Things are moving much too fast at the moment: I need to tell you about so many recent events. First though, let me remind you about the massive comics festival Thought Bubble, next weekend in Leeds.
If you’re planning on coming, do drop into the New Dock Hall, where you’ll find me and Zara on table 96a:
Here are your instructions:
- Go to cashpoint. Take out lots of lovely comics dosh (yes, BRING CASH – most stalls won’t have card facilities)
- Take out a bit more. You know you’ll always come across that one comic you really wish you still had money for :)
- Proceed to New Dock Hall. Follow the nice yellow dotted line that I’ve helpfully added above, direct to table 96a.
- Look for these faces (you may need to add further bags under the eyes and some heavy yawning for total accuracy, given the rate and intensity of the past couple of weeks…!):
5. Engage chat facility while browsing our selection of lovely comics, postcards, posters and stickers. Buy them all (optional but highly recommended).
6. Check out all the other wonderful comic makers in the hall. Here are my top picks for this room (but there are also plenty I haven’t come across before and I’ll be enjoying exploring them too):
- Felt Mistress Monsters made of felt and Jonathan Edwards Amazing illustrations. Table 140
- Joe Decie Fellow Brightonian and subtly surreal comic artist. Table 123
- Katriona Chapman Delicate comics about travel and gentle pleasures. Table 160
- Lucy Bellwood Stateside boat enthusiast whose recent interview on Make It Then Tell Everybody had me astonished at so much comics wisdom being contained within one so (as it turns out) young. You should listen to that. (It’s possible I’m being stupid but I can’t actually see what table Lucy will be on – however I’m sure it will be findable)
- And of course that very Dan Berry himself. Table 122
- Phillipa Rice Paper cutout comics and more. Table 126b
- Jade Sarson Recent winner of the Myriad first graphic novel prize. Table 61
- Wobbly Rock Next door to us! Large scale, intricate comics. Table 97
- Hanna-Pirita Lehkonen Thanks to my recent visitors I have a whole list of recommended Finnish comic artists to share, and that’s another post — but I have already gobbled up Hanna-Pirita’s wonderful Immortal Nerd web comic and will be hightailing it to table 68 at the first opportunity.
7. Go home and enjoy reading all the lovely, lovely comics you bought.
See you next weekend!