Tank Girl with Alan Martin (and Ashley Wood), and went on to draw 6 series of the comic book, ‘The Gifting, ‘Visions of Booga’, ‘Skidmarks’, ‘The Royal Escape’, ‘We hate Tank Girl’, and ‘Bad Wind Rising’.

He has worked extensively with 2000ad and the 2000ad Megazine, (the weekly and monthly British sci-fi comic books).

He has also worked with Image ComicsIDW ComicsDC Vertigo, etc.

Currently drawing Counterfeit Girl, with Peter Milligan and Dom Regan, for 2000ad! Part one in PROG 2000, just completed drawing Bad Company for 2000ad, with Peter Milligan, and Jim McCarthyand Last Gang In Town with Simon Oliver for DC Vertigo … Out Now.


He is also slowly working on his own projects, Solid Gold Death Mask, and Big Time Charlie (with Al Ewing).

Rufus currently lives right here in Margate, with a collection of dusty toy Gundam robots, lots of pencils, and more Lewis Leathers jackets than he could ever hope to wear. He likes Kit Kats, and coffee. Both are always welcome. (as are even more Lewis Leathers jackets).


We are so happy to be welcoming these amazing writers and artists to the festival and you can expect our second wave of top name guests, including our first international guest announcements very soon.

Tickets for the festival are now available at:

The First Margate Comic Festival Announced

The first ever Comic Art Festival to be held in the English coastal town of Margate will be held over the weekend of 14th and 15th April 2018 at the historical Winter Garden venue.


Brought to you by the organisers of The International Comic Expo or ICE as it is better known, this exciting new event celebrates the rich diversity of the comic art medium, featuring an international guest list of famous comic creators and also a selection of exhibiting artists, dealers and publishers.

The weekend will treat comic fans, families  and curious visitors alike to a full programme of fun and inspiring events including guest interviews, workshops and art demos.

Watch this space for more news and essential information as things develop.