‘Get Your Comic On’ is a labour of love created by three friends sitting in a bumper car on London’s South Bank on 26th July 2013 after an unsuccessful attempt to attend San Diego Comic Con. Having had a great holiday talk turned to how best to try and get tickets for 2015 without relying on the ticket lottery.
After several fruity ciders we came upon the idea to become journalists, creative a successful website and get ourselves press passes to the next SDCC. The next morning, despite hangovers a Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook were all created and the design process started. We now have a whole plethora of social media accounts for you to follow us on.
Flash forward to one year and over 100 posts later and we might not be attending SDCC as journalists but two out of the three will be attending the con as paying guests for the first time. The Twitter regularly fills up the feeds of users all over the world, the Facebook posts are reaching hundreds of users and the Tumblr is making a name for itself.
But alas all good things cannot last and we have rapidly outgrown Tumblr and thus getyourcomicon.co.uk was born!
Meet the Team
Neil is the GYCO Editor-in-chief. He has a BA in Film & Tv and an MA in Scriptwriting; he currently works 9-5 as an office manager and 5-9 as a reviewer/web designer. He has been subscribing to comics for around nine years but has been reading them as long as he can remember.
Favourite comics: Batman; Nightwing, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and All New X-Men
Favourite films: Batman (any apart from & Robin); Star Trek Generations, Underworld, Beetlejuice
Favourite TV shows: Fringe; Buffy, Arrow, TBBT, Being Human UK and Star Trek TNG
You can contact Neil directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Checkout all posts by Neil HERE
James is a senior writer for GYCO. He has a BA in Media Studies and is currently doing an MA in Media & Communication. He has been a comic book and film fan ever since he was little when his dad used to take him and his twin out of school to go and see the latest superhero/blockbuster movie. Since then, James has been collecting props, replicas, and autographs from all of his favourite shows and movies. He is a massive Marvel, DC, Star Wars, Arrow, Game of Thrones, and Anime fan and loves discussing anything and everything he is passionate about.
Favourite Films: Man of Steel, The Winter Soldier, Inception, The Dark Knight, Rogue One, & Lord of the Rings.
Favourite TV Shows: Arrow, Game of Thrones, Killing Eve, The Flash, & Daredevil
Favourite Anime: Re:Zero, Cowboy Bebop, Seven Deadly Sins, Attack on Titan, My Hero Academia, Toradora, & Konosuba.
James’s social media: Instagram
See all posts by James HERE
Martin is the co-host of the GYCO Podcast. He is a Nurse Lecturer Practitioner by trade and a comic book geek by definition. Neil’s long-suffering husband and very own Boy Wonder. He’s known the world over for his catchphrase “Hello Martin.”
Favourite movies: Batman 89, Star Trek: First Contact, Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire & Lords of the Rings.
Favourite TV series: Titans, Doom Patrol, Alias, Buffy the Vampire Slayer & anything about vets.
Lukas is the GYHO Editor. He has a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing which he is putting to use on the interweb, and is also a keen traveler, having spent many years living abroad. He is technically Welsh but after living in New Zealand for two years he considers himself an honorary Kiwi. He loves anything horror, but especially anything from the ’80s, those were some fun times.
Favourite movies: Alien, American Werewolf in London, Psycho, Bride of Chucky & Starship Troopers.
Favourite TV Shows: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Dead Like Me, Alias, and a low key obsession with Survivor.
Lukas’s social networking: Instagram
Checkout all posts by Lukas HERE
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Cy has a BA in Film Industries and has studied film passionately for over six years. She cosplays and loves attending comic conventions and runs a Funko Instagram collection page! Cy collects books, manga, figurines, funko pops, movies and merch.
She is a huge fan of Anime, Marvel, Star Wars, Horror Films, Animated Shows, Disney and Lord of the Rings.
Find all of Cy’s posts HERE
Marc is a writer for GYCO. He has a BA in Film Studies and lives in London. He started reading comics when he was 11 years old, gave them up when he was 15 years old to chase girls and came back when he was 25 years old and married. His favourite run of all time is Bendis and Bagley’s Ultimate Spider-Man, a run he has almost collected in its entirety. He is an avid Wednesday Warrior and regularly attends signings with his favourite creators.
Favourite Movies: Lord of the Rings, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, In Bruges, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Thor: Ragnarok & Avengers: Infinity War.
Favourite TV Shows: Game of Thrones, South Park, Daredevil, Friends, Arrow and Locke & Key.
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