As you may have noticed it is May. For you that might mean the promise of better weather (ha!) and taking days off around Bank Holidays so you get a whole week off work. For me it means comics comics comics! Here is a rundown of all the appearances I’ll be making this month:
First up is the Bristol Comic Expo, this very weekend, 12th and 13th May! The two day show is back in the grand warehouse next to Temple Meads Train Station and I will be sharing a table, as always, with my Great Beast partner in crime Marc Ellerby.
The following Friday 18th May I will be at Travelling Man Manchester from 5pm signing copies of Blood Blokes and Nelson in support of Anthony Johnston on his ‘All The Coldest Cities Tour‘ for his new graphic novel ‘The Coldest City’ which by all accounts in incredible slice of noir. We’ll be joined by 2000AD artist and cheeky chappy Leigh Gallagher all the way from Liverpool. It’s free so come along, have a chat and get some great comics signed.
After the signing I’ll be scooting to London for the Kapow! Comic Convention the next day, Saturday 19th and also Sunday 20th May in the Business Design Centre, Islington. I’ll be there with Marc again. I haven’t been to this show before so I’m hoping Blood Blokes can reach a new audience of Kick Ass fans and the many people there drawn in by the big name guests like Jonathan Ross and Nick Frost.
Then I’ll be back in London the week after in some capacity for the MCM Expo in Victoria Docks, 25th – 27th May. Blood Blokes #1 is nominated for the ‘Favourite British Comicbook: Black and White’ award at the Eagle Awards held on Saturday 26th, so I’ll find out then if it wins. I still need to confirm if I’ll have a new comic back from the printers (what could it be I wonder?). I’ll edit this post as soon as I have news.
I will no longer be attending MCM Expo this month. Due to the fact Blood Blokes #2 won’t be released in time and also to save money after a very expensive month of traveling. I’ll announce when BB2 will be released very soon. Apologies to anyone who may have been planning to see me at MCM but I will be in London the week before for Kapow. Someone will let me know who wins the Eagle Award, right? Right?
Hope to see you at one of these events!