2015 was an eventful year.
I quit my day job to become self employed. Took part in lots of comic events, published some work folded my self-publishing venture Phatcomics and retired from convention tabling. Okay I will try to keep this short.
( Bristol 2004 – perfecting the miseryface that has attracted so much custom )
Comics Are amazing. I still feel this.
Conventions have been a major part of my comic life for 13 years. This year was no different. Angouleme, S.P.X, Thought Bubble and Malta were the main events. I blogged about some of these events, but it was during the Bristol Zine event that I decided to stop self-publishing, ending Phatcomics. Shortly after I decided to end tabling at conventions as well. It was in this blog that outline that I never intended to be a self-publisher and spend so much time tabling.
Malta Comic Con was my last event and it was lovely way to ‘retire’.
One other con event was the second Crouch End Cartoon Art Fest. (CECAF) this was a really good day, and it seemed to go well for exhibitors and punters. I hope to organise something in 2016.
The actual comic making was productive in 2015. Started on Necessary Monsters Volume 3. Two parts have been completed , and I’m having a great time drawing Daniels script. Other Monster developments included A First/ Devils Due team up and Volume one being re-released through Diamond.
I made a new autobio – Tracks, a couple of sketchbooks, something called The Crust. I had work in two fantastic anthologies- A bit of undigested potato, and Over The Line, poetry and comics.
I was also interviewed on Inkstuds, which was amazing.
I also had a few events around Crouch End as part of the festival, which was a lot of fun.
I was going to write about stuff outside comics, but I will save this for another time.
Thanks to everyone who took the time to support me this year. It has been a massive help. Here’s to a great 2016 !
( Leeds – 2015 )