I had a great time sitting behind the Milk Shadow Books booth yesterday at Armageddon Expo (Melbourne Showgrounds). As I walked from my car to the event, there was the usual costumed hoards of teenagers (and not-so-teenagers) walking to the entrance like ants.
As I got there, I was greeted by my high school friend (Emmanuel), and his kids.
I had the privilege of sitting next to the talented Jase Harper.
One of Jase Harper's beautiful prints that was on sale.
In between talking to people, I doodled in my sketchbook.
A Ben Hutchings (Hutcho) poster.
Jason Franks and Paul Bedford. Aside from the joy that the actual comics 'craft' gives me (alone behind paper)... the social aspect of the scene is all about hanging out with mates like these... This shot, however, does little to alleviate the 'geek' stereotype from our medium, Paul.
An old work/studio colleague, Ben Stock, dropped by. He's the only person I've worked with in my design career that's actually 'into' the comics scene.
Melbourne Comics had a very interesting panel discussing comics, distribution and all related aspects concerning getting our work out.
The Gestalt booth.
John Petropoulos ( Bug&Stump) & daughter.
Where I sat during the day... The Milk Shadow booth.
Neville Howard (Melbourne Comics/Velocity)
Troy Varker ( All Star Comics ).
This is the great thing about the comics scene... everyone is so friendly and gets along. No one really covets information, nor is afraid of mixing with (so called) competition. It's all very friendly... unlike many in the photography field.
A fairly good turnout, as usual.
Brendan Halyday and Darren Close.
It was a humid afternoon, but otherwise, our booth good sales. Thanks to Milk Shadow Books for having me behind their table. I had fun sitting with you all and sketching for customers.