Yep, it's finally here, SUB-CON is on tomorrow. Sorry for the lack of posts this week, i've been real busy tring to wrap up this month's Frankenstein pages, so that i can attend tomorrows show. Currently working from the very generous and handsome Stephen Mooney's studio since i flew over from Scotland yesterday.
Really looking forward to the show. There's a real wealth of comic talent coming out of Ireland these days, and i'm happy to call most of them close friends. Except Bob Byrne. He's dead to me.
I remember when i was growing up in Cloughleigh, in Ennis, Co. Clare i was sure i was the only kid in Ireland drawing comics and that someday i'd be known as 'the irish comics artist.' Flash forward 12 or 13 years and here i am, attending a con with fleet of irish creators. Fair play to Rob Curley (Freak Show creator/writer) for organising this con, and getting quality overseas guests like Pia Guerra and Steve Niles, British mainstays like Talbot and Moore/Reppion, while still giving us lesser known Irish guys decent props.
My soul-mate Will Sliney is unveiling his first published book at the con; ATOMIC ROCKET GROUP 66. I've got a pin-up in it, so that's reason enough to pick it up, but on top of that, Will drew the whole story and from what i've seen, it looks great.
The Rock and Roll duo of Stephen Mooney and Stephen Thompson will be there, both previously worked on FREAK SHOW, but have moved on to bigger and brighter projects in the states.
And of course, that Byrne fella will be there, going ON and ON about gettin' into 2000AD. That's all he ever talks about.
Seriously though, i remember the first time i met the Bobster was at a small con Rob organised. Not as big as what's on tomorrow, but i had a laugh all the same. Good times.......
Anyway, if you're knockin' around Dublin tomorrow, come by and i'll give you a free sketch...... if you buy one of my books that is.
P.S. I won't be posting for about a week. Taking a few days off to visit friends and family while i'm back in Ireland and as i'm sure you know, there's no such thing as the 'internet' in Ireland.
Well, not in Quin village anyway.