And man, what a trip. Wales Con (or "Yo-Yo Con", as I like to call it. More on that later) was pretty cool. First thing's first though, check this out; thanks to some poor planning on my part, the only room I could book by the time I got around to looking for a hotel was an executive suite...
Just call me King Scrase.
Which was definitely fun for everyone involved except my bank account. Despite my big, comfortable bed, next time I'll probably stick to something a little more economy class.
Yeah... now there's something I never thought I'd say with such enthusiasm :P
The reason I'm going though is 'cause I'm heading over to Wales Con. No, I don't have a table there. I'm just going for good ol' fashioned Welsh comic convention funtime. Also I have a photoshoot booked with Nicholas Brendon of Buffy the Vampire Slayer fame, and basically the entire main cast of Red Dwarf. Insert girlish fanboy squeal here.
When you are a creative, getting people to check out your stuff is hard. This I understand. And it's natural to want to share your work with your friends. This I also understand. But what irritates me is when people make it all into a popularity contest.
Like me, you probably have a Facebook profile, and if you have enough friends on Facebook, you've probably seen a few posts by friends of yours who are in bands, or do fashion photography or, oh, I don't know, have their own webcomic or something silly like that.
Yes, tomorrow Zip #5 begins, and of the scripts I've written so far it's one of my favorites, so I'm hopefully it'll be well received by all you folks at home.
Check the issues page right now to see a preview of the cover, and check back tomorrow to read the first pages when they're uploaded. I'll be updating my Facebook and Twitter accounts to let you guys know when that is too:
Wow. Just wow. First Ducktales, now this.
I kinda hope they keep the trend up. In the 90s the games licensed by Disney were pretty much the ONLY consistently good licensed games out there.
On another note, I know I've been putting out less pages per week lately. That's because I've been busy preparing for Bristol Comic Expo. There, I'll be selling print versions of the first issue of Zip, which will include a new short story that you won't be able to read online. So get some tickets for that now if you don't want to miss out. I can't guarantee that you'll be able to buy tickets on the door.
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