Back in the studio now, after a great trip in Paris ( after starting in Vegas for the Diamond retailer summit, which was also great! ) Now back to trying to get up to speed with all the work...and more art to post here...
Paris was a blast. A special thanks to Thierry Mornet for organizing me being there for Delcourt, as well as Francois, Jeanne and big Dave, all of which it was great to catch up with and hang out with.
Most of the photos I took were of the alcohol I drank. If you're that interested, they're all on my flickr anyway, but here are some of the highlights of the trip.
Welcome to Paris. A crisp tuesday morning.
Francois at Delcourt
Thierry at Delcourt
My France schedule. And this was only the first draft of three. And still had another interview added on the monday afterwards. Must've done 15 or more all up. ( There was even a radio ad for Wormwood while I was there. )
MTV France. Actually wanted to interview me outside a launch party for a Manga Delcourt were doing.
The release form. I'd probably told them I enjoy golden showers from small children while eating baby seals or something, but I signed anyway.
The lovely Jeanne. And that's her being friendly.
Steeeve. Top bloke.
The Delcourt green room.
Another TV interview thing. This one was for their version of Scifi channel I think.
One of the Delcourt artist signing areas. The festival was very much in the public street in a nice pedestrian type area. Very much designed to give ordinary folks a taste of the comics ( Albums ) from the publisher. This is a brilliant thing I support. ( of course there were plenty of normal fans there too, and thanks so much for coming out to see me! Apologies for my shitty french. )
And some fantastic French comics. Not a super hero in genital hugging tights in sight.
The second street in the same area. I would do a signing here the second day. One of the prettiest places I'll ever do a signing at too.
Some sort of audio interview where I'm explain what Koala tastes like and how you have to stew it properly or something.
I also did a signing at a Virgin Megastore in Paris while there. They had these bloody big Wormwood displays throughout the store, not just at the signing table. Impressive. many thanks to Marie for organizing it all.
This is a weird mash potato/cheese mixed thing that has the consistency of chewing gum. Tastes good though.
Yes, I will let French girls draw on me. ( Actually I'll let most girls draw on me regardless of nationality )
Warren Ellis in two minutes. For some reason, someone at the signing asked for a portrait of my lord and master, Mr Ellis. Based purely on vague memory and my pure mystical bullshit, this is the quick end result. Sorry Warren.
One of my signings. One girl insisted on hiding for the photo. Another I think gave me my best advertising photo ever for the book, holding it like that.
Someone ( Marie ) showing off their Dave McKean sketch from a previous festival. It made me cry.
No, I'm not going to tell you what it says, but suffice to say they wanted me to learn it so that I would get many a slap in the face from complete strangers.
On the last day, I got my first tattoo. A cross of the Knights Templar for me. ( Since it's a bit of my history apparently ) Yes, my family has potentially been killing Saracens since way back.