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Our First Comic Guest is… Ian D. Sharman!

Coastal Comic Con are pleased to announce our first Comic Zone guest is Ian D. Sharman, Editor-in-Chief of Markosia and Orang Utan Comics.

Ian is probably best known as the award winning writer of Alpha GodsHero: 9 to 5HypergirlThe Intergalactic Adventures of Zakk RidleyThe Lady & The Lost World and the webcomic, Spacescape, and as the editor of and contributor to the Eagle Award nominated anthology, Eleventh Hour.

Ian is also an accomplished inker, having inked Spider-ManIron Man and the X-Men for Panini Comics, and also a successful letterer, having lettered many comics including the Doctor Whographic novels from BBC Books, the acclaimed A;pollo graphic novel from Self Made Hero and the AX Collection of underground manga published by Top Shelf.

Ian is also Editor In Chief of Markosia, one of the leading independent publishers of graphic novels in the UK, and he runs Orang Utan Comics, a UK based collective of comic book creators.

On top of all this he’s also the producer and one of the stars of Ray Gunn & Starburst, a sci-fi/comedy audio drama which is currently available for free on iTunes. Oh, and he recently released a collection of flash fiction and poetry called Words On A Wall. He’s a busy chap!

We are looking forward to welcoming Ian to Coastal Comic Con.