This weekend it’s the massive Kapow! Comic Convention in London and we will be there.
If you are heading to Kapow!, make sure you make a beeline for the artists extraordinaire Barry Kitson and Adi Granov, as there will be a couple of the ACE staff lurking near them for the day. Store manager Kerrie and none other than the big cheese himself, Biff, will be on hand to help the guys out for the day.
We’re hoping to have a little chat with Barry and Adi, so if you can’t make Kapow!, but would like to ask a question or two, just email us at email@example.com before 5pm today, heading your email ‘Kapow Questions’ and hopefully we’ll have an article on the site next week!
Conor McCreery and Anthony Del Col, the creators of IDW’s controversial Kill Shakespeare comic book series are undertaking a two-week signing and convention tour of England, appearing at the Bristol Comic Expo as well as the Kapow! Comic Convention this month. They will be joined at Kapow! by series artist Andy Belanger.
“We’re quite interested to see what people in England think of our take on the Bard,” says McCreery. “We expect some nay-sayers but we’re eager to show everyone that this project is just as vital a reflection of the Bard’s work as anything coming out of the Globe Theatre or Stratford-on-Avon.”
Additionally, IDW will be releasing a new printing of Kill Shakespeare Vol.1: Sea Of Troubles, originally released in April, 2010. The collection is the first half of the series that pits the Bard’s greatest heroes against his most menacing villains in a quest to track down and kill – or save – a wizard by the name of William Shakespeare.
Despite a scathing denouncement from Shakespearean scholar Kimberly Cox, Kill Shakespeare has received critical acclaim and McCreery and Del Col have received their second straight Joe Shuster Award nomination for Best Writing in a comic series.