Firstly a big ‘thank you‘ to everyone who purchased a copy of Cats, hope you enjoy it.
The best part of Bristol is always seeing the Underfire Crew again. This year I got to meet up with Oli Bailey again for the first time in an age.
Also bravely manning the table through their hangovers, determined to bring their beautiful things to the masses were…
Iain Buchanan who has a new t-shirt and print range mixing clean pop 50’s glam with zombie horror.
You can currently buy his shirts on Wolves in Wolves Clothing or by dropping him an email.
The brilliant Bob Molesworth is frantically finishing the colouring on his 90 page graphic novel DinoCorps coming from Markosia in June. From the pages I’ve seen it looks amazing, Bob is a man at home with robot space dinosaurs.
Cosmo White is making kid’s comics look great as lead artist on the new Thundercats and it’s a great fit for his fluid but sharp lines and kinetic panel layouts. The stories are written by Ferg Handley who did a brilliant job of keeping Panini’s Spiderman fresh and fun, so high-hopes it will be a success in the newsagents.
And I brought some ace comics
The best thing I got this year was the first two titles from Improper Books.
It’s been a while since I’ve been this excited by a new comic.
Butterfly Gate is a silent fairy tale, the art is gorgeous and the storytelling superb.
The story is satisfying, has a twist that you actually feel and sets itself up for a whole slew of adventures.
Porcelain is a similarly confident first issue and reveals a good ear for dialogue and character.
Which is as brilliant as everyone says. Possibly more so.
And last but not least I got some Warwick Cardwell Johnson. But not his limited edition postcard set Shore Leave. I do not understand why I made this foolish decision and now bitterly regret it.
Ah to be young and in Bristol at expo time.