Thought Bubble 2015
On Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th November I’ll be at Thought Bubble, Leeds (UK), on table 192 in New Dock Hall, launching the collected UK edition of The Object of my Affection, co-created by Sydney-based Phillip Marsden (Kerrang!, NME). Come along to buy copies of our “progressive filth”, collected from the pages of the now out-of-print BLACKOUT and BLACKOUT II:YOLO, which is not out of print and will also be on sale!
The Object of my Affection is for ADULT READERS ONLY. Laura Sneddon (The Beat, The Independent) said about it: “Underground comics are often unfairly dismissed as misogynistic male fantasy fodder, but it’s fair to say that the particularly disturbing and on point look at misogyny within The Object of my Affection is both incredibly welcome and a resounding success. The objectification of women is deftly turned into a weapon against sexism, and a genuinely terrifying morality tale. Hurrah for progressive filth!”
I’ll also be selling copies of La Belle Dame Sans Merci chapters one and two, co-created by Karen Yumi Lusted (with chapter three sadly delayed due to external circumstances, but almost complete and ready to print) and Love Will Tear Us Apart, co-created with RGB, which features backup illustrations by John Pearson (British Comic Award shortlisted co-creator of Beast Wagon) and INDIO! (British Comic Award shortlisted co-creator of Raygun Roads) and a playlist of zombie songs by Rue Morgue Radio‘s Tomb Dragomir. John Pearson and I will both be selling copies of our triptych of Manson Family-inspired A3 prints, originally created for the CULT exhibition at Orbital Comics last year.
If you’re going to Thought Bubble, come along to say hi at the Orbital Comics Presents… Young Guns Art Jam from 8:30pm on Cross York Street in Leeds. I’ll be there until late, hanging out with talented artists like Martin Simmonds and Caspar Wijngaard, who is celebrating the launch of his first Image book, LIMBO.
Over the summer I relocated from Manchester to Devon, where there are cider festivals and Morris Dancing every weekend and I’m beautifully close to the beach and sea. Get in touch if you’re based in the south west of England and want to stock my comics in your store or arrange in-store signings!
Last month the British Fantasy Society also announced the winners of this year’s British Fantasy Awards. I was a juror for the third year running and helped out judging the Best Artist category this year, which was a brilliant experience.
Over the course of the past year I’ve been contributing to Andy Oliver and Broken Frontier‘s in-depth analysis of small press comics in the UK, State of the Small Press Nation. You can read the final column that I contributed to here: State of the Small Press Nation.