This be my final bit of news for 2012 - so here we go...
My band - Cosmic Rays - have FINALLY finished recording some tracks. There are some available on Band Camp. At the moment, it's a special limited edition recording. We might tweak these further as we progress towards the finished - *gasp* - album.... Yep, there's more to come!
Next year will start off in a fairly momentous way with my 100th issue! I'll be appearing twice at my local comic shop Infinity Beyond to celebrate that fact. I'll be doing an exclusive evening signing and interview on the Tuesday evening Jan 8th and then a more public appearance on Saturday Jan 12th. See my Facebook page or Infinity Beyond's page for more details. Hope to see anyone who's interested there... should be really nice.
And, finally, two big appearances in the early part of New Year - Angouleme at the end of january and Emerald City in Seattle at the beginning of March. But more news on them nearer the time - either here or on Facebook.
And that's that - Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year everyone... See you in 2013!
N.I.C.E COMICS EXPO
Finally back to normality.... After the craziness of TWD 100 and the Atlanta set visit, I can finally settle down to getting issues out on time again.
There's a few more cons before the end of the year to attend - thankfully a bit more lo cal than my trans-Atlantic trips - and below is the first of them. It's a new con called N.I.C.E - and to make it even more appealing, my band are playing there too! We've changed the name too - from Mine Power Cosmic - to Cosmic Rays - and we have a Facebook page as well, for all you music lovers out there.
Then in October I head out to Gent in Belgium for the F.A.C.T.S con and finally back to the UK for the great Leeds Thought Bubble in November.
Whoops... I've been SO busy that I forgot to update on the Derry trip and the Infinity Beyond 21st birthday signing+gig. Oh well, I'm sure everyone that came had a great time and I'll try to be a bit more efficient in the future. That said, I thought I'd be extra efficient and not only tell you that I'll be at San Diego Comic Con this year for the whole five days but list my [rather manic - and that's excluding interviews and other commitments] schedule too. Unfortunately, because it's likely to be very busy, it's highly unlikely that I'll be able to do much sketching - especially since TWD #100 is being launched there - but there'll be much signing. And, of course, I will try and get everybody done - plus, it goes without saying, that if you see me out and about there, please feel free to come up and say "hi" and I'll sign/sketch whatever you have. That'll be my only other North American show for this year. I plan on doing two more UK shows further on in the year [N.I.C.E - where my band will do another gig - and, of course, Leeds Thought Bubble]. I also have a trip to the F.A.C.T.S festival in Gent in Belgium scheduled for the Autumn. But, more news on those nearer the time... promise!
WEDNESDAY 7/11 (Con hours: 5:30pm-9:00pm)
5:00PM-6:30PM FutureUs Car unveil
6:00PM-8:00PM Charlie Adlard Splash Page art signing
THURSDAY 7/12 (Con hours: 9:00am-7:00pm)
1:30PM-3:30PM Kirkman/Adlard signing
3:45PM The Walking Dead panel (Room: 6A)
TENTATIVE 5:30PM Ruckus VIP run
FRIDAY 7/13 (Con hours 9:00am-7:00pm)
12:30PM-1:30PM Charlie Adlard signing in autograph area (AA18, Autograph Area, located in the Sails Pavilion on the second floor of the convention center.)
3:00PM Skybound Artist Group Signing
8:00 PM (approx) Potentially presenting at Eisner Awards in the beginning. With Charlie Adlard
SATURDAY 7/14 (Con hours: 9:00am-7:00pm)
11:00AM-12:00PM Skybound Artist Group Signing (no RK). Charlie leaving a little early.
12:00PM-1:00PM Charlie Adlard CBLDF Master Class session
SUNDAY 7/15 (9:00am-5:00pm)
12:00PM-1:00PM Charlie Adlard Cartoon Art Museum Signing
2:00PM-3:00PM Cover story panel w/ Charlie Adlard, Tim Bradstreet, Becky Cloonan, John Romita Jr., Mark Schultz; Mark Evanier moderates (Room 25ABC)
Here comes the summer... which is cold and wet so far here in the UK. But at least my convention season is "hotting" up... sorry...
First up is my inaugural trip to Kapow in London on May 19th and 20th - kapowcomicconvention.com - I'm really looking forward to that one, since I heard such good things about last year's event. My signing schedule is listed below - I'm not "officially" on for long, but if you accost me anywhere else at the event I'll gladly sign and sketch for you, no problem.
12-12.45: Image Superstars, Gallery Hall
2-3: Signing, table E
5.30-7.00: Stan Lee Awards, Gallery Hall
10.30-11.30: Desert Island Comics, Room A
11.30-1.30: Signing, table C
Two weeks later, I'll be flying over to Derry, Northern Ireland - June 1st and 2nd. A personal favourite of mine... it's a really good con.
More news about that and my signings and band gig for my local comic shop, Infinity Beyond and, of course, the beast that is San Diego coming up soon.
SPLASH PAGE INTERVIEW:
Here's a link to a slightly different interview I did with Mark Hay - my art agent over at Splash Page. Enjoy!
Read it: Splash Page
QUEBEC - APRIL!:
Here are some more details to my appearance in Quebec next month - for all you folks traveling to Canada in April!
From April 11th to the 15th, you'll be attending te 25st edition of Quebec's oldest comic event, the Festival de la bande dessinée francophone de Québec. Almost a hundred authors are expected to be present. Mostly from Quebec and french Canada, but also from France, Belgium, Spain and now UK. Amongst them, Juanjo Guarnido, Michel Rabalgiati, Patrick Sobral, Delaf & Dubuc, Yoann and more ! On the program are exhibits, comicImprov, live drawing and a bunch of other activities for comic fans.
STAY ABREAST TORSO:
I was recently asked to contribute to a cancer charity called "Keep A Breast". It was the most unusual idea I've ever had proposed to me, so I thought I'd share the finished results...
GLASGOW FILM FEST:
Just got back from the Glasgow Film Festival last weekend. I had a great time. Thanks to everyone concerned for making me feel so welcome. If anyone's interested, here's a link to a very nice, professional video of my event[s]... actually makes me look like I can string together a few sentences - so well done!
OCCUPY WALL ST.:
My next appearance will be in Glasgow at the end of February. I've been invited to the film festival up there which takes place the week of 16-26 of February. My appearance - which takes the form of a Q&A, will be on the Wednesday [22 Feb16:15 to17:45] - see their website for more details. Then I go across town to Forbidden Planet the day after [23rd] and do a signing from 17:00 to 18:00. Hope to see anyone that can make it either of those.
My other appearances coming up will be in Quebec in April, Kapow in May and Derry [N. Ireland] in June. I'll fill everyone in on the details nearer the time on those, and I'm sure there'll be other things which I'll just HAVE to tell you when they occur...
...'Till next time."