SIGNING OFF FOR 2011:
Can't believe I forgot to promote my appearance at the best comic con in
the UK last month - especially since Mine Power Cosmic were playing
there too - which was Leeds Thought Bubble.
Anyway, apologies if anyone was expecting some sort of announcement...
sorry. A good time was had by all, I think, and may I give a special
thanks to Lisa Wood, the organiser of the event,
for her amazing work.... I can't quite believe how she does it!
My next appearance will obviously now be in 2012, at the end of
February, at the Glasgow Film Festival... more news [if I can remember
:-)] on that nearer the time. But, in the meantime, may
I wish anyone reading this a very merry Christmas and happy New Year!
See you in '12!
CROSS CULT 10/14-15/2011:
Next weekend - Oct 14/15/16th - I'll be appearing at the massive
Frankfurt book fair courtesy of my pals at Cross Cult, the German TWD
publisher. I've never been to the biggest book fair in the world,
so I'm really looking forward to it... Surrounded by books - fabulous!
And it's been a while since I went over to Germany, so I'm looking
forward to meeting the fans over there as well.
In other news - when I attended the TWD event at L'Abbaye De L'Epau a
few weeks ago, I met an incredible puppeteer called Dinaig Stall, who
had done these beautiful backlit
cutouts of various TWD scenes and characters. Amazing and very
atmospheric. Check out her blog and marvel!
L'ABBAYE DE L'EPAU 09/25/2011:
On Sunday September 25th, I'll be appearing at L'Abbaye de L'Epau just
outside Paris. Here's a flyer below to show the special artwork that was
commissioned for the event - turned out pretty good, I think!
All this is courtesy of my friends at Delcourt - the brilliant French
publishers of TWD. I also have an exhibition opening in Paris at the
same time, but I'll pass on the details of that when I know them myself.
So it'll be a busy weekend. Hope to see you all there!
DRUMS OF THE DEAD:
A guy called David Viana contacted me a few weeks ago with this? I thought I'd share it with you, being a drummer an' all?
Yep, believe it or not, he's custom made his drum kit with pictures of TWD all over it. Amazing!
Thank you for sharing this with me, David, I really appreciate it - it looks wonderful. I want one?
BALTIMORE COMIC-CON August 20-21, 2011:
I'll be attending the Baltimore Conic con the weekend after next. Really
looking forward to seeing everyone there - I've heard such good things
about this one. I'll be doing the usual sketching and signing for a
small donation to charity as per usual... so roll up, roll up, come one
Saturday and Sunday
August 20 & 21, 2011
The Baltimore Convention Center
FLORIDA SIGNING JUNE 30th:
Here's some more details
on the A Comic Shop signing in Orlando - taking place a week next
Thursday. They're expecting a lot of people so sketching might be out
the window... But I'm sure it'll be fun nevertheless. See you all there!
Then it'll be down to Miami for the Supercon. I'll be just doing the
Saturday and Sunday, then flying back on the Monday... Independence
Day... I'll be lying down in a darkened room after that.
TEXAS SIGNING JUNE 29th:
This just in... If anyone's interested, I'll be at my art agent's shop
in Richardson, Texas on June the 29th, followed by a visit to Florida to
sign at "A Comic Shop" on the Thursday after
and then to Miami to do the Florida SuperCon over that weekend. I'll get
more info about all onto the website that nearer the time...
INFINITY & BEYOND - A CELEBRATION & SIGNING!:
On June 11th I'll be signing at my local comic book shop Infinity &
Beyond. Below is a TWD special edition cover I did for them and a link
to their site where you can purchase said item. They're celebrating 20
[!] years in the biz - so anyone local to the area, come on down and
join in the party with not only myself, but John Wagner and David Hine
There is also a discount code for any Bristol Expo attendees - BRISWD85.
If you enter code you get discounted rate for this weekend. For more
information check in at: Infinity & Beyond
Well, May has rolled around once again for the Bristol convention next
weekend... and I'll be there as usual. I'll have a table in the hotel
Mercure, but I might, this year, limit my being there
to a couple of 2 hourly stints per day day rather than the usual all day
marathons I normally do... BUT, the good news is that, I'll do quicker
and cheaper sketches to get through the
queue - and all the money will go to charity, so we're all doing a good
thing! Hope to see you there.
For more information check in at: Bristol International Comic & Small Press Expo
Sorry it's been a while since my last post, but things have been hectic
here... so hectic, in fact that I forgot to post my appearance in Paris
last month to promote all things TWD.
It was rather a crazy few days... TV interviews and two massive signings
in the Virgin and FNAC mega-stores. In fact, the Virgin staff told me
they'd never had as many
people (apart from rock stars) as I did that day!
Anyway, the week after next, I'll be jetting off to Barcelona for their
biggest con in Spain. That should be fun... And, yes, I'm missing KAPOW
in London for this...:-)
Not sure what my schedule will be for the convention weekend, but I'm
sure there'll be details on their website.
After that will be my usual hanging around the Bristol comic expo in May... sans band this time unfortunately.
CARDIFF INTERNATIONAL COMIC EXPO:
OK - back from Angouleme now... which was intense... Brilliant - but
intense! I've never been followed around by TV crews before, or heard my
own voice being blasted out of speakers around the main square of town!
So, it's with a residing THUMP that I return fairly and squarely back to
earth this week. Oh well, onwards and upwards - to Cardiff, South
Wales! I'll be attending a small one day con there on February 26th at
Mercure Holland House hotel in the city centre.
More details can be found at the Cardiff International Comic Expo.
See you there, if you're going.
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!:
And to celebrate - I'll be attending the biggest and greatest of all comic conventions in the world - Angouleme,
in France. I'll be there throughout the whole festival which runs from
Thursday January 26th to Sunday 30th, and I'll primarily be signing at
the Delcourt booth [who are the brilliant French publishers of TWD] and,
as I'm a guest of the actual con itself, doing some press and talks.
Really looking forward to this one.
Stay tuned for further appearances at probably the usual places,
Bristol, Leeds, and, this year, Cardiff... plus further international
trips such as Paris, Barcelona, Florida, Texas, and Baltimore... I'll
let everyone know about each trip in detail as we get closer to the
And I'm sure there'll be a few Mine Power Cosmic gigs thrown in there somewhere too...!