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Con & On (Paperback)

Con & On By Paul Cornell, Marika Cresta (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Paul Cornell, Marika Cresta (Illustrator)
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A gripping comedy-drama that follows a fictional cast of fans and professionals down through the decades, as they attend the annual gathering of America’s biggest comic book convention. "Trust Paul Cornell to find the humanity and weirdness in the comics industry and the rise of organized comics fandom” —Charlie Jane Anders, author of All the Birds in the Sky

Con & On is the story of five different years in the life of the Vista Al Mar Comics Festival—one year per issue, spanning three decades—from the points of view of a diverse bunch of desperate people whose lives revolve around this greatest show on Earth. Meet close friends Eddie and Deja, aspiring young comics talents whose ambitions threaten to tear them apart; Anthony, Don & Finn, brilliant, boozy and bombastic British creators; and all of the crusty veteran editors, forgotten TV stars, and enthusiastic fans who make the convention experience something to revisit year after year.

Collects issues 1 through 5.

About the Author

PAUL CORNELL is a writer of science fiction and fantasy in prose, comics and TV, one of only two people to be Hugo Award-nominated for all three media. He’s written Doctor Who for the BBC, Action Comics for DC, and Wolverine for Marvel. He’s won the BSFA Award for his short fiction, an Eagle Award for his comics, and shares in a Writer’s Guild Award for his television. He lives in Gloucestershire with his wife and son.

Praise For…

“This was a blast. Cornell and Cresta combine their formidable talents to tell a comics-history-infused tale loaded with heart, plenty of winks and nods, lovely art, and memorable wit — creating a page-turner that will keep you wanting more. Readers will want to get a permanent residence in the sharp, funny world they’ve created.”
— Alex Segura (Secret Identity)

"Trust Paul Cornell to find the humanity and weirdness in the comics industry and the rise of organized comics fandom. This is one convention you won't want to miss."

— Charlie Jane Anders (The City in the Middle of the Night
Product Details
ISBN: 9781952090301
ISBN-10: 195209030X
Publisher: AHOY Comics
Publication Date: March 26th, 2024
Pages: 128
Language: English