||[Nov. 9th, 2010|10:18 pm]
Comiket event.On Sunday I braved the trains (Sunday services are always a bit unpredictable) and made my way to London Bridge, then on to Euston, followed by a short walk to the Royal National Hotel and the Comica |
I wasn't there to sell comics (though I did sell and sign a few copies afterwards), but to take part in the Drawing Parade, where several artists were given 25 minutes to work under a camera, the results being relayed live onto a large plasma screen for the whole room to see.
My photo, below, sees Ellen Lindner at the board, and shows the set-up, complete with my thumb over the top left-hand corner (which is why I usually rely on Elyssa as my photographer, but she was having a day at home, catching up with work for her magazine deadline on Monday). I followed Ellen, and I was, in turn, followed by Paul Duffield... and so it went for the rest of the day with a host of talented comic artists bravely wielding their pens and brushes in public. I'd liked to have stayed and watched the whole lot, but I had to get home and to my own drawing board, which really is my home at the moment.
It was very inspiring seeing all the comic creators there, giving up their Sunday to sell the wonderful comics they'd already spent all their evenings and weekends making. The other photo shows Ed Pinsent, Martin Eden and Paul Rainey in the foreground, with John Maybury of Space Babe 113 fame behind them. By the time I left, the place was a throng of people - I hope they bought lots of stuff!