|strange maven's diary - the millidge weblog|
07 Thursday July 2005
After London's Olympic-fuelled euphoria yesterday comes the tragedy of today's terrorist attack on England's capital city. Aldgate and Russell Square are places I know very well indeed. My heart goes out to all those involved in the disaster. Terrorism must not win. We must carry on as usual.
06 Wednesday July 2005
you've all been wondering how I spent my birthday yesterday (apart from
initiating this new-fangled weblog thingy).
For a moment,
I thought that billionaire Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich
was attempting to buy me a very expensive birthday gift in the shape of
Steven Gerrard (not that I ever really wanted him you understand),
waking up to the news that Gerrard was certain to be joining Chelsea in
a 35 million pound deal, then hearing ten minutes later that, er, no he's
changed his mind again and will be staying at Liverpool.
You can count me among those who believe that Gerrard is overrated and
I think that Chelsea are well catered for in the central midfield role
Congratulations to London, named Olympic city for 2012, beating off stiff competition from Paris in particular. It's hoped that it will regenerate the East End of London which, being a mere 45 minute train ride away, and also the place of my birth, is welcome news. Now all that Great Britain has to do is to find some half decent athletes within the next seven years.
One final note, actually related to comics, is that I received a phone call from Jeff at Bedford's Close Encounters comic shop, to say that my proposed signing next month has been moved to October to accommodate Daves Gibbons and Lloyd who will be signing DC's new ultimate editions of their Alan Moore scripted Watchmen and V For Vendetta volumes respectively.
Some pictures from the London Film & Comic Con 2005:
Leah & John
I've been unable to resist the temptation of polluting the Internet with
yet another entirely unnecessary blog, so I have finally succumbed, the
day after the highly significant anniversary of American Independence
and, more importantly, on the anniversary my own (only slightly less significant)
date of birth, which may give undeserved credibility to my decision.
is that a lengthy new interview with yours truly conducted by Rich Watson
of the Comic World News website has just been posted, and it's
an interesting one:
the mini-comic I produced late last year in a limited edition of just
100 signed and numbered copies have now all sold out.
thing that I'd like to mention is that the weekend before last, I received
a last-minute invitation to attend the London Film & Comic Con
as a guest. The event ran over the weekend of 25 & 26 June and was
great fun. I have dismissed these types of events (like Memorabilia and
Collectorama) as almost wholly autograph and merchandise driven, with
a total lack of actual comics. The organisers of this London event, to
their credit, have recognised this and are making efforts to expand the