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Melksham Comic Con 2014 by AaronSmurfMurphy Melksham Comic Con 2014 by AaronSmurfMurphy
This is a promo comic for this years Melksham Comic-Con

The show's ran every year in a quiet Wiltshire village and is more like a village fayre than a regular Comics convention. I actually dig that aspect to it. It makes for a weird show that I can't make any real direct comparison's to.

This year the events organisers asked for exhibitors to make some promotional comics about the show. The theme was to take characters their in house artist Chailey had designed and use them to tell gag strips. The main selling point of Melksham is that all their volunteers are called Brian (this is utterly genuine) and they're constantly having to foil the plans of Dave, a spiteful young man who want's a Comics Convention all of his own.

At least, I *think*that's the main idea.

Anyway, Dave's a dick and he hates the Brian's. So I drew a comic where Dave kidnaps them all but is rumbled by main event organiser Hayley (who is in fact a real person) and the local Comics Printer Stuart (who is also a real person and my printer for comics:)

Hopefully the team'll appreciate this. I still can't decide if hand lettering was a good idea or not...
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DarkJimbo Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
I OPERATED ON MY OWN BRIAN!! Nice reference. :D
AaronSmurfMurphy Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
When I drew this I was really hoping someone would have read enough 2000AD to get such an obscure reference!
DarkJimbo Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
Not read that strip but I know the cover - it's a classic!
crazyfoxmachine Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Stuart Gould in a comic = instant satisfaction. The man is a true character.
AaronSmurfMurphy Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
Isn't he though? I've a lot of time for Stuart - largely because he takes such a genuine interest in anyone's comics and makes time to talk to everyone. The least I could do was give him a guest role in a comic!
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