Monday, 3 September 2018

Nice was nice!

View across the River Ouse.
I've attended comic cons since 1979, and been fortunate to be an invited guest since 1984, and NICE Comic Con at the Bedford Corn Exchange last weekend was easily one of the most enjoyable of the lot. Thanks to Jeff Chahal and his team for such a brilliant weekend and looking after us so well. 

It had a really good atmosphere throughout for fans and pros alike. Great to catch up with so many friends including Dylan Teague, Da Ni, Aneke Murillenem, Doug Braithwaite, Sarah Littlehales, Richard Faulkner, Anthony D Lee, Sean Phillips, Chris J Thompson, Alan Davis, Jatinder Ghataora, Ryan Brown, Mark Farmer, Ian Churchill, Hass Yusuf, Cam Smith, Dave Kendall, Peter Doherty, and to meet new people such as Esad Ribic, Ram V, and Alessandro Vitti and more. 

Thanks to everyone who stopped by my table for a sketch or to buy a comic and making it a very busy and memorable weekend! (Apologies if I've missed anyone out. I usually do!)

Here are a few photos from the weekend....

Artist Esad Ribic in the blue shirt on the right there.

All set up ready for the con.
Some of my sketch commissions. Earthworm Jim, Roger Mellie, and a Beano-style Vampirella!

On a panel on Saturday with artists DaNi and Dave Kendell...
Photo © Wakefield Morys-Carter

Great to meet up again with friends from overseas Aneke from Spain and DaNi from Greece. Both amazingly talented artists and brilliant company...

It was really nice to catch up with my good friend Sarah who used to work at Nostalgia and Comics...
A really enjoyable convention that's 100% dedicated to comics, and it attracted a very nice crowd of people. The UK comics community is alive and well, and Nice Comic Con is one of its champions. 

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