Official Press Release
After the earlier announcement of both Frank Cho (Shanna, Liberty Meadows, Ultimates) and Dave Gibbons (Watchmen, Martha Washington) to our 20th anniversary show in Gent, Belgium, we are now pleased to introduce artist Brandon Peterson as a guest of our venue.
Brandon Peterson is known for his hyper detailed artwork and intricate line work. He started making waves on Marvel’s “X-Cutioner’s Song” crossover and later left Marvel for Top Cow pencilling the ongoing title Codename: Strykeforce, Medieval Spawn/Witchblade miniseries as well as his own The Darkness’ spinoff Arcanum. In ’99 he returned to Marvel where he is primarily involved in the Ultimate universe on titles like Ultimate X-Men, Ultimate Extinction and the mini-series Ultimate Vision, but also the miniseries Strange and coverwork on titles like War of Kings, Nova, Kingbreaker and Incredible Hulk. Brandon was also VP of Special Projects and Art Director of the now defunct CrossGen Comics, where he worked on titles like Mystic and Chimera.
“Having such an amazing artist as well as an amazing colorartist is a privilege to us”, said Emmanuel van Melkebeke, F.A.C.T.S. Convention Director. “Brandon is an artist who uses such amazing details in his linework as well as his coloring style making him a force to be reckoned with in the business! I can’t wait to meet him!”
Many more guests, including different actors, are still to be announced.
Multiple award-winning creator Frank Cho is a comic book superstar, famous for his detailed drawings in his own signature series Liberty Meadows and Jungle Girl, as well as his Marvel projects Shanna, Mighty Avengers, Hulk, Ultimate Comics New Ultimates.
Multiple award-winning creator Dave Gibbons is the person who visualized Alan Moore’s words via Watchmen, before it was transformed into a movie last year. Other credits to his amazing body of work are also Dr. Who, The Rann/Thanagar War for DC Comics and the story of Martha Washington, serialized and published by Dark Horse.
F.A.C.T.S Comicon is the signature pop culture event of the Benelux, presenting guests and programming to cater for the top segments of the comics, anime, sci-fi, film, TV, and gaming industries.
Entering its 20th anniversary year, F.A.C.T.S. is expected to draw over 14,000+ attendees to its October 23-24, 2010 convention held at the Gent Flanders Expo Convention Center located in Gent, Belgium.
The show will sport 12,000 square metres and will host dealers of toys, comics, movie merchandise, fantasy merchandise, manga and will see 400+ cosplayers and an entire fanvillage, as well as loads of surprises, brighten up the already amazing venue!
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