Saturday, 30 October 2010

More Captain America pics!

Entertainment Weekly have published a series of stills from the Capitan America movie over on their website.

And really folks, it doesn't get more iconic than this:

This movie is looking better by the day!

Eagle Awards

This years Eagle Awards ceremony took place last night at the MCM in London.
Here is a full list of the winners (Thanks to Down the Tubes):

Roll of Honour – Brian Bolland

Favourite Newcomer Writer – Jonathan Hickman

Favourite Newcomer Artist – Jamie McKelvie

Favourite Writer – Warren Ellis

Favourite Writer/Artist – Darwyn Cooke

Favourite Artist: Pencils – Frank Quitely

Favourite Artist: Inks – Kevin O’Neill

Favourite Artist: Fully-Painted Artwork – J.H. Williams III

Favourite Colourist – Ben Templesmith

Favourite Letterer – Todd Klein

Favourite Editor – Axel Alonso

Favourite Publisher – DC/Vertigo

Favourite American Comicbook: Colour – Batman & Robin

Favourite British Comicbook: Colour – 2000AD

Best British Black & White Comic Book: Whatever Happened To The World's Fastest Man?

Favourite American Comicbook: Black and White – Walking Dead

Favourite New Comicbook – Batman & Robin

Favourite Manga – Fullmetal Alchemist

Favourite European Comicbook – Requiem Chevalier Vampire

Favourite 2009 Continued Story – Walking Dead#61-65: Fear The Hunters

Favourite 2009 Cover – Batman & Robin #4

Favourite 2009 Original Graphic Novel – The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century

Favourite 2009 Reprint Compilation – Captain Britain Omnibus by Alan Moore & Alan Davis

Favourite Magazine about Comics – Wizard

Favourite Comics-Related Book – The Insider's Guide to Creating Comics and Graphic Novels (Andy Schmidt)

Favourite Comics-Related Movie or TV Show – Watchmen

Favourite Comics-Related Website –

Favourite Web-Based Comic – Freak Angels by Warren Ellis and Paul Duffield

Congratulations to all!

Friday, 29 October 2010

The reviews are coming...

Yes, the first few Doctor Who shaped items for review have popped into the HiEx mail box, so expect something witty and urbane to be written about them very soon.

There are also a couple of outstanding (in that they were never used- although they are rather splendid) reviews that Richmond did for the now sadly defunct 2000ADreview site that we'll be putting up shortly too- so be prepared for a bit more Judge Dredd in your life!

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Captain America

Entertainment Weekly have a bit of a scoop on with the first pic of former Human Torch Chris Evans in his Captain America costume.

Looks rather groovy to us!

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Turning Tiger Review

a review of Hi-Ex Organiser Rich Clements comic ' Turning Tiger' here- By Richard McAuliffe. That lovely cover is drawn by Simon Coleby with Colours by Vicky Stonebridge.

Turning Tiger is published by Renegade Arts entertainment who were at Hi-Ex 2009 .

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Sci-Fi Art Now

Many Hi-Ex guests have work featured in the new book 'Sci-Fi Art Now' which showcases the best sci-fi talent about at the moment. The editor John Freeman has been conducting interviews over on the Sci-Fi Art Now blog. Today is the turn of Vicky, your ranting Hi-Ex co-organiser, who also has artwork in the book.
The book is available from amazon now, the Uk and USA versions have variant covers, both gorgeous!

Friday, 22 October 2010

Welcome to the Hi-Ex Blog!

Welcome to the new Hi-Ex Blog!

As you may already know, we have sadly had to cancel the Hi-Ex 2011 weekend event. But so there isn't a massive thrill vacuum in the North, we thought we'd use the power of blogging to bring you news, views, links and musings to keep you going throughout the year.

Of course the Venn diagram of comics and other media is rather blurry so we will also be blogging about films, games, science-fiction, fantasy, Manga, gaming, books, and all things we deem good.

In 2011 we hope to put on a day of comic workshops and other events. We hope to continue fundraising for the wonderful
'Children 1st' especially after our recent visit to their Family support centre on the Black Isle, Vicky blogged about it here.

In 2012 we will bring you the full weekend convention style event, by hook or by crook.

So what are Rich & Vicky doing that makes them so busy that they can't put on or fund raise for a 2011 convention?

Many projects! some are top secret, but in the meantime we can reveal:

Vicky has an
Exhibition on at Inverness airport until after Christmas of representational figurative paintings.

They are freshly returned from being guests at the Irish National Science Fiction convention
(George R R Martin & Richmond discuss 'working in other peoples worlds' at Octocon )

Vicky has an illustration in the lovely shiny new book, Sci-Fi Now edited by John Freeman.
She has also been colouring
'Slaughtermans Creed' a book due out soon with Markosia.
Rich is working on a number of books- but his two part series Turning Tiger has just been released in digital comic by
Renegade Arts Entertainment.

We are also heading down to Leeds for the
Thought Bubble convention in November. Rich will be selling the mighty range of Futurequake productions and Vicky will be doing an Eco Mini-comics workshop on the Sunday.

We will be putting up all the gossip & news from previous and potential Hi-Ex Guests and exhibitors here, so if you have something to tell us about please get in touch !