I see myself as putting this blog out for comickers in the US and around the world rather than anyone in the UK. Only the morons who helped destroy what comics 'industry' we had seem to comment. I wish some more of those with brains who are comic fans would comment now and then.
Physical pain + internet = violent tendencies.
Bulgaria and Romania appear to be viewing CBO a lot and I tried to see if there was anything on comics from those two countries. A couple of sites (in Bulgarian and Romanian) but nothing much visual -there is a link to ComixBG on the blog roll but it was last up-dated 7 months ago. If any Bulgarian or Romanian publishers are out there and see this -I have comics you can publish under license! (one day that line will get a response).
There are so many countries from which people view CBO and I try -try- to find something out about comics there. Generally information is rather sparse or there do not appear to be many comics. I have comics publishers can use under license......
I have decided that, should I find the right Bristol location for a comic mart (I am looking at one venue) then it will be comic traders. A few tables will be put aside for self publishers but it is strictly first come-first get a table. None of the fake Ebay style table bids that are fixed so that friends get the tables. Paul Ashley Brown has a table. The intention is also to have a display of art pages because that might encourage a few creative types but should also give the punters something to look at. It's all very basic and, as they like to say in business, "fluid" at the moment but we will see.
And thank you to the people who have been positive about the project on social media.
Comic fans should be having fun and talking to each other. Fun. If you are into comics don't just ignore something because it is in a language you don't understand -check out the artwork.
As an end note there is a very strong rumour that if Brexit goes ahead and article 50 is set in motion (don't even get me started) Cinebook The 9th Art will not be based in the UK. This is based on talking to people who have attended meetings held by Cinebook's publisher who has repeated several times "You can move your business back to France. We all can". As I do not rate even a brief response from said publisher, I can only assume this is true.