Next weekend (27th-29th May) we’ll be at MCM London Comic Con in the Comic Village at TABLE CL14 !
This year MCM boasts some pretty cool guests from shows like Fringe, Sleepy Hollow, Lost Girl, Sugar Rush, Rwby, etc. as well as a slew of YouTube stars, brand new video game demos (including VR stuff which looks fun) and all of the fun of a huge event packed with pop culture, merch, cosplay, and everything else we’ve come to expect from massive media events. Personlly I’m mostly eyeing the Wacom and art supply booths whilst sobbing quietly in a corner because they’re all far more expensive than my poor bank balance can manage.
However, the part of MCM that I love the most is the Comic Village – and yes I’m incredibly biased but please hear me out. When I first started as an artist at MCM the Comic Village was just a couple of tables out of the way of the “main event” and it’s amazing to think that our little patch of dirt has grown into a thriving metropolis of over 200 tables worth of artistic talent and creativity. Yes, you’ll find a few notable creators from Marvel/DC and the rest – but the Comic Village really shines because of the amazing work of small press and indie artists. So, if you’ve ever thought “I really wish DC/Marvel would do a comic about…” – check out the Comic Village. Whether you want comics featuring LGBT/PoC characters, stories about the Moon fighting crime, an interview that ends worlds, kids comics, a one-eyed monster girls adventures, black market soul traders, girls fighting narrative tropes with shoe-based martial arts, or even some new heroes to read about – Comic Village has you covered.
We hope that you’ll join us, and just in case you’re not sure where table CL14, or the Comic Village are here’s a handy map (including the locations of most of the artists I collaborated with on #ProjectAutumn) http://bit.ly/1YOjLHB
Project Autumn is the story of 16-year old Orion, he’s on one hell of an interview for the position of Sunsetter. Except he doesn’t remember much because his memories have been wiped, and he’s being assessed on just how well he can tip worlds over the edge and into destruction as part of a secret intergalactic rejuvenation project. In issue one Orion visits 10 worlds, each beautifully illustrated by 10 different artists as he hops between them. To find out more check out the Project Autumn website where you can pre-order your copy today. You can also pick up copies of the comic in person at London MCM Comic Con from the Brambletyne table (or my table, or any of the other participating artists tables in the Comic Village as highlighted on the map linked above).
Remember to follow Donna and myself on Instagram and Twitter as we’ll be posting photos and updates throughout the weekend!
MCM Website: http://www.mcmcomiccon.com/london/
Full Show Guide: http://www.mcmcomiccon.com/ebooks/londonmay2016/
Twitter: @t_iii / @d0nna_ake
Instagram: @t_iiiake / @d0nna_ake
See you there!!