Judging by the amount of people who have “invaded” St James Cavalier, this is set to be another uber successful edition for Malta Comic Con. The vibe this morning was already at a high. Amongst the things that impressed me most:
The sheer amount of international artists: when you get names like Gary Erskine, David Lloyd, Sean Azzopardi, Tim Perkins and other top players in the industry, you realise these guys are doing something right.
The sheer amount of talent this country boasts: There are gazillions local artists exhibiting at this year’s convention and the vast majority have some pretty spiffy work. Many of them are under the age of twenty. Give them another five years and there’s a good chance those autographed sketches will be selling for a lot more.
There’s no such thing as owning too many graphic novels: Seriously, this time round I promised myself I wouldn’t go overboard on the shopping. Needless to say I broke the promise within ten minutes. Now, to figure out where the hell to put the loot.
So if you enjoy fantasy/graphic art/Japanese manga and anime, get your butts down to St James Cavalier. The entry ticket is well worth the price and it also includes entrance to the movies that are being shown in the cinema.
Malta Comic Con is being held today, Saturday November 26 and Sunday November 27 at St. James Cavalier, Valletta. Doors open from 10:00 until 18:00 on both days. Tickets will be selling at €7 for one day or €12 for both days, while children under the age of 11 will not require a ticket. For more information visit www.maltacomic-con.com.