Seeing as there were several FPI writers at the recent Thought Bubble festival, we thought it might be interesting to see what the comic highlights were.
So, simple idea…. five comics that absolutely, utterly, completely entranced and amazed and generally made me go wow from Thought Bubble last weekend….
But one proviso…. I haven’t actually read some of these yet. The week post Thought Bubble is always one of tiredness, con-cold, back to work-ish-ness and not enough time to read stuff properly. So usually it’s at least a couple of weeks before I read what I’ve bought.
Imagined Landscapes – Sketchbook Volume 2 by Jonathan Edwards
Okay, so not a comic. Merely an assemblage of landscapes, imaginary just like it says in the title. But it’s spellbinding. Seriously. I keep catching myself flicking through it and sighing. Review will be up tomorrow. Effectively it’s just me showing you pages and sighing appreciatively.
Ellerbisms – Marc Ellerby
The Everyday – Adam Cadwell
Both gentlemen are now old pros at the whole autobiog strip thing, and as such, they’ve finally gotten around to their collections, something to see them through to their dotage. Both have been featured extensively on the FPI Blog in the past, and I shall be talking about both collections very soon.
Molly also loves them both. Awesome is what she quickly shouted just when I asked her for a comment. Even the naughty bits in Ellerbisms. Or “winkies” as Marc so neatly put it.
Winter’s Knight Day One – Robert Ball
Well this sort of counts. I tried, tried, tried to get to the Armouries Hall to pick this up from Robert on Saturday, but never made it till Sunday, and he’d sold out. But he’s since sent one along (there are few perks to doing this… money, fame, relaxation are all out…. occasional special delivery comics will have to do!)
It looks stunning. I shall be reading it and telling you all about it in time – but just seeing it makes me all excited.
Deadbeats by Chad Fifer, Chris Lackey, INJ Culbard
Again, not read this one yet, but it sits there and beckoning me. Culbard’s art is always a plus, but the idea – 1920s jazz epic with zombies and dark arts thrown in – that’s just a high concept I can’t wait to get into.