Nottingham Comic Con 2016, or Def Con (Part) Deux!
After having to get up earlier than we'd anticipated, The Sheep And The Wolves Roadshow - consisting of myself and Patreon supporter Dave Robertson - hit the A-roads for Nottingham. We were greeted by the friendly faces of the yellow shirted volunteers and soon had our table looking pretty spruce, complete with crochet table mascot made by the talented @kellerkraftuk! Podcaster, comics reviewer and all-round diamond geezer Tony Esmond swung by to say hi and snap our mugs for this great round-up of the con he blogged this morning, which I recommend you read if you missed out on the day.
At midday I took part in a great panel with Chris Imber and Sally Jane Thompson and we had a lot of fun answering questions from host Alex Martin, Tony and the audience. My favourite question was "which TV show would I like to turn into a comic?" No hesitation. Columbo!
I had a great time talking to people about my comic and the thrill of handing over a physical copy of your own comic book to a perfect stranger in exchange for shiny coins of the realm is almost giddy-making! We sold a lot more than I expected to and even had some interesting conversations with people about possible future projects. I learned a lot about what works and what doesn't in terms of setting up your stall and promoting your wares and I'm really excited to do more cons. So much so in fact that as soon as I got back last night, the first thing I did was sign up for a table at the True Believers Comic Festival in February!
All in all a great day, and I can't wait to go back again next year!
Nottingham Comic Con 2016, or Def Con (Part) One!
After what's been a hectic week of drawing, inking, scanning and page-setting, I finally managed to get a pdf off to the folks at inky little fingers and now after only a short wait, what should arrive on my doorstep but a consignment of box-fresh comic books all ready for sale at Nottingham Comic Con this Saturday.
I'm going to have two versions of the book for sale, one will be the standard price of £3 and there's also going to be a bumper pack that will contain a postcard and these hand-made stickers for £5. Now I'm just waiting for the vinyl pop-up banner to be delivered and that will be everything.
If you are coming along to Nottingham then you'll be able to find me all day at Table L52 on the lower level and from 12-12.30 I'll be on a panel with Chris Imber and Sally Jane Thompson on Creating Your Own comics compered by the incomparable Tony Esmond of The Awesome Comics Podcast. Check back here in a couple of days for Part Two in which I let you know how it all went!
Patreon is live
I have finally set myself up with a presence on Patreon, the crowdfunding platform that allows all manner of creative types to connect with people that want to support them. Essentially it's a subscription service that lets people pledge a small donation each month in return for all kinds of neat rewards. If you'd like to know more about how it works and what I'll be offering in terms of art, then follow this link to Nick Prolix's Patreon Page where I explain things in a bit more detail (and with a few more pictures!). Also, if you have a friend who you think might be interested in a webcomic about a dodgy North London wideboy in a wide-awake suit then do please spread the word. Thank you!