A little overdue , here’s a few pics from our table at London Super Comic Con . This was the first year for London Super Comic Con and have to say the organisers did a great job in making it memorable. An amazing lineup of artists and writers made for a fantastic weekend made even better by the presence of the great Stan Lee. It’s rare for a comics show to purely concentrate on comics and this was a refreshing move.
so without further ado…
Our table of Afroella wares , buy buy buy, sell sell sell!
The tentacular multi tentacle Crackenhol monster was the theme of the day with cutouts , badges and plush tentacle.
pretty soon the tentacle had developed a mind of its own [good for him there was plenty of reading material around ;) ]
Never let it be said that Gem doesn’t know how to pose …
Though by Sunday, tiredness had started to kick in and coffee was in order , luckily Gemma perfected the art of still looking awesome while asleep on her feet so Lee could make the run….
One fail in that plan is Lee could only do the same with support…
and is prone to Crakenhol night terrors!!!
We had a fantastic time, made plenty of sales and gained some great feedback from new and old faces alike. Apart from the militant Excel security staff who took a sadistic glee in their job come kicking out time, we had a very warm welcome for Afroella and we can’t wait for next year. See y’all there :)
Massively overwhelmed and grateful for our Afroellas best female character nomination at the Glyph Awards . We really couldn’t be happier. The competition is strong and to be nominated alongside them is a huge honour.
Thank you all at the Glyph awards and thank you to everyone who has shown their support for the character since her launch.
Here’s the full list of nominations
Story of the Year
The Many Adventures of Miranda Mercury, Brandon Thomas, writer, Lee Ferguson, artist
“On Being Crazy” from African-American Classics: Graphic Classics Vol. 22, Tom Pumplun, writer, Kyle Baker, artist
Princeless, Jeremy Whitley, writer, Mia Goodwin, artist
Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man Volume 1, Brian Michael Bendis, writer, Sara Pichelli, artist
Brian Michael Bendis, Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man
Jeff Parker, Thunderbolts
Brandon Thomas, The Many Adventures of Miranda Mercury
Jeremy Whitley, Princeless
Kyle Baker, “On Being Crazy” from African-American Classics: Graphic Classics Vol. 22
Lee Ferguson, The Many Adventures of Miranda Mercury
M. Goodwin, Princeless
Rob Guillory, Chew
Sara Pichelli, Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man
Best Male Character
Luke Cage, Thunderbolts, Jeff Parker, writer, Declan Shalvey & Kev Walker, artists; created by Archie Goodwin & John Romita Sr.
Miles Morales, Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man, Brian Michael Bendis, writer, Sara Pichelli, artist; inspired by the character created by Stan Lee & Steve Ditko
Moses, Radio Free Amerika; created by B. Robert Bell, writer and penciller, Robert Jeffrey II, co-writer
Mr. Terrific, Mr. Terrific, Eric Wallace, writer, Gianluca Gugliotta & Wayne Faucher, artists; inspired by the character created by Charles Reizenstein and Everett E. Hibbard
Best Female Character
Adrienne, Princeless; created by Jeremy Whitley, writer, and M. Goodwin, artist
Afroella, Afroella, created by Gemma Bedeau, writer, and Lee Fenton Wilkinson, artist
Miranda Mercury, The Many Adventures of Miranda Mercury; created by Brandon Thomas, writer, and Lee Ferguson, artist
Vielle, Fungus Grotto, created by Ms. Shatia Hamilton, story and art
Rising Star Award
B. Robert Bell & Robert Jeffrey II, Radio Free Amerika
Ms. Shatia Hamilton, Fungus Grotto
Whit Taylor, Watermelon
Chew #27, Rob Guillory, illustrator
Deadpool Max #7, Kyle Baker, story and art
Mr. Terrific #1, JG Jones, artist, Lovern Kindzierski, colorist
Princeless #1, M. Goodwin, illustrator
Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man #4, Kaare Andrews, illustrator
Best Comic Strip or Webcomic
Fungus Grotto, Ms. Shatia Hamilton, story and art
Marty’s Diner, Dmitri Jackson, story and art
Café Con Leche, Charlos Gary, story and art
A fantastic review of issue 1 from Geek Syndicate complete with audio interview. Was a lot of fun chatting Kromatron so if you fancy hearing what we have to say on all things Afroella and her creation, head on over and give it a listen.
Afroella issue 1 is now available to order from our online store.
Currently only available for shipping to the UK [boooooo!] we shall be adding more delivery options over the coming weeks so overseas customers sit tight and we’ll keep you posted [we do still love you =) ]
We’re over the moon with the response we’ve had to Afroella , in just a week she’s gained a lot of attention and one question keeps coming up : where can I get it?
We’re excited to announce we’ll have an online store up and running within the week and more stockists to add to the list extremely soon.
For those of you that missed them previously , Afroella is still available from the following stores here in the UK
Leeds : Forbidden Planet ,Travelling Man and Ok Comics.
London : Orbital Comics
A great review from James Bacon over at Forbidden Planet International blog, click through the link to read his full recap of Leeds Thought Bubble Festival . Here’s an excerpt , to say we’re over the moon with this is an understatement. Thank you sir!
"As well as sketches, I have a small amount of money for self published comics. This is a cottage industry on an incredible scale, and I am spoilt for choice and limited by funds, so I consider carefully the comics that I do buy. The first stand that really strikes me is a 3D display and bright imagery for Afroella. Described by the pleasant Gemma Bedeau as a ‘blaxploitation Barberella’ she explained that herself and artist Lee Fenton-Wilkinson had been working on it a year, and I can see the fruits of their labour. Straight away the strong colours and strikingly clear artwork in a realistic but cartoon style are captivating, but it is the added cleverness of the characters and the rollicking science fiction story that makes it a real winner.”
Words and image James Bacon