Monday, November 24, 2008

DUBLIN COMIC CON REPORT

So very tired....

Last weekend was the afore mentioned Dublin City Comic Con and i had a bloody great time. It was great to see all the irish lads (except for Will of course), catch up with old mates and make some mates anew....



















Myself and Andy Winter at our table during a quiet moment.

Great news was that we sold all the copies of Tim Skinner we had. Sold a few copies of Frankenstein too, but i was especially delighted with how many Tim Skinner copies went. Got some great feedback too, and a lot of people had seemed to have heard of it beforehand. We attended the 'Launch Pad' panel where we got to showcase the book a little which was a great opportunity so i'd like to thank the organisers John and Dave Hendrick for helping us push promote the book a little more, along with having me as a guest this year. Thanks also to everyone who came by and picked up a book, be it Frankenstein, Tim Skinner or even Blood Psi and Hero Killers, both of which sold out also.





















Myself, Nick Roche and Stephen Thompson practicing our inevitable group model shoot for Playgirl magazine.

Fellow Eclectic Micks did well, Nick Roche seemed to never stop sketching and both Stephen Mooney and Thompson were banging out top-notch sketches. A Marvel panel also revealed an upcoming Fantastic Four short story featuring work from Thompson, so congratulations to him. The bastard.
























I did a sketch or two over the weekend..... well ....actually i did much more than two in fact, but here's two examples of them. A Bizarro above, and a Bullseye below....

























Must go. Need sleep and have lots of work to do....

Dec.

10 comments:

Clamnut Comix said...

......nice.......hat......you........




gay.


Wowzers all the Tim Skinners sold out? That's very impressive man. Was Big Jim there?

Moondog said...

I like the hat! Good report Dec. I'm still tired.

Kev said...
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Kev said...

First off thanks for the sketch and sorry to have rushed ya! had to catch a train. Hero Killers is a great little book man, i actually really enjoyed that one and it was cool seeing the sketch book stuff at the back, nice! It was also cool to see Zombie Rotweiller in Tim Skinner which was really really good man, that book is fantastic, really is! Nice colours! Magistrate Gruge was a great bit! and top trumps on Frankenstein that book is very impressive! best of luck with sweeney todd the pages at the con looks like your on form and on the right track!

Will Sliney said...

Crazy hat crazy hat. Delighted all the tim skinners sold out man, thats great news.

John said...

Good times, I saw the Thor sketch you did posted on Millarworld.

I hope all those Christopher Walken sketches turn up online eventually, particularly the one Adi Granov did of Emma Frost.

jamie said...

that hat makes you look like s club 7s pervy uncle.
but great work on tim skinner!

Declan Shalvey said...

If bein' their pervy uncle got me anywhere near that Rachel Stevens, i'd do it! Thanks Jamie!

Hey Bob, guess that makes 2 of us. Nah, Big Jim wasn't over ...must give him a bell actually....

Mooney, i share your pain. Or more accurately, your exhaustion.

Cheers Will.

John, yeah i saw the first sketch of the day (and my least favourite) made it on Millarworld. Cringe. All the Walkens are up there now too.

Hey Kev, no worries. Glad you spotted all the Hero Killer cameos in Tim Skinner. That makes one. Thanks for all the comments too; makes it all worthwhile.

Dec.

thecomiccast said...

The hats awesome. (Just leave it Mooney.) I wish it was the forties again and everyone wore hats.

Sorry I missed the con but I got Craig to get me a copy of Skinner which he hasn't given to me yet. Or my sketch from ages ago. I hate him.

Liam

Declan Shalvey said...

Don't worry Liam, we ALL hate Craig. hope you like Skinner when you read it.

Dec.