Source: Showmasters London
The Star Wars Fandom Zone is new for this year’s London Film and Comic Con and we are pleased to announce that the following authors and artists will be appearing in the zone over the weekend to meet our amazing Star Wars fans!
Born in Hull, but now based in London, JAKe is an illustrator, designer, writer and animation director who has worked for clients worldwide, including a longstanding relationship with Lucasfilm (Star Wars, Indiana Jones). George Lucas himself famously wore JAKe’s ‘Han Shot First’ t-shirt. He has also worked with The Mighty Boosh, The Prodigy, Comme Des Garçons, The Observer, Esquire, Sony Playstation, Motorola, Foyles Bookshop, Syfy Channel, BBCTV, Curzon Cinemas, The Official Chart Company to name a few. His books include the acclaimed graphic novel, ‘Hellraisers’ (SelfMadeHero), ‘How To Speak Wookiee’ and ‘How to Speak Droid with R2-D2 (Chronicle Books/Lucasfilm) and ‘The Mammoth Book Of Street Art’ (Constable Robinson). He is a comic cover artist on titles such as Doctor Who, Assassin’s Creed and The Corbyn Comic Book.
Born in 1971,Malvern based artist Marsha Parkins has been a creative force in the sci-fi and fantasy art world since 1987 when she started MP Productions. The foundation of her career coincided with a move to the United States,where she worked with corporations like Disney, designing Lion King T-Shirts ,as well as Miami Dade police force,The U.S.Navy Seals and book covers, book illustrations in published novels.In addition to this Marsha has turned her hand to a variety of work including the illustration of maps,company logos, album covers,T-shirts and tattoos .
Marsha’s ability to work in a variety of mediums including pen and ink,watercolour,acrylics and oils along with her experience of illustration and printing make her the first choice for many projects. Marsha’s most recent artwork includes Official Star Wars art for Topps for many sets but also including Mars Attacks, The Walking Dead, Stranger Things as well as Marvel premier for Upperdeck and RRParks Cards Mystery Science Theater 3000.Sharknado. Fright Rags with Dawn of the Dead and House of a Thousand Corpses and more official sketch cards to be announced later,including the Lon Chaney legacy she’s also honoured to have her work included as a base card for Topps latest Star Wars Galaxy series released later in 2018. Marsha’s studio is based at her home in Malvern UK, where she continues to create commissions and personal projects and writing/illustrating her own children’s books when not producing sketch cards for Star Wars sets.
Marc Hagan-Guirey (Saturday Only)
(aka Paper Dandy) is an Irish born, London-based design director and paper artist whose fine art kirigami have been featured in exhibitions and covered by the BBC, CNN, and Wired. His kirigami commissions for both private and commercial clients include pieces for the National Theatre, London Transport Museum and Samsung Galaxy and a chance encounter with director JJ Abrams and producer Kathleen Kennedy, scored Marc a publishing deal with Lucasfilm. His latest book Star Wars Kirigami (Chronicle Books) contains 15 unique kirigami (cut and-fold) ships which have featured in the Star Wars films. He is also the author of Horrorgami and Frank Lloyd Wright Paper Models. Come along and see Star Wars kirigami ships being created.