Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Bristol Bonanza!

The sun was shining, the people were smiling, the comics were selling and the tales they were a-telling! Last weekend the Bristol International Comic Expo returned to its spiritual home beside Temple Meads station with a joyful spring in its step. And we Etheringtons shared in the positive vibes for we were celebrating our 25TH UK comic convention!

Aside from our 25 SUPER limited edition Lorenzo sketchbooks, we brought a stack of swag for folks to sink their teeth into (a purchase of one of everything would have netted you over 1300 pages of comic finery ... for those who like statistics).

Aside from the socialising (of which there was plenty) comic shows are all about giving the fans what they want, and judging by Lorenzo's nine hours of non-stop sketching, I'd guess what you guys want is ART!

For future reference, if you buy a sketch book from us at a show, THIS is how my brother signs it...

T-shirt fans will probably have heard of the awesomeness that is Johnny Cupcakes, which makes the pic above a particular favourite of mine.

On Sunday Lorenzo had to return to the studio to work on the last chapter of Long Gone Don book 1, which left me ... gasp ... IN CHARGE OF THE PENCILS!!!!

And, for your rare viewing pleasure, here's what I produced for one young fan - my take on Lorenzo's very first attempt at Malcolm Magic, originally conjured in 2003.

Judging by her smile, I think I got away with it!

Thanks to all our friends and fans and readers, new and old, old and young, who took the time to come up and say hi. We had a blast and we look forward to seeing you guys at a future event.

- Robin