Sunday, August 30, 2009

Travelling Man-Leeds Mini-Con

News on the upcoming mini-comics-convention…

Hi Guys,

The guys at Thought Bubble asked me to put up something to promote the upcoming new Mini Con in September produced by comics retailers, Travelling Man, but the recent workload has been even madder than usual, more on that in my next Blog, so this is the first time I am able to sort something out for them.

Anyhow, better late than never, here is the info to let you guys know all about the convention:



Travelling Man a Leeds comics store is about to enter the arena of conventions with it's first touring Comic Book Con to be launch at it's Leeds Store!

The owner Nabil Homsi says "Our Leeds store is a perfect place to launch our comic book convention because it is our flagship store! We have been trading independently in Leeds for over 15 years now and our store is going from strength to strength despite the economic downturn." Nabil says "We think this is due to the enormous amount of events we have been running in store over the past year. Rather than just being pure retail we are building a community, which loves and embraces all things comic related. Travelling Man Leeds is perfect for this because we have a coffee bar downstairs with lots of seating. Customers often come in just to have a coffee and read the latest comics."

Travelling Man's 'We Love Comics Con' Launch should prove to be fantastic!

Comic superstars announced to attend are:

Andy Diggle, who works for Marvel Comics and has recently signed a movie deal to turn his cutting-edge title 'Losers' into a Hollywood film.

Adi Granov, one of Marvel comics finest artists will also be in attendance. Adi is famous for his incredible concept design on Iron Man and the upcoming Iron Man 2 movie. He started at Marvel comics five years ago and is now regarded as one of the top art talents in the comics field. He also worked with star writer Warren Ellis to illustrate the ground- breaking 'Iron Man Extremis’, which is believed to be the inspiration for Hollywood to make the Iron Man Movie.

Liam Sharp, will attend to sign copies of last years best selling comic book 'Gears Of War', based on the extremely popular console game. This will be one of Liam's first UK signings for this series and games fans are sure to go wild! Liam has been an incredible talent on the comics scene for years now working for greats such as 2000 AD and D.C. Comics. He also worked with rock legend Glenn Danzig at his comic company Verotika.

Frazer Irving, of 2000 AD and D.C.'s Seven Soldiers fame will also attend to draw some exquisite sketches for his many fans. His illustration work is mind- blowing and he has worked with some of the best names in comics today including Grant Morrison and Mike Carey.

Peter Doherty, a star colourist and artist will be in attendance to keep the party going with his beautiful sketches and keen wit. He is best know for his work on 2000 AD, Grendel and the The Wachowski Brothers (Matrix films) comics company Burly Man. He has been nominated for an Eisner Award for his colour work on Shaolin Cowboy.

The day is sure to be unmissable and a treat for all!!!

Entrance is FREE and guests will be sketching and signing for free all day!

For More Information Contact:
Lisa Wood
Or call 0113 2436461

Future Travelling Man Leeds Events are:
*Bryan Talbot signing Saturday 24th October
*Naruto Day Saturday 3rd October
*Thought Bubble Festival signings at Saviles Hall 21st November

The guys at Travelling Man and Thought Bubble are a great bunch of folks, so give ‘em your support if you can. You’ll have a great time I am sure!

Until next time have fun!

Tim Perkins…
August 30th 2009

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