The day started with me getting my tax bill. This was very nicely countered by the next piece of post - The Girly Comic issue 4. Every strip was a good read, but the prize goes to Mitzi's rat tale, which was just terrific. The two jobs I got out the way were the almost final stages of two theatre poster designs and logos - one for Jack the Ripper and one for Godspell. That means I can have a relaxing Sunday... finally.
"...It is not just ambitious but it works and with élan. The different levels of the story and their attendant styles lend a tremendous feeling of depth to the whole book..."
In fact, the whole day was crammed with people and it led to me being a bit woolen-headed, so apologies if I was in any way on auto when I met you! More time to talk to people would have been nice, and more space too, but you can't have it all. What I did have, thanks to Jason Cobley (of BAM!), was some space on a table to sell Rainbow Orchid, which did really well, and I thank everyone who bought it and everyone who had generous words to say about it. It was nice to see such an incredible creative buzz from the self-publishers, of which there were many, all genuine and not a hint of geekiness (I don't have anything against geekiness, there's a little geek in all of us).
I had no time to go to any of the panels, unfortunately. And, despite taking my camera, I forgot to take any pictures, but I did do my first convention sketch for David Goodman, and it really was an awful piece of work, for which I apologise, David!
The day was loud, and the bar wasn't much quieter in the evening, but at least we could sit down and shout to each other, our table consisting of Shane Chebsey, Paul Harrison (and his wife), Jason Cobley, me (and my wife, and two friends we were staying with in Greenwich), Colin Mathieson and Dave West. Jason, Shane and myself (and friends) later had a nice dinner at an Italian down the road.
I had a great day, and that was all thanks to the friendly people I met and talked with. For more information on the comics festival, just click here.