This past Thoughtbubble was a great success, I had a really nice time! I was sharing a table with my lovely friend Amanda as usual, and sales in the Royal Armouries were actually quite good (in comparison to my previous years there). Saturday brought with it the comic awards*, which was a nice little boost to my confidence (I stuck BCA stickers everywhere), as well as an awesome Wagamama dinner with all my favourite people (Kudos to Laura for organising it, kudos to Amanda bringing myself, Dean, Kate and Paul along at the last minute hahaha!). As predicted I was more social than I have been in months, it was loads of fun, I swear I don’t laugh as much when I’m not with you hilarious comickers.
I was all social-ed out though by the time we got to the party. Dean and I had been up at 3am so we ducked out after half an hour and got some sleep - just as well, because Sunday was exhausting too! I had four great portfolio reviews with Titan, DC/Vertigo, Marvel and Image editors who were all lovely and enthusiastic about my comics and gave me a lot to think about too. More on that hopefully soon!
Lessee, what else happened… Oh, I met Fiona Staples and gushed to her about her great combo of beautiful and gruesome artwork in Saga. And I drew a whole bunch of portraits for people which were really fun (the above are a selection from both London MCM and Thoughtbubble commissions). *I think the second most hilarious thing about the weekend was the fact there was applause at the awards for both comics and the special awards BISCUITS. The MOST hilarious thing about the weekend was a conversation about personified snowplows. You’ll find out about those soon enough I’m sure.
So yeah to sum up, I am still knackered from the event and it’s Wednesday. AWESOME CONVENTION GUYS, NICELY DONE. *floomp*