EIBF Chapter 12: Flippin’ Eck, it’s Gary

On Sunday afternoon, I managed to track down Gary Northfield who had just completed a six-hour workshop on how to draw cartoons. Gary - who describes himself as "Purveyor of Bog-eyed Loonies" - has been writing and drawing comics for yonks, and is probably best known for his daft characters - including Derek the Sheep, who... Continue Reading →

EIBF Chapter 11: Adapting the Unadaptable

My final event of the EIBF this year was in the Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre on Monday, where I was delighted and concerned that Chaffies had been attached to the ends of the seat rows. Delighted as Chaffy's creator Jamie Smart is always saying no-one seems to have any of the toys, so there must... Continue Reading →

EIBF Chapter 10: Super Noh-Varr

The Book Festival is almost over (there's a gala day for children today, Tuesday) but after a busy weekend there's still plenty to catch up on. On Saturday evening Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie were at the Scottish Power Studio Theatre to talk about their comics, including Young Avengers and Phonogram. Be warned, this post gets very... Continue Reading →

EIBF Chapter 9: Totally Nuts

As you will have noticed from the two brilliant posts from Rosa Marnie, the Stripped thread of EIBF is in full swing. I've steered away a little from the established names, such as Neil Gaiman, Bryan Talbot and Grant Morrison - all of whom I love, of course - as I wanted to talk about... Continue Reading →

EIBF Chapter 8: Fife Affirming

Although it wasn't part of the Book Festival, just along George Street at lunchtime yesterday (Tuesday) at The Assembly Rooms, Steve Bell appeared with little fanfare (I had only noticed on Tuesday night) to entertain and inform a fairly small crowd an the subject "Rose Bladder — How did Cameron get to look like that?"... Continue Reading →

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