Convention Report: Thought Bubble ‘Part Two’
As you all know a couple of weeks back I attended the yearly Leeds Thought Bubble Comics convention and met up with a lot of comics creators and had a blast despite having to reshoot interviews a couple of times out due to the fact that my camera had failed me.
In the first convention report, which we published last week I spoke to Martin Conaghan, Dan Thompson and Steve Tanner, who all had some great new comics to sell.
This week I have video interviews with the creators of Ladies and Gentlemen, Unseen Shadows Vol 2 cover artist Pete Mason, Daniel Clifford and more.
Richard Worth and Jordan Coolver
One comic that took Leeds by storm late last year and has since gone on to win fans nationwide is Ladies and Gentlemen which is produced by Richard Worth and Jordan Coolver. The comic is a steampunk fantasy and has won much critical acclaim here in the UK.
I managed to speak with both Richard and Jordan about the book.
If you haven’t already you should really check this book out. You can find more information out about it and all of Richard and Jordan’s work at: http://waterclosetpress.blogspot.co.uk
On the Friday night before the event started I met Pete Mason, who was introduced to me by Cy Dethan. Anyway on the Saturday I kind of ambushed him with the camera and got him to talk about his work on the second Unseen Shadows anthology comic and his other work, which we attempted to show off.
You can check out what Pete had to say below.
Benjamin Read and Chris Wildgoose tout ‘Porcelain: A Gothic Fairy Tale’
A new interesting comic on the horizon was previewed at Thought Bubble and is titled Porcelain: A Gothic Fairy Tale and is by the team of Benjamin Read and Chris Wildgoose. When approached both were very happy to talk about the book and were more than happy to forgive my camera issues.
Having read the preview copy of this. All I can say is it is a must have for those of you who are enjoying the resurgence of classic fairy tales.
Daniel Clifford Talks ‘Sugar Glider’
One of the more fun comic book ideas I came across while at the event and something I wasn’t able to get hold of while there was a book called ‘Sugar Glider,’ which is by the very talented Daniel Clifford who dodged Daleks and my dodgy camera work to tell us about it.
For the final interview of this second post worth of coverage I speak with Stuart Gould, who is literally going out of his way to try and breath new life into the British Comics industry by opening up a new distribution channel for UK and Independent Comics creators.
At present to stand a chance of getting distributed most comics have to be delivered through Diamond, who sell the books to comics stores at 75% of retail and generally haven’t been doing a great job of getting independently created comics out into the world. Stuart is looking to fix this by not only giving Independent creators a better deal, but by making damn sure their books get out into the stores.
He’s a man with a plan baby.
That’s it for now, but keep an eye out for my exciting interview with David Hind and Doug Braithwaite, which is still to come. Plus we speak with the gang behind the exciting Transmedia Project Clockwork Watch.
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