Archive for November, 2015

Thought Bubble 2015

Monday, November 9th, 2015

Thought Bubble is genuinely the world’s greatest comics convention, and not just because it’s the only one I regularly attend. As a gathering for all lovers of comics, art, and people dressed up in gigantic space marine costumes, it’s unparalleled, and it just gets bigger and better every year.

I guess Hope For The Future is temporarily on hiatus right now (final issue out next year, by the way), but I’ll be selling back issues and collected editions as normal, and I have a large selection of prints for sale, so, you know, you can get some of them proper cheap! (Plenty more examples here in La Galleria).

A selection of prints FOR YOUR EYES!

A selection of prints FOR YOUR EYES!

I’ll also be taking commissions to do unique original artwork, right there at the convention! Just like every single other exhibitor there! Why choose me over Mr Shit Hot DC and Marvel guy? Yes you guessed it, my stuff is PROPER DIRT CHEAP! So, come see me if you want a picture of Galactus punching Harry Potter in the face, while The Death Star blasts The Planet Of The Apes. Or maybe just a cartoony picture of you. Choose wisely, bro.

Here's some warm up sketches  - all this junk is available too. Yeah, I'll pretty much flog anything

Here’s some warm up sketches – all this junk is available too. Yeah, I’ll pretty much flog anything

Here’s some additional sketches, seriously, yo, I’ll draw anything. Well, y’know, within reason.

So, make haste, get your ass to beautiful historic Leeds this weekend. Specifically the Thought Bubble Marquee, Table 98, cos that’s where it’s at – and by it I mean me and my junk.


From The Bubble

Monday, November 16th, 2015




An “artist’s” impression of how my table was supposed to look

Once again, Thought Bubble has been and gone, and the entire UK comics community is in a state of comedown. There’s not much to say about Leeds’ annual Comics and Sequential Art Festival, that I don’t say every year- that it’s a wonderfully welcoming and inclusive event, brilliantly organised, and it just gets bigger, better and more enjoyable every year. So where does that leave the traditional Thoughtbubble Report blog post? Well, I took a bunch of photos, and there were thousands of cosplayers about, so you don’t have to look at my stupid face.


Oh shit, who’s manning the table?


Slenderman in the house!


Thoughtbubble 2015 was a very wolf centric convention



Left: Takes me back to my Le Phono days Right: This woman is not fucking about.

Incidentally I saw this Hogwarts resident’s feathered pal fly directly into the face of… Uh… Two Face. Neither villain nor bird were injured, but it was like watching crossover fanfiction come to life before your very eyes.


Worth noting that both of these people stayed in character and didn’t utter a word


Hey, turns out Slendy has great taste. And so does this naiad

Well, she said she was a naiad. WHY WOULD SHE  LIE?


Death is in the eye of the Beholder


Guts, from Berserk (you sure as hell learn stuff about manga at these things), and a Harley Quinn

This was one of the many Harley Quinns in attendance. There are always a lot of Harley Quinns, but this year it was through the roof. I lost count at about 15, and that was mid morning on the first day!


As I brilliantly predicted, Star Wars is so hot right now


Everyone still loves Baby Groot. And Baymax loves Daredevil


Gandalf and Griff


More cosplayers. We’ve decided, next year we’re all cosplaying as Jareth from Labyrinth


Know what? They’re *all* Snow White

And finally…