Unfortunately comic artists aren't all lucky enough to make it big just by putting pencil to paper even if they have the talent or drive to succeed. Becoming household names for many is destined to be a hard fought journey and for some it might be just out of reach. My hope is that for the guys I'm about to write about their dreams become a reality. The Swansea Comics Collective The origin story of The Swansea Comics Collective is as follows: They were formed in September 2008 by two blokes in a comic shop. Fed up with talking about creating comics but not putting pencil to paper often enough, Pete & Mark decided to start a group where local artists and writers could meet to collectively pursue this goal. They meet regularly and during their meetings a character or ...

London Film and Comic Con Summer

This summer's London Film and Comic Convention has just finished and what a convention it was. I don't think I've ever geeked out as much as I did in those 3 days of epicness. As those who have been reading my blog up until this point you will know that I was really looking forward to going to this ever since I bought my tickets. It did not disappoint. The largest event of it's kind in Europe it took on the lofty task of being the final European convention that Stan Lee (yes that Stan Lee) would ever attend. This effectively made it more popular this year than organisers could have predicted. Even with the event spread across 2 halls at London's Earls Court, there were still hundreds (if not thousands) of people who were unable to avoid this jam ...

I wish I was able to hang out more at a comic shop on the day but I was a busy bee that day going from exhibits to special film showings to shopping for an epic birthday set of gifts. This post will mainly cover my thoughts on Comics Unmasked but I'll briefly go into Free Comic Book Day. Free Comic Book Day I should have really done a post about this before the day had passed us by but I was a little busy trying to watch everything prior to the busy weekend I had before me as well as trying to sort out my costume for London Film and Comic Con. For those who didn't watch the video above; the Saturday that just passed by was Free Comic Book Day. This is where participating comic book stores give ...

The Amazing Spiderman 2

For those of you who have been living under a rock, the ever popular comic book masked menace superhero Spiderman swung back onto our screens recently and I just had to go see the film in 3D. I'm glad I did because it was awesome. A train wreck but still an awesome train wreck. With this post I will be going into what happened in the film as well as some of the stories that is based on from the comics. So for those of you who don't want it to be spoiled I would stop reading now and come back later when you have watched the film. For those who have watched it or don't care about spoilers read on!! The storyline for the film was: Peter Parker runs the gauntlet as the mysterious company Oscorp sends up a ...

Sorry it's been about a week since my last blog post. I decided to take the weekend off and catch up on all my shows and sleep...lots of sleep. I did have a big second post planned for last week but unfortunately this has had to be pushed again which is out of my hands. Luckily I've not seen anything similar to what I have planned so I can rest easy. I won't say what exactly I have planned (if you know me personally you already know what I'm planning) but I will say it that it's going to be worth the wait, so keep an eye out for it! This post I've decided to cover the ever popular "The Walking Dead", and more specifically what's better between the comic and the TV show. The latest episode of the ...

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The post I planned to write today wasn't this one but I had to push the original one by a week so it could be polished up. Don't worry it will be worth the extra wait. So for this post I have decided to focus on something I identify quite a lot with...comics. We've entered a seemingly amazing and wondrous age where the comic geek has started to take over and everyone finds us cool. I know odd right? Or is it odd? We're the thinkers, the dreamers, the believers, the entertainers. We should have been ruling entertainment for a long time but it's taken longer than it should have for what we find cool to be found cool by the main stream. But that day is finally here. The CW and DC comics The CW is one of ...