Friday, October 23, 2015

MCM weekend

I know this is late notice but I'll be at the MCM London Comic Con this Saturday, 24th October, at the Excell, London. You'll find me either at the Doctor Who Magazine table or the Panini/Marvel tables, so drop by for a chat and a sketch. I'll also have copies of Brickman Returns on me so if you haven't bought one yet, now's your chance. 

I'll only be there on the Saturday, but the event runs across the whole weekend. Here's the official website:
http://www.mcmcomiccon.com/london/

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I haven't seen Brickman anywhere yet. Nowhere in Smiths or Forbidden Planet. Am I mistaken in thinking it's a paper comic? Not digital is it? JON

Lew Stringer said...

Yes, it's a paper comic (good quality paper too), but you won't find it in those places. It's only available directly from me (see the link in the sidebar) or from Nostalgia and Comics in Birmingham.

ChanneZeroX said...

Can we talk about 'paper quality' for a second. Settle down, you at the back- literally, just a second. You mention this quite a bit, lately, Lew- as though silkier and shinier the paper, the inevitably better the print quality, the more immersive the comic reading experience, or whatever.

Perhaps you're right, but can I just thrown in my two cents about matt paper stock? I think it still has its place but is fast becoming lost to the comics world, perhaps already has gone the way of the mastadon, the Sinclair C5 and video games (wait- scratch that last part- damn crystal ball).

But I think there's still something, how should I put it- more physical, about matt, even slightly coarse paper, especially for the comics medium. Perhaps it's just me, but I just get a sense of being more connected to the artist, the writer, the publisher, when I can actually feel some kind texture, as oppose to paper competing to be a tablet touch screen. Ok, that was more than a second- set the lawyers on me.

Lew Stringer said...

I don't think I've ever suggested shiny paper makes for a more immersive reading experience. The fact is simply that good quality paper makes colour art reproduce closer to its intended quality than some matt paper. If it's black and white, or just spot colour (ie: red) or limited flat colours (like most comics of the sixties and seventies for example) then matt printing is fine. (I love the old newsprint comics.) But for colour art that has more shades and range of colours then you need better quality printing to do it justice.

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