Wednesday, 25 November 2009

THOUGHT BUBBLE ROCKED AGAIN!!!

Well THAT was a kick ass weekend! I really needed cheering up after a really crappy week, and this years Thought Bubble convention in Leeds did the trick!

To the LOVELY Lisa Wood and her team, I'd like to give a big virtual hug to, for the invite, for looking after us, and for just being you! You guys rock.

I was especially happy as it was actually the most succesful convention I've had to date, selling nearly all but two of my Defoe books, as well as a number of zombie prints and copies of The End is Nigh 4. But a HUGE THANK YOU to the generous guys and gals who donated cash for each sketch for the Draw The World Together charity! You are genuinely going to help a little child somewhere in India.

Me and Niki were very glad to be sitting next to Jeremy Briggs and top artist Graeme Neil Reid. That guy needs to be working for 2000AD dammit. It's always nice to have good company at these conventions.

I really do prefer these 1 day conventions--it's more compact, more focused, and less chance of it fizzling out in the next day--being tired from drawing the whole of the previous day and partying all night! The ONLY drawback is that it's so short and sweet, I had way too brief encounters with good friends that I don't see nearly enough.

Speaking of partying, Me and Niki (who can I say is fantastic at talking away to fans whilst I sketch for them) managed to last till 3am at the Alea Casino party, but not before seeing the most incredible sights on the dancefloor...

And a brief rave about our accomodation at the new City Inn--pretty much the most impressive hotel I've stayed at in a long time--there's a bloody iMac in every room! And when Niki dropped her fork at breakfast, I've never seen so many staff rush to her aid like it was her life at stake!

Do I really need to say it? OF COURSE I'll be at next years con!

I leave you with some photos from the event....







This chap asked for a Daredevil/Venom hybrid--turned out quite well!




I apologise for my hair in this pic...

The best costume of the convention!




Finally, a brief glimpse into the secret, shady world of the comic con after party....


11 comments:

alan said...

Why is that guy dressed as the Flash when he clearly has an 'Ollie Queen' chin?

Abby Ryder said...

Oh jeez, I love those sketches. Your grizzly Dredd is completely badass everytime too! :D

Leigh G said...

I'm guessing Alan, because Green Arrow sucks balls! And you have to love how he fills out that Flash costume....

Thanks Abimeister! No doubt he'll look even grizzly after you're done with him!

ashbarron said...

Damn you.

You managed to get a photo of me.

Thanks for the Dredd/Batman piece Leigh.

Put me down for the same time next year

Leigh G said...

Ha! You're very welcome Ash. See you same time, same place next year.

ashbarron said...

Sure thing Leigh.

Same Bat time same Bat place

alan said...

Wow, those are his actual abs?! What was your shutter speed on that shot btw ;)
Cool sketches btw

Leigh G said...

Cheers Alan! Since I changed to pencil sketches rather than inks, they don't show up as well in photos, but I think the drawings themselves are better!

Graeme Neil Reid said...

You say nice things, make Hulk happy :)

Excellent to catch up with you and Niki last weekend, hopefully do it again soon!

Mangamax said...

That Flash is brilliant. Biggest laugh i've had all week - especially him nicely posing with his sketch.
Bless.

Leigh G said...

No worries Graeme, i'm glad I made your "Hulk" happy.
for your benefit, and for MangaMax's, here's a news report from the event!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiVnnQteGnA