Luke Surl and myself are forming a comics club in Oxford (UK) called ‘Oxford Comics’ (so far at any rate!) It’s for anyone who makes comics (or would like to) in Oxford or Oxfordshire. Its first meeting is this coming Saturday the 2nd of October at 2pm at Far From The Madding Crowd. It’d be great to see you there. Oxford Comics also has its own Facebook Group you can join for updates.
I went to Caption Comics Convention at the weekend, which is based in the city I live, Oxford. Considering I’ve been here for the past 7 years I should probably have attended it before now, especially since last years theme was ‘Away with the Fairies’ of all things. I love faeries! And I missed it! But in my defense I’ve never seen it advertised anywhere locally.
But this year I made it and it’s totally unlike any other comics convention. I mean, at most of them the exhibitors rent their table and sit behind it all day gradually getting a numb-bum. Not so here. Comics are checked-in at the beginning to be sold at a big table by the organisers and then everyone is free to enjoy the show, fans and creators alike. It’s much more of a social, rather than commercial, place. It’s about meeting new people and sharing art. Boy, do I know a lot more people in the UK comics community now!