Unless you're not into comic books, most of you would have been aware that this last weekend was Free Comic Book Day across the world. It was no different here in our great city of Melbourne, other than the fact that All Star Comics hosted the best day ever. I was honored to be selected by All Star, along with a bunch of other great Comic Artists who signed and sketched for the kids and fans who showed up on the day.
When I got there at 10.15am, a line was already snaking around the corner to get into All Star Comics!
An amazing sight to see how popular All Star (and comics in general) was on the day :)
Official All Star photographer extraordinaire... Muhammad Iqbal.
"Cook the man some eggs!"
I arrived to Artists Alley (a block from All Star Comics), to a packed alleyway. Nice!
Darren Close & Brendan Hallyday.
The awesome graphic novels for sale on the Milk Shadow Books table.
Kids & families all over the place.
James Andre & Frank Candilloro.
Below are the various sketches I did for the kids and fans throughout the day. I had a great time chatting to you all, and had some surprisingly in depth conversations regarding the hows & whys of creating artwork in our lives.
Lucas Testro asked me to draw whatever I wanted (I love hearing this request), or one of the gas-masked characters from my OXYGEN story. Both requests are one in the same really.
As the day ended, I caught up with my sister & John for a coffee at Brunetti's in the city square. A perfect group of finches (i think) swooped onto the leftovers of previous biscuit eaters.
Wedding photography was being snapped as we walked by Blade Runner alley.
For a moment I was 'that' guy on his phone.
Colin Wilson gave me with a copy of pt#2 of WONDERBALL. With a personalised sketch on the inside cover to boot! It's all in French, but who cares. It's wonderball (and Colin Wilson).
The day was so good. From sketching for kids and fans, to walking through a relaxing city with my camera later, and chilling out with my sister & John. Looking forward to Free Comic Book Day again next year!