I had a great (but tiring) day at the Thing on Saturday, I didn't get chance to take many photos (I forgot) but here are the couple I took and a few I managed to borrow from other people of the weekend...
Friday Morning: Here is the mystery machine packed full of comics and ready to go! It topples over really easily so that made the journey to the train and across London a bit tricky. Next time I'll buy a more practical case...
Saturday Morning: I arrived at the venue (feeling rather ill boo) with my bro who helped me on the stall and brought me tea- without which I wouldn't have made it through the day! I set up and then went round to hand out Dino-Saw-Us passports with Timothy Winchester of People I Know comics. On the way round I was presented with a handsome and muscley CARDBOARD CARL from Phillipa of My Cardboard Life fame!!! ahhh!! Here he is enjoying the day-
Here is a photo taken by Dan Berry of me at my stall with Carl-
I was on a row next to Adam, Kayla and Marc (who had exciting new tote bags that I saw lots of people carrying around!) I managed to leave the stall for a bit to collect a few stickers for the Dino-Saw-Us game, do check out the Dino-Saw-Us blog where we will be adding photos and reviews from people who enjoyed collecting the stickers too, I was amazed by how many people joined in!-
Here are the Anthologies that I drew the cover for (it doesn't appear to credit me for this though! They made badges and stickers of the design too...)
Thanks to everyone who bought my new comics! Do let me know what you think of them! (They will be added to the online shop this week for anyone who couldn't make it and in stockists from next week)
Sunday morning: There was just time on Sunday for some pancakes with dreamy Carl before catching the train-
Here is all the stuff I came home with (more than I usually manage to get!)-
I Love Pie and I Love Rapping necklaces from Tuck Shop, Enviro-Cat tote from John Allison, animal badges from Tpcat, millions of awesome postcards from Adam Cadwell, Paperlillies and Jess Bradley, brand new comics from Cute But Sad, People I Know and the wonderful people of Zettgeist, a cool card from Darryl Cunningham, brilliant dinosaur gift from Tanukitsune and top of my want list for the day was GUTS by Joe List (I've been wearing my GUTS badge with pride) WOO!
All of these things pictured above are well worth getting- go and visit all those website links and buy them too! It was really great to see everyone and to meet people I've only known via twitter at last...although also quite a lot to take in on the day so sorry if I missed anyone out or anything. I feel like I dashed round and didn't get chance to go back for things I intended to get at the end of the day (as usual) but will have to add them to my list for next time...