On Sunday the 22nd of April, I will be attending the DemonCon 3 comic convention at the Exchange Studio in Maidstone, Kent. This is the first time I have ever had a table at a con – which is pathetic really, considering I have been drawing and self-publishing comics on and off since 1991 – but I just can’t miss this one, because I live in Maidstone and the Exchange Studio is only a 15 minute drive from my house! The line up of guests announced so far is pretty good, and includes professionals like Kieron Gillen and Dan Abnett alongside small press creators like Andrew Cheverton and Tim Keable, creators of the excellent ‘West’ series. Best of all, there will be a live wrestling show (yeah, I know this has nothing to do with comics, but I used to love wrestling and I am more excited about this than anything).
I will be bringing copies of all of my self-published comics with me. I am having some more copies of Crisp Biscuit Comics #1 printed up at the moment – the first printing was done on my printer at home but these are being professionally printed and the proof copy I got looked really nice – and CBC #2 should be going to the printer next week. I am also planning to get some colour copies of Colin Comix #1 printed up – the first printing of that was also done on my printer at home and had black and white interiors, which didn’t look that great because the strips in it were originally in colour – and I have realised that I have enough unpublished material from around the time Colin Comix #1 came out (2004) to fill another comic, so I may even get some copies of Colin Comix #2 printed up, too. I will also be taking along copies of the first three issues of Too Much Sex & Violence, as well as a drawing pad and some pencils and pens, in case anyone wants to see how badly I draw when people are watching.