Thought Bubble: Small Table, Great Artists and Being Wet!
Thought Bubble is an amazing Independent comic festival that runs every year in Leeds.
This year I had a half table in the Royal Armouries hall and was one of my best events this year. It was a little cushy but I got everything on lol.
I actually really liked my tiny setup; nice and simple yet enough work to look full,
My table was situated right next to Noelle Stevenson, writer of Lumberjanes and Nimona. It was super exciting to meet her!! I ended up buying Nimona and getting it signed. She was super nice and so chilled.
The event itself was super busy on Saturday with steady sales on Sunday. It was great -
APART FROM THE RAIN!!!
It was so wet, all weekend it rained, to the point coming home on Sunday so many trains were cancelled due to flooding D:
The crowd was great and everyone was there to buy comics. Madam Butterscotch did really well, with new readers picking her up and regulars coming back for the new books (*3*)
Didn't get to make much art as I was super busy with customers all day.
I did however get to make a cool Mystique commission.
I bought some awesome swag over the weekend. Its a great event to pick up exclusives from other artists as well as neat commissions.
I got the Shark Man commission from Kelly Angel as a Christmas present :D
The event was great for cosplays. So many unique and quirky costumes you wouldn't normally see at regular comic cons. Here are some of the ones I snapped from my table.
I love the Agent Carter and Angie cosplayers, no one ever does Angie!
Over all it was an amazing weekend with me coming home with less M.Butterscotch (look at that empty box!) and lots of goodies :D
MCM Birmingham: A Pleasant Surprise
The last time I did Mcm Birmingham Comic Con, it wasn't a comic con at all but Memorabilia and it was DREADFUL! this was back in 2011 and I had no art and it was a small event for ye old comic collectors that had no interest in small press artists.
The event now is a bustling comic event with families of all ages attending.
The Comic Village now gets the same love it gets for all other mcm events and its so nice to see what was a sad and disappointing event for me turn into an amazing weekend.
I think I've finally found table peace |D
My table setup is finally perfect for me and is just the right amount of art without it looking cluttered. I loved my table this weekend.
Art wise I was able to work on some new originals whilst maintaining steady sales. I drew a full coloured Harley and Poison Ivy and an inked bust of Catwoman, who I ended up liking too much to sell, so she became my commissions example xD
The cosplays this year were top notch! So many amazing costumes, so many amazing Warhammer 40k cosplayers! I loved it!!
Saitama from One Punch man was a definite fave for me <3
Also check out that Necron Lord, gah dayum!!
The whole weekend was a pleasant surprise.
Birmingham has a special place in my heart as it was one of the first events I ever attended as a fresh faced comic artist and to return to such an amazing event really warms my heart <3 <3
The crowd was incredible, so many people wanting to buy comics, to get into indie comics. Madam Butterscotch was well received with me walking away with no Book 1's! I've completely sold out again :'D
Having too much fun with Business Fish xD
I attended the event with my bff Morti, who was wandering around as Chica from Five Nights at Freddies.
She entered the masquerade with a Foxy and Bonny and walked away with the Judges Choice Award - which was amazing!! I'm so proud of her :D
Overall the event was a wonderful experience and I cannot wait to go back next year.
I'm all finished now for event for 2015!
It's been a hell of a year.
I will probably do a year in review at some point but for now, I hope you enjoy what I've been up to so far. I'll mention what events I have planned for next year in the year in review blog post, as well as future projects.
In the meantime be sure to keep in touch on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
They'll be Christmas art going up as well as my Winter Sale which starts this week on my stores!! :D
ta for now guys
After so long, I'm finally getting around to updating the main Madam Butterscotch site with all the current pages available.
Chapter 5 is now complete on the Website. It will be available on Tapastic either tonight or tomorrow.
Chapter 6 will start to go up in chunks all next week. The goal is to have everything available to read on the sites by the end of November...
So through out the Month of December expect to see lots of teasers and snippets, one off pieces and comics to welcome another instalment into the Butterscotch saga :D
Be sure to check out the following sites for page updates all through November.
Madam Butterscotch on Smackjeeves
Madam Butterscotch on Tapastic
Don't forget if you're at Thought Bubble this weekend, I'll be there with all Madam Butterscotch books and prints, so come and find me, Table 28 in the Royal Armouries!!
Another weekend, another convention.
This time it was one a lot closer to home. DokiDoki is a bi-annual event in Manchester and is one of my favourites. Its small but very enjoyable and I got to hang out with my arty buddies again :)
Unfortunately I didn't get many photos of cosplayers or pictures this time :(
ended up with a lop side display due to missing connectors on my grids. Still all the posters looked nice and full.
Hoping to have new Madam Butterscotch Prints soon yey!! \o/
The event itself was in a large sports hall at Manchester University.
There were tonnes of cool stalls, mostly catering to Anime/Japanese merchandise and artwork.
I ended up buying some swag at the end haha!
I got these adorable narwhal and squid bracelets from a store and for the life of me I can't remember her name. If I manage to find her shop I'll be sure to link it :3
I did manage to get to The Naked Lace Company, who I've met at previous DokiDoki events. They specialise in Sailor Fukus and Sailor Moon gear, so I couldn't resist in helping myself to a Sailor Saturn kit. Got Front and Long Back Bows plus a Collar, all made and ready to use. Means I can finally work on that Sailor Saturn cosplay hahaa!
In the end the event was quiet but very much enjoyable. It was great to hang out with my gals again and met tonnes of new people. Lots of people walked away with more Madam Butterscotch books so it was a great day.
At the very end this awesome band came on started playing songs from Animes. They were really good!
Next event in less than a week!! will be Thought Bubble Festival in Leeds!
This is a big event for me.
Lots of indie comic creators, big comic guests and lots and lots a new comics available over the weekend. Its one of my all time favourite events to attend and no doubt will be a busy weekend for everyone attending.
I'm even more excited as I'll have brand new Madam Butterscotch work to show off so I'm super excited!!! AWW YISS!!
see you soon guys!!!
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