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I saw this elderly gentleman in a cafe yesterday who managed completely to ignore the fact there were four children running madly around the next table and one of them projectile vomiting.

Go have a look over at the DFC's Super Comics Adventure Squad's new blog: Dave Shelton, Garen Ewing, Gary Northfield, Neill Cameron and Wilbur Dawbarn have started a Dinosaur and Monster Draw-off! I think I will jump in at some point.

Related to James Turner's most recent post, we have the sad news that the Saturday Guardian will no longer be running The Comic section, so that's the end of Super Animal Adventure Squad and Vern and Lettuce on Saturdays, boo. You can read hi-res versions of James' strip on the Guardian website, but I guess because mine wasn't an ongoing story, they didn't feel the need to post it. Ah, well. Moving on...

Forbidden Planet International blog have been wonderful in their coverage of the DFC, with Richard Bruton reviewing every single one of the 43 issues. You can read numerous recent posts on the subject here. Thanks so much for your support, FPI!

So are you coming to the Oxford Literary Festival next Saturday for the DFC panel with David Ficking, John Aggs, the Etherington Brothers and me? We're going ahead with it, David's got Plans. 12 noon, it's £5, book your tickets here.

The Crystal Palace Children's Book Festival has a programme! It's going to be amazing family fun, click on the images to see a readable version of the flyer. (Thanks, Alex Milway, for putting that together!) Participants will include the DFC's Kate Brown, Gary Northfield, Woodrow Phoenix, Emma Vieceli, Garen Ewing, and also Ellen Lindner, Alex Milway, David O'Connell, Tom Percival, Viviane Schwarz, Kim Toohey, Migy and more.

Lots of people are posting write-ups of the UK Web & Mini Comics Thing. I was chuffed to see Irishman Dale O'Flaherty included me in the many fab portraits he's drawing of people who were there. Thanks, Dale!

Read Joe Decie's write-up here and see his anthology entry here
David O'Connell also contributed to the Thing anthology here
More reviews from comics translation website Comix Influx, also from Jenni Scott, Kate Beaton, Anna Mondo, James Harvey, Jim Tyson, Shug Raine and Cliodhna Lyons. And surely more to follow!


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Mar. 31st, 2009 08:24 am (UTC)
I'm not so sure if mine is so much a review or more of a "I've just taken a huge pile of cold medication and now everything is all warm and fuzzy round the edges". I didn't even remember having posted on LJ when I got up this morning. I might try and write something more constructive later.
Mar. 31st, 2009 08:29 am (UTC)
Well, it's certainly one person's look at the event. ;-) I'll look out for your next post on it!
Mar. 31st, 2009 08:41 am (UTC)
Ah pressure, now I'll have to write something! lol
Mar. 31st, 2009 04:27 pm (UTC)
The heat is on, woman! :-D
Mar. 31st, 2009 09:56 am (UTC)
Must. Do. Write. Up.

Meanwhile here's my photos.
Mar. 31st, 2009 04:27 pm (UTC)
Hey, thanks for that link!
Mar. 31st, 2009 10:39 am (UTC)
i love your morning sketch again -- but i can't believe it was someone you saw recently -- it looks like a scene from 1909 or something. charming!
Mar. 31st, 2009 10:41 am (UTC)
oh and really lame of the guardian, that. i'd been enjoying those, too.
Mar. 31st, 2009 04:28 pm (UTC)
Aw, thanks, Will! Yeah, that guy in the cafe did kind of have a tweedy old-world charm to him.
Mar. 31st, 2009 11:09 am (UTC)
Boohiss the guardian
The Guardian is stopping the Comics section ... that's annoying. I thought the last Vern and Lettuce was the funniest yet. Oh well. I'm sure things will be on the up on the comic front soon enough.
Mar. 31st, 2009 04:28 pm (UTC)
Re: Boohiss the guardian
Thanks, Dan! Yeah, sad about the Guardian. :-(
Mar. 31st, 2009 03:05 pm (UTC)
It was great to meet you there! Holy crap so many awesome people. >_<

Edited at 2009-03-31 03:05 pm (UTC)
Mar. 31st, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC)
Great to meet you, too! I just saw Kim's very orange photo of us in the pub.
Mar. 31st, 2009 07:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Did you clean this up in photoshop or anything? My scanner's been making everything really grainy recently...
Mar. 31st, 2009 07:54 pm (UTC)
I think I did tweak the levels a bit (the arrow on the right of the scale), but I was lucky because my pic was in the middle of the paper so it didn't have shadowy edges.

Those portraits are looking SO good!! I love the other ones, I was just particularly vain about this one. ;-)
Apr. 4th, 2009 10:11 pm (UTC)
I love the cool cat. ANd especially like the texture on the wall! It makes everything else in the scene that much cooler.
Apr. 4th, 2009 10:12 pm (UTC)
Re: texture
Oops -- I forgot to sign in above. It's one of those days -- overslept, think it's morning but it's really 3 in the afternoon. Oof.
Apr. 4th, 2009 10:32 pm (UTC)
Re: texture
Thanks, David! :-)

Oof indeed! I got back from Oxford just now, feeling a wee bit weary. Hey, you don't remember when those playing card images are due, do you?
Apr. 4th, 2009 10:45 pm (UTC)
I'm slacking on it
Nobody's informed me of a deadline.
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