I had a fun ol’ time at the London Thing last Saturday. After the agonizingly slow start me, Gould, and Joel (who appeared to be cosplaying as a luchadore bank manager) got into the groove. We were also sharing the table with theses awesome Sugar Skull badges Joel’s sister makes, I love those things. If we’re back next year we should totally have a Mexican Day of Dead theme on the table!
It’s nice to be able to pick up comics from the cartoonists themselves without having to wade through a shambling group of slack jawed Joker nurses. I didn’t take any photos because I prefer to save space on my camera memory card for more important London sights like the filled in crack at the Tate Modern (which I find strangely hilarious) but there’s a nice con report with pics on The Super Comics Adventure Squad Blog.
And now here’s links to some of the cool stuff I bought.
Knuckles The Malevolent Nun: Special 1
Mugwhump The Great: The Show Must Go On
(I hope my local comic place gets some copies of the Muppet book through the grey market soon…)
Do Not Feed the Bear
Bigger Ruffs for Everyone
(Yes, I was one of the lucky few to get one before they ran out.)
Man and Troll
Octopus Pie Vol.1
Thank Goodness for Herald Owlett Vol.1
(came in an awesome handpainted envelope with a free colour sketch inside!)
Chloe Noonan: Monster Hunter
Beaver and Steve Vol.2: The Owl of Regret
Daniel Merlin Goodbrey
All Knowledge is strange
Sarah McIntyre and David O’Connel
The Secret Origin of Shark Attack Three
(a free comic and CD!)
How I Blew my Thursday Night
(I gave R. Stevens a bacon scented Mini-Comic, this fullfils a long held ambition of mine.)