Thursday, 1 October 2009

A week away

I've been away a week for a well deserved rest.
Not that I deserved the rest, no, it was for Karen. She works incredibly hard at the job she does, and with all the problems and stress recently, I decided that she needed a break.
So off we trundled to Newquay, her with a stack of books to enjoy, me with pens and scripts to do loads of sketches and breakdowns for all the stuff I'm working on.
Thoroughly enjoyed the rest, the weather was a bonus, sunny and warm.
Unfortunately we packed for an English know- Big waterproof coats, chunky woolies and such, so we did feel a bit overdressed.
However, I did manage to do loads of sketches for "6 Months" and "Hell's Nazis" and one or two other secret things.
This weekend, I'm off to BICs, the Birmingham International Comic show and I'm really looking forward to it. Seeing old friends, meeting new ones and this year there are loads of small press books that I want, I'm even in one or two.
Especially looking forward to seeing Garen Ewing's "The Rainbow Orchard", AccentUK's "Whatever Happened to the world's Fastest Man and Strange Time's", Insomnia's Burke and Hare and Cancertown, Bryan Talbot's Grandville, in fact I'm gonna be spending a small fortune on all these lovely books.
So if you're going, and you see me, do say hello, I don't bite...well not too much.


shane oakley said...

double welcome back, unkle gary!

like the sketches, just not enuff of em!
and having seen the pencils to HELL NAZI, i must say folk are all in for a terror-ific treat. yes sirree!
have a great BICS, mate.

Gary Crutchley said...

Cheers Shane.
I got me a feeling that I'll be spending a bit more than I planned with alla these gorgeous books on sale.

John H said...

Birmingham is the equivalent of Mega City One to me. Looking forward to meeting your good self and others if I don't freak out at the railway station. :)

The burning question though, is whether to take some sandwiches.

Gary Crutchley said...

There is a cafe at the place, but it does get full and they do seem to run out of food quickly, hopefully this year will be different.