Comic book artist Gary Erskine back for the seventh Sci-fi Scarborough

Scottish comic book artist Gary Erskine has confirmed for Sci-Fi Scarborough, the first of several who will be appearing at the popular geek culture festival.

Tuesday, 3rd December 2019, 9:15 am
Updated Tuesday, 3rd December 2019, 9:16 am
Comic book artist Gary Erskine

Gary has worked in the comic industry for near thirty years for MARVEL, DC Comics, Vertigo, Dark Horse Comics, IMAGE, IDW and other companies with writers Mark Millar, Warren Ellis, Garth Ennis, James Robinson and Grant Morrison on books including The Unwritten, Hellblazer, War Stories, The Massive with Brian Wood, and Grindhouse with Alex De Campi, with characters as diverse as Judge Dredd, Starman, John Constantine, Dan Dare and Captain America.

He has also contributed to licenses including Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who, Transformers and Terminator. He mentors film students on storyboarding, teaches workshops at schools and libraries and is currently writing and publishing ROLLER GRRRLS. Future work includes Incendiary.US and Zachariah Gunn: Dakota.

Gary has also provided storyboards and concept design work for the games and film industry and also works commercially with clients including D'Agostini, SONY, EA Games COLORS, Team GB British Cycling, J League and the Joshua Agency.

He has also contributed a short story to the successful Metal Made Flesh series for Subversive Comics working with writer Cy Dethan called The Final Piece Of Me. Recent work includes the companion graphic novel to the Frontlines series of sci-fi novels by Marko Kloos, written by Ivan Brandon for Jet City Comics and covers for Sabrina, The Teenage Witch for Archie Comics.

Outside comics, Gary also hosts character Design workshops for schools and teaches storyboards for film students at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and more recently provided workshops for the Prince's Trust. He has produced educational and promotional work and talks for various universities including Glasgow and St Andrews. He also teaches games design at Fife College.

Gary was also the Creative Director of the Glenrothes Comic Con events [2017, 2018]

He lives near St. Andrews with his wife, Mhairi and cats, Meg and Mog.

Co-organiser Steve Dickinson “Kicking off announcing the comic book artists is one of our favourite artists is returning to one of his favourite events. Gary has appeared at SFS many times, his work is second to none and we are honoured by his presence. It’s going to be a quality weekend.”

Other confirmed guests are

JILL HALFPENNY - Humans - Inside No.9 (Saturday only)

MIKE QUINN - Nien Nunb - Return of the Jedi to The Rise of Skywalker - Master Puppeteer

JOHN LEESON - K-9 - Doctor Who

FRAZER HINES – Jamie McCrimmon – Doctor Who

CLEM SO – Star Wars – Bond – Guardians of the Galaxy – Doctor Who – 47 Ronin

JON DAVEY – Doctor Who – Rogue One – His Dark Materials

Back for a seventh consecutive year at Scarborough Spa on Saturday April 4 and Sunday 5

Tickets are available here