Comic books and graphic novels are important to the team at SCI-FI-LONDON as a medium that shares some similarities with film, in telling a story through visuals and dialogue. This year we have three events with creators whose work has also fed into other media.
One of the most renowned artists working in sequential art. He is best known for his long collaboration with writer Neil Gaiman, plus his children's book including The Day I Swapped my Dad for Two Goldfish. McKean is also a film director, with MirrorMask, Luna and The Gospel of Us under his belt. We talk about his latest work - Mouse Bird Snake Wolf written by David Almond and his return to Sandman with prequel comic Overture.
One of the most notable artists to emerge out of the new wave of manga inspired comics, Emma is best known for her adaptations of literature ranging from Shakespeare's Hamlet and Much Ado About Nothing to Young Adult franchises Vampire Academy and Alex Rider. She was the art designer for Channel Four's educational and interactive webcomic The Thrill Electric by writers John Reppion and Leah Moore.
From 2000AD to many American comic book publishers, Carey is a much loved contributor to Vertigo Comics' John Constantine: Hellblazer title, plus Marvel's Fantastic Four and X-Men franchises. For Vertigo he was the writer of Lucifer comic and throughout his career has also been writing (non illustrated) crime fiction with his five Felix Castor novels. He will be discussing his career so far, plus his latest acclaimed horror novel The Girl with all the gifts and graphic novel X-Men: No more humans.