Me in the UK, buggering about: DATES!
Image by Ben Templesmith
I’m over here in the UK for the Thought Bubble Festival and a bunch of other stuff on the side.
First up though, I’ll be buggering about the countryside, going to several places, signing at the Traveling Man comic stores in both Newcastle ( 19th November ) and Manchester,( 20th November ). Check with them for actual times as I don’t seem to have that info.
Next, on November 21st, it’s the Thought Bubble Festival in Leeds.
If I can get a couple done, I’ll be doing painted up commissions there, anything you like ( well almost ) with the exchange rate the way it is these days, £90 for small ( US equivalent of A4 size ) and £150 for large ( The US version of A3 basically,). I’ll have a few prints & artist proofs for sale as well, and as always sketches in books to sign etc are free.
Right then, Here’s what I’ll be getting up to at the festival:
From 10am to 12.30pm I’ll be signing and sketching with Antony Johnston.
12:45-13:45 – Do Zombies Read Comic Books? Saviles Hall, Curtained Area. Host Martin Grund. Panel Discussion on the popularity of the horror genre in modern comics. We will be asking guests Charlie Adlard, Ben Templesmith, Antony Johnston, and Sean Phillips what they think the appeal is of titles like The Walking Dead, Wormwood Gentleman Corpse, Marvel Zombies, and Dead Space. ( Thus I will proceed to desperately trying to look like I know what I’m talking about. )
Then from 2pm till 5pm I’ll be back at my table drawing/chatting etc.
17:15-18:15 – Crisis of Infinite Crayons. Alea Top Bar, 18+. Pictionary meets Draw the Marvel Way. Two teams of top comics artists complete various challenges to decide who is best! From the makers of the Kryptonite Factor. Guests include Charlie Adlard, Sean Phillips, Mike Carey, and Ben Templesmith.
Then it’ll be down to London for Comica!
November 24th I’ll be doing an "In Conversation" type thing ( I think ) with writer and director Philip Ridley at the Institute of Contemporary Art, 6:45pm in the Nash Room, followed by a signing. Get tickets at the ICA website here.
Then November 26th sees me doing a right proper signing at Orbital Comics! See their site for details, hopefully up soon.