It’s that most wonderful time of year again…
Yes; next weekend (14/15 November) a whole bunch of amazing comic folks will be descending on the Royal Armouries in Leeds for two glorious days of fun… & once again I’ll be tagging along too!
This will be my third year exhibiting at the convention, & my first in the TB Marquee, which is an exciting new experience.
You’ll find me at table 64, & have put together a little map to help you seek me out…
Nice & close to the entrance, & also right along side several of my pals; it will all be excellent fun.
At Thought Bubble, I will of course have with me copies of Exit Generation #1 & #2, Find (including some signed by artist Alex Cormack; while stocks last), & a brand new comic called (*drumroll*)… Shorts!
Shorts is a collection of four… well… short comics I’ve written across the last couple of years, which are either hard to find, or have never been in print before. It includes;
- Welcome Wagon; a 1940s noir story, with art from Donal Delay & letters by Colin Bell
- The Answer To Question M; a Science fiction chiller , featuring Garry Mac on everything(!)
- Firekeeper; a Wild West monster tale, drawn by Elias Martins & lettered by Rob Jones
- Cornucopia; a political drama set in the Amazon rainforest (no; seriously), with inks by Paul McCallan, colours from Dee Cunniffe & lettering by Ryan Ferrier
It features a gorgeous cover from lead-slinger extraordinaire Ruairí Coleman, who will also be at Thought Bubble (& tabling right behind me!), so you can get him to sign it all nice too!
I also want to say an extra-big thank you to both Dee Cunniffe, for helping me put it all together, & Rich Hardiman at comicprintinguk.com for the always swift & excellent service; both are kings of men, & you should hire Dee for all your colours, & Rich for all your comic printing!
This year, I’m also lucky enough to be a small part of the Thought Bubble Anthology from Image Comics, having worked with sensational art talent Abigail Harding & letter-lord Colin Bell on a piece called Across My Heart.
The anthology features some some of the best new & established talent out there, including several of my personal favourite writers & artists, so am completely honoured to share a publication with them.
It will be in shops this Wednesday, 11 November, so you can grab it before the show. All profits go to the Barnardo’s Childen’s Charity, so I do hope you pick it up (& if you bring it over to Marquee Table 64 on Saturday or Sunday, I’ll happily scribble my name on it for you too)!
Well, I better get back to getting ready; hope to see you all at the weekend!