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notebook



 
A few pages from my notebook. Obviously, I can't share most of them because they're full of secrets. Brilliant secrets.
Mostly these are of me and the boy, apart from the bottom ones, which are random folks. Random folks are difficult to draw because they notice you.
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What the hoo?



This I drew for Jordyn F. Bochon's birthday. Jordyn had mentioned to me she wanted to visit Sutton Hoo, so I took one of her characters there instead. Jordyn also mentioned she doesn't like to draw thought bubbles and I kind of agree, it's a strange thing, to show thought.
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Pages from a far away book

Here's a thing. Whilst at TCAF I didn't really check the table plan, so had no idea that a lot of fine folks were gonna be there and subsequently missed out on some good books and or comic chit chat. It was only by chance, in the dying minutes of the festival that I saw Brandon Graham was tabling there. I'm a big fan of Brandon's work and I'm sure you are too. I enjoy his drawing style, his word play and his excellent story telling. So I was really very happy when he pulled a page from his sketch book to give me. I protested, as the OCD in me didn't like the idea of that page being away from it's friends, but it's safe in it's new home now anyways.



You can buy Brandon's comics in all good comic shops, but did you know you can also buy his original art too?
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TCAF Report

So here's my TCAF report. I'll keep it short because I'm sure you've read plenty already.

 


I'm the one with jetlaggg. There's Jason and Colleen. (photo stolen from Jordyn Bochon)

I had an ace time and met many many lovely people. A lot of those people I already knew on the internet, but now I know them in real life. Shall I list all those people? No, it'd be never ending; like the shout-outs on an early nineties hip-hop album. It was all the cool kids, they're all brilliant and I don't need to provide links to their work because you read it already. But let me tell you this, they are all excellent fun people. Who'd have thought it eh?

Here's a thing though. TCAF felt very special; exciting. I'm thinking this was not only because of all the superb artists, but because Christopher Butcher and his army of helpers who clearly worked their socks off to make sure it was great.

One week after the event and I'm still very enthused about making comics. I'm always enthused about making comics, but you know, now even more so. I hope they'll have me back next year.

I sold out all my copies of The Accidental Salad that I took, but don't worry I've just received some more and I'll be selling them at The Alt Press Fair on the 28th. And they should be in the shops real soon too.

Sorry, that's not much a report more a declaration of fun times. If you'd like links to all the people I met, photo's of the great haul of comics I picked up and all that, just shout.