On Sunday the 22nd of April, I attended DemonCon 3, a comic convention held in Maidstone. The event was brilliantly put together by The Grinning Demon Comic shop and it was great to be part of the event, especially as it was held in my own home county of Kent.
I shared a table with Chris Denton, writer/editor for Massacre for Boys comics. It was really great to finally meet Chris as we have worked on three comic projects together, but we have never actually met in person. So it was a great way of finally getting together, enjoying a day out and bring our projects (both collaborative and separate) to the visitors’ attention. Chris had brought along his brilliant Massacre for Boys (The Walking Wounded) comics whereas I had my portfolio on display for all to see as well as selling publications featuring my artwork, such as FutureQuake, Zarjaz and Dr WTF?! We had a great day and it was nice to meet and talk to the many people who visited out table.
Being a fan of comics, it was great for me to have a brief wander around to see what else was on show. So much talent filled each room; artists, writers, publishers, war gamers and… wrestlers (I didn’t see any of the wrestling, but I certainly heard it!). I managed to have a chat with Ian Churchill, who’s artwork I have admired for a long time. What a lovely, chap (thanks for the signed Marineman comics, Ian). I also bought a copy of ‘Stone’, a comic which had been put together by the owner of The Grinning Demon comic shop (and organizer of DemonCon 3), Graham Beadle . The story (by Dan Abnett) is set in Maidstone and each page is drawn by a different artist. All of the profits made from ‘Stone’ went towards a project to encourage youngsters in the art of illustration. Well done to all of you who was involved. A great comic and a fantastic idea!
DemonCon 3 proved to be a great event with a brilliant turn out from both creators and visitors. It was a nice, family orientated convention with a really cool and fun vibe throughout the day. I heard nothing but praise from everyone I met. I’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you to Chris Denton, Graham Beadle, John (Judge) Burdis, Samantha, Jude and Libby for their wonderful help and support. Also, a huge thank you goes out to all of you who popped over to visit our table. From myself and Chris, thank you for making it a day to remember.
Ah, a few more photos from the day. Enjoy!