Hi Guys, I will be attending the Birmingham International Comics Show this weekend. I will be down for the Friday Evening Launch Party at Bennett’s as I was last year. I will also be going along to the convention itself on the Saturday, until around 2:00 p.m. only.
I know there are a few of you who are expecting to meet me there, so don’t hide away as I will only be there this year for a short while, due to recent family commitments and also my current workload as well.
My current itinerary plans are:
I’ll be attending the Friday Evening Launch Party at Bennett's, which starts at 8:00 p.m. until late.
I will then be attending the event itself on Saturday Morning until early afternoon, probably only about 2:00 p.m. ONLY due to current family and work commitments.
I'll be taking along the latest pencilled pages from the Worlds End graphic novel, so you can take a look at them before I digitally paint them, if you would like to.
I’ll still be taking a few things, which you can purchase from me, but due to only attending for a few hours there will be limited stock of the items below - so please, don’t hang about, come up and ask to see them, I don't bite (honest) and I'll be only too happy to show them to you.
I’ll have issues of Worlds End - The Ashcan for sale at £1.50 - remember these copies, being convention copies will come with a £2.50 money back voucher, which you can use against the purchase of the graphic novel, due for release in 2009. This is the prologue to the graphic novel story and contains artwork, which will not be in the graphic novel. John Ridgway cites this book as the best of my career.
World End Mouse Mats
Worlds End Giclees
Worlds End Posters
Signed and Limited Sketch Books - (which each come with a unique one-off blueline sketch on the inside back covers)
A few of the last remaining copies of Dark Crusade Issue 1 – (from way back in 1994)
Original Artwork for sale (including pages from the previously unavailable for sale Dreamstone comic)
I’ll also have some "Freebies" with me, so please feel free to ask, when you make a purchase.
I may also have a limited amount of time for convention sketches, although nothing definite has been planned this year.
You can also check out my work in the following magazines over the weekend:
My prose piece on Jack "King" Kirby's seminal work Toxl - The World Killer - in Jack Kirby Quarterly Issue #15 - available from Chrissie Harper, Paul Gravett and Dez Skinn over the weekend
My colour job over a "Simba Khan" pin-up by Jon Haward in Bullet Proof Issue #2 - available from the Bulletproof Stand
I am looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible during my stay, as always.
Until next time have fun!
October 2nd 2008