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Meet the heroes behind your favorite hero

Behind every superhero stand authors and artists creating the worlds comic fans around the world love to dive in. With DC Artists Brian Azzarello, David and Meredith Finch, and David Lloyd taking part in the show on all four days, CCXP COLOGNE features some of the most significant comic book artists of all times. Fans of Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck can look forward to meeting “Miguel” at the Panini booth who has been a Disney artist for more than 30 years. 

Brian Azzarello is the author of “Spaceman”, “Batman: Broken City” and the Harvey and Eisner Award-winning “100 Bullets” all created in collaboration with artist Eduardo Risso. The New York Times best-selling author's other work for DC Comics includes the titles “Hellblazer” and “Loveless” (both with Marcelo Frusin), “Superman: For Tomorrow” (with Jim Lee), “Joker, Luthor and Rorschach” (with Lee Bermejo), “Comedian” (with J.G. Jones), “Sgt. Rock: Between Hell And A Hard Place” (with Joe Kubert), “Wonder Woman” (with Cliff Chiang) and most recently the ongoing series “Batman: Damned”. 

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A superhero family 
For almost 20 years David Finch has inspired fans with his raw and gritty art aesthetic. His comic credentials include creator-owned successes “Ascension” and “Aphrodite IX” and main stream hits like “Ultimate X-men”, “New Avengers”, “Moon Knight” and “Ultimatum”. Moving to DC Comics in 2010, Dave used his powerful and emotional artwork to tackle Gotham’s grittiest hero in “Batman: Dark Knight”. His work with Geoff Johns on “Justice League of America” and “Forever Evil” brought a fresh and exciting perspective to the DC universe of villains. November of 2014 saw another chapter begin in the career of this artistic phenom when he began working on one of comics’ most iconic characters: “Wonder Woman”.  

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David’s wife Meredith Finch has been steeped into the world of comics since meeting David in 2005. Her works include “Wonder Woman” for DC Comics, “Xena: Warrior Princess” for Dynamite and “The Little Mermaid” for Zenescope. In 2017 she began her first foray into creator-owned comics. Titled “Rose”, this fantasy series, published by Image Comics, combines her love of mythology with modern issues.  

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V for Vendetta 
David Lloyd is a British comics artist best known as the illustrator and co-creator of the story “V for Vendetta”, written by Alan Moore. Lloyd devised V's Guy Fawkes-inspired appearance. The stylized Guy Fawkes mask that Lloyd created for V for Vendetta has transcended the story and made its way into the real world, frequently being used by protesters. 

Lloyd was one of the artists on the graphic horror anthology “Wasteland” for DC Comics with writers John Ostrander and Del Close. Lloyd has also worked on “Espers”, with writer James D. Hudnall, for Eclipse Comics; “Hellblazer”, with writers Grant Morrison and Jamie Delano, and “War Story”, with Garth Ennis, for DC; and “Global Frequency”, with Warren Ellis, for WildStorm. With Delano he drew “The Territory” for Dark Horse Comics, where he also worked on some of their licensed properties such as “Aliens” and “James Bond”. 

In 2012 Lloyd established Aces Weekly, an online comics anthology featuring a variety of top creators (
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A case for Mickey and Donald 
Miguel Fernandez Martínez is a Spanish comic artist, who became an artist of Disney comics in the mid-1980s. Miguel started out with several stories for the French Le Journal de Mickey, doing some “Mickey Mouse” stories and “Ellsworth” gags. In 1986 he began a collaboration with Egmont Publishing, known for the beloved and all-time favorite “Lustige Taschenbücher” series, and the Mickey Mouse magazine for which Miguel has provided many adventures of Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse. 

In addition to his Disney work, Miguel has drawn for the Kauka series “Fix und Foxi”, “Fridolin” and “Knox”. Miguel Fernandez Martinez will be a guest of the Panini Comics booth at CCXP COLOGNE.  

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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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