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Web and Mini-Comix Thing 2009
March 29, 2009, 12:36 pm
Filed under: Comics, Events, Manga, Reviews

Yesterday was the annual “Thing” in Mile End, London. I was exhibiting on a stall with Willie Hewes of ITCH, and while she had most of the merchandise, I was also trying to flog some A1 size artwork that really needed a good home. We also made some badges the night before with my Super Badge-It (yeah yeah). Leek and Sushi’s Manga Show was the table’s newest and most exciting book, and was so popular we ran out in a couple of hours, with people actually being disappointed they couldn’t get hold of one! This must be a good thing. Other ITCH products seemed popular too. The badges went down well too. Like every “Thing” it was a good time to meet up with other comickers.  I did wimp out of the pub at the end, though, I was feeling tired and kind of fragile. X-D

I bought a huge quanitity of comics, too. I was looking forward to Sarah Burgess’s “Far Out Mantic” having seen some of the pages up online, and was suitably impressed by the comic book. Her art style is really expressive, completely un-slick, with a very real and visceral quality, as well as having a bit of a retro look. The occasional colour pages added light and depth, working well amongst the mainly b&w art.  The story looked like it was just getting going by the end, so I’ll be watching out for future releases.

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