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True Pop Culture Legends Confirmed for CCXP COLOGNE

In a special celebration of Batman's 80th Anniversary, the man responsible for bringing the iconic super-hero back to the big screens is coming to CCXP COLOGNE. Michael Uslan, one of the most important voices in the world regarding the Dark Knight, will reveal backstage stories about how he produced the Batman films and animated series, starting with the iconic 1989 movie directed by Tim Burton. And another pop culture legend is also bound for Cologne: Mike Deodato, one of the most prolific and in demand comic book artists since the 1990s.

A true Marvel hero for Artists’ Alley
Mike Deodato’s style ranges from high energy drawings to a noir photorealism. His lifelong love for comics comes from his late father, a comic artist himself, who guided his son’s artistic growth. Soon Deodato became one of the most prolific and in demand artists of the 90s, with credits that include Marvel’s Avengers, Elektra, The Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man and Thor. Eventually he reduced his workload and reinvented his art once again, creating a darker, more detailed style, experimenting it in a Nightcrawler story showcased in X-Men Unlimited. Deodato then managed to draw one of his favourite series to date: The Incredible Hulk, written by Bruce Jones. Currently a Marvel exclusive, some of his credits include Witches, New Avengers, Amazing Spider-Man, Thunderbolts, Infinity Wars, and his most recent series, this year’s Savage Avengers. Deodato is represented by Chiaroscuro Studios, one of the main talent agency for comic book artists in the world, and co-creator of CCXP Comic Con Experience in Brazil.

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Endless Pop Culture Expertise
Michael Uslan is the Executive Producer of many award-winning movies, including Batman Vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice, The Lego Movie and The Dark Knight Trilogy. Batman Begins, The Dark Knight & The Dark Knight Rises are among the most successful movies of all time, raking up 8 Oscar nominations, winning Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor as well as 5 Peoples’ Choice Awards. At CCXP COLOGNE, he will reveal backstage stories about how he produced the Batman films and animated series, starting with the iconic 1989 movie directed by Tim Burton. 

Uslan won an Emmy Award for “Best Animated Series” with his production of “Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego?®” He was also the instructor of both the first accredited college course and correspondence course on comic books at the Indiana University in 1971, and the author of the first textbook on comics, The Comic Book In America. He has authored a wide range of books and graphic novels.

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Early Bird ends on 31 March 2019
Those who want to already secure their admission ticket for CCXP COLOGNE 2019 can purchase an early bird admission ticket from Euro 25 upwards for the day ticket (from Euro 12.50 for reduced price admission tickets) until 31 March 2019. People who want to experience even more of CCXP COLOGNE have the possibility to book an "Epic Experience" or "Full Experience" ticket. For all types of tickets, the badges of high-quality design are dispatched by post.

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Koelnmesse – Global Competence in Digital Media, Entertainment and Mobility: Koelnmesse is an international leader in organising trade fairs in the Digital Media, Entertainment and Mobility segments. Trade fairs like photokina, DMEXCO, gamescom, INTERMOT and THE TIRE COLOGNE are established as leading international trade fairs. Koelnmesse not only organises trade fairs in these areas in Cologne, but also in other growth markets like, for example, China, Singapore and Thailand, which have different areas of focus and content. These global activities offer customers of Koelnmesse tailor-made events in different markets, which guarantee sustainable and international business.

The next events:
CCXP Cologne - Comic Con Experience - , Cologne 27.06. - 30.06.2019
gamescom - The world's largest trade fair and event highlight for interactive games and entertainment (with trade visitor and media day), Cologne 20.08. - 24.08.2019
DMEXCO - , Cologne 11.09. - 12.09.2019

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