Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our visitors! The year 2012 drew an unprecedented amount of comic conventions and expos to the UK shores. We had grandiose efforts, mixed in with smaller more friendly conventions and the already established populating the list. We lost an excellent convention in the shape of BICS, yet […]
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Leeds was quite a lucky place for me as I got to interview two of my favourite artists (sadly I missed Cameron Stewart who is another favourite of mine, next time!). After Paolo Rivera’s interview I had to wait for Frazer Irving to appear at the 2000AD signing table and roll through the crowd of excited fans with his quick sketches and not-so-quick signatures.
The wait was always worth from the beginning and we had a nice chat about comics and digital techniques in the Holiday Inn next to the Thought Bubble convention center.
One of my favourite comic book painters agreed to do an interview with me at the Thought Bubble Festival in Leeds this year.
Paolo Rivera – despite his European-sounding name – is an American comic book artist who broke into the industry by fully painted art on various Marvel books like the Marvel Mythos series. He is a very funny and constant positive guy who has a great talent for his job.
Some weekends you win, some you lose. For those who had the misfortune to meet me at the London Super Comic Convention this year would have known just how much bad luck I really did have that weekend. It didn’t necessarily mar the convention experience, but it did mean the social aspect of the convention […]
After the success of its inaugural event last year (the first such event in the North East for over fifteen years), the Canny Comic Con returns! There will be talks, panel discussions, workshops, activities for all ages, a hall of stalls where you can meet some of the finest comic-creating talent from the region and […]
Discworld 2012, known as DWCon, was held this bank holiday weekend in Birmingham. A fan run convention made up of committee members that organise the weekend dedicated to everything that, I can only say “Legend”, is Sir Terry Pratchett. A four day marathon of panels, guest talks, Q and As, meet and greets and all […]