Sunday, June 08, 2008

So Saturday was our Studio Space signing at Forbidden Planet in London. We have done two signings before for books (Golden Apple in LA and Jim Hanley's in New York way back in 2002 for the TRIPWIRE 10th anniversary book) but we've never signed at Forbidden Planet. We had arranged Brian Bolland, Dave Gibbons and Sean Phillips to come down and sign to kick off at 1pm. I had horrible images of two people turning up for the signing but the queue was pretty decent and they had about 60 people get stuff signed and buy copies of the book. I was also worried that one or all of the artists wouldn't make it, leaving just me and Gary and some irate FP customers. But that didn't happen: all three turned up to support us and the book, which was great. Three people even asked me and Gary to sign. My mate Steve Colgan came along too as did Andy Colman and there was a real feeling that this was an important event for the book and for us. When we saw the pile of copies of the book on the table at FP, it was a really exciting feeling. Next Saturday we have the Waterstones signing in London with Steve Dillon and Bryan Talbot and I expect it won't be as well attended. But it should be fun nevertheless.
One small postscript at FP: after the signing, we went downstairs and I saw Guillermo Del Toro again, this time with his daughter shopping. He was very nice and even seemed a little regretful that he missed our signing. A great end to a fantastic day. Here are some photos of the signing…

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Blogger Peter Bickford said...

Congrats! Sad I couldn't be there to join in the fun!


8:25 pm  
Blogger Stevyn Colgan said...

It was a great day. And deserved too - the book is superb! Well done mate, and thanks for the invite!

(Was that okay? After all, what do you expect for a tenner?)

12:19 am  
Blogger joelmead said...

I'll have to double it next time;)

12:22 am  
Blogger Mark said...

Tell Bryan that the LUTHER ARKWRIGHT signing story in his THE NAKED ARTIST book set in Belfast actually happened in Banbridge, see if that rings any bells for him. Lovely guy, but geography clearly not his strong point.

12:33 pm  
Blogger Lew Stringer said...

Hi Joel, Unfortunately I didn't get around to buying a copy of Studio Space from you at the Bristol Con but I've just ordered it from Amazon. Best of luck with it.

5:03 pm  

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