Crossposted from Bad Signal:
So the MCM Expo signing in Comics Village there ran a total of two and a half hours or so. I started before 1pm — after a comically nightmarish journey from Southend that involved a 40-quid cab ride in order to get there at all — and finished up a hair before 4pm, with a break in the middle because I hadn’t yet had time to eat that day.
Was NOT expecting that many people. Not far off the sort of crowd I draw in the States, in fact.
I note that already there’s one guy complaining on his blog that I was hardly there at all and all I did was, you know, sign people’s comics. But I was only going to be there for an afternoon, and I had no idea there’d already be a line camped out for me. Didn’t want people to have to wait any longer than was necessary.
Two FREAKANGELS KKs, and one FREAKANGELS Miki, complete with lab coat, showed up. No Spider Jerusalems, for the first time in years. I guess the old fuckhead’s finally retired.
Nice vibe to the place. Reminded strongly of the early UKCAC shows. Will write more on this later in the week.
Organised brilliantly by Emma Vieceli and Anna Petterson.
And, christ, I got to see Gary Erskine, Al Davison and Liam Sharp for the first time in fucking years, which was delightful. Met a load of the new minicomics/webcomics guys, like Jon Scrivens and Jake Harold (and yes many others but I’m not sitting here all day typing).
Also Jamie McKelvie was there. You can’t have everything, after all.