Wednesday, 18 February 2015

DEMONCON 9 REPORT.

























Above Bottom Right: I'm serving a couple of customers (Adele & Ross) among the crowds of happy people enjoying them selves at Demoncon 9.

February 15th 2015.
6.00am: Awoken by my alarm I head down to the kitchen and cook myself a full English.
6.40am: Hit the bathroom for a shower.
7.10am: I make my sandwiches, pack my drinks and snacks for the day.
7.30am: Jump in the car which has been pre-packed with my comic stock the night before.
8.25am: I arrive at the carpark in Maidstone which is free on Sundays.
8.35am: I've finish loading all my stock & banners on to my trolly and set off towards the high street.
8.45am: I'm at the gates to the Royal Star Arcade which is hosting Demoncon 9.
8.46am: Greeted by Graham Beadle owner of the Grinning Demon comic shop and convention host.
8.50am: Shown to my table which is in a great position with natural light and loads of space.
9.30am: I finish setting up my table and decide to make myself a cuppa and start sketching.
10.00am-ish: Sammy from Hatdayfilms asks me to say a few words for the movie she is making.
10.30am: A few people are now walking around. John (Burdis) pops over to say hello.
11.00am: The convention is now open to the public and soon the arcade is full, I carry on sketching.
12.00am: I've met some really nice people and sold a few of my comics.
12.30am: A few people have asked me for sketches, I happily oblige.
1.00am: Things have been really busy, but I manage to get a few moments to have a sandwich.
1.30am: I make a few more sales and watch the excellent cos-players interacting with the crowds.



















Above: The UK Judges were out in force.

2.30pm: A few more sales and lots of sketching...really enjoying myself.
3.30pm: Lots of sketching and chatting to people, everyone is really friendly.
4.00pm-ish: Graham starts giving out the raffle prizes and I make another sale.
4.30am: Traders are begining to pack up now. I decide to carry on sketching.
4.45pm: Feeling tired now, John Burdis pops over and invites me to sit down for a drink with Clint Langley and another gentleman whoes name I now forget (sorry).  So I pack up my stall.
5.35pm: Afer a quick drink and a chat I say goodbye and head back to the car.
5.45pm: Car packed  I head home.
6.45pm: I arrive home and unpack the car.
7.30pm: I have something to eat and a nice cuppa!

Summary:
The venue has a really 'great vibe' all bathed in natural light which is good for us artists. The other stall holders, cos-players and people visiting all seemed to tap into this 'positive vibe' which really made attending the convention well worth while. From a stall holders point of view the free car parking, reasonable table price and crowds of people really made this convention something that I will hope to attend again soon.

Thanks to Graham Beadle and all the people helping him for making this event such a great experience.

Links:
Demoncon 9 face book page.
Official Demoncon 9 Video.
DemonCon 9 VIP Night Hightlights Q & A with Dan Abnett and Kurtis Wiebe 

ECBT2000ad Podcast Ep 198: John and Flint talk about 2000AD & Demoncon 9. Even I get a mention approx 10 minutes in from the start. http://ecbt2000ad.libsyn.com/ecbt2000ad-ep-198





Friday, 6 February 2015

DEMONCON 9 FEBRUARY 15TH 2015.










































In just over a weeks time I'll be attending Demoncon 9 on Sunday the 15th of February at the Royal Star Arcade, Maidstone. More information can be seen on the poster above or by visiting the face book page here created by event organiser and owner of the Grinning Demon comic shop Graham Beadle.

I will be selling copies of Shaman Kane, Spectre Show and Martillo.  I also hope to be sketching through out the day.  So pop over say hello and grab a sketch.

Hope to see you there!


Further Information:
For those interested here is a short film on Youtube which was made featuring the Demoncon 8
event also held at Royal Star Arcade, Maidstone.

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

ROGUE TROOPER.MORE MILLICOM MEMORIES.

Script: Richmond Clements. Art: David Broughton. Letters: Bolt 01.
Rogue Trooper. created by Gerry Finlay Day and Dave Gibbons. Copyright Rebellion.














Above: Helm does a little Christmas shopping.

More Millicom memories is intended as a follow up story and homage to writer/creator Gerry Finlay-Days Rogue Trooper story 'Milli-com memories' first published in 2000AD Progs 318-322.

During March 2014 I decided to contact Dave Evans and Richmond Clements. Many of you reading this post will know them as the editorial team behind 2000ad Fanzines 'Zarjaz' and Dogbreath'. I wanted to ask them if they would be open to the idea of teaming up for this years 2000AD advent calendar.  Both agreed that it sounded like good fun and said yes.

FREE PDF COMICS TO DOWNLOAD.
















Originally created for the 2000AD forum advent calendar these three stories are now available to down load for free.  Thanks to Dave Evans editor of Zarjaz and Dogbreath the 2000AD Fanzines for hosting the pdf files.

Judge Dredd - Mean Green Machine.
http://www.futurequake.co.uk/imagebucket/Webstrip/Dredd2012MGM.pdf

Judge Dredd - Word on the Sked.
http://www.futurequake.co.uk/imagebucket/Webstrip/Dredd2013WordOnTheSked.pdf

Judge Dredd created by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra. Copyright Rebellion.
Judge Dredd  'Mean Green Machine' and 'Word on the sked' are 'Not for profit' fan fiction.

Rogue Trooper - More Millicom Memories.
http://www.futurequake.co.uk/imagebucket/Webstrip/RT/RT-MoreMilli-ComFinalPages.pdf

Rogue Trooper. created by Gerry Finlay Day and Dave Gibbons. Copyright Rebellion.
Rogue Trooper 'More Millicom Memories'  is 'Not for profit' fan fiction.
 

Thursday, 4 December 2014

ROGUE TROOPER. MORE MILLICOM MEMORIES.




















+++ STAND BY +++ ESTABLISHING DATA LINK +++

+++ DATE LINE +++ STARTS DECEMBER 12TH 2014 +++

+++ STORY +++ ROGUE TROOPER 'MORE MILLICOM MEMORIES +++

+++ 13 PAGE COMIC STRIP STORY  PUBLISHED 1 PAGE A DAY +++

 +++ WHERE +++ THE 2000AD FORUM ADVENT CALENDAR +++ FREE TO ALL +++

 +++ WEB LINK +++ http://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php/topic,41456.0.html  +++

 +++ DATA TRANSMISSION ENDS +++

Rogue Trooper created by Gerry Finley-Day and Dave Gibbons.  Copyright: Rebellion.
Rogue Trooper 'More Millicom memories' is 2000AD fan fiction.

Sunday, 30 November 2014

ROGUE TROOPER COMING TO THIS YEARS 2000AD FORUM ADVENT CALENDAR.





















Every year the wonderful 2000ad fan and forum stalwart  'Pete Wells' runs the '2000AD Advent calendar.  The Calendar has become somewhat of a forum tradition and this year 'Team Zarjaz' otherwise known as 'Dave Evans' and 'Richmond Clements' the editorial team behind the 2000ad fanzines 'Zarjaz' and 'Dogbreath' are teaming up with myself David Broughton A.K.A. 'Megabus' to present a Rogue Trooper comic strip story as our gift to 2000ad creators and fans.  For those interested more information will be posted on Dec 5th.

Rogue Trooper created by Gerry Finley-Day and Dave Gibbons.  Copyright: Rebellion.

Links:
The 2000ad advent calendar 2012. http://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php/topic,37527.0.html
The 2000ad advent calendar 2013. http://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php?topic=39692.0
The 2000ad forum. http://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php/board,20.0.html
Info on Zarjaz and Dogbreath fanzines. http://thequaequamblog.blogspot.co.uk/


Tuesday, 18 November 2014

THOUGHT BUBBLE 2014.

























Above:  S
tanding behind my stall Saturday morning. Thanks to Alec for the photo.

Introduction:
Before you read on I would just like to say that I have a mild whinge later on in this report. However I thought that the whole event and that the Thought Bubble helpers (in red shirts) were very sympethetic and totally amazing, so thank you.  I would also like to add that I do realise that organising an event of this size is a difficult task at the best of times and not every one is going to be happy.

Friday 14th November.

7.00 AM: Start the day with the usual routine.
10.00 AM: Pack Car.
1.30 AM: Start the journey to Leeds.
2.30 AM: Traffic delays on the M25 mean that I’ve only covered 30 miles in an hour.
4.10 PM: Stop for a break some where around junction 21 on the M1, traffic delays are still bad.
7.10 PM:  Arrive at Travelodge on the M1, just outside Leeds.
11.30 PM: Crash out after watching a few movies in the motel room.

Friday, 7 November 2014

SPECTRE SHOW MAKES ITS DEBUT AT THOUGHT BUBBLE 2014.









































Remember where you were the day the gates to the afterlife collapsed?  The day humanity discovered that the spirits of the dead could possess their bodies at will, and that those spirits were very, very angry?  No?  Well, we can’t say we blame you for blocking it out of your mind . . .all that murder, torment and carnage.  Let writer Shaun Avery and artist David Broughton and a psychotic TV host called Ted E. Scare be your memory.  But be warned – what you discover might scar you, and there'll be no going back . . .


Spectre Show is being launched at Thought Bubble Comicon and is being sold on Table 25 (David Broughton Comics) in New Dock Hall.  32 Pages A4 format for only £3.50p.
 
Other Links:
http://thoughtbubblefestival.com/new-dock-hall-floor-plan/
http://thoughtbubblefestival.com/
http://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php/topic,41378.0.html

Reviews:
Steve Hargett, has taken the time to write a review and post it on his reviews blog site Judge-Tutor Semple. http://judgetutorsemple.wordpress.com/2014/11/07/spectre-show-issue-1-with-preview-art/

SKETCHING AT THOUGHT BUBBLE.








































On Sunday 16th November I'll be sketching at Thought Bubble 2014 on Table 25 in the New Dock Hall.  http://thoughtbubblefestival.com/new-dock-hall-floor-plan/ I'll be drawing mainly Dredd heads and maybe other 2000ad characters for free.

Hope to see you there!

David Broughton.