Sandy Carruthers, Troy Little, Brenda Hickey, Jeff Alward and Pete Murphy to take part in Comic Con in Charlottetown
© Guardian photo by Heather Taweel
From left, Brenda Hickey, Jeff Alward and Troy Little are among the panelists for this year's Island Comic Con, being held at the Confederation Centre Public Library Saturday, Sept. 14 at 2 p.m. As well as the panel discussion, participants can learn tips and tricks of the trade, and take part in costume and drawing contests.
Five talented Islanders will share their stories during Island Comic Con at the Confederation Centre Public Library on Sept. 14 at 2 p.m.
Panel members Sandy Carruthers, Troy Little, Brenda Hickey, Jeff Alward and Pete Murphy will discuss how they got started and share their experiences as comic book creators, graphic designers and illustrators.
It's the second year for the panel discussion, held at the Summerside Rotary Library last year.
For the event, people are invited to bring along some of their artwork and have it looked at by our talented group and learn tips and tricks of the trade.
Dylan Miller from Lightning Bolt Comics will be there to answer your comic bookstore questions and give away some free comics.
There will be a costume and drawing contest as well so put on your best cape and attend this free event. Please contact Gillian Mahen at 368-4642 with any questions.
Alward is a Charlottetown-based illustrator and graphic designer who has loved comics forever. He's currently working on a historical graphic novel set in 1860s P.E.I.
Carruthers first started working in comics at Malibu Graphics and has produced many black and white titles.
His biggest success was The Men in Black (comic), which he illustrated, the comic later becoming a film, Men in Black. He also worked on Captain Canuck. Besides being the editorial cartoonist for the Charlottetown Guardian newspaper, he published a book of his editorial cartoons entitled Sh It Happened.
Hickey is a Charlottetown comics illustrator. Since 2007 she has been working on her creator- owned web comic, In the Air, as well as a handful of freelance and self-owned mini comics. She has recently gotten work for IDW's My Little Pony Friendship is Magic comic series and has illustrated the Applejack micro and the My Little Pirate story arc.
Little began his career in animation after graduating from the interpretive illustration course at Sheridan College in Ontario. In 2000, he began self publishing his comic series Chiaroscuro, which garnered him both a Xeric and PEICA grant and was eventually collected by IDW Publishing and published in 2007.
His second book, Angora Napkin was published in 2009 with IDW and was nominated for the prestigious Eisner award (best Publications for teens) in 2010. Angora Napkin was also developed as an animated pilot for Teletoon Canada and was broadcast Halloween night in 2010.
Angora Napkin: The Golden McGuffin, the weekly web serial was launched in 2012. Angora Napkin: Harvest of Revenge was published by IDW in 2013 and nominated for an Eisner as well (Best Lettering). In 2013 Troy took on the much anticipated Powerpuff Girls re launch as series writer/artist.
Murphy is illustrator of such comic books as: Screamplay, Planet of the Apes and Werewolf Detective. He is co founder and publisher of Subterranean Comics, creator of Kdahver, P.I., The Tombstone Kid, Random Chance, Brother Grim, Headbanger, The Good Machine and The Wondersmith. He is also a grandfather, a sequential artist, a filmmaker and an animator.