dear diary, nov 12, 1989
Such a bratty thing to say, when so many people in the world can’t even get enough to eat, etc. But at the same time, I can remember watching American Beauty and realising I could put at least one name from my childhood to every single character in the film. Growing up in an American suburb is very weird, with lots of packaging. (Read earlier entries here.)
I’m really looking forward to heading up to Inverness, not this weekend, but next weekend for Hi-Ex, the Highlands International Comics Expo. If you’re down south, you’ll probably be at the UK Web & Mini Comix Thing, but a bunch of us are heading up north: Gary Northfield, Dave Shelton, Jim Medway, Cliodhna Lyons, Asia Alfasi and loads more!
I’ll be selling and signing copies of the Birdsong anthology (review here), You Can’t Eat a Princess! and Morris the Mankiest Monster. We’ll have a special corner just for people who’ve worked for the DFC (DFC Library books on their way!) And don’t miss my workshop with Gary, Comics from Outer Space: stupidmonsters and aliens. The whole weekend’s going to be brilliant.