My thanks to Paul Prescott and his team for their kind hospitality at Wigan Comic Con yesterday. They looked after the guests well and it was a pleasure to attend.
As with all of these multi-media events, the majority of attendees are there to see the actors and cosplayers and haven't read a comic since they were little kids, but that often works to a comic creator's advantage because it means we meet people who might otherwise never see our work. It's always good to attract a new audience outside of the usual comics community.
My thanks to those who stopped by for a chat, sketch, or to buy a comic! It was great to see Paul Twist again, and to finally meet Caroline Chadwick, who's been a fan of Tom Thug since the days of Oink! It was also good to catch up with comics buddies Dave and Paul Windett and Graham Pearce.
Here's a few photos from the day...
|9a.m.... Guests and traders setting up, ready for the 10a.m. opening.|
|Graham Pearce, creator of Sgt. Mike Battle!|
|Cartoonist Dave Windett!|
|Sam Johnson, creator of Geek Girl!|
|Tools of the trade.|
|Tom Thug's No.1 fan Caroline, pleased with a sketch.|
|Look out! It's Doctor Robotnik!|