Lew’s View: London Film and Comic Con

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(cross-posted with full permission from Lew Stringer’s blog):  I had a great time at the London Film and Comic Con  at Earl’s Court 2. I spent most of the day sketching and chatting to readers (good to put faces to names I’d only known on Facebook), and reacquainting with old pals, some of whom I hadn’t seen for several years. Good to meet up with my Beano pal Nigel Parkinson, David Leach, Debbie Tate, Robbie Morrison, David Lloyd, Yel Zamor, Simon Williams, Roger Langridge, Rian Hughes and more.

LFCC was the first big comics event I’ve attended for a few years and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Really nice to meet readers who had grown up on Tom Thug, Combat Colin and Sonic the Comic! Hope to do more in the future.

London Film and Comic Con 2013

London Film and Comic Con 2013

I was hoping to feature more photos from the event but I don’t think I had the right settings on my new camera so the pics didn’t turn out too well. Here’s a few shots anyway of the crowds who were there. Busy, as you can see!

Thanks to Mike Conroy and his daughter Cassandra for the invite and to the friendly LFCC Crew. Also thanks to Huw J for hosting the humour comics panel.

More Reports

Comic artist Michael Georgiou

Fany Geek outlines the Pros and Cons of this year’s LFCC as an attendee

Photographs

• More LFCC photos on Instgram and tumblr (Advisory – these are #lfcc hastag links and not every picture may be taken at the event. Hashtags are open to exploitation by spammers who will post crap to get their crap noticed…)

• Smashing photo sets by comic creator Ian Sharman here and here

There’s a great tumblr set of photos here from SuperMatt

• Lew Stringer has been working as a freelance artist and writer in British humour comics since 1983. Along the way he’s created characters such as Combat Colin, Tom Thug, Pete and his Pimple, Robo-Capers, Derek the Troll, Brickman, The Suburban Satanists, The Dark Newt, Tranny Magnet, and more. 

His work has appeared in The Beano, The Dandy, Viz, Sonic the Comic and numerous other publications. Internationally, his work has appeared in Elephantmen (USA), Herman Hedning and Nemi (Sweden and Norway).

• His official blog is at lewstringercomics.blogspot.co.uk

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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