Sunday 31 July 2011

Gas Giant 3

Gas Giant 2

Gas Giant

Here's some of a story I was drawing a while back that I've given up on.

MCM Manchester Comics Expo Report

Wow, I did amazingly badly at this convention yesterday. I ran off early in the end for the first time at a comics show to go and get drunk at a barbecue. There were massive crowds but they were totally uninterested in my stuff. It was totally the wrong crowd for my comics and was the opposite of the Birmingham Zine Festival where I did really well and had a great time with lots of interested people. The show seemed well organised and that on the day, and it was really well attended but its just not for me. If anyone notices me thinking about going to another really mainstream comics show can they please punch me repeatedly in the face and remind me that I always do really shit at them.

Thanks to all the people who came and talked to me, and the guy who bought a copy of 'Goblin Hall'.

Wednesday 27 July 2011

New Ice Cream Signs

I had to make some new ice cream signs as my last one was knackered by a torrential rain storm at Hoghton Tower this month. I haven't made them quite as fancy as they don't last that long.

Monday 25 July 2011

MCM Manchester Comics Expo

I'll be at the MCM Manchester Comics Expo on Saturday. I don't know what it'll be like, I hope comics people come along to it. The table was free anyhow so it can't be that bad and I hardly have to travel at all. There's lots of other exhibitors I've not seen for a while so it'll be good to catch up with them. I'll have all my comics for sale, any sales will help me pay for printing 'Flying Leaf Creature'. If you're not going why not buy any comics you are missing from my online shop.

If you're nearby why not come and say hello, it's only five pounds to get in.

Thursday 21 July 2011

A Cover for 'Flying leaf Creature'

'Flying Leaf Creature' is finished now. This will probably be the cover. Now I have to make some money so I can afford to get it printed soon.

Tuesday 19 July 2011

Tuesday 12 July 2011

Another Page from 'Flying Leaf Creature'

Here's another random page of 'Flying Leaf Creature'. I've done 55 pages now out of 62 so it's very nearly finished. Just got to do the end properly and then do some title pages.

Monday 11 July 2011

Birmingham Zine Festival 2011 Mini Report

Yay! Birmingham Zine Festival was great. It was right in the middle of Birmingham and free to get in, which is how comics shows should be. There were loads of people there all the time, except for the last hour, and they were all very interested and having a good look at the comics and zines. Lots of people were flicking through my comics which is good, some places they only stare at the covers and don't like to look at the insides. I had to go home afterwards so I couldn't go to the after show stuff which was a shame, but I was already very sleepy due to it being a hot and sunny day and probably would have just fallen asleep anyhow.

I had my best comics sales for a long time, much better than Leeds last year or the London Small Press Expo, so I am very happy and encouraged. Thanks everyone who came along and the organizers! I would definately go again next year if they have another one.

Here's a good bunch of photos of the event. These are from quite late on as you can tell by my eyes which were constantly closing.

Friday 8 July 2011

Posy Simmonds - Gemma Bovery

I got this out from the library and read it last night. It's great, really smart and really funny. I'm not sure why I have never read it before, I'm sure I meant too. Anyhow I'm going to get the Tamara Drewe from the library next as soon as they have it in. Her drawings of people are brilliant.

Posy Simmonds books were some of the first comics I read come to think of it. My mum and dad had some of her Guardian collected books on their shelves, and also her 'True Love' book.