Monday, 29 November 2010

My Friend Flickr

You know the bit of my website that says Read My Comics! Well it works again! So if you click on the links you can, you know, read my comics! Thanks to help from my friends Martin Newman and Paul Thompson I've started uploading my comic galleries to Flickr, so the mysterious world of Magic Beans Online lives again... :)
No thanks whatsoever to Comicspace though, which I used to love but doesn't seem to serve any kind of purpose at all anymore. Never mind.

I'll keep you up to date when new goodies are added, in the meantime, enjoy!

Thought Bubble Aftermath

Another Thought Bubble is over, and it was a rather special one for me. Because it was the first convention appearance of my son, Dylan. That's him there, in his Batman T-shirt, helping out on the Magic Beans table. He was a very good boy all day and had a great time!
So did I, it was a superb event as always, even better than last years I think. I was part of the mighty line of Paper Jam tables, taking up practically an entire aisle with our awesomeness! And I was sharing with Graham Pearce of Sgt Mike Battle fame again, and our next door neighbour was Paul Scott, so it was fab to be surrounded by babysitters erm, I mean friends, all day :)
I didn't quite manage to get all five of my new comics printed in time, but i got three out, which I was happy with. I was being a bit overambitious possibly! Mike Neville Forever!, Gravy and Chips and Stringer Bell At The Earth's Core all seemed to go down well, in fact nearly all of my comics did, I had one of my best single days for sales that I've ever had all told!
I tried my best to get round and see as many people as I could, but the day passes so quickly! So I'm overjoyed to hear that next year's Thoughty is going to be a 2 day event.
I did manage to catch up with the Banal Pig boys, Hugh 'Shug' Raine, Magda Boresyza, Garen Ewing, John Reppion and Leah Moore and baby Eddie, the Accent UK and Futurequake crews, Tom Mcnally, Gary Erskine, Al Ewing and a few others, but apologies to everyone else I missed out on seeing, especially Krystina Baczynski. See you soon Krystina!
And special thanks go to Stacey Whittle, for the gorgeous toy dinosaur that she knitted Dylan. He loves it, it's become his favourite toy and is affectionately called Wonky :)
And now the con season is over for another year, and it feels good to be back after my paternity leave. I'm already planning for a big and exciting year for 2011, so I'll see youse about!

Keep watching the pies,


Wednesday, 10 November 2010

The Thought Bubble Five

The mighty Thought Bubble approaches, and the Magic Beans roadshow (me, a box of comics and a small boy in a Batman t-shirt!) will be there in force. We're sharing a table with the splendid Graham Pearce, creator of seminal small press comic Sgt Mike Battle.
This year's Thought Bubble is really the proper start of my return to the comics fold after my paternity leave, and to celebrate I'll have no fewer than FIVE new comics out!
They be:

Mike Neville Forever!
Stringer Bell At The Earth's Core
Funny Onion
Little Things Hitting Each Other
Gravy And Chips

It feels good to be back in the game, and I'm pleased with how they've all turned out!

I'll also have other goodies too, including some rather lovely badges and a new Spine Chillers episode to give away, and my postcard set which I've been working on for ages might be ready in time, hopefully!
I'll have lots of Renegade Arts Entertainment goodies as well, including the superb new comic 24 Hours In London: Shades of Grey, and postcards and stickers and that. Everyone loves stickers! You do, don't you? See.

I'm really looking forward to Thought Bubble, see you all there!

Keep watching the pies,