Okay so I was back from this years Bristol Comic Expo. The 1st show I ever went to as a fan and eventually as an industry insider.
So what do I think? I thought it was great. It was definatley busier than last time, and although I did not hang around for the Sunday last year. This year there were decent numbers on this day, which is a one of the difficult things for any 2 day show.
The Saturday started with being asked to draw a Slag. A Dinobot Slag that is, after all this was a comiccon! From there the requests came thick and fast & a nice mix they were too. Optimus Prime, Game of Thrones, Loki, Hellcat, Wolverine, Deadpool, Quentin Quire, a nice mix indeed.
There of course was a tricky one, there always is. Iron Man, Full Colour, but within his latest movie garb. Now Iron Man's not a problem but have you seen the level of tech on his new armour?
It worked out just fine though.
Normally at a show I would be locked behind the table for the full weekend. This time however I was asked to join a panel on Nostalgia in Comics and quite interesting it was too. I was joined with my good pal's John-Paul Bove & Liam Shalloo for the talk. We had a few laughs and all found it far deeper than we expected. The last contributer made the greatest observation. Wether Nostalgia will actually disapear. As with this internet age, nothing truley disapears and everything is accessable. So we never really have time to miss or remaniss about anything anymore. As it is always there, readily available.
Overall this was a good show. Not as busy or as intense as the larger shows. But it did have a nice feel to it. People had time to chat, get sketches, and have a browse around, without being overwhelmed. I like the direction it is heading and personally think they did a great job.
Long live Bristol Expo!
With a brief interlude between posts, here's a quick interview with me at the MCM Comiccon
My Next Upcoming Show is the Wales Comic Con.
I am taking on Pre-Orders
for Sketches at the show.
Well, I can only produce so many Sketches at a one day show & it will be 1st come - 1st serve.
Once the list is full -
However if you want to Guarantee a Piece of Artwork for collection at the show, with all my tools at my disposal, Order Now!
Please go to the COMMISSIONS Section of this website (Page Link Above) to place your order!
Artwork can be produced on a Variety of Colour Backgrounds & Any Characters can be used in Battle Sketches.
As with the Show List on the day, I can only take on So Many Orders before the show to fit in with my workload.
1st come, 1st serve.
Another Weekend, another show though this time it was local. The Memorabilia show was the 1st venue I ever sketched in Public. Though this was way back when The 'Draw The World Together' Charity was there sponsored by NCSOFT. Back then I was drawing under the charities banner with requests from City of Heroes.
ALSO NOW AVAILABLE IN LARGE A2 SIZE THE CLASSIC GENERATION ONE TRANSFORMERS PRINT!
Next Weekend you can find me sketching, chatting & having a thoroughly good time at the nearest show to me, the MCM Birmingham Comic Con. Not quite as much Traveling, but hopefully an awful lot of Sketching. The show is Twinned with the Memorabilia show at the NEC, so 2 for the price of one!
More details on their website here:
I will be at the MEMORABILIA show this coming weekend. I'll be signing and sketching Saturday 24h November from 9am to 5pm.
Sunday 25th November 10am to 5pm.
I will also have original comic art with me, plus Mars Attacks & Star Wars Sketch cards available - I might even sneak sketch covers through if asked!
Oh, & the Hasslehoff will be there too!
I'll be sketching on Saturday 17th November at The COMSHOP Lichfield's ONLY dedicated store for computers and computer accessories, PC and laptop repairs, video games, comics and sci-fi collectibles!
They are celebrating being open 6 months and are doing a a week long of events. If any of you are in the area or know anyone in the area feel free to pop in. Look forward to seeing you there!
This Coming weekend I will be at the London Comicon & MCM Expo located within the Excel center and situated at London Docklands.
For the 1st time you will find me for there for the full 3 day event starting at 2.00pm this coming Friday. I will be located on stall A3 next to John Mccrea & Rufus Dayglo in the Comic Village section of the Expo.
The Show hours are Friday 26th 2 - 7
Saturday 27th 9 - 6
Sunday 28th 10 - 5
As well as having Prints and original Artwork available I will also be doing sketches of your favorite characters for £20 each.
First come 1st serve.
I will Also be offering special deals to Friday Attendees, more info soon!
You can find out more about MCM Expo and the stars that are in attendance here: http://www.londonexpo.com/