Monday, 23 November 2009

Leeds Thought Bubble Report 2009

My stuff all spread out before the con starts...

There's Dave Hughes and you can see MD Penman's fancy 'Greasy Joe' stand in the middle.

Yay had a very good time at Leeds Thought Bubble 2009. I was sharing the table with Dave Hughes and also sub-let a little bit of it to MD Penman for his Greasy Joe comics. I got the train there in the morning so it was a very long day, up at 6. Sales started well until 1 but then there was a big gap when I started to get a bit worried. But then some heroic fellow came about 4pm or so and bought a pile of comics cheering me up greatly, thank you! I was pleased as I had covered table costs. Sales were a bit less than last year but still best sales of the year. There was a lot of great stuff on people's stalls, I bought a few comics which I will mention on here once I've read them.

The after show party was a good laugh and I even had a dance at the comics disco which had some very good tunes. I was suffering a bit at first afterwards with crazy staring con eyes but the magic powers of beer relaxed my eyes and they gradually returned to normal. I was very rough on Sunday as I slowly got the train home via an odd and unexpected route.

Thanks to everyone who bought my comics!

NEWS- Ant Mercer is doing a work themed anthology, here's a link to it if you fancy submitting some stuff.... sounds cool. The Brave Brave Idiots

5 comments:

fabtoons said...

So great to see you on Saturday. Although a little worse for wear towards the latter end of the evening, I remember it all, notably rushing back to the dance floor from the bar spraying two pints of lager everywhere as Al Wilson's "The Snake" struck up! Didn't see you in the morning, but we asked the policeman guarding the crime scene across the road and got a brilliant fry-up in a little cafe round the corner from Leeds' gay bars! Good times!
OOh and I didn't get the flyer but I like the sound of this anthology...

rob jackson said...

Great to see you too. I was looking at a sign for a fry up but decided it was too risky due to my dodgy condition. 'The snake' was cool!

fabtoons said...

We were actually trying to find out what the crime was but they weren't telling.

Merker said...

A good time was had by all, eh? Good to see you Rob - your "..only language he understands" quip made my night. If you can't remember (it was late in the casino) I shall email it to you due to the sensitive nature of the comment.

Cheers!

rob jackson said...

I don't remember that, e mail it us. I thought I had a good recollection of the whole night but probably not.