I'm still busy colouring a comic, while juggling a few other odd jobs. I finally got round to buying Tom King's Mr Miracle run, so looking forward to having a week off shortly and finding a comfy chair to read that in. I bought Leo Baxendale's "Willy the Kid Book 2" from eBay last week too, a book I absolutely loved as a kid, it was massively influential. Seeing it again after all these years made me realise how much so.
Aidan Lacy's "Infinite Timelines" Legion of Superheroes cover commissions series has reached it's 400th post this month. I've been doing the lettering, titles and other digital tinkering on it for the last few hundred covers. Number 400 was a homage to Avengers 84, this is the 400th in a planned run of 1000. Surely some sort of record for a privately commissioned series of covers? You can see the full run of 400+ here on the ComicArtFans site for free!
I spent a large portion of April complaining to Hermes about a parcel they spectacularly failed to deliver safely to my daughter in Wimbledon. If you enjoy reading about frustration and terrible customer service, then it's all here. If you came to this Blog post searching for a number to contact Hermes on, then it took me a lot of effort to find that you can ring the Hermes UK Escalations Department on 03445 227 209. Say Hi to them from me.
The book cover I did for "Ramifications of Felix", a collection of poetry from the world's greatest living poet Jim Templeton, has been changed, new version looks like this. It's better. It's not great, but it's better.
I was away in sunny Hull at the start of April, I had some fun with my father-in-law John playing with a glass ball, the humber bridge and photoshop. I'll be back in Hull in July, I'm a guest at Hull comiccon on July 21st, and I'm waiting to see if I've got a table at LFCC the weekend after that. More imminently, I'll have a table at 'Scribblecon' in Todmorden on Saturday 25th May.
SCRIBBLECON looks like a whole lot of fun, and the event is free so if you're anywhere nearby, and you love comics/art/zines or the prospect of people in a pub with pencils, then why wouldn't you? The event is also raising fund for the Forget Me Not Children's Hospice, a charity from my hometown of Huddersfield. I'll be selling prints and sketching all day. If that's not enough and for some strange reason you have not already decided to come, then find out more here.
See you there!