Malta Comic Con Show Girls Wicked Comics are proud to announce that French digital artist Jean-Louis Mast (Original Sin: Secret Avengers), inker supreme Dave Llung, Italian illustrator Luciano Regazzoni (Alpha Agency) and the Palermo based collective Grafimated Cartoon (I Vespri Siciliani) will be joining Yishan Li, Rufus Dayglo, Andrew Wildman, Guillermo Ortego, Steve Scott, Mickey Lam, Mike Collins, Cliodhna, Dave Taylor, Christian Ward, John-Paul Kamath, Michael Dialynas, Lew Stringer, Daniela “Iella” Attard, Mario Alberti, Gabriel Hernandez Walta, Gordon Rennie, Emma Beeb, Jason Howard, Richard Starkings, Tim Perkins, Sean Azzopardi El Torres, Amigo Comics, Jenika Ioffreda, Stephanie Cooke, Gianluca Maconi, Mike Lawson, the School of Bitches, and Marianne Galea as guests for the Malta Comic Con (MCC) 2014 which will be held on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th November at St. James Cavalier (all floors), Valletta, between 10am – 6pm on Saturday and 11am – 7pm on Sunday.

“The show was a really good surprise for me. The place is just beautiful, the public very curious about anyone’s work, and the organisation very kind with the artists invited. I keep warm memories of any talks and lunches together with all the artist and crew. Also I never thought of visiting Malta, the Comic Con was a great occasion to discover this country. The MCC crew did well! (Rosalys, 2014).

Jean-Louis Mast Art
Jean-Louis Mast
Mast is a French digital artist who has been working on the web since he was a little 16-year-old punk (recently on “Watchmen 3″, French webcomics “L’Affaire DSK”, “Gonzoo” and “La Synthèse des Auteurs BD”).

He's a storyboard artist for Marvel digital line: the Infinite Comics. 

He worked with Geoffo on "Amazing Spider-Man: Who Am I?", "Ultimate Spider-Man Infinite", "Iron Man: Fatal Frontier", "Original Sin: Secret Avengers", "Thanos: A god up there listening", and "All-New Captain America: Fear Him!". He is also scheduled to work on more titles which will be announced shortly. 

Mast is also the co-cartoonist of Jim The Duck's comic strips, from NBC's famous TV show Community. 

Dave Lung
Dave Lung is a veteran in the independent comic scene, having freelanced for several of the biggest companies in the industry and has worked with some of the most talented artists in comics today.

Dave has a BA. Hons. in Fine Art and Graphic Design, and is multi-talented artist who currently splits his time between pencils and inking. He is currently working on 3 of his own graphic novels, each of which are under solicitation to one of the biggest alternative comic publications in the industry.

Dave is best known as a uniquely talented inker with an intricate and dark style which is easily recognizable.

Dave Lung ArtLuciano Regazzoni
Luciano Regazzoni was born in 1959 and graduated at the School of Comics of Milan.

Since 1985 he has been teaching anatomy applied to comics and illustration technique at the same school and at The European Design Institute. In the 2005 he became part of the teaching staff of the School of Comics of Palermo/Grafimated Cartoon. Between 2007-2008 he worked as a Costume Designer for the movie "Dark Resurrection". In 2013 he started to work with Sergio Bonelli Editor: He illustrated issue 29 of "Alpha Agency", a spin-off of the regular series Nathan Never, titled "The Trial". He collaborates as a storyboard artist, illustrator and visualizer for several ad agencies and major Italian comic publishers.

Grafimated Cartoon
Salvatore Di Marco and Antonino Pirrotta come to Malta on behalf of the Palermo based Grafimated Cartoon.

Grafimated Cartoon is a cooperative society that produces, promotes and diffuses animated films and comics. Grafimated Cartoon was founded in January 2001 by professionals of the field. With over fifteen years experience, they have participated in several national and international animated film festivals with short author films, in particular the short film "Saudates du sud" with which it took part in the competition in Annecy 97 edition.

They have cooperated in the production of important animated series and feature films such as: The Triplets, Cocco Bill, I Cuccioli, La Gabbianella e il Gatto, Aida degli alberi, etc... Grafmated Cartoon also produced "I Vespri Siciliani" and are working on the upcoming feature animated movie "Pinocchio" by Enzo D'Alo.

With "School of Comics-Scuola del Fumetto" they teach the skills to create comics, from pencils to colouring and lettering. In fact in 2011, the school also started publishing comics created by their students. Their students and collaborators have worked with such editors as Panini Kids, Ape Entertainment, Disney, Marvel Comics, Marathon, Bluewaters, Cronaca di Topolinia, Dc Comics, etc...

Other activities organized in collaboration with several public schools in Sicily, are comics and animated cartoon workshops where students create short films in which some of them won prizes in their respective categories.

Grafimated Cartoon
Gianluca Maconi
Born in Pordenone in 1977, graduated in 1996 at the Istituto Statale d'Arte in Cordenone and afterwards he studied at l'Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice from which he graduated in sculpting in 2003. He dedicated himself in various activities from scenery to sculpting, from decoration to animation, from graphics to illustrations from which he integrates everything into comics.

He published "I delitti di Alleghe", “Il Delitto Pasolini” (BeccoGiallo Editore), Aztlan #01” (Edizioni Safarà), “Yggdrasil – L’Albero della Vita” (Lavieri), “Mediterranea ” (GG Studio) e “Monkey Business” (Lavieri). He currently works with Soleil ("Elya" ed "Elfes"), Disney e Sergio Bonelli Editore.

Mike Lawson:
Mike Lawson is a digital artist and custom prop & costume fabricator. A true kid of the 80's his childhood comes to life through his work. Creating art like 80's cartoon villains to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and putting his own spin on some of his favourite comic characters. As well as his fan art he is currently developing some of his own original intellectual properties which will hopefully be ready for release during 2015. 

Over the last couple of years he's expanded his skill set to designing and building custom fabricated props, helmets, masks and armour. Using lightweight materials each item is handcrafted and painted to a high degree. In 2011 he setup his own brand, What You See Here (WYSHcreative), as a way of marketing his broad spectrum of work.

School of Bitches
For the third consecutive year, School Of Bitches will return ‘home’ this November for their annual appearance at the Malta Comic Con. 

After the successful launch of Issue 2 at last year’s event, (shortlisted ‘Favourite Black & White Comic’, True Believer’s Awards 2014.) the team return once again, this time armed with the recently launched Issue 3 and will launch the highly anticipated Issue 4.

Gianluca Maconi ArtIssue 4 introduces the next instalment of Genesis; Tonight The City Sleeps, first seen at the Malta Comic Con 2013.

Following on from the success of the ‘Deconstructing Malta’ artworks featured last year, School Of Bitches are also pleased to be hosting an exhibition at St. James Cavalier, running from 22nd November until the conclusion of the convention on 30th November.

The exhibition is promoting the release of, From the Ashes: Premonitions, a collaborative short with local artist Jasper Schellekens, which delves further into “the fate of Malta”.

From The Ashes: Premonitions will be available exclusively at the Malta Comic Con.

Marianne Galea and Fantasy Showgirls
Marianne Galea is a model & dancer. She started Ballet and Modern dancing when she was 5 years old. At 15 she started modelling & got her Basic & Advanced exams. She then started working with Lipstick modelling agency as model & also stated doing dancing shows & teaching choreographies to the models. At 18 she became a fitness & Aerobics teacher & started teaching the models of the Agency fitness & dancing. 

At 23 she started modelling with more agencies & also became part of a dance troupe which did shows on TV. Soon after she started her own dance troupe called Fantasy Dancers, & did shows for TV programs & also Fashion Events.

School of BitchesMarianne took a break for a few years to focus more on her family but she started modelling & doing photo shoots again after her last child was born. Marianne now owns the dancing troupe Fantasy Showgirls & do shows for TV & Fashion Events.

Marianne also works with many photographic societies & photographers to do photo shoots, but owing to her love for fantasy, science fiction and the supernatural she always seeks to incorporate a fantasy theme in such shoots. 

She could be an Evil Queen one day & Alice in Wonderland the other, a Sexy Vampire followed by an angel. She is mainly sponsored by Diana GoryGoth Castillo who provides all her cosplay costumes.

Her mission is to entertain, inspire and keep magic and fantasy alive.

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