Last Minute Star Wars Guest for ICE Margate!

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We are absolutely delighted to be welcoming Star Wars Actor Chris Bunn along to the Margate Comic Art Festival on April 14th and 15th to join our other media guests, who have kindly given their time to meet fans over the weekend.

Chris was the original Stormtrooper in Star Wars: A New Hope and also appeared in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi

Other franchises he has worked on include Batman with Michael Keaton and Superman with Christopher Reeve.

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He also appeared in four James Bond films The Spy Who loved me, A View To A Kill, Moonraker and The Living Daylights.

These iconic movies represent just a fraction of the work Chris did in the film industry and he has kindly stated that over the weekend of the festival he will be an open book for anyone who wants to ask him questions.

You lucky, lucky Star Wars fans!

 

 

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Face Me Fabulous at ICE Margate

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The Margate Comic Art Festival offers lots of fun attractions as well as the usual events, guests and traders and we are delighted to welcome local Face Painter Jodie Wretham of Face Me Fabulous!

As a qualified Makeup Artist predominately working Bridal/Makeover jobs, she started dabbling in the world of Face Painting and quickly realised that she had a real love for it and in 2016, Face Me Fabulous was created!

Everyone has had their faces painted at one point in their lives, but Jodie’s guiding passion behind creating Face Me Fabulous was to bring a modern, fresh and funky twist to an old school trend. As an MUA, Face Painting and Glitter work affords her maximum creativity, so her personal passion for her work quickly led to masses of customer recommendations and local support.

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The business quickly began to boom and before she knew it, small party bookings turned to larger ones and local events turned into Festivals.

So if you or your child would like to be made up as your favourite superhero, or favourite Disney princess take a walk over to Jodie’s table at the festival and see what magic she can make for you.

Check out Jodie’s website too at:  www.facemefabulous.com

The ICE Margate Indy Spotlight Shines on Robert Wells

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As regular visitors to our events will know, at each show we like to invite an indy creator to be a guest as our “Indy Spotlight” creator. ICE Margate is no exception to that and at the The Margate Comic Art Festival on April 14th to 15th we are shining that spotlight on Local writer and artist Robert Wells.

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Cartoonist and illustrator Robert Wells is the creator of the graphic novel Back, Sack & Crack (& Brain) – an autobiographical comedy about his long history of embarrassing health problems. 

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He has been writing and drawing comics since the early 1990s and his previous comics include Crisp BiscuitColin Comix and Department of the Peculiar (with writer Rol Hirst). He has also produced illustrations for magazines such as Music Tech and Metal Hammer.

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The first 15 pages of Back, Sack & Crack (& Brain) were shortlisted for the 2014 Myriad Editions First Graphic Novel Prize.  It was published by Robinson / Little, Brown in 2017 and will be available in the US & Canada through Hatchette towards the end of 2018. 

Robert grew up in South London but now lives in Ashford, Kent, with his wife, their two dogs, and an extremely irritable bowel.

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You can find out more about Robert and his work online here:

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/may/21/back-sack-crack-brain-robert-wells-graphic-memoir-with-balls

http://www.brokenfrontier.com/robert-wells-back-sack-crack-brain-little-brown/

Twitter: @RobertDWells

Instagram: @Robw1969

Second American Guest Artist Announced for ICE Margate

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We are very happy to welcome back to our shores artist and inker Rodney Ramos for an appearance at the Margate Comic Art Festival.

Rodney has been a professional comic book illustrator for over 25 years .

He began his career at Marvel comics as a Romita’s Raider doing art corrections under the direction of the legend John Romita.

He started penciling  for Marvel on such titles as Marvel Presents, Psi-Force, What-If, Thundercats and Conan. He then went on to inking a variety of books like Punisher War Journal, Amazing Spider-man, and Iron-man.

Over the years he has worked for many clients including Marvel , Marvel U.K , DC Comics, Valiant, Malibu, Acclaim, Disney Publishing and  Neal Adams‘ Continuity Comics.

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He has worked at Legendary Pictures Comics on Tower Chronicles with Matt Wagner and Simon Bisley.  His inks have graced over 500 issues on titles such as The Amazing Spider-man , X-men, Ironman, Green Lantern ,Batman , Wonder Woman , JSA, JLA , Countdown ,52 and the critically acclaimed Transmetropolitan with Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson.

Recently he has worked on Independence Day Resurgence and the Normandy Gold series along with some Dr.Who covers  for Titan Comics.

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Rodney is looking for ward to meeting fans at the festival and will be opening an advanced commissions list, which we will advertise on the website

Jedi Fight Academy Comes to ICE Margate!

That’s right all you Padawan learners out there…

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Liam Neeson’s Stand -in double as Qui Gon Jinn  from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Andrew Lawden will be carrying out Jedi Fight Academy sessions for kids (and big kids ages 5 and over) throughout the weekend and for just £5 you or your child can register for a full half hour session with full size, replica light sabers, fully lit and safe , in a variety of colours.

Andrew is an experienced  actor and fighter , who will give you the chance to learn some of the moves and routines from the film.  Andrew is best known for his roles as Stand -in double for Qui gon Jinn ( Liam Neeson ) and Naboo Soldier. ( Royal Guard ) in “Star wars – Phantom Menace Ep1 “. In a career spanning over 20 years , he is also known for “Robin Hood , Prince of Thieves, ” “Third Contact” “Topboy”,  “EastEnders ” , and more recently , the Dr who tribute , “Tale of the Time Lord ” and “Prime Suspect 1973” .

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Coming from a background of classical theatre , and musicals , his credits include West End roles in “Macbeth ” , “Taming of the Shrew ” , ” Baby Doll ” “Grand Hotel ” ,”7 Brides for 7 Brothers ” and most recently, alternating the roles of Doc Brown and Strickland in the London stage version of “Back to the Future “, with Secret cinema ( “Great Scott “, and he’s driven the De Lorean ! )
A popular guest on the sci fi convention circuit , Andrew travels across the country and around the world ,with the  Jedi fight academy ,  to do the extremely popular  lightsaber training classes.
Andrew looks forward to meeting fans old and new , and doing some great classes.
You can book your session with Andrew on the Saturday morning for either day, or to ensure you don’t miss out, you can book in advance here: Ticket Bookings
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Full Half Hour Session of Jedi Training: £5 per person (booked in advance)
Autograph – £10  at his table on the day . 
Signed light sabers, with certificate   –  £15 
(choice of 3 colours with light , sound and motion sensors)