Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Con-tamination Cancertown infects BICS 2008

The Insomnia team had a fantastic weekend at the Birmingham international comics convention this year. Many thanks to the extraordinarily dedicated Shane Chebsey and team for their superhuman organisational skills.

We had previews of Cancertown (Cy Dethan and Stephen Downey), Daemon (Alasdair Duncan and Daniel Lopez) and Shaman (Xander Bennet and David Montoro) to view on the table, and a small number of exclusive pre-release copies of Cages (Xander Bennett and Melanie Cook) and the Layer Zero Special Edition for sale.

The Cancertown trailer we had running on a laptop on the stand attracted a lot of attention, as did the Make Your Own Monster competition, the all new Insomnia badges, and, of course, the big bucket of chocolate (well, it's nearly Halloween).

We met some great people and saw some outstanding portfolios and pitches from both writers and artists. Hopefully we will be announcing some new titles as a result of those meetings very soon. Thanks to everyone who took the time to come and talk to us.

We had a very quick interview with David Monteith from the wonderful Geek Syndicate podcast and will be sending them some never before seen internal art from Cancertown for their website very soon.

Thanks also go to Ferret, textile artist extraordinaire, for helping to mind the stand. Expect to see more Ferret/Insomnia collaborations as time goes by.

We will be at the MCM expo in London on the 24th of October and at Thought Bubble in Leeds on the 15th of November this year. Come over and say Hi, and if you want to send us submissions to discuss at the shows then get in touch at submissions[at]insomniapublications.com

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