With the breadth and range of conventions that line the horizon of British comic fandom, you need to pick and choose which events you are going to attend to get the best bang for your buck. But how do you measure that bang? Is it in the comics you can buy? Is it in the guests that you can meet? Or is it in some … Continue reading Take Me Home Country Roads
When I am reading or reading about comics, I am never sure what journey they are going to take me on and what stops I will make along the way. This weekend has been a good example. As I had reviewed Dave Cook’s Vessels on Down The Tubes, Dave had recommended one of his fellow creators contact me and as a result, I had been … Continue reading Roll up for The Mystery Tour
It’s been a while since I have put out more than one article in a week, so let’s see how much this is appreciated. With no apologies, we are a geek chic family. We go to watch superhero movies at the cinema, we watch comic based shows on TV and we discuss character motivations. But most importantly for me is that we all have our … Continue reading What Have I Done To Deserve This
When you work as a volunteer at an event, you have two choices if you want to get any loot. The first is to rope in a willing family member. For me, this is easy as my wife is as big a comic fan as I am. However, it does comes with its’ own set of problems before all those with less than understanding partners … Continue reading Edinburgh Comic Con 2016: The Haul
In this world of pervasive social media, we begin to forget that everything was not always available at the click of a mouse button. But when you read some comics, it can still remind a few of us over-30s that the best insider jokes or Easter Eggs if you prefer are the ones you discover for yourself. This can be anything from the mention of … Continue reading Do You See What I See?
I had a great time and it was only marred by the fact that my better half could not come on the Sunday as our sitter let us down…again! I have done a review of the convention and it is on Down The Tubes for anyone who wants to read it. We picked up loads of small press comics and a fair few sketches. Even … Continue reading Glasgow Comic Con 2015
Many people are not aware, but in another 10 years in 2025, we will be celebrating the bicentennial of the publication of what is currently considered to be the first ever comic, the Glasgow Looking Glass. Published in 1825, this was the publication that started what I consider to be my favourite hobby. As a result of this, I thought that I would look at … Continue reading The Bicentennial Comic
Sorry folks. No new article today, but I have been working for the mighty wizard Joh N Freh Mah N trying to get a review together for Down The Tubes. Not saying anything else, but here is some teaser art for you all. Now that the article has gone live on Down The Tubes, I can add a link to the review for Vital Publishing’s … Continue reading No comics today: Update