Monday, October 05, 2009

BICS 2009

Back today from the British International Comics Show (BICS) and have to say, i had a brilliant time. So very, very tired now though. Sold a good few Eclectic Micks sketchbooks and did a lot of sketches. I charged for the first time ever, but i'm kinda glad i did, as i put a lot of work into the sketches and was so tired by the end of the day. Having a bit money in my pocket by the end eased the pain.

So, i would just like to say thanks to all who stopped by the Eclectic Micks table, got a sketch, bought a book, and to everyone who came up to me and said nice things about my work on 28 Days Later. It was very surprising and even more so appreciated.

Above is a photo from the launch party (borrowed from Martin Tierney's Facebook album) with the following Vogue-ing it all up; IDW's ANGEL; After The Fall artist Stephen Mooney, his lovely wife Jacintha, Image Comics' CHOKER writer Ben McCool, myself, DC editor Michael Wright and artist of Boom's FARSCAPE ongoing series Will Sliney

I took photos of nearly all the sketches i did. I'll post some in the next few days. First; here's some bunny-themed ones. Strange i ended up doing 3 bunny-type drawings. First, a sketch of Paul Grist's Mr. Floppsie Woppsie.

Next; Usagi Yojimbo

And finally; Zatanna


Stephen Mooney said...

Ha, great pic! Why don't I remember it being taken?
Yeah, fantastic weekend altogether, and fantastic sketches consistently turned out throughout the weekend.
Why is Zatanna so sad though? Is it cos the bunny is hiding on her?

WJC said...

I'm sorry I didn't get a sketch, that Yojimbo's a beauty.

Stephen Thompson said...

Love that Yojimbo one, great pose. Although Mooney has the best pose overall.

David Ferguson said...

Nice mix of characters and great sketches.

Mansloth said...

Zatanna is wicked.

Declan Shalvey said...

Thanks guys.

Thompson; agreed. Best pose award goes to Mooney.

Mooney; Well, she's sad cuz the bunny should be in the hat so doesn't know where it is. But it is, in fact behind her. My attempt at humour.

Lisa said...

I heard you were wearing a MILF Island t-shirt in one photo. I didn't see it, but I heard Stephen laughing. Yep, that Yojimbo sketch is really natty, me wanty!

Declan Shalvey said...

Thanks Lis,

Yeah, i was wearing a MILF Island t-shirt all Friday night. Was delighted that a lot of people actually got the reference! No one ever gets it in Dublin.

Stephen Mooney said...

Possibly because you don't spend the weekend in a hall with 300 nerds in Dublin?