Official Press Release
Richard Starkings, creator of ELEPHANTMEN, is making his way over the drink for a series of exclusive appearances and signings in the United Kingdom.
Starkings’ first stop is the Bristol International Comic & Small Press Expo (http://www.fantasyevents.org/bristolcomicexpo), May 22-23, 2010. You’ll find Starkings and several other Image Comics creators exhibiting at the show. Starkings will moderate the Creating Creator-Owned Comics the Image Comics Way panel at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 22. Panelists include Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead), Ian Churchill (Marineman), David Hine (Strange Embrace, The Bulletproof Coffin), Kieron Gillen (Phonogram), and Paul Grist (Jack Staff).
During the following week, Starkings will sign at the following locations:
Monday, May 24, 1:00 p.m.
Forbidden Planet Cardiff
Tuesday, May 25, 1:00 p.m.
Travelling Man Manchester
Thursday, May 27, 1:00 p.m.
Travelling Man Leeds
Starkings will wrap up his trip May 29-30 at the London MCM Expo (http://www.londonexpo.com/) for two fun-filled days of comics, movies, games and more!
ELEPHANTMEN is an Eisner Award winning series first published in 2002 under Starkings’ Active Images imprint. In 2006 Image Comics approached Starkings to bring the book under their umbrella. The story of the Elephantmen takes place in Los Angeles in the not too distant future — in a world where human/animal hybrids were created to fight a war between Africa and China. Scarred by their experiences in war and seeking to somehow find their own humanity, the Elephantmen are now scattered throughout the world amongst the humans they were created to kill. ELEPHANTMEN is a brilliant commentary on racism, miscegenation, global warming, stem cell research and warfare. Created and written by Starkings, the series features artwork by LadrÃ¶nn, Moritat and Boo Cook. Earlier this year, the series was optioned by Zucker Productions for major motion picture development.
Don’t miss your chance to meet Richard Starkings during a series of exclusive appearances in the UK, May 22-30, 2010.
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of four major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.