Creator Stage Schedule

Source: MCM London

Hear from the experts as comic artists, authors and creators from across the industry give you the inside scoop on their crafts, career and upcoming projects. Check out the full schedule below… 


Tpub: How to make comics

12:00 – 12:45


Have you ever wanted to make a comic book of your own? You can (and should) start straight away! But if you don’t know how to draw or if you want to avoid mistakes that many creators make, or are after just a bit of guidance, why not see how others do it?


From comic to screen

13:00 – 13:45


Join the legendary Howard Mackie (Ghost Rider, Black Panther and Vampirella) and Mark Texeira (Ghost Rider, Spider-Man, The X-Men) on the Creator Stage as they explore the art of comic books and their inspiration on movies.


Lights Debut

14:00 – 14:45


Canadian singer, songwriter, author, and illustrator Lights is making her MCM Comic Con debut, going behind the scenes of her new graphic novel and her musical studio albums.


The culture of webcomics

15:00 – 15:45


A panel discussing the ways that creatives have discovered their unique styles and sharing advice on how to find your own visual aesthetic. Ranging from the way stories are told to unusual quirks, and how to differentiate yourself from others, these creators discuss what makes their comics unique.


Poster Posse Live Draw

16:00 – 16:45



 The awesome Poster Posse crew take to the Creator Stage to discuss their recent official works, processes and answer your burning questions, while Sam Gilbey live draws in the spotlight!


Shades of VengeancePresents:
Self-Publishing 101

17:00 – 17:45


Ed Jowett and Leo Cosh of Shades of Vengeance look back over their shared years of experience writing, publishing and creating to bring you their ultimate guide on how to bring your book from paper to shelf. They will talk about the best ways to get printed books, from samples to production copies, how to handle layout and much more.




It’s not all BIFF POW THWAP!

11:00 – 11:45

Alison Sampson joins UK comics artist and writer Emma Vieceli, and Andy Price (lead pencil/ink artist for the record breaking My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic) on the Creator Stage to discuss character-driven narratives in comics.

Taking Batman to new heights

12:00 – 13:00


Andy Diggle and Whilce Portacio reunite on the Creator Stage to talk everything Batman Confidential.


Worldbuilding 101


13:00 – 13:45


What does it take to truly create another world? Fantasy author RJ Barker sets the questions to this fantasy panel about creating entire kingdoms, planets, creatures and EPIC showdowns with Claire North, Adrian Tchaikovsky, KK Perez, Jen Williams and Susan Dennard.


 Shades of Vengeance Presents:
How to write, voice and
produce your own audio drama

14:00 – 14:45


Ed Jowett and Leo Cosh of Shades of Vengeance talk about how to bring voice, direction, editing and production together to create an audio drama. They will be discussing casting, voice acting techniques, production tips, timelines and more. If you want to know all about working in indie audio drama, this panel is a must-see.  


Representation in fantasy

15:00 – 15:45


How has fantasy changed over recent years? Has TV helped? Harry Potter – Game of Thrones? We get fantasy authors Zen Cho, Tasha Suri, Ashley Poston, KK Perez and Tade Thompson to debate, and see how far we’ve come, and how far we still need to go.



Breaking into comics:
Then and now

16:00 – 16:45

Jarrett Melendez (Full Bleed, The Weight of Time and All We Ever Wanted) and Howard Mackie (Ghost Rider, Black Panther and Vampirella) deep dive into breaking into the comic industry


Nobody does it better 

17:00 – 17:45


Book vs film – FIGHT! Game of Thrones, Terry Pratchett, Narnia… and more! Claire North, RJ Barker, Tasha Suri, Jen Williams and Adrian Tchaikovsky battle it out!



Shades of Vengeance Presents:
How to be Creative

10:45 – 11:30


Ed Jowett and Leo Cosh of Shades of Vengeance discuss how to approach creative projects. They will cover techniques for getting started, how to build worlds that work, and discuss overcoming the common pitfalls of creativity that you might come across. Whether you’re creating a game, comic, novel or audio project, this is the panel for you!


Tpub: How comics can help you
in your studies and your career

11:45 – 12:30


Comics are more than superheroes – we all know that. They are also possibly the best method of retaining information and this panel shows how comics can be used to get better grades or communicate better in large organisations.


Indie Horror Comics

12:45 – 13:30

Fan of all things gory, eerie and dark? Check out this panel with horror creators from Frisson Comics, Hellbound Media, Afterlight Comics and more, on creating indie horror comics and artworks.


Inkers and artists: Collaborations

13:45 – 14:45


From Secret Wars to Spider-Man, veteran comic book artists Mike Zeck and John Beatty discuss how to work together in collaboration in art, comics and pop culture.


Women in pop culture

15:00 – 15:45


Enough with the subservient princesses and doe-eyed country girls. These authors came to slay! Come and meet Ashley Poston, Susan Dennard, Jodi Taylor, KK Perez and Zen Cho.