2015 Convention Appearances

Its been a busy few years with Comic Convention appearances, mostly due to the publication of Transformers:Regeneration One. Now that that particular book is all doe and dusted and the original Transformers storyline has been put to rest its time to have a rethink. My work is now mostly in TV and Movies and other than Horizon its not likelt that I will do any mre comic boook work. Well certainly not at the moment. That being the case it seems like a good idea to take stock of where and when I would do conventions rather than just do anything that comes up. Currently in the diary are;

logoThe Dutch Comic Convention. Its always nice to pay a visit to our Dutch cousins and see whats going on. The convention is in Utrect and should be fun. So if you are around on the weekend of 28th and 29th of March be sure to come say hi.

cache_2451622333Next up, although I am not on the guest list, is possibly the Wonderlands Expo. This looks like an awesome event for those with a slightly less than mainstream appreciation of comic arts. Not a Comic Con as such but it is having appearances from some of the graphic novel world’s great and good.

redsonjaSeptember is the ImaginaMalaga Comic Con. My first time there and great to be invited. It all happens over the weekend of the 19th  and 20th of September.

10306240_246572228878637_6437314173308050223_nA bit closer to home in October for the Leamington Comic Con. A one day event on the 17th October that is just up the road for me. Simon Furman is at this one so a bit of an end of year Transformers catch-up :-) See you there.

SO that’s it for now. There may well be a couple of others for me but at the moment its looking like a refreshingly quiet year.

RARE Transformers signed comics.

The first batch of these RARE signed Transformers comics went well. The second batch of the 30 are now on eBay. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to own the FINAL ISSUE of the original Transformers storyline, signed by more Transformers than will ever sign a single issue again.
Creators involved are;

Bob Budiansky, Jose Delbo, Simon Furman, Geoff Senior, Andrew Wildman, Guido Guidi, Stephen Baskerville, Jason Cardy, JP Bove, Lee Sullivan, Nick Roche and Casey Coller
ALL the proceeds will go to help Bill Mantlo. One of Marvel’s writers who was responsible for some of their greatest titles. Not only did he create Rocket Raccoon but he was the first writer on the Transformers book. Bill was involved in an accident in the 90’s and suffered both physical and mental damage and as a result requires constant care. This is our way of saying thanks to him for his contribution to one of the worlds biggest franchises and to help add to his care fund.
Check out the auction below and share with… everyone.

You can see the lots for UK bidders here and for US bidders here. Rest of the world just pick either.

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Each book comes with a signed 'Certificate of Authenticity'

Each book comes with a signed and numbered  ‘Certificate of Authenticity’

Bill Mantlo Transformers auction

Some of you will have heard of this already and great that its finally happening. The auction of the exclusive, signed Transformers Regeneration One comics. There are 30 copies (its the 30th anniversary) of issue 100. This is the release with the ‘issue 1 homage cover’ by artist, Guido Guidi and all the books are signed by a host of Transformers creators. A real who’s who list. Those involved are;

Bob Budiansky, Jose Delbo, Simon Furman, Geoff Senior, Andrew Wildman, Guido Guidi, Stephen Baskerville, Jason Cardy, JP Bove, Lee Sullivan, Nick Roche and Casey Coller
What is really important about this auction is that all the proceeds will go to help Bill Mantlo. One of Marvel’s writers who was responsible for some of their greatest titles. Not only did he create Rocket Raccoon but he was the first writer on the Transformers book. Bill was involved in an accident in the 90’s and suffered both physical and mental damage and as a result requires constant care. This is our way of saying thanks to him for his contribution to one of the worlds biggest franchises and to help add to his care fund.
Check out the auction below and share with… everyone.

You can see the lots for UK bidders here and for US bidders here. Rest of the world just pick either.

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Thought Bubble

Next weekend is the annual ThoughtBubble convention in Leeds and the third opportunity for me to release the latest instalment of HORIZON. It was at TB 2012 that I launched the first instalment of HORIZON ‘the falling’ It was well received and last year I managed to make book2 ‘the fear’ available. Things round off nicely as it all looks set for the third and final instalment of HORIZON to be available at TB. The files are currently at the printers and ready to roll. Book3 ‘the flying’ has been fun, challenging, frustrating but ultimately hugely rewarding to complete. It seems strange after all this time to have finally wrapped up the storyline. A storyline that I first began putting together about 6 years ago. Maybe more. Once the convention is out of the way I will be making them available online in various formats. But hopefully I will see you at TB next weekend.

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The Final Regeneration

As some of you will know I have been running a series of auctions on eBay to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Transformers as well as the end of the original G1 storyline.

There were 6 groups of auctions with each group having 5 copies of the final issue of Transformers Regeneration One along with a sketch of a significant G1 character. The sets of auctions featured; Optimus Prime, Megatron, Ultra Magnus, Galvatron, Bludgeon and Rodimus Prime – anyone spot a pattern there?
So with the previous auctions all done and dusted we are now in the middle of the Rodimus auction. It ends on Sunday and the items can be found here.
So why did I leave Rodimus until last? Simple really He is the final character in the book as the whole of the G1 Transformers story is essentially the story of Rodimus. He is our hero who develops from boy to man. He is our ‘Luke skywalker’ our ‘ Frodo Baggins’ our ‘Simba’

So pop along to the auction and take a peek at these sketches before they go. And ya never know, they may make someone a nice 30th Birthday present ;-)

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