Great Googly Moogly, It’s Another ThoughtBubble

How quickly time flies. It only seems like five minutes ago that I was fretting about getting my new issue printed in time for last year’s Thought Bubble comics convention in Leeds. Long time readers will know that I got the issue the very next day, which means¬†Hope For The Future #14 is making its TB debut. This bumper issue features all sorts of crazy shit and whimsical shenanigans. And some hidden messages that didn’t really work, but you’re welcome to look for and try to decipher them. If you are able to do this, you’re a lot bloody cleverer than I am, and I definitely owe you a special prize.

In addition I have a brand new printing of the previous issue, with some crucial, special edition style changes. While I’d like to say I was waiting two years for “technology to catch up with my original vision”, the truth of the matter is I changed some dialogue in order to make it somewhat easier to understand what’s going on. This is what you have to deal with when you work without an editor, kids. Never work without an editor.

There’s also a new printing of (the long out of print) Hope For The Future Book 2 – now with a slightly¬†better cover, and the usual back issues and junk. In addition I’ve had a limited number of A3 prints of various illustrations, both HFTF related and general comic book and film characters. And by “film” I mean Star Wars. And by “characters” I mean mostly weird old obscure guys that you’ve probably never heard of. I definitely haven’t yet got the hang of this “shameless ransacking of popular culture for massive commercial gain” thing yet.

Something that always goes down well (snarf snarf), and by “well” I mean “miles better than any of my comics” is bespoke sketches. So if you have any requests, let me know via e-mail or Twitter and you can pick them up on the day, or you can take your chances in the massive queues that are sure to form as soon as the doors open. For some examples, check out last year’s report. Three quid will get you something decent – anything less will probably just be a cock and balls or something. A tasteful cock and balls, mind, but a cock and balls none the less.

 

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