Always with the Jurassic Park. This conversation proves my concept that pretty much any subject can be turned around to be talking about Jurassic Park in some way.
Anyways it was excellent steak
And oh hey, I’M BACK! Sorry for the hiatus but between work business and Christmas/New Year crazy times, I’ve not had much time to do any comics. Back now though hi!
Eat it internet, I met Bill Bailey at MCM Comic Con!
I’m not usually the sorta guy to go disturb celebrities for photos. They’re busy, they’re normal people, they’re bored of that shit. This time however Bekki was off to see him in Liverpool the next night and I knew it’d wind her up so yeah, that’s a thing now.
I made a last minute visit to Melksham Comic Con this year as a punter. Not only have I never been to Melksham Comic Con before but I’ve also not been to any convention as a punter in a LONG time!
I had fun! Forgot what it was like to walk around a convention without feeling guilty for not being at my table.
Anyways, went to see my friends at Big Punch Studios do a little talk about Big Punch Magazine, the Big Punch Multiverse, and their new game Sandwich Masters. Well excited that game has been funded and can’t wait to give it a play when it’s eventually out.
Sometimes when you’re trying to work and your upstairs flatmate is noisily hoovering and your landlord is doing… SOMETHING to the front door, it’s better to just cut your losses and go to the pub. It’s quite liberating. Strangely productive too as you don’t have any other distractions around you. Once worked from the pub and pencilled two full pages in virtually no time at all!
Anyways I don’t live there anymore
Back at Boomtown again this week and now watching the mighty Beans On Toast at The Old Mines stage
Beans On Toast plays some bloomin’ LOVELY folk songs. There’s a lot about his wife Lizzie and listening through his back catalogue is like experiencing their relationship first hand. As a result, I always get a little emotional whenever I see him. Luckily, Megs is the same so we can have a little cry on each other
LOOK AT HOW LOVELY THEY ARE!
It’s the time of year you’ve all been waiting for: THE ANNUAL BOOMTOWN FAIR COMIC!
Well, it’s the time of year a very specific section of my friendship group has been waiting for. And also nagging for. Well it’s here now, you can stop nagging! And guess what, IT’S THE FIRST OF TWO FOR THIS YEAR’S BOOMTOWN! HAPPY NOW?!
I’m sure you;re all well aware by now but I bloody love Boomtown Fair! I have been to every single chapter over seven years and loved them all.
This year’s gathering is going to take some beating!
I have never had so much fun at a festival! So many great bands playing! So many bands I can’t believe I’d not seen before! HOW HAVE I NOT SEEN LESS THAN JAKE BEFORE THIS?!
Anyway, part of the reason Boomtown is so great is the decor. The town centre stage is an epic Tudor building with a stage set into it, surrounded by the town centre courtyard with the Town Hall, Post Office and main bar and lined around the top with JETS OF FIRE!
Wandering around after a headline band, Rob Brand, with his eye for weird techy stuff, happened upon a steward with a weird console thing. Turns out, it does FIRE!
We made fire happen
It was epic.
It’s Saturday night after this year’s Manchester MCM Comic Con and a few of us are off to Satan’s Hollow for whatever reason. As far as bars/clubs go, I’ve never quite seen anything like it. I’ve never seen Jeff so happy to be somewhere! And he ALWAYS looks happy to be places! Until they can’t get his G&T right that is…
I took Bekki along with me to help out at Manchester MCM Comic Con this July. Not only was it her first convention outside of the fabulous Thought Bubble (which I will be attending this year, 14-15 November, New Dock Hall) but it was her first time behind the table and also behind the scenes before opening!
I think it blew her mind a little.
I’m so used to walking through conventions during set-up that my only thought is getting my pass, finding my table and setting up as quick as possible. Was nice to look across and be reminded of what it was like that first time, staring in wonder and giggling like a child.
Anyways, here’s a Bekki having an ace time