Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Comics Up North

(click on the flyer to veiw full size)

The site is only just online but keep checking www.lancastercomics.co.uk for breaking news.


Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Bristol Comics Expo 2006

We had a very good time at Bristol this year, so much so that the con just seemed to fly by (not that it usually drags or anything).

This was the first year that we've ever had our own table in the main hall and it showed us a totally different side to the festival; one which involved sitting down (which always helps with the hangover).

The Expo was the fourth con we've done in so many months so it was also kind of the "last gig" on our little tour (which took us to Manchester, Dublin and Copenhagen previously).

We were stationed next to the Control Arms table and did our best to try to get people to take part in the Million Faces Petition. You should even be able to see our contributions (and all of those made over the weekend) in their fully searchable Gallery very soon.

We were flogging Albions #1 to #5 plus signature cards (signed by us and Dave Gibbons) for £2.50 a pop and managed to raise a grand total of £130 for Oxfam (which will also go towards the Control Arms Campaign).

Our good friends from Accent UK were there (Dave West and Leon Hewitt pictured) flogging there wares.
Their Monsters Anthology (in which Leah and I achieved our dream of working with Dave Hitchcock for the first time) seemed to be selling very well on Saturday but, I supect, that their sales might have been even better on Sunday after Dave won a well deserved Eagle Award for his fantastic series Springheeled Jack.

All in all it was pretty much the best Bristol con we've ever been to.
We had a brilliant time and got to hang about with tonnes and tonnes of cool folks like Paul Cornell, Matt Timson, Dave Gibbons, Paul Scott, Oliver Redding and Mary, Al Davison, Al Nolan and Ian Whelan, Andrew Sumner, Boo and Gemma Cook (in a kind of constantly running past each other and saluting way), Al Ewing, the mighty Lew Stringer, etc, etc, etc

Thanks to everyone who made this year so special (an apologies to the many whose names I've missed out).
Shall we say, same time again in 2007?

A few random images from the con.

Colin Mathieson, Leah and the award winning Mr. Hitch (congratulations Dave).

Barry Renshaw of Engine Comics and Voodoo Macbeth creator Norris Burroughs.

Lorenzo of Studio Blink Twice hard at work.

Mike Molcher of The End Is Nigh and one of his boyz in full effect...or something.

The Future Quake / Death Camp Jones crew. Would you buy a comic from these people?

Everyone always says what a nice bloke Gary Millidge is but Chris Staros knows the truth and now so do you.

The collage that the ridiculously talented Borin Van Loon did for us.
What the hell do you mean you dont know who he is? Get over to his site now!

I'll follow this post up with one about all the cool comics and mags we managed to grab at a later date as it's taken me all bloody day to do this one.

For more Bristol 2006 reports check out:


Thursday, May 11, 2006

Updated look for the Blog

Inspired by MacPherson, Barkman and Mauer's shiny new Schlauchthaus Blog I have re-jigged our Blog once again.

Hopefully, it should look and work better and be more easily understood than my first, rather ham fisted, modification.

We're off to the Bristol Comics Expo as of noon tomorrow. Hope to see you there.



Sunday, May 07, 2006

Bristol Con Charity Events

Only 6 days to go...

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Saturday, May 06, 2006

Copenhagen International Comics Festival 2006

We had a fantastic time in Copenhagen last weekend rubbing shoulders with the likes of Gilbert Shelton, José Villarubia, Peter Snejbjerg, Jason, Andrew Wildman, Simone Lia and Hugleikur Dagsson (to name but a few).

The convention was easily the best we've ever been to and other event organisers should get in touch with Kim Jensen, Jan Robert Andersen and company to learn a few things about con running.

Thanks to everyone who we met, hung out with and got far too drunk with.

If you'll have us back we'll be there!

(click on the images below to enlarge them)

Jan delivering his speech at the reception on friday.

Colin, Leah and Chris behind the Accent UK table.

Leah and me ready to sell, sell, sell!!!

Steve Bissette being interviewed.

Marv Wolfman getting a grilling.

Teddy Kristiansen and Warren Ellis answering a few questions.

Hugleikur Dagsson signing copies of the sick filth he peddles as entertainment.

José Villarubia signing and sketching.

the con in full swing.


Friday, May 05, 2006

The End Is Nigh #3 Coming Soon!

The latest issue of tEiN will be launched at the Bristol Comics Expo one week from tomorrow. #3 looks set to be the best issue yet, dealing with asteroids, alien invasions, unexplained falls of deadly foreign objects and much, more!

One thing's for sure: Armageddon it! *groan*

Visit www.endisnigh.co.uk for more info.