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back from BICS!

A huge thanks to Shane Chebsey and everyone who organised the British International Comics Show in Birmingham this weekend! I had a great time launching Morris the Mankiest Monster (which you can buy here if you missed me)!

I think my interview of Michiru Morikawa went well. Something very cool happened in the middle of her talk; she was saying she was sad she hadn't been able to meet any of her co-creators, other than via e-mail, and suddenly one of them, Jeymes Samuel, said something like, 'Hey, I'm here!', and there was a big happy first meeting! Jeymes was able to talk about the film being made, and made Michiru glow with his effusive praise of her work. That was fun!

Running my monster-making station at my table meant I didn't have time to run around the show very much, but I got to meet loads of fab people, including MP for West Bromwich East Tom Watson and his son, who coloured with me while we argued about energy policy, agreed that my MP Joan Ruddock is very cool, and speculated about possible uses of the glass entry tubes in the Ministry of Magic. He bought a Morris book and went home that night and wrote up a lovely review on his blog. Thanks, Tom!

We had a real mix of people come make monsters: one kid would sit down, then the table would be full of kids; a teenage girl would sit down and the table would be full of teenage girls; a middle-aged bloke would sit down and we'd have a bunch of guys cutting and pasting... it was great.

You can see a whole bunch more photos on the slideshow here. Thanks to cdave for crocheting me a brilliant set of Morris horns, to Molly Bruton for her lovely Morris picture (see the slideshow) and to everyone who stopped by!


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Oct. 5th, 2009 12:45 pm (UTC)
I'm really glad you liked the horns.

Your interview was great, so many slides! That must have taken ages. The make a monster thing did look really popular. I loved some of the ones done by artists.

I'm planning on doing a decent write up, but in the meantime here's the pattern for the horns.
Oct. 5th, 2009 12:49 pm (UTC)
Ooh, can I use this photo with that post?
Oct. 5th, 2009 01:17 pm (UTC)
Yay, thanks so much, the horns look brilliant! I was just trying them on to show Gary and he was saying I should've worn them to lunch today, without saying anything. I'll definitely take them to my other events! And fab you've posted a pattern... :D

Yes, please go ahead and use the photo. :-) Glad to see you!
Oct. 5th, 2009 02:58 pm (UTC)
Comic Festival
Hello Sarah,
Thanks for visually sharing this event with us via blog.
Glad to read the interview with Michiru went well, including the surprise connection. Looks like Morris and you had quite a party at your table --lovely children and their drawings.
On to the next weekend.
Oct. 5th, 2009 05:26 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I thought the interview went well - and the moment Jeymes introduced himself was classic.

I've posted a few comments on the BICS over at scratch_uk, a forum/noticeboard cdave and I are currently trying to build up the profile of. Please drop by.
Oct. 6th, 2009 10:21 pm (UTC)
Hey thanks, Steve! :-)
Oct. 6th, 2009 12:19 am (UTC)
Just got back home from BICS as well, too bad I didn't get to meet you... I did spend some time with Michiru though, since we both were at the Insomnia table, and she is an amazing person and very talented !!
Keep up the great work, see you in another convention maybe [?!]


Oct. 6th, 2009 10:22 pm (UTC)
Hi! Sorry to have missed you there, boo. But very cool you got to hang out with Michiru, she's fabulous! :-D
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