Nottingham Comic Convention is heading our way fast!
Now in I t’s a one day event being held on Saturday the 20th of October at The Nottingham Conference Centre, Nottingham, NG1 4BU.
You can find tickets here http://www.nottinghamcomiccon.co.uk/tickets/
I’m going to be posting about it over the next few weeks. Here is a ‘Part 1’ of what to look out for there.
This is one of the best events of the year and I’ll be there with my Awesome Comics Pod brothers Vince and Dan. We’ll have issue 3 of the Awesome Comics anthology for sale there and as of 10am this will be the first time you’ll be able to get your hands on it.
You can order it from this link if you aren’t attending and catch up on issues 1 and 2. We’ll also have some special offers on prints that go along with the series, Watch this space.
Nottingham has turned into the sort of comics event that I always reserve the date early. This year,once again, has some cracking guests.
First up is Luke Pearson, the man behind Hilda. A long running comic series out of Flying Eye books (aka Nobrow’s children’s imprint) this is also now a highly successful Netflix tv series. I’ve been ranting about how great this series is for years. It is a wonderful oasis from the daily grind that the kids will also (maybe) get a look at.
Find Luke’s books at https://flyingeyebooks.com/creator/luke-pearson-2/
What about some hardcore action adventure? Marc Laming has been drawing the kind of comics that make you miss your tube stop for years now. A regular on The Avengers, The X-Men, Flash Gordon, Star Wars, Planet of the Apes and his new series for Dynamite Comics with James Bond!
This is the sort of guy who can run circles round the other artists out there! Find more about him at http://monkeymarc.blogspot.com/
Who are the power couple in UK Comics I hear you ask? For my money it’s Laura Trinder and Chris Wildgoose. Each of them have produced some of the most amazingly beautiful comics of the last ten years.
Why not come to their table and have a taste!
You can find Laura at http://www.lauratrinder.co.uk/
And you can find Chris at http://christianwildgoose.blogspot.com/
So.... who else?
How about an Eisner winner? Oh go on then. Hamish Steele is the creator of numerous comics but is perhaps best known for Deadendia and Pantheon from Nobrow. I’ll be road tripping up to Nottingham with this talented fella. Come to his table for some sketches, signed books and good old fashioned chat.
THE ETHERINGTON BROTHERS. Literally the most enthusiastic people in comics. Chatting to them for five minutes will push you on creatively and that is a solid gold promise. I cannot stress how much you need to look at their books. Both brothers are favs of ours on the podcast. So if you are looking for some help on making your own comic or just reading some great series....these are your guys!
Go to their website now and get excited! http://theetheringtonbrothers.blogspot.com/
Those busy people at Nottingham Comic Con also have a Kickstarter that will be running for a couple more days. Every year they produce a comic that helps raise money for some great charities. I’ve done a four pager with the mighty Dave Broughton so get over now and pledge!
It has this ace cover by my comics brother Nick Prolix!
Many thanks for reading.