Leeds could be best summed up with this:
Next year I'll have been doing cons for 10 years and several of those have been with Claude. [link]
Here we are in our difficult "too many years on tour phase", waiting for our works to fall back into fashion as either ironic pop culture or desperately hoping we're discovered by a new generation of readers who actually have money on them this time.
Despite this we were ably assisted by Dev who sorted us out for food and drinks, dragged customers to our tables and even tweeted to the world about our table.
On a more positive note my new comic The Yorkshire Cowboy [link]
got off to a decent start, the preview poster comic shifting a couple of dozen and outselling everything else I had on sale. Better still I was able to give a copy to John Wagner, the creator of Judge Dredd and even sell some copies wholesale to OK Comics in Leeds [link]
Kate Coope, who helped letter The Yorkshire Cowboy, popped by to claim here free copy. [link]
She recently did art assistance on Girl & Boy which was nominated for a National Comic Award [link]
I even got to see mates I haven't seen in years including Joe and Nick. I forced Joe to pose for this staged photo which was taken long after he'd actually bought the comic.
I even managed to sell comics to total strangers! This lady even asked for a sketch (which I totally ballsed up)
General consensus? I need to get The Yorkshire Cowboy issue 1 out next year!
Cheers & Lovely,
Aaron "Smurf" Murphy