Oct 2016 - Malta Comic Con

Wicked Comics are proud to announce a new ticketing system for the 8th edition of the Malta Comic Con. The new four-phase ticketing system is based on the principle that the earlier people buy tickets the more they save. The Extreme Mega Saver Tickets which go on sale today exclusively from the Wicked Comics website are limited in number and designed as a “thank you” for the continuous support the Malta Comic Con has received. More info on: http://www.maltacomic-con.com/tickets

Wicked Comics are also proud to announce that creators Tim Perkins (Worlds End Vol 1 – The Riders on the Storm), PJ Holden (Judge Dredd), Aris Labos (Mr. Bleak: Candlelight Thoughts), Guillermo Ortego (X-Factor) and You-Tuber Mr. Massy 81 will be joining Tom Foster, David Hitchcock, Collette Turner, Roger Langridge, Sean Azzopardi, John Fleming, Cliodhna and Andreas Michaelides as guests for the Malta Comic Con which will be held on Saturday 3rd (10am-6pm) and Sunday 4th (11am-7pm) December 2016 at the south end of the Malta Fairs and Convention Centre (MFCC) in Ta’ Qali (next to the Millennium Stand).

“Jack Kirby welcomed comic fans to see The Greatest Show Off Earth in Mister Miracle issue 11. I would like to invite you to see The Greatest Show on Earth at Malta Comic Con 2016. Don't ask - just come along!” said Tim Perkins.

“I’m absolutely delighted to be visiting Malta for the first time as a guest of the show, having heard such wonderful things about it from previous guests!” commented PJ Holden.

Tim Perkins

Tim Perkins is an award winning comic illustrator and writer and now graphic novelist based in England and has worked for over 30 years on comics as diverse as Dark Dominion, Transformers, Thundercats, Doctor Who, Judge Dredd, Dreamstone, Earthworm Jim, And Hot Wheels for such illustrious giants as Marvel, DC, 2000AD, Defiant, and Tekno, amongst a great many others.

He also works as a concept artist, designer and writer in the worlds of themed rides and attractions and animation, as well as lecturing about comics, storytelling and creativity. He is also founder and lecturer on the Fantasy Art Unlimited art course and is company director of Wizards Keep Publishing, the publishing imprint of Wizards Keep Limited.

His “Science Fusion” graphic novel Worlds End – Volume 1 – The Riders on the Storm is the first major publication from the company.

He is currently producing the artwork for the second volume, Worlds End – Volume 2 – A Hard Reign’s Gonna Fall.

Artwork from this second volume will be on show at this year's convention along with the hard backed copies of the first volume, the Worlds End Colouring & Storybook, Volume 2 Ashcan and The Dinoswords.

Tim is also co-creator - writer/artist on Creative Curriculum Comics; a syllabus based, comic strip and activity comic, created as a teaching aid for teachers. Check the comics out here at www.direct-ed.co.uk/creativecurriculumcomics


PJ Holden
PJ Holden is a UK based comic artist. He’s been working for 2000AD since 2001, drawing hundreds of pages of Judge Dredd as well as Rogue Trooper, Sinister Dexter and many others. He’s also worked with Garth Ennis on Battlefields for Dynamite, Rob Williams on Robocop/Terminator and co-created, with Gordon Rennie, Dept of Monsterology and with Simon Spurrier Numbercruncher.


Aris Labos
Aris draws because he has no choice. During the day he works as a journalist on Greek television. During the night he quenches his addiction for art in papers, inks and watercolors, deep in his underground shelter, on the second floor of his flat. 
Apart from applied arts, he has studied political science and public administration, as well as journalism.
His first self-published comic was The Southern Death-Style in 2010. A few years later, he met the mysterious poet Hector Bleak and in the winter of 2015 they self-published the mini graphic novel Mr. Bleak: Candlelight Thoughts, which he will be promoting during the Malta Comic Con. A year later he drew the horror comic Black Light, written by Elias Katirtzigianoglou and published by Comicdom Press. He has also illustrated the pages of The Addiction of Christian Ambrose series of books, written by Andreas Michaelides and published by the Nightread imprint of Ars Nocturna.
Every Thursday he publishes an episode of his personal webcomic series, The Metalheads on the Socomic.gr site.
He is also the lead singer of the heavy rock band Deathcrop Valley.


Guillermo Ortego
Born and raised in Madrid and currently living in London, Guillermo has been inking comic books and illustrating books and magazines ever since he completed a degree in History in 2009.

On inking duties he has worked for American publishers like Marvel, DC, Valiant and Dynamite Entertainment. Throughout the years he has collaborated with renowned pencillers as Jim Cheung, Emanuela Lupacchino, Ardian Syaf, Mikel Janin, Paco Díaz and Robson Rocha and on books like X-Factor, Avengers, Original Sin, Superman Unchained, Justice League Dark, Grayson, Earth Two: World's End and Batman Eternal, .

On the illustration front he provided regular illustrations for Mediapunta Magazine between 2008 and 2014, as well as producing a series of portraits for Everest’s official Real Madrid biography collection. You can also find Guillermo’s artwork on the anthology Nueve Preguntas, Dibbuks (2012) and on The Organ Grinder (2014) by Canadian publisher 7th Wave Comics.

More recently, he has produced work for the Spanish newspapers Marca and El Mundo, illustrating covers and interiors for their daily newspaper and their magazines Metropoli and El Papel, as well as for the literary journal Firewords Quarterly and the publisher Graphiclassics.


Mr. Massy 81
Born in Milan on the 16th May 1981, but brought up in Monza. Mr Massy 81 has always been creative especially in art and writing, later on he started to paint and sculpture. He started to play the drums and then singing in a band of the melodic death metal genre for 5 years, with various experiences in live concerts. He graduated in graphic design and publicity design and works as a freelance designer. In 2010 he made an account on You Tube but it was in the year 2011 that he made his first video, a parody of the Daitarn 3 Anime opening theme, renaming it “Autan”, which was a great success and was praised by quelli dello zoo on Radio 105, a popular Italian radio station. From then onwards he decided to continue entertaining with his videos which vary from musical parodies, critics and ironic summaries on Anime who made him popular with the public.

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As customary Wicked Comics have designed a number of packages for fans wishing to travel to the Malta Comic Con from abroad, which include heavily discounted accommodation rates and local transport from hotel to convention centre. Similarly Wicked Comics have a number of packages tailored for foreign creators who wish to exhibit at the Malta Comic Con including heavily discounted tables. Wicked Comics can be contacted on info@maltacomic-con.com


More information on these packages can be found here:

More details can be found on the Malta Comic Con website:
http://www.maltacomic-con.com and all announcements can be followed on the Malta Comic Con Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Malta-Comic-Con-193667083985578/timeline