Anyways, you may well have heard about London Underground Comics' spangley new event which is being held at the 176 gallery in Camden/Chalk Farm on June 27th. It's being sponsored by those lovely folks at Gosh! Comics (London's bestest comic shop dontcha know?), FREE entry for the public, DJ's, animation screenings, space for between 40 and 80 creators (the tables are huuge) and very reasonable prices for the tables as well. Head on over to the LUC site for the announcement video and more details. The exhibitor list is already looking mighty impressive, spaces are going fast, so if you're a creator then get on it now dammit!
Like most comicbook types, on Friday I went and saw the "unfilmable" Watchmen. On Saturday, I watched it again and then on Sunday I watched it again on Imax.
Bloody hell it was good. I actually had pretty low expectations despite the fairly decent early reviews. Zach Snyder has given us an adaptation far truer to the comic than Paul Greengrass or even Terry Gilliam would have produced. As far as I'm concerned, it's pretty much as good as a Watchmen film can get. I'm just praying to baby Jesus that Warner Brothers don't go and make a sequel or something. Although it wouldn't surprise me if DC made some sort of comic book prequel or sequel in order to cash in at some point soon. The rubbish sketches below were done in the pub after viewing #2. Ran out of blue.
As great as the Watchmen movie is though, it comes no where near the greatness of this.
Oh, and check out The Daily Mail's review for a good giggle.
A quick reminder that this year's UK Web and Mini Comix Thing takes place in London on March 28th. Modern Monstrosity will be there with all new Curtis and Terrorist plus a few other little goodies. Personally, I'm looking forwards to seeing Jake Harold's foray into auto-bio comics. Heaven help us all.
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