Disconnected Press are back and (almost) fully recovered from the Lakes International Comic Arts Festival, which took place in Kendal last weekend.
And what a festival! The town had absolutely embraced the curious and the strange. Shops carried comic art posters in the window. Bars were rebranded and festooned with comic pages. The receptionist at our hotel was dressed as Supergirl. Kendal let comics come into town and run wild: everywhere you turned, there was another one…
The other thing that was incredible was the sheer diversity of comics on display. You could buy comics about mythical pop stars, comics about vampires at school, comics about dragons or bunny rabbits or war. Probably the hardest thing to buy was a comic about a superhero….
Comics. That reminds me: we launched one. Yep, Disconnected Vol 3 hit the metaphorical shelves on the Saturday. As always, a HUGE thank you to the writers, artists, letterer and others who made the book possible. I am always awestruck by how talented our creators are and by how generous they are with their time and support.
It was a delight to see so many of them at the weekend: Verity Glass, Own Johnson, Mike Garley… We also caught up with some alumni of Disconnected Vol 2, including PM Buchan, Jon Lock and Martin Simmonds.
Reaction to Disconnected Vol 3 was great – as was the ongoing response to SENTIENT ZOMBIE SPACE PIGS (seriously, the title just keeps on giving). If you haven’t read it yet, you really should.
Next stop for the Disconnected tour: ThoughtBubble in Leeds on 23 and 24 November. We’re in New Dock Hall, Table 7 (here’s the floor plan) – as you come through the main doors, turn left and head for the wall. Before you hit the wall, you should hit us. We’ll have Disconnected 3, Sentient Zombie Space Pigs and other comics for sale (though if you can’t wait that long, you can order from our Shop). And we’ll also be launching another book: Do Aliens Play Basketball? by Lizzie Boyle and Vashti Hallissey… more on the blog soon including sneak previews….!