In the week that Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits the screens, Portsmouth Comic Con is delighted to announce that Chris Weston, one of Britain’s most highly regarded comic artists and who has created concepts for the new series of Star Wars films, will join an already impressive line up of creators at the South Coast’s premier convention for 2018.

Chris Weston

Chris Weston got his start working with Trigan Empire creator, Don Lawrence which led to a tenure on Judge Dredd. First garnering attention in America, working with Mark Millar on Swamp Thing, Weston went on to work for various US publishers on The Invisibles, Starman, JSA, Lucifer and The Authority. He gained a higher profile working on Grant Morrison’s The Filth, but is mainly known for his sterling retro-classic work on The Twelve, a celebrated 12 issue limited series that reimagined Timely (Golden Age Marvel) characters in a Watchmen vein before going on to work for Star Wars.

Other guests who have worked on Star Wars set to attend the Portsmouth Comic Con for a range of panels, signings and sketches include: Russell Walks, Louise Simonson, Tommy Lee Edwards, Tim Bradstreet and Dave Dorman.

Portsmouth Comic Con – International Festival of Comics is also delighted to announce confirmed Welsh comic writer, Rob Williams. Kicking off his career writing Cla$$ War for Com.X, with artist Trevor Hairsine, Williams went on to work for 2000AD where he began his collaboration with artist Laurence Campbell, writing Judge Dredd, Low Life and Family for Rebellion. In recent years, he has written DC’s Martian Manhunter, co-created Unfollow for Vertigo and is currently writing Suicide Squad, featuring Harley Quinn, for DC.

With the high calibre of creative talent, panels, photo opportunities, quizzes, cosplay and interactive fun this convention has to offer, Portsmouth Comic Con promises to be one of the largest regional events of its kind, celebrating the art of comics, illustration and the worlds of TV and film.

The event is the brainchild of Portsmouth Guildhall and Tripwire Magazine. Tripwire has been, for over 25 years, the pre-eminent comic and genre publication read by some of the biggest names in the film, TV and comic industry.

A range of tickets are available and would make the perfect Christmas gift for any comic fan! Take advantage of our Early Bird offer and get your tickets now or call the Box Office on 0844 847 2362.