Friday, 14 November 2008

Thought Bubble

I was at the Thought Bubble comics event in Leeds on saturday, it was a great day and an astonishingly well organised event. The hall it was in was huge, and for once at a comic con not unbearably hot and stuffy! 

My comics didn't do badly, I dished out about 40 or 50 copies of I Cashed A Dead Man's Pension, and gave away all my spare Battle doubles, they went down rather well.

I got some fantastic comics and books which I've been reading for the last week. Some graphic novels by Jason, a signed copy of Al Ewing's novel I, Zombie, and lots of small press.

A new issue of Banal Pig is always a joy, and number 4 might be the best one yet. I loved the apocalyptic tone towards the end, but poor old Truculent Strawberry!

The epic Can I Borrow Your Toilet? by Gareth Brookes was probably my favourite comic from Thought Bubble, it's funny and moving and quite brilliant, you really should read it. 

I was most looking forward to seeing the new issue of Mallard because I've got a story in it, and I'm really pleased with how it's turned out, it's a top issue. Tom England's The Escapist and Joe Baddely's The Adventures of Racist Jim are recommended too!

Also splendid new issues of Sgt Mike Battle and Monkeys Might Puke, and a preview of Cosmic Apple's new series, I always forget to get something though, and missed out on Ben Powis' beautiful looking comics. Ah well, next time!

Thursday, 13 November 2008

ODB Remembered


Today is the fourth anniversary of the death of my favourite rapper, Ol' Dirty Bastard. There'll never be another one like him.

Russell Jones AKA Ol' Dirty Bastard 1969-2004 R.I.P.

The Stink-Episode 5

Part 6 next week!