Tuesday, December 12, 2006


Back from the Birmingham Comics Show where I seemed intent on drinking and smoking myself to death, but didn't quite succeed. I have to say the show was the best Winter Convention I'd been at for some time. I think the location had a lot to do with it. Conventions these days, especially the ones around this time, are pretty devoid of editors and the like, so there's little chance of work. But unlike Brighton, London and Bristol before, Birmingham is easy to reach so people didn't feel nearly as downhearted as they might have with a more hassle-intensive journey still fresh in the mind. Mind you, I heard for those souls going back to London on the Sunday that trains were stopping at Northampton. I helpfully suggested that they could pop in there and say hello to Alan Moore.
Yeh, the vibe was good. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and it was good to catch up with Ben, Laurence, Jon, Dylan...oh the list goes on.
Accompanying art is the Silver Surfer from the brush of the insanely talented Esad Ribic. Esad is Croatian but this year I've drank with him in New York, San Diego, and now the mighty Brum. Ye cannae beat it!

2 comments:

Tom64 said...

I just pray I never have to relie on you for a liver and lung transplant!

Silver Surfer made a recent outing in the Utlimate Nightmare titles. A re-working of the Eater of worlds storyline. Gone is the towering being with the coat hanger hat (recently seen in Marvel's Exiles) and in his place is a swarm of life hating machines. Storyline was acceptable but I had major quibbles about the artwork. Decided to get some cream for my quibbles to see it they will go away.

Have a Merry Yuletide, Jimbo.

Jim Alexander said...

Coughed up most of my vital organs and left them on the train anyway.

Yes, a Merry Xmas to one and all!