werepuppyblack: (books)
Decided to just answer every single question of the book meme I posted an entry back. I'll leave that up so that the questions are there for people if they want it. I've put the majority of questions under a cut because this is LONG, people. There's 50 questions. So, get a cup of tea and let's get started!

1. What is your favourite book and/or book series of all time? This is actually a really hard question to answer because so many come to mind at once. Uh. I guess if I had to pick just one, I'd go with Good Omens, by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. No matter how many times I read that, I always find something new to laugh at, something new to amaze me, and just always have the same level of enjoyment in reading the story.

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werepuppyblack: (Batman Beyond vs Spider-Girl)
So today was my long awaited trip to Glasgow Comic Con, and it was AWESOME. No, seriously, I'm not just saying that. I had one of the best times I've had in a long while, and you have no idea how ridiculously good it feels to be able to say that I didn't stop grinning the full day. The event started at 10am at The MacKintosh Church Arts & Heritage Centre, which is someplace I am just going to go back out to with my camera one day to take photos of.

On the shallow 'what swag did I get' note - a BUNCH of classic Spidey comics (I mean late 70s  Spidey ... heads up if you want a review), some Academy X trades, the delux edition of the first Batman and Robin trade, and the surprisingly brilliant Hero: 9 to 5 which I picked up purely on the fact that the concept made me laugh.

Oh, and I also got a sketch of the classic "The Beano" character  Dennis the Menace - done by artist Stephen White.

As to be expected for a Glasgow comic festival, there was a lot of indie and independant comic publishers there, and as is my norm, I managed to get into a friendly argument with a few artists about the way woman are drawn in comics, and how it really comes across as seedy explotiation even if the woman are written as the greatest of all shit-kickers. Now, to be fair, I also added that I think it's completely unfair that mne are also drawn to be perfect specimens, and thus lust objects in their own way, but I did manage to get a point across. WOMAN IN PLATED CHEST ARMOUR SHOULD NOT HAVE BREASTS THAT LOOK LIKE ORBS. For ... this is the 21st Century, women read as many comics as men, and as a female comic reader, I do not want to be wondering how the hell a character isn't in huge amounts of pain due to her irregularly drawn top-heavinss.

Having said all of that, there were some brilliant indie press stuff on sale, and it would be so temping to link to it all (particularly Team Girl Comics who are always a fun read) but I want to link to a pic by one in particular. It's by artist Claire J.C. Stewart, and you should all check out her site and bug her about comissions as she has this fantastic style that is really just brilliant to look at. Her strips usually come from conversations she has, hence the title of her self-published sketch book