Had an enjoyable weekend at Bristol Comic & Small Press Expo. This was my first time at Bristol as an exhibitor - I'd been as a visitor most years since 2004 so it was obviously a different kind of Expo for me this year, selling my books, prints and postcards. Although I spent the majority of my time manning my table, I still found the odd minute to rush around the venue, chatting to comic creators and buying much more than I'd budgeted for. I ended up spending most of my profits. D'oh!
|Sweet sweet comic goodness|
Stayte of the art by James Stayte
New British Comics 3 which I bought from the brilliantly named Warwick Johnson Cadwell
Stray Bullets from Angry Candy
Tales of the Spiffing - an anthology by a bunch of Aardman Animation employees. A few of them kindly signed and scribbled inside it too.
'Never eat with a spoon that which can be eaten with a fork' and 'Carnet D'un Sauvage' by Welsh El Dorado Press
The Meanderings of Jeremiah Wellgood by Seb Burnett
'The Sorry Entertainer' newspaper and 'Smoo' from Smoo Comics
|These are not the comics you're looking for...|
Sunday was more of the same, although I found the visitor numbers to my table (and indeed the room I was situated in) to be down from Saturday. Still, I sold a decent amount of books and postcards, but prints were the best seller for me that weekend, with the Ikea Ark one proving to be the most popular.
|Bang goes the profits|
Here's the Sunday collection:
'Bristol Story' and 'Brunel' from Simon Gurr
Madam Samurai from Scar Comics
Smuggling Vacation by Jason Wilson
Vesha Valentine by Despop
Attackosaur by Attackosaur Comics
A flyer for the forthcoming 'Nelson' by Blank Slate - this looks superb!
The adventures of Doctor Sputnik by Roger Langridge
Roger was also kind enough to draw some original Dr Sputnik' art for me. I had a table one down from him - he spent most of the weekend sketching for people. Very popular artist (with good reason!)
And this print by Warwick Johnson Cadwell also cried out to be purchased! 4 quid well spent!
Anyway, I've talked too much. Brilliant weekend. See you next year!