Was at the Birmingham comic show at the weekend and it went really well despite picking up a bad dose of the cold from mooney. got to meet some really nice people and the panels and talks were mostly really interesting. was a good Irish group there (mooney, thompson, lisa, dec, will and bob byrne)and it was nice to hang out with them and, as I was the only one there who dosen't actually work in comics, see how they deal with editors as they look for work and basically do there thing as comic professionals.good craic.
The biggest name on the list of people at the con was creator of hellboy Mike Mignola. By the evening the line to see him had gone down a bit so I jumped in. He was very quiet and didn't say much it but was nice to meet him all the same as he is one of my favorite artists.
While me and mooney were in the line for mignola mooney drew my attention to the guy who's ass was hanging out behind us. after many blurry attempts I finally got a half decent shot. I'm sure the guy was a nice bloke but hey we all have to laugh at each other every now and then and also the way I'm throwing back the chocy bickies I'll be like him before long.
The hotel we were in was class and basically on Birmingham's Grafton st which was extremely handy for us. it had a nice big room and also a separate sitting room with a big telly which had sky sports.result!. it also came with a doorway between the two rooms which was handy for Thompson who felt the need to strike a pose there for some reason.
Will Sliney is a young artist (and sound chap) from cork who got a double page spread in the con's programme much to everyone's amusement. His first work,atomic rocket group 66, which I did the book design for is really nice and off the back of that he got a new gig drawing a book for classical comics so the future looks pretty bright for Will and all the best to him.