I had the best time at Comic Street 2017! This is the third such event to have been held in Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall – an open air independent comic showcase where local creators proudly display the comics they’ve made!
I was proud to debut Rose #6 there and people seemed to really like the latest escapades of the world’s hungriest redhead.
The day absolutely flew by as people kept coming to the table to see what this Rose stuff was all about, and once again I must apologise to my lovely table neighbours Sheree, Tim and Ed who must have heard my “Rose is a young woman who loves food, her friends, food, animals, food, her family (sometimes), food, food…” spiel a million times. 😉 So sorry I didn’t take any more photos!
Highlights of the day include:
A girl who bought issue one, then her brother came back a few minutes later to ask for issue two, which I have long sold out, but I advised them they could try Ace Comics up the road for a copy. They came back a while later to get not only issue two signed, but Ace’s last copy of issue three! How cool is that!
The kids who talked to me about how they’re getting taught how to make comics in school – I am seriously so jealous of this! I kept getting in trouble at school for drawing comics – and later just stopped going to school once a comic shop opened up across the road – but now they’re teaching kids in school! Very awesome 🙂 There were lots of kids who told me about comics they are making – and the next generation of talent is already shaping up to be incredible!
The parents who came over because Rose looked like something their children (or grandchildren) would enjoy, and ended up having a laugh while flicking through the latest issue – success!
Thank you everyone who came out to say hello! I can’t wait to see you all at the next event!
PS: I drew some sketches while I was there so here they are:
Don’t let this horrible fate befall you! Get extra thick donuts before you start dunking!
I think if we prevent just one donut being ruined like this then all my years making comics were worth it.
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We’re doing Comic Street again on July 29! It is a comic showcase event held right in the middle of Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall! That’s right, you can be just walking around the city, maybe getting a cookie, and then BAM you find yourself in the middle of an outdoor comic convention, filled with great new and original comics to enjoy! It is always a great day out for all the local comic makers, and I love saying hello to new and returning readers!
I am at the front of the event, at table 14! Here is a map to help you find us!
Since I believe that you should always bring something special to an event, I am proud to say that Rose #6, the BRAND NEW ISSUE, will be debuting EXCLUSIVELY at the show! I’m madly scrambling to get the comic finished but I can already tell you this is easily the BEST ISSUE EVER. I can’t wait for you to read it!
I am very excited about this year’s event, as I am placed right near some excellent company that I can’t wait to see what they have been making lately! Making comics can be quite a solitary activity so it’s always good to have some human interaction (I mean, not too much, but still).
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Listen, I don’t need to tell you how much cookies mean to me, but if you told me I couldn’t eat cookies ever again I don’t think I would want to go on in this world.
Cookies are the absolute best and they make the world a better place and especially the chocolate chip ones, let’s just have a bag of chocolate chips, maybe stick the chips together and make a big block of chocolate hmm be right back gonna workshop this.