07 August 2011

August Comics Meet [06.08.11]

Yesterday morning (Before this month's meet), a few of the comic-gang (Jason Franks, Brendan Hallyday, and I) got up early to help James Andre move house. I haven 't done one of these in a while, but suddenly remembered the heaving and bruising of getting beds, fridges, and sofas up stairs and around tight corners that have no chance in hell of fitting. Hey... it was a good work out with HUGE tetris pieces.

Anyway, 5 1/2 hours later, we boogied our way down to the meet, albeit fashionably late. We were astonished to find one of the BIGGEST meetups I can remember!

There must have been 40-50 comic nuts in that pub when we arrived! Aside from about 4-5 people off in a far corner, the rest of the place was chocka-block full of comicers.

I snapped Matt Emery leaving as we arrived.

We know why Jason came, eh...?

Some of the big guns... Tristian Hugh Jones, Katie-Houghton-Ward, and Tom Taylor (with son).

Larry Boxshall reading serious stuff, folks.

Trevor Wood working.

Tom Taylor.

Jason Franks and I were flicking through Tom's new THE DEEP book... just released through Gestalt Publishing. It looks absolutely AWESOME inside the pages! Go and buy it.

The pensive-strength of Tristian Hugh Jones.

Hey... Larry!

Colin Wilson & Katie Houghton-Ward.

Jason Franks & Tom Taylor.

Jason Franks.

Tristian Hugh Jones & Colin Wilson.


Harrison Chua.

Trevor Wood in a serious discussion with Philip Bently.

Joey Morris (right)

Folio work on show.

The hatching of big plans.

A brilliant meet this month! One of the best so far. Plenty of comics chatting, eating, drinking and fun. You should'v all come down.

But don't hang yourself yet... there's always next month's meet:

Prince Alfred Hotel
191 Grattan St, Carlton,

3rd September 2011
2pm - 6pm




Great! If this keeps up we'll be hiring a hall by the end of the year! Great to see so many folk passionate about the artform in one place, hard to believe one of the first meets I attended there were only four of us...

James Andre said...

Nothing like a team of comic artists to help move a house. Thanks again, fellas.

Shame to have missed the pub this time. Looks like fun times.

Frank Candiloro said...

I was stunned by how many people were at this meet, it was simply incredible. I hope the rest of the meetups this year were like this one. Great stuff.

Jason Franks said...

I was about ready to drink beer out of the tap, I was so thirsty...