Cyprus Comic Con is proud to announce its first Special Guest for CCC17, renowned comic book writer Simon Furman!
Comics & Graphic Novels
Furman is best known for his prolific work on the Transformers franchise, having written hundreds of stories for all major US & UK publishers (including most of the UK-original comic stories of Generation 1) – Marvel, IDW, Dreamwave and Titan, as well as the Transformers manga for Japanese publisher Million Publishing. He is also the author of the best-selling book Transformers: The Ultimate Guide (2004), which offers a detailed, in-depth look at the history and evolution of the Transformers characters.
Simon Furman is the co-creator of digital comic book saga To The Death, together with artist Geoff Senior. The online comic combines hard-hitting sci-fi action and sharp-edged satire and is a series of 18 episodes. Set on Earth in 2674, it tells the story of Aleksy Dryagin (aka Komodo), who is returning home to a hero’s welcome and a death sentence, as he finds an enemy in the Triumvirate (the joint heads of the ruling Tri-Corp). With nothing left to lose, Dryagin prepares to fight …”To The Death”!
Furman is currently working on a series of comics and graphic novels based on Dreamworks’ popular titles How to Train Your Dragon and Kung Fu Panda. His extended list of comic book credits include StarCraft, Transformers: Regeneration One, Alpha Fight, Death’s Head, Doctor Who, Dragon’s Claws, Robocop, She-Hulk, Terminator, Torchwood, Turok: Dinosaur Hunter and What If?.
To see more of Simon Furman’s work, visit his personal website and follow him on Facebook and Twitter (@SimonFurman3)!
Animation & Gaming
In the world of TV animation, Furman is currently serving as head writer and script supervisor of the hit Nicktoons & CITV show, Matt Hatter Chronicles (2011– ), which tells of the adventure of a schoolboy turned hero, that discovers a secret dimension called the Multiverse where must defeat a number of Super Villains in order to rescue his Grandpa! Additionally, Simon Furman has written for shows such as Beast Wars: Transformers (1996-1999), the science fiction animation program Roswell Conspiracies: Aliens, Myths and Legends (1999-2000), as well as the animated series of Dan Dare (2002), X-Men: Evolution (2000-2003), Alien Racers (2005) and A.T.O.M. (Alpha Teens on Machines, 2005-2007).
In the field of computer games, Furman has worked extensively with Space Ape Games on the mobile game Transformers: Earth Wars (released in 2016) as well as the recently released retro arcade shooter, Fastlane: Road to Revenge (19th April 2017) as well as another title, still in early development.
Simon Furman will have a selection of art prints and other signed works available for sale at his booth, so make sure to visit and grab yourself a limited edition signed print, or bring your own copies of Furman’s titles for him to sign!
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