Well, it's been a week since BICs (Birmingham comic etc etc) and I'm still on a high.
Had such a good time there, meeting up with old friends and seeing what everyone is up too.
Finally met up with John halfpenny, after months of posting on each others's blogs.
What a top bloke he is, and a crackin' writer. I may have mentioned before that I've worked with him on a couple of strips, (I can't remember...it's an age thing,,senility and all that), The Master Cracksman for AccentUK, Hell's Nazi's and a hopefully a third one he's written for Insomnia, but that's way off in the future.
Bought loads of Small Press books, which didn't half weight a ton.
The quality of these "small press" books are amazing, and far out shine the majority of what the big companies are producing these days.
Everything on me list I got and I'm slowly devouring every word. One ar two are a bit dissappointing, not living up to the hype, but most are outstanding. Garen Ewing's Rainbow Orchard is fantastic, and so is Bryan Talbot's Grandville.
I'm looking forward to reading Dave West and Marleen Lowe's Whatever Happenened to the world's fastest man. I'v heard good things about it.
Marleen was at BIC's on saturday and she was gracious enough to sign my copy...along with Dave of course.
So as you can see, thouroughly enjoyed meself.
Only problem was, I ran out of time. There were loads of other things I wanted to do but didn't.
I wanted to catch up with my old mates Paul (Birch) and Mark (Buckingham).
Next year I gonna book the week off work so I can experience the whole weekend.
One thing's fer sure, seeing all these creative people doing what they love has inspired me even more to get loads more stuff out there, whether I'm writing and drawing me own stuff, drawing other people's stuff or, (something new I'm trying and it's quite scary), writing fer other artists.
I've really got the bug now and I'm seriously looking into going Thought Bubble in Leeds.
So hopefully there'll be loads of stuff to blog about.
I've just got to get on me fat arse and actually type this stuff out.