James spent much of yesterday baking! And he didn't do your standard iced cupcake, oh no, that is not James. He made his cake out of BROCCOLI. Yes, he did. And funnily enough, they were very tasty, with the added frisson of biting into unexpected clumps of hot pepper.
Here's our publisher, David Fickling, proclaiming the glories of Rex, Agent K, Bearbot, Irwin and Beesley.
Here are Phoenix comic publicist Ross Fraser, David's wife Caro Fickling, John Aggs and David admiring the quirky, fun artwork. (Just checking, have you subscribed to The Phoenix yet? The first issue's not far away! And John Aggs and his mother Patrice Aggs are hosting a party to launch their DFC Library book, The Boss on Thursday! Details here...)
If you get James to sign your comic but don't tell him which character, he will most likely draw Beesley, because he is the easiest to draw. In fact, there's even a How-to-draw-Beesley guide in the back of the book.
These two lovely ladies are Akansha and store manager George Hanratty.
Thanks so much to Tales on Moon Lane for hosting the party! It's an amazing bookshop, and here's a video from their website if you'd like a peek at it.