It's true, I am "a rather nice fellow" but the "comfortable bank account" is a red herring. Hey! Where's my factory?!! And more importantly what do we make there? Best answers posted here win a comic book-related ilex book!
Well, our other main prize winner in December's Comic Book Allianceauction, Chad, has finally seen the personalised caricature of him drawn by Frank Quitely. What I love about this picture is that in incorporates a lot of Chad's interests and loves into one pure, distilled image (Sergio Leone movies, street art, snowboarding and the way Frank draws pinstripe trousers!)
Chad put it best when he said, "Most definitly worth the wait... Thank you so much for putting this auction together... its a great feeling being immoritilized by one of your favorite artists, I dont think it could have turned out any better... This has been a great experience."
Well it's a HUGE thank you back to Chad for bidding for the prize and an even bigger one for Frank for doing such a beautiful piece. Now Frank just has to hand it over to Chad at WonderCon this weekend. If you see either of them, stop them and they may just show you the thing of beauty in real life!
Well, Batman Inc. #4 finally made it to the shops yesterday and was extra special because it featured a guest appearance by Aldrin Stoja, who won the Comic Book Allianceauction to appear in the comic. Here he is, getting the red carpet treatment he deserves, and then being rescued by Batman (as requested):
I'd just like to say a massive thank you to Aldrin, writer Grant Morrison, artist Chris Burnham, and DC Comics editor Mike Marts for making this happen and raising much needed funds for the CBA! Good work fellas!
Man, I thought 2010 was a busy year, but this one's gone ballistic! Barely time to keep the blog up to date. Just to let you know, I'm making a couple of appearances early next month. I'm going to be doing a talk at the Last Tuesday Society on sex and death in comics. I'll be talking about:
SUPER SEX Ever since Superman first appeared on the scene in 1938, superheroes have all been about sex. From Wonder Woman's 1940s bondage fantasies, through to costume fetishism, right up to the logical conclusion of the LA porn industry making "superhero porn parodies" Tim Pilcher takes you on a turgid tour through 70 years of carnal caped comics.
I'll be accompanied by the statuesque and self-effacing Hayley Campbell (daughter of Eddie—and that's the last time I'm going to say or write that, because she has easily stepped out from behind her father's shadow a long time ago) who will be discussing all manner of dark things such as horror comics and how her dad's work on From Hell fucked her in the head for life (or words to that effect).
I commissioned Hayley to write the forthcoming (eventually) biography of her Godfather, Neil Gaiman, for Ilex Press, and—as she put it—I'm apparently constantly dropping her in it!
So come along and join the "fun" in Hackney on Friday 8 April at 6pm onwards!
The following two days (Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 April) I will be on the Comic Book Alliance stand at the Kapow Comic Con, so pop by and say hi; find out how you can get involved in the CBA; and see preview art from the Alliance's forthcoming The Spirit of Hope, a charity comic for victims of the New Zealand and Japanese earthquake/tsunami disasters. Plus, enter our raffle to win some great comic book prizes, kindly donated by Diamond distributors!