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What is going to happen with the DFC? (Here's one idea.) Vern says thanks to writer and illustrator Bridget Strevens for keeping him entertained with the Extreme Shepherding link:

(YouTube link)

I've had a couple people ask about buying the DFC and I've passed them on to the woman-in-the-know:
Maureen Corish, Group Communications Director, The Random House Group, tel 0207 840 8878

The Oxford Literary Festival is still going ahead with the DFC Panel talk on Saturday, 4 April, with David Fickling, the Etherington Brothers, John Aggs and me. It will have to be more of a retrospective event now, but we will talk about comics and people can ask questions of us and David Fickling. (I wouldn't be surprised if all the DFC contributors show up with their own questions, should be well interesting!)

Don't miss the UK Web & Mini Comix Thing on Saturday, 28 March, in east London! It's the UK's biggest and best alternative press fair, therefore unmissable! I'll be running a table with David O'Connell (Tozo) and Woodrow Phoenix (Rumble Strip and the DFC). For those of you who love the DFC's Super Animal Adventure Squad, James Turner will also be selling comics from his table. (Will we see a return of Beaver & Steve?) In fact, most of your favourite British small press people (and a few North Americans and an Irishwoman) will be there, so write it in big red letters on your calendar right now.

The Thing isn't technically aimed at children, but if you have a kid who wants to get into selling his or her own comics, this is the place to take them to get them excited about ways to get their work out to the public. I was so impressed one year by the ten-year-old who had his own table and was selling minis for 20p, and of course, I bought some.

We'll be meeting up for the Post Thing Thing at the nearby Half Moon pub from 5pm til late, organised by ztoical. (Although I'm running off a bit early from the drinks to catch the tail end of Sally Nicholls' launch of her second novel, Season of Secrets.)

And some more dashing epaulettes from fellow GOAL Anthology contributor Malte Knaack! Visit his lovely blog here. (And view previous epaulette postings from this blog here.)


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Mar. 20th, 2009 10:25 am (UTC)
Haha Malte's epaulettes are great. And be warned there are actually alot of Irish coming to the thing this year, both exhibiting and attending.
Mar. 20th, 2009 12:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I am forewarned! Should I take any precautions? :-)
Mar. 20th, 2009 01:54 pm (UTC)
sadly there is nothing you can do to get rid of us :p
Mar. 20th, 2009 01:51 pm (UTC)
That picture at the top is quite heartbreaking. 'Sums it up all too well, really.

On a happier note, this blog is such a great hub for linky goodness - there's always so much to check out - as well as your own lovely artwork, of course. Best wishes,


Mar. 20th, 2009 03:58 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for that, Nelson! And I'm glad the links have been helpful.
Mar. 20th, 2009 01:53 pm (UTC)
So sad.

Are those Vern's knitting needles the bunnies have borrowed? Very clever.
Mar. 20th, 2009 03:59 pm (UTC)
You are so good! :-D
Mar. 20th, 2009 04:04 pm (UTC)
Really looking forward to The Thing (always sounds like some sort of B-movie monster) -- my flight lands at Heathrow at 11:30am and I'll be high-tailing it across town from there, suitcases in hand. If I don't make it in time for the Thing itself, I hope to make it to the Post-Thing Thing...
Mar. 20th, 2009 05:51 pm (UTC)
Look forward to meeting you! Make sure you let me know who you are ...all the people at these things always make my head spin!
Mar. 20th, 2009 04:11 pm (UTC)
"The Post Thing Thing" sounds good, but I keep thinking it should have been called "The Thing After The Thing"
Mar. 20th, 2009 05:52 pm (UTC)
I think we have too many Things, we all need to do some de-cluttering. ;-)
Mar. 20th, 2009 04:21 pm (UTC)
Sarah, thanks for linking through to save the DFC!...

could I use today's wonderful drawing on the blog?

Mar. 20th, 2009 05:53 pm (UTC)
Sure thing, Barnaby, go ahead!
Mar. 20th, 2009 08:03 pm (UTC)
Also, that extreme shepherding thing is excellent ! (even though it's just a viral advertising video)
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