Updates return soon but in the meantime why don’t you give Epic Fail your vote on TopWebcomics? The incentives this month are bonus comic strips made for the UK Web & Mini Comix Thing’s 2010 Anthology. The theme is Dinoaurs and they star Clodin and Amuletts.
I went to the UK Web & Mini Comix Thing this Saturday (March 27th). I visited it last year and it was a lot of fun but this is the first time I have exhibited a comic anywhere. It was quieter this year (I suspect because of the constant rain) but traffic picked up around lunch-time and there was a steady flow of people thereafter. Quite a lot of my online friends turned up and said hi, amongst them prestwick creator of Hard Graft and fellow member of the Webcomic Planet Collective. It was great to meeting people in the real world.
There were also a lot of people who read Epic Fail online, which suprised me, because my UK readership is comparatively small. Still I guess a lot of my readers are comics lovers and just the sort of person who would go to a comics convention! So many thanks to all the readers who came and visited my table, it was extremely gratifying. At only one year old Epic Fail is doing extremely well and that’s down to you guys.
Everyone was extremely complimentary about Epic Fail and my artwork in general (I was selling prints and hand-made jewelry as well as the comics). The comic book is very beautifully printed and has a gloss effect which made it the shiniest comic at the Thing! Several people asked me where I got it printed and it was from Pulse Print.
Now I hate travelling in London, but thankfully JJ (aka Martin in real-life) was there to guide me through the Underground and helped me at my table throughout the day. I shared my table with Rob Cureton of Orful Comics who is an awesome guy and had cake which he used to spell out the name of his comic. Later these started to get eaten which lead them turning into ‘U ROLO SCUM!’ I couldn’t get away from my table much to meet the other exhibitors, so I made my flyers into paper aeroplanes and delivered them to everyone within range.
Overall a really fun day and I hope to be back next year.
Waiting for the Coach on my way home a lady asked my why I was wearing the pointed ears and face paint. I said I had been to my first ever Comics Convention and wanted to stand out. She told me I was very brave and she didn’t know how anyone could stand in front of a whole bunch of people and tell jokes like that.
Next weekend, Saturday the 27th of March, Epic Fail will be exhibiting at the UK web & mini Comix Thing 2010. You’ll be able to get your hands on copies of Epic Fail #1 so hot of the press they’re on fire! I also hope to be selling my mini-comic Breakfast Surreal, a collection of random and hopefully amusing cartoons by yours truely. Aside from that there will be hand-made jewelry and original artwork!
I will be sharing table 26 with Rob Cureton of Orful Comics and appearing on a discussion panel on ‘Latest Technology and Webcomics’ at 11am (on the stage area at the back of the hall). I’ve also contributed 2 pages to the Thing’s Anthology the theme of which is ‘Dinosaurs.’ What will Clodin and Amuletts get up too?
It would be wonderful not to mention suprising if someone who actually read my comic turned up! This is a really fun convention with lots of talented artists plus me. So if you’re free on the 27th come along. Hell, if you’re not free cancel your plans and come along anyway! It’s totally worth it.
And right after the con I’ll be back to updating. Huzzah!
This Saturday at 8.00pm GMT I will be being Interviewed by Jamais on Webcomic Reviews and Interviews. Show up on Talkshoe and you can listen LIVE and ask questions in the chat. If you don’t think you can make it feel free to post your questions in the comments and I will answer them if I can.
You may recall I was interviewed on this exact same podcast last year and it had such terrible sound quality we had to scrap it. Well I have a shiny, working headset now so hopefully, this time, it won’t be Epic Fail.
I make my evil plans know to the world:
I also received a pathetic video response from Ancire of Union of Heroes about being bombed in the Webcomic Planet War, which lead to some impromptu singing: