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Sunday, 23 November 2014

Many Years Ago.....


....I wrote this in response to criticism about how I treated a publisher who was a crooked con man.  I actually did not realise that years later gangster Ronnie Kray used the same line.  It is very important that if you have dealings with me you understand this:

" I am a nice man with nice people.  But I am a bastard with bastards."

Comic creator, publisher, event organiser or otherwise: word.

Bristol Comic Expo No More

For those who attended Mike Allwood organised Bristol International Comic Expos you will know they were the events of the year.  Comic stars and personalities and fans flocked to them.

Fallen Agel Media took over the event and in the first year it nose-dived. Second year....very bad.  Well, I have been asked about 2015s event.

After the way I was treated I withdrew my support for the event clearly and publicly.  That writ, I have to announced that three traders who normally attended the event have been told there is no longer a Bristol Comic Expo.  I can seriously write that "For the first time since last century (!) there will be no Comic Expo in Bristol in May or any other month of 2015".

That is just sad.

But I never attended 2014s and had no plans for 2015 anyway.

I Could Have Been At Home Watching The Rugby!

 
 So, I got up, tidy myself and packed up all the books ready to get the bus to the event.  Miserable and depressed.  But the bus was running on time and the rain stopped.

YAY! It might just turn out to be a good day after all.

I turned up at just after 0900 hours and walking from the bus stop approached the hotel.  Immediately obvious was that there was absolutely no indication that there was an event on let alone an "International Book Fair and Comic Expo" -and no "meet-and-greeters" as you usually get at these events -in the past there have been people standing in the foyer waiting to point you in the right direction with a cheery "hello".

I looked around.  Nothing.  I approached the very polite and smiling receptionists who were more than happy to give me directions to the event.

So I got into the lift and headed for the fifth floor.  I kept thinking "Chandeliers! Chandeliers!"

Why was I thinking that?  Well, regular CBOers will remember that for one of the last good (well signed) Expos held in the Mercure, the Small Press Expo got a big room with chandelier style lights.  Never thought I'd see the SP in a fancy room.  So I was hoping that it was the same room.  It was.


And there was no one I recognised. Would this be a repeat of my disasterous Comics and Small Press event in October?  No. I said "Hello" to the two young guys from Bath on the table next to me.  Hands were shaken a few jokes spouted and that was it. So I set up the table -more books than space and walked around and there were a few more "hellos" -later from Simon Wyatt, Jason Cardy, Steve Tanner -and a lot of Welsh attendees.

With no exhibitor badges -just a coloured plastic sticker- it would have been hard to know who a good few of the people were....had I not done what I usually do: check all the exhibitors/guests blogs and websites during the week so I knew who was where and did what.

Wow. I thought "This should be good" but wanted to check the place out.

Had a nice chat with one of the hotel staff in the foyer and asked about signs for the event?  I was told "I think that is up to the organisers."  Fair enough.  Went for a quick look outside to return to the event and prepare for the thronging masses.

I found a rather worrying brown envelope on my table and the only words written on it were "Terry Hooper".  Breaking into a cold sweat I got a "How do you fancy a trip to East Germany?" flash-back. I could have swooned when I found that it was two books from Time Bomb Comics' Steve Tanner!



 THAT banner was just too scarily predicting what was to unfold.
 
Decided to double-check the table (as my old teacher drummed into us:"Never enter a room without knowing that you CAN exit it alive!") and then off to relieve Bladderking.  On my return I found a rather up-tight former hipster wannanbe who really should have pulled to the curb and taken a polaroid.  Yes, Darron Ralph Maffaking Hildegarde Northall had arrived.


Northall: "Just how come you got a red sticker and I got a yellow one, hey?  What's that supposed to mean -I'm inferior to you, hey? Hey??!!"    Once I explained that it was either a yellow sticker or walk around in his underpants all day he calmed down.

Oh! Funny story....well, more like embarassing really.  The young lady who came up to me and put the sticker on my shirt to show I was an exhibitor (the organisers knew me and I was standing there with a name tag and Black Tower logo behind an exhibitor table....meh).  I said -you'll have hysterics here- "Does that mean if I'm seen without the sticker I get tackled and thrown out by security?"  Young lady: "That would be me"   Now, she was wearing a red sweater.  She was security (!) so I reposted: "Red security sweater. Wow. Hopw brave!" (I was making a Star Trek reference there, right?)  I got THE blankest look in return.  "It's a Star Trek reference -security man in red sweater always gets killed?"  There was not the slightest breeze but the tumble weeds that rolled by.  A "Oh right." and that was it.


 Morning at the expo....don't be fooled -all these people are exhibitors!

Anyhow, the rakish Northall asked where the various events were and talks.  Nothing was well sign-posted and let me tell you even reviews from businessmen refer to how confusing the corridors are in the hotel -at one expo I ended up with three frightened expoers in a lift in the basement. I think my maniacal laugh when the lift doors opened revealing the basement might have unnerved them.

 Note to self: Do not wear a side cash pouch and camera pouch under you top because you like like a pregnant ferschlugginer!  And, yes, that little red square above the t-shirt log IS my event 'ID'!

Below: Ahh, the view.  Windows are sealed to prevent expo exhibitors jumping...well, me in particular!
Well, this was an "International Book Fair and Comic Expo" but there was one guest from the US(?) who I had never heard of before and he and his friend were sat behind a table away from everyone else looking very bored and not getting much attention.  I really felt sorry for him.   That was it.

 Afternoon: Hello! It's kicking off -two kids and their dad!  No, those other people are still the exhibitors.


 From the Black Tower table.  Yes, quite a few empty tables.  And those folk in the background are, again, exhibitors -we could all get up, walk around and talk and be confident that no one would be at our tables. This really was very, very depressing.

Below: Northall -"Okay take a photo and I'll smile just this once 'for the team'!"
 A quick re-arranging of the table just to keep us busy. Oddly, people would stop for a second or so and not even engage in conversation but walk off.  But I'll put that in perspective by saying I counted ten or twelve people who came into the room and most seemed to know people there.

From what I could see Paul Grist was not doing a great deal....

Damn that banner again -just wiping my face in it!


 Damn my camera for malfunctioning again.  I only got this one of Steve Tanner at the Time Bomb Comics table.  Okay, he at least sold something but he had driven all the way from Birmingham and been stung by the hotel parking fee of £12.50!  "What?!" you may be shouting.  I did.  An exhibitor at an event at the hotel had to pay £12.50 to PARK a car there.

That was just plain disgusting. I wonder how many people attending conferences at the hotel pay full whack to park their car?  That alone would make me never ever recommend the Mercure Holland to anyone as a conference or event venue.



 Steve is a very nice man who works hard to promote and sell his books.  Okay, so do I BUT he had travelled all the way to Bristol and had to drive all that way back.  He explains that he never has high expectations so if it isn't a good day well you can't be disappointed.

Still, as I explained to someone yesterday evening, being stung to park at an event and then really just sit about or chinwag was really bad.



Plenty of stand-up signage outside the hotel.  Usually you see signs placed out by the pavement for events.

Now, you might ask why this event was not attended by any international publishers?  I purchased a lot of books because I planned professionally for a big event.  Northall's constant "You've got too much stuff! Too many books!" was annoying but he would be right if I was the sort of person who was a dilettante.  Small Press event or a big event I treat it professionally.  I take stock so that people do not just see horror comics or super hero or whatever.

I am just glad that lulu.com somehow fouled up my order for the four prose books which would have cost me over £150.00.  I was mad that I never had the books for the event but had I then I would have been Hulking out!

WHY was there no exterior signs pointing out that an "international book fair and comic expo" was being held?  According to the organisers the hotel said there could be but then told them they could not.  If this is true then I suggest the organisers contact the company running the hotel and demand a partial refund. 


Read this from the Hotel website:


"Mercure Bristol Holland House Hotel & Spa is a luxury hotel situated in Bristol's city centre. This stylish hotel blends sophisticated meeting and conference facilities with 275 spacious bedrooms, the chic Phoenix restaurant and bar, 14 beauty treatment rooms and fitness suite with a 14m pool.

A focal point for events and business meetings in the city, Mercure Holland House provides state-of-the-art conference and banqueting facilities. The 12 luxurious suites have the flexibility to comfortably cater for intimate meetings of eight or conferences of up to 220 delegates with the added bonus of a dedicated lounge and break-out area.

Through the hotel’s Meet with Mercure offer, all delegate packages include free Wi-Fi and LCD projector plus inclusive refreshments from mid-morning breaks to afternoon tea.

The hotel’s conference and events team is enthusiastic and professional, tailoring conference arrangements to the individual customer's needs, resulting in a superlative service in luxurious surroundings. Conference organisers can be assured that whatever the event, a conference or meeting suite is available to suit their needs. Enhanced by its central location and sheer style, the hotel is the obvious choice for high profile events."

Now, I pass this hotel almost every day and I have seen stand-up signs and pointer arrow signs for events outside it.  It is quite a common sight there and you find out a lot about what is going on in the City from these.  It makes no sense that the hotel which had signage for comic expos in the past should suddenly disallow any.

The bonus event publiciser has always been the cosplayers -Abe The Alien, Star Wars troopers and so on as well as people giving out flyers.  Nothing here.

A couple quick emails and I found out that none of the Bristol comic shops had been asked to put up a flyer -they have done with the old Comic Expo.  None were invited to take part in the event.  To which I can only respond ?!?!!

So the main publicity for the event -2-3 times a week for the last couple months has been CBO.  Nothing on other comic blogs (unless you can point me in the direction of one that did mention it?)

About three times everyone went quiet as a raffle or something else was shouted out by the organisers.  Please bear that in mind for a paragraph or so.

By 1430 hours (2.30pm to you lot) Northall was talking me out of committing suicide using the sharp edge of a Black Tower book ....I looked around and people were packing up!!   People were saying they were going by 1500 hrs.  The event started at 10:00 hours which was a mistake -Mid-day would have been better -still six hours to trade.

But there was no trade.

I think Steve Tanner packed up just after 15:00 hours but by 16:00 hours, with two hours still to go others were packing up.  If it had not been for the pally atmosphere it would have been more depressing. At just after 16:00 hrs I noticed the organisers had packed up and gone.  No announcement.  Nothing.  I tried to find them and asked one of the hotel staff "They've just gone" was the reply I received.

WHAT???????

As everyone else packed up and left I made sure that my table was still fully set up.  I'm not a comic dilettante and I paid for a table until 18:00 hours (6pm) and that was it.  But someone had turned the air-conditioning units from warm to cold.  Cold air was flowing quite happily.  A very old and cynical trick to clear a venue.

 I think it was after  17:00 hours (5pm) that I packed up and Northall and I left a deserted event room.

I was told "Oh, the organisers mum felt a bit unwell so they left".

Unfortunate but I have been involved in setting up events since the 1970s, from early computer events, business marts and even comic events. I have never ever heard of an organiser just leaving their exhibitors like idiots at an event.  An announcement that someone was ill? No problem -just tell exhibitors how to contact you in an emergency and you certainly HAVE to be there to see the event draws to a close and thank exhibitors for coming.

This was probably the worst organised event I have ever been to. No real publicity outside of a Face Book page and blog and CBO, of course.  NO "international book fair" -everyone I spoke to there were Small Pressers either using one Print On Demand company or another. And all the guests announced for the cancelled "Booked!" event that were supposed to be at this re-scheduled event?  None.

But then the most galling email ever from the organisers:

"Firstly may I say a big thank you to you all for the support you have given to this venture.  The room looked great and I thought the atmosphere was very friendly and pleasant. 
 
I can only apologise for the lack of support from the general public although the few that did attend really enjoyed their time there. However, I don’t know what more I could have done in advertising the event and felt that the hotel could have given a more prominent pointer to the fair.  That said I expect that as this event coincided with the big comic expo at Birmingham NEC that many of our likely customers were there instead of in Bristol" 
 
Let me just say that comic fans and people in Bristol have always -ALWAYS- been very supportive of comic events in the City.  It is why the Bristol Comic Expo used to be the "must go to event" of the year (see my announcement in the next posting).  To seriously write  "lack of support from the general public" and give that as an excuse and not expect a Bristolian to get very very angry..... 
 
THE PEOPLE AND COMIC FANS OF BRISTOL NEEDED TO KNOW THERE WAS AN EVENT IN ORDER FOR THEM TO SUPPORT IT!

This was basically a very poorly organised comic mart and not a big international book fair or comic expo.  Arts and craft, Small Pressers and a couple fellas selling comics.  

Back Cover Promotions failed to deliver the event promised.  Okay, first time events CAN be quite messy but this is the first one where I've heard exhibitors politely -and not so politely- state that they would never attend the event again.

There were months in which to contact bloggers, comic shops, arrange flyers to distribute -music shops in Bristol and gaming stores have been more than happy to do this in the past.

If you are an underdog then Bristol is the place to get support but if you blame your failure on Bristolians the hackles WILL rise.
 
From now on, when I book a ticket with events -who ALWAYS have tones of things you have to agree to- I am going to stipulate that if an event is badly organised or publicised resulting in something like this debacle, I at least get my table money back.

Next year I am seriously thinking and costing going to Steve Tanner's new Birmingham convention.  Today I am just tired and very annoyed.  The only thing that saved the day (and no sells so I'm down £400 this year) were the exhibitors who actually made me laugh and smile.

It was a VERY long day.

BilBOlbul Newsletter


 
NEWSLETTER 23/11/2014
  
 
 
BILBOLBUL 2014
 
Perchè non passare la domenica mattina visitando le mostre dei nuovi artisti presenti a BilBOlbul? Anche quest’anno il festival ha deciso di sostenere il loro lavoro: vincitrice del premio Coop for Words 2014, Serena Schinaia allestisce a Ram Hotel Deriva. All’Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna è aperta invece la mostra Prime Visioni dedicata a quattro giovani autori e ai suoi lavori tratti dalle tesi di laurea: Vincenzo Bizzarri, Lorenzo De Luca, Elena Guidolin e Mattia Moro.

 
 
BILBOLZINE
 
Domenica 23 novembre dalle 14,30 alle 19, la piazza coperta di SalaBorsa si trasforma in BilBOlZine.

Un mercatino dove si potranno acquistare alcune autoproduzioni selezionate e legate agli artisti, italiani e internazionali, invitati al festival: L’Employé du Moi, Icinori, Oily Comics, Yellow Zine, Papier Gaché, Josephin Ritschel, Teiera.
 
 
ANNA E FROGA
 
Domenica 23 novembre alle 17 inaugura con una merenda alla Cineteca di Bologna la mostra Anna e Froga di Anouk Ricard.

L'autrice mette in scena le piccole cose del mondo dei bambini, calandosi perfettamente nelle loro passioni, nella noia da cui nascono le più incredibili scoperte, nei problemi giganteschi di cui la vita di chi è piccolo è costellata, attraverso le avventure di una bambina e una rana e dei loro amici,

Clicca qui per saperne di più.
 
 
DEFLORIAN DELUXE
 
Domenica 23 novembre alle 19.30 Anna Deflorian inaugura la mostra Deflorian Deluxe, progetto ad hoc di stanza a tema per l'hotel Al Cappello Rosso..

Clicca qui per maggiori informazioni.



 
 
BILBOLBUL CLOSING PARTY
 
Domenica 23 novembre, siete tutti invitati ad AtelierSi, per la festa finale di BBB14!
Alle 22, si aprirà l'asta degli originali donati a BilBOlbul dagli artisti ospiti, tra i quali le opere realizzate da Manuele Fior e Stefano Ricci durante la performance Il Battello Brillo che si è tenuta venerdì 21 presso AtelierSi.
Il ricavato andrà a sostegno del festival.

A partire dalle 23, musica a cura di Bologna Calibro 7 Pollici,100% original black music da vinile
 
 
MONARCH: REPLICA ANNULLATA
 
Ci spiace dover comunicare che la replica di Monarch di AkaB, prevista per il 28 e 29 novembre presso Maison22, è annullata.






 
 
BilBOlbul Festival internazionale di fumetto fa parte della
Rete dei Festival del Contemporaneo di Bologna

Future Film Festival: 1 > 6 aprile 2014 - futurefilmfestival.org :: Live Arts Week: 8 > 13 aprile 2014 - liveartsweek.it :: Angelica- Festival Internazionale di musica: 2 > 31 maggio 2014 - aaa-angelica.com :: Biografilm: 6 > 16 giugno 2014 - biografilm.it :: Gender Bender: 25 ottobre > 1 novembre 2014 www.genderbender.it :: BilBOlBul: 20 > 23 novembre 2014 - bilbolbulnet

Saturday, 22 November 2014

BilBOlbul Newsletter


Natalie Dormer Adresses Captain Marvel Rumours (Sort Of) ...and that Aint MY Typo!

We're going to read a lot about "who is playing Captain Marvel" so brace yourselves!

Natalie Dormer Adresses Captain Marvel Rumours (Sort Of)



'Game of Thrones' and 'The Hunger Games' actress Natalie Dormer has addressed speculation (albeit indirectly) that she may be a contender for the title role in 'Captain Marvel.'

The 32-year old actress from Reading already has a Marvel movie on her CV, following a small role in ‘Captain America: the First Avenger’ - but this hasn’t kept her name from cropping up frequently on fan-casting lists for the role of USAF officer turned cosmic superheroine Carol Danvers.

Dormer’s roles in ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘The Hunger Games’ films have seen her gain an enthusiastic fan following, leaving many to suggest she’s overdue a prominent leading role in a Marvel or DC movie.

Asked about this by Collider, Dormer’s response was diplomatic - and, cannily, did not mention any specific roles.

"I’m not going to comment about potential jobs in the future because that’s a rabbit hole to go down and get caught up in, but all I’ll say is I’ll go where the good scripts are. For me, ‘Catching Fire,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ all my other work, I’ll just go where the good scripts are. 

"I love being part of huge mega blockbusters and I love being a part of small independent films and small stage. I’m just looking at the material. I want to know the character and I want to know the text, and then the decision I make from there."
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Still, should Dormer find herself in contention for any future blockbusters, she certainly wouldn’t be the first ‘Game of Thrones’ star to do so, with Lena Heady (‘300’) and Kit Harington (‘Pompeii’) having enjoyed big screen success. Richard Madden and Emilia Clarke are set to do likewise in ‘Cinderella’ and ‘Terminator: Genisys’ respectively.


On the superhero movie front, ‘Game of Thrones’ alumni Jason Momoa is lined to play DC’s ‘Aquaman,’ whilst 2013’s ‘Thor: the Dark World’ was directed by frequent ‘Game of Thrones’ director Alan Taylor.

Picture Credit: Lionsgate, HBO

ANGRY.

Dilettantes and cons.

Friday, 21 November 2014

Of Course, You Realise No One Cares?

Well, I will NOT be going to set up the table for the BCP Expo tonight.  Two things have let me down badly but the main problem is that I'm on the outskirts of Bristol and we have one, very bad, bus service at the moment that I'm told will see BIG delays (if you are in Bristol you will have noticed Bristol Water is ripping up most main roads!) tonight. Last time there were no roadworks on a Friday night and I had to wait almost two hours for a bus (and, no, it is NOT a country service).

So, it is a torrential dsownpour outside and Thursday First Bus removed the bus shelter.  Am I going to stand in the cold, pouring rain HOPING a bus arrives on time?  Feck that. I've used buses since I was a little kid so I KNOW the score.

It looks like tomorrow morning will be my new get-there-early to set up day.  As the rain outside turns to slight hail, I ask -who gives a feff!!

BcP Book Fair and Comic Expo -IT'S TOMORROW!!!


Right, now I do not get any Press Releases on this event so I suggest you check the site link and see if anyone else has been added to the guest or exhibitor list.

Bus services 90, 24, 77, 78  and others stop on Redcliffe Hill so, as this is a Saturday only event, you shouldn't have a problem.  Sunday bus services in Bristol? Oy!

Just So You Do NOT Forget! BCP International Book Fair & Comic Expo Is Where You WILL Find Black Tower!

 Mercure Holland House Hotel & Spa, Bristol UK - 22nd November 2014

http://bcpexpo.blogspot.co.uk/ 

Tickets

Tickets to the BCP International Book Fair & Comic Expo are £5 per person 

Exhibitor tables are £25 per table (includes 2 x guest passes)

  • To order through PayPal please email Kate at:  kate[at]backcoverpromotions.co.uk (Paypal charges are as follows: £5 per table booking and 50p per ticket booking).

  • To order through BACS, Cheque or any other method please email Judy at: judybainbridge46[at]hotmail.co.uk

**Admission to the event will be via proof of purchase receipt, purchaser must have printed copy with them to gain access**
BcP Book Fair and Comic Expo
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Panel’s Programme
11.00 – 11.45: ‘Fear and uncertainty and DRM’ (changing from comics
                        to books)
      Chris Lynch
12.15 – 13.15: ‘Breaking into writing’
     Alternative Realities, Matthew Sylvester
13.45 – 14.45: ‘Up close and personal’
                         DeVaughn Lilly
15.00 – 16.00:  Poetry workshop
       Paul Tobin
16.15 – 17.15: ‘The Changing Face of Horror
      Austin Chambers, Adam Millard and Scott Stanford



Event Layout -Where To Find Black Tower

Just a quick note. I'll be at table 35 for the event.  However, having thought about it I will not be taking the Maakika A4 art pieces not the postcard sets to sell.

The reason for this is simply that I do not think that anyone is going to be interested at a book and comic expo.  I don't want to cart a lot of excess items to sell.  No one has shown any interest in buying pieces any way (even though I've received more praise for them than my comic work grrrrrrrrrrrr).

But if you were going to the event to buy pieces then please let me know and I'll take a full set of art and postcards.

To be honest it's going to be hard work selling enough to cover costs at a one day event so I'm gonna hunker down behind a table!!

I should -I have no 100% confirmation yet- be assisted by Darron Northall so if the person behind the table doesn't have a beard and screams at you it's not me!





BcP Book Fair and Comic Expo Floor Plan
 
Number
Exhibitor
Special arrangements
1.       
Tony Long – The Comic Man
2.       
3.       
4.       
5.       
Austin Chambers - author
Panel 5
6.       
Adam Millard - author
7.       
Scott Stanford - author
8.       
Sophie Sparham - author
9.       
Ashley McCook - author
10.   
Hannah Collins – Cosmic Anvil
11.   
Paul Grist - author
12.   
Christine Mcmorran – Paint Can Alley
13.   
Simon Williams –artist
Artist in residence
14.   
15.   
Dave and Wendy Frankcom – Into The Realm
16.   
17.   
Chris Lynch – graphic novels and indie books
Panel 1
18.   
Grayham Puttock – small press writer
19.   
Ian Schofield - artist
20.   
Tim Perkins – Wizard’s Keep
21.   
22.   
Graham Bleathman
23.   
Simon Brett –artist and poublisher
24.   
Jennifer Anne Haugan - illustrator
25.   
Chloe Hammond - author
26.   
Nigel Mably – SF Collectables
27.   
28.   
Steve Tanner – Time Bomb comics
29.   
Victoria Sommer - artist
30.   
Nick Gribbon - illustrator
31.   
Kris Carter – Lou Scannon books
“ -  The Pencil Pirates
32.   
33.   
34.   
Vince Hunt and Daniel Marc Chant - authors
35.   
Terry Hooper-Scharf – Black Tower comics
36.   
Joanne Hall – author
37.   
Rianne Rowlands - illustrator
38.   
Michael Clipper – Sloth Junk recyclables
39.   
Jamie Lambert – Bearded Skull comics
40.   
James Dean – graphic artist
41.   
Caroline Loughrey –My Geeky Shop
42.   
Ian Matthews – Razarhawk comics
43.   
Dave Morris – graphic artist and Paul Tobin - poet
Panel 4
44.   
Matthew Sylvester – Alternative Realities and One Dotty Duck
Panel 2
45.   
Mark Warner – Hellbound Media
“ – Great Escape Books
(5 guests)
46.   
47.   
Rob Fish – Rob4Fish comics
“ – Rob4Fish merchandise
48.   
49.   
Tony Cooper - author
50.   
DeVaughn Lilly - author
Panel 3
51.   
52.   
53.   
Reception desk
54.   
In Birch for panels


  The Collected Phantom Detective  



Black Tower Will have a modest selection of books at the event including

Dr Morg   


Silvermaign:Knight Ghoul Hunter  
 





GoBo   
GoBo 

The Collected Ben Dilworth   


The Dark Night Detectives  

The Dark Night Detectives

Return Of The Gods   

  The Return Of The Gods:Twilight of the Super Heroes
                                                                                          
                                                                                         Merriwether -God's Demon Thumper
The Cross Earths Caper
 



TALES OF TERROR

Tower Tales Of Terror
 
TALES OF TERROR III
Tales Of Terror 4

The Iron Warrior Vs Big Bong


The Iron Warrior Vs Big Bong
 Other goodies including Ben Dilworth's hot Dark Hope comics!

And -and- going for £1.00 each are Black Tower Blockbuster! -Bristol Events only tasters to the Black Tower Universe!


 

http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/hoopercomicsuk

And Do Not Forget Time Bomb Comics will be there. too!

Time Bomb Comics
is a British comics company that only publishes one-shots and graphic novels. From historical horror to mind-bending science-fiction each release is a complete story by talented creators.

Based in Birmingham, England, Time Bomb Comics was created in September 2007 and is about one simple thing - good solid comic book entertainment.

From exciting newcomers to established professionals our artists and writers are united with a single aim - Telling Great Stories.

Therefore you can expect comics released under the Time Bomb Comics banner to be wide and diverse in theme, genre and format, and with only a single limitation - the imagination of our creative teams.
 http://www.timebombcomics.com/