By 7 September 2018 | Categories: news


More good news if you are heading to Comic Con Africa. Lauren Beukes and Dale Halvorsen are set to join the guest list for the first Comic Con Africa.

Lauren Beukes is the internationally best-selling author of Zoo City and The Shining Girls. Dale Halvorsen is an award-winning cover designer and illustrator. Together, they’re co-creators of the original horror series for DC Comics’ edgy Vertigo imprint, Survivors’ Club, with artist Ryan Kelly. 

The series, which asks what if the 80s horror movies were real, and where are those kids today, is currently being developed for TV. The pair have also worked together on Chum, a horror short about ice-hockey, kaiju and giant fighting robots for Strange Sports Stories, and a bloody tale about Johnny Alpha and vampire bounty hunter Durham Red for 2000AD.

More about Beukes

Lauren Beukes is a multiple award-winning South African author and New York Times best-selling comics writer. Her work includes Zoo City, which won the Arthur C Clarke Award, The Shining Girls, currently being developed as a TV show by Leonardo Di Caprio, and Broken Monsters, which is about supernatural art and murder in Detroit. Lauren was the head-writer and co-creator of the first half hour animated TV show in South Africa, URBO: The Adventures of Pax Afrika.

As a comics writer, she’s written a Japanese horror spin on Rapunzel for Vertigo’s Fables series with Inaki; a Wonder Woman short for kids set in Soweto with Mike Maihack and is co-creator of the original Vertigo horror series, Survivors’ Club, with Dale Halvorsen and Ryan Kelly.

And more about Halvorsen

Dale Halvorsen is co-creator and co-writer on the original DC Vertigo horror series, Survivors Club, together with Lauren Beukes and artist Ryan Kelly. In his normal life, he’s a multi-award-winning cover designer, including Zoo City, Nnedi Okorafor’s Who Fears Death and Charlie Human’s Apocalypse Now Now.

Comic Con Africa will be held from 14 – 16 September 2018 at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit & International Convention Centre. Comic Con Africa is a multi-genre entertainment and comic convention that features comic books, games, arts, movies, pop culture elements and so much more.

More information about autograph sessions as well as ticket pricing will be announced at a later stage.

For more information about Comic Con Africa 2018, please visit:

The organisers of Comic Con Africa noted that Saturday and Sunday tickets are sold out, and no tickets will be available for sale at the door during Comic Con Africa show days.


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