Bristol International Comic & Small Press Expo – Con Preview 1

Wow the UK Con season is moving at a pace this year. It seems only yesterday a load of us were enjoying the sunshine(not so much the queing) while attending the new con on the block Kapow! when we now have the Bristol International Comic and Small Press Expo next weekend. I won’t be attending this year but it’s a great show and I would reccomend people who never been before to give it a look see as it’s a great vibe with a lot of fantastic and approachable guests. I’ve yet to go to Bristol and not have a great time. Hopefully the sunshine will be out in force for attendees as it was last year.

Tickets for Bristol are not being sold on the door and the last day for tickets is Sun 8 may so not a lot of time people. tickets are priced at  £9 day/£16 weekend.Child discounts apply. NO tickets will be on sale on the day. Get more info and buy your tickets here

For those of you making the trip to Bristol next weekend over the next few days I will be highlighting some of the things you have to look forward to or at least the things I think you might want to check out.

Cinebook, Leading British Publisher of European Comic Books and Graphic Novels, at Bristol International Comic Expo – 14th & 15th May 2011. Canterbury, Kent, 14th of February 2011

Cinebook is pleased to announce its presence at the Bristol International Comic Expo for the fifth consecutive year, still with its amazing offer (3 for 2 ; 5 for 3 ; 7 for 4 ; 10 for 5).

For the release of “Orbital vol.3 : Nomads”,
special guest Serge Pellé will be here to sign and sketch.

One of the main things I’m going to miss most about not going to Bristol is my annual pilgrimage to the holy tables of  Cinebook. A few years back they introduced me to the world of European comics and I’ve not looked back. As you can see from the blurb above they have some great deals to entice newbies into the European comic scene in. It’s a world that few people escape from one they’ve been exposed to it.

If you’ve never tried a European comic then swing by the stand and have a chat with the lads. I know I say this every year but these fellas know their stuff and will suggest comics that will suit your tastes, rather than just throw random stuff at you. I’ve yet to be dissapointed by anything they’ve suggested to me.

Keep an eye out for Largo Winch, XIII, The Scorpion and Green Manor which are all great reads.

Slaughterman’s Creed

Cy Dethan (writer)
Stephen Downey (art)

Slaughterman’s Creed is a story of the fall and rise of monsters, where an ethical knife-edge is all that separates hero from villain. A human trafficker orders the death of a killer who refuses to breach his professional code. Twelve years later, the trafficker’s world erupts in blood and chaos. Barely surviving and crippled for life, the Slaughterman has returned to put the whole organisation to the blade.

128 pgs Full Colour £12.99

If you’re after an intelligent, gritty British gangland tale then look no further than the excellent Slaughter Man’s Creed. I reviewed the comic a while ago, loved it and made sure I put in my pre-order as soon as I was able. By the looks of it all the of the Slaughter Man Creed team will be on hand selling and signing copies.

You can check out a preview of the comic here

Be warned this is not for the faint hearted.

A graphic anthology of tales from the master of the eerie, featuring collaborations between world renowned writers and artists.
From the insidious mutations of “The Shadow Over Innsmouth” to the mind-bending threat of “The Call of Cthulhu”, this collection explores themes of insanity, inherited guilt and arcane ritual to startling effect.

Charting the squirming mysteries of the unknown, Lovecraft’s stories are brought to life in tale after tale of pervasive, creeping doom.
“Featuring a sublime selection of Lovecraft’s greatest tales of cosmic horror, The Lovecraft Anthology: Volume 1 is a perfect introduction to the writer’s eldritch work, and an unspeakable delight for longtime fans” David McComb,
Editor Bizarre Magazine

As far as I’m concerned anything which SelfMadeHero puts out is pure class and I can’t see The Lovecraft Anthology being any different.  If you’re a fan of Lovecraft or  maybe wanti to expose yourself to one of the masters of horror then this is a good place to start. I would also recommend you check out their brillant Sherlock Holmes adaptations by Ian Edginton and I.N.J. Culbard and the Mountains of Madness which is another story from Lovecraft.

Right that’s enough from me for today but I’ll be back with a look at some more comic morsels to make you part with your cash.

GS Reporter: Nuge

Source: Bristol International Comic & Small Press Expo 

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