Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Lancaster

Well, the Lancaster Comics Festival proved an interesting event. The dismal weather I'm sure discouraged many people from attending and things were pretty sparse at times, but it was great to meet people who haven't been able to see me on my southern and international jaunts. It was a very promising first year though, I did far better than at the "super-professional" Brighton Comics Expo last November, an event that proved about as lucrative as taking your wallet and dropping it in a septic tank. And despite the mist, rain, goblins and fear, Lancaster seemed like a lovely place.

The exhibitions department is now closed until next spring, during which time I will polish the welcome wagon and practise my firmest and most reassuring handshakes on unwilling passers by.

The only real downside of the event was that my ultra-magical mini-SGR comics "To The Victor THE SPOILS", which I spent two hours folding and three hours drawing, seemed almost impossible to give away. People just don't want somethin' for nothin' - either that or they don't know what they're missin'!

7 comments:

michelle said...

Idiots. For a brief flash, I considered the possibility of traveling across the ocean to obtain the highly desirable mini. Then, I sobered up. But I seriously, if drunkenly, considered it. I'm sure your efforts will not have been in vain.

Lexas said...

My Lancaster agent has met with your Lancaster agent and purchased one of your lovely prints! It has already been shipped to my desolate chateau/headquarters in Arizona! Thank you.

Sleepery said...

Well, I have it on good authority that the San Diego Comic Con is well attended. /hint

Bob

Tom said...

Gs

just cheez said...

if you still have some of the 'highly desirable mini comic' i highly desire one. i know you already said no. but is there any chance you can send me one? i wanted to come to lancaster, but i had to go watch my local football team lose. heinously.

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't normally do this, but please, oh please, there HAS to be a Cedric the Emo Potato t-shirt? :)

paulhd said...

Oh bugger. I only managed to sneak off work for an hour to go and completely missed your stall ('cos the place is so big y'know). Sorry.