Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Nerds of prey.

My first Supanova was a ripping good time. I met some very cool artists and comic creators and was treated to what I considered a very high caliber of shut-in. Thanks to everyone who bought something or stopped for a chat. Whilst I can't quit my day job, I did offload a considerable stash of my wares and hopefully attracted a few new readers to the blog.

Highlights included running into old NV fan-come force of evil Fraggle [picture above], stumbling across the ultra groovy Burger Force team and having a super cool Finlander dude buy a copy of The Grave Shakers only to reveal he was doing publicity for Nazis In Space film Iron Sky, which I now know is being partly produced here in Australia. I'd previously stumbled across the fab trailer [check it below] which at that stage was just a demo/calling card seeking funding. When I heard it was all systems go I ended up geeking out quite severely in front of my new Northern European pal. And if one can't geek out in front of a publicist for a space nazi film at Supanova - where the hell can you?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

My booky wook.

I shall be peddling my wares at the Sydney Supanova pop culture expo this weekend and in an effort to increase the range of said wares I'm proud to announce the arrival of "I Louvre Rock & Roll: The Collected Masterworks of Mike Foxall". It's an 80 page compendium of my finest gear, featuring illustrations, rock posters, cd covers and comic art dating back to the mid 90s. There's quite a few pieces that haven't seen the light of day for years, and others that have never been seen at all. Plus there's lots of pithy anecdotes from yours truly that will provide you with literally minutes of thigh slapping hilarity.

If your storm trooper outfit is at the dry cleaners and you can't make Supanova, you can alternatively buy the book at the Xray Shoppe.

Close but no cigar.

As reported earlier, on the weekend I undertook the Comikaze challenge in which one attempts to create a 24 page comic in 24 hours. It was an intense experience and I have never felt the sensation of time racing so fast ever before. I began calmly, even leisurely however the last 5 hours were like the Kill Bill House of Blue Leaves fight scene with wall to wall carnage and black ink everywhere. In the end I fell agonisingly short, stranded on 21 pages. I actually scrawled the last 3 pages with 10 minutes to go and scanned them, before realising they looked like the work of a blind folded 2 year old, and admitted defeat. I still intend to finish the compelling saga of Jumping Jack Fantasia when I get a moment to scratch myself.

Friday, June 11, 2010

24 Hour Party Person.

This weekend I'll be participating in the Comikaze challenge in which legions of sleep deprived nerds will attempt to create a 24 page comic in 24 hours. Sounds mental right? Yeah, MENTAL LIKE A FOX!! Anyways - you can follow my progress on the blog as I'll be posting the pages here as I hurtle towards glory / the completion of the comic.