Thursday, 27 May 2010
This weekend at MCM Expo if you buy anything from my stall you will get a special FREE COMIC! 4 different covers, 16 pages, lovely!
Don't forget about Dino-Saw-Us too for FREE STICKER COLLECTION FUN!
Also, have a read of this review of a few sol pop 2 contributions including Sour Rabbit and Crispy Duck!
Wednesday, 26 May 2010
I drew guest comic this for the celebration of My Cardboard Life's 300th comic!! 300! There are other awesome guest stories up so go check them out! Mine is about Carl's adventure in Canada- I took him with me (but his foot broke off in the excitement so he needs fixing...) and I took photos of him in places when I remembered. Yeah!
Don't forget I'll be at MCM Expo this weekend! Come along and buy lots and get your free passport and collect stickers as part of Dino-Saw-Us!
Friday, 21 May 2010
TCAF TCAF TCAF. So you have probably already read a bunch of reviews and such like saying what an ace convention TCAF is. So I'm just going to put a couple of photos up and nod in agreement. It was a busy, friendly, fun, exciting comic filled weekend. I spoke to lots of cool people and discovered lots of amazing work I'd never heard of before. I was also on a panel. The whole event was perfectly organised and no where near as stressful as UK conventions. We ( UK comics peoples Marc, Adam, Howard, Julia ) were also armed with a batch of Solipsistic Pop copies which pretty much sold out on the first day!
I was happy that I managed to be careful with my spending at the convention- only getting a couple of choice comics that I'd pre-planned to buy there. Annoyingly the next day I went to The Beguiling and spent a small fortune. So soon you can expect a blog post of reviews of my purchases! Here are a few convention photos...
Things I liked best about Canada (I went to Montreal then Toronto)-
1) Big gross food
2) Finding a Zoltar machine at Niagara Falls
3) Best ever comic shop ever
4) Milk duds
5) Pancakes (crepes and breakfast pancakes, Fran's Diner ♥ )
6) Vintage shops and biscuits at Kensington Markets-
Hm, maybe I should have summarised numbers 1, 4, 5 and 6 as food. I also enjoyed the Planetarium in Montreal and running around the XMen Mansion.
I'm hungry now.
Thursday, 20 May 2010
Hey hey look! Plotting and scheming (ok, organising- no plotting no scheming) has begun for The Birmingham Zine Festival! Potentially to be held August/September 2010 for updates join the facebook group!
I will write a proper blog tomorrow or Monday but also quickly wanted to point you in the direction of Rocket Man over at Top Shelf 2.0! zooooooom
Saturday, 1 May 2010
This is a bit of a rushed blog post because tomorrow I will be flying to Canada for next week's Toronto Comics Art Festival! I'm not finished packing yet and it is already 2am... eek
I've always really wanted to go to Canada, these are some stamps (below) and a postcard (above) I had on my wall between the ages of 7 and 16 (until I had my room painted and took them down!) I found them in a box of old junk recently!
I have Tom Humberstone to thank for me being able to make the trip- I missed out on actually applying for a stall for TCAF but was Tom kindly invited me to share his stall. Sadly Tom is now unable to attend the event so I will be there selling the fantastic new issue of Solipsistic Pop on his behalf. It is a great compilation of work by many alternative comic artists and so makes a perfect introduction to some of the work happening in the UK at the moment. Be sure to get yourself a copy!
Don't forget it is also FREE COMIC BOOK DAY tomorrow (I'll miss out because I'll be flying all day booooo!) so go get yourself a copy of Paper Science (or download the pdf!)