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Ray Parker Jr…. on floppy disk drives.

Everyone knows (or should do) that I’m a Ghostbusters fan. So this made my day.

It warms my cockles to see old hardware being put to good use!

My MCM, London 2012

Wow, yesterday was insane. But I’m getting ahead of myself. As Hibiscus mentioned in her post yesterday, we went to MCM Expo, at the Excel centre in London this weekend. It was our first Expo, and only our second big cosplaying event. We opted to represent for the Essex Ghostbusters on the Saturday, in spite of the folly of wearing a black flightsuit/dress in the somewhat toasty weather we’ve been enjoying of late. The costumes were well received by those that recognised them, and we got to meet one of our colleagues from the UK Ghostbusters (*wave to Rob*). It was a good day (in spite of the sweating), but the lack of information as to what was happening when/where, the heaving crowds, and the expense of just about everything (£4.50 for a six-inch Subway!) meant the Hibiscus decided not to return on the Sunday. My friend Darren and I decided to tough it out, purely because we were wearing our Assassin’s Creed costumes on the Sunday, and we do so love those outfits!

Good Gods are we glad we went back for the second day!

I’m fairly used to being asked for photos when I’m in costume after doing some events in our local shopping centre as a Stormtrooper, but I was totally unprepared for the number of times we’d be asked to pose yesterday! We were stopped at least a hundred times, and often were stuck in the same place for ten minutes or more as people queued up to take photos/have their photo taken with us! I felt like some kind of celebrity, and it was awesome!

We also met some pretty amazing people, although we only actually exchanged contact details with one (*wave to Em*) because we’re idiots, and saw some stunning costumes. We had at least one professional photographer shoot a set with us (which was incredibly flattering), and we’ll be sharing the photo’s with you once they’re uploaded. In the meantime, here’s a few that we snapped ourselves, or borrowed from others! Oh, and apologies for the lack of photo’s – as usual, I was bloody useless with taking pictures. Too busy posing myself!

Thane Krios cosplay, complete with Black Widow sniper rifle!

Darren as Ezio, and our new friend Em as Fem-Ezio

Me as Altair from Assassin’s Creed, tangling with the Batman

Darren as Ezio from Assassin’s Creed 2, also facing off against Batman

Hibiscus and I in our EssexGB garb. Note my cheesy photo face. Snapped by our own Richi Crypt

Altair, Ezio, and fem-Ezio, courtesy of a snapper on Facebook (if it was you let us know and we’ll credit you!)

We’re now really looking forward to October’s Expo – we’ll definitely be busting out the Assassin’s Creed costumes again, and maybe even getting Hibiscus into one this time….

Cheaper than a flight to New York!

Are you a Ghostbusters fan? Always wanted to visit the iconic locations form the film? A bit too strapped for cash to make the trip all the way across the pond (assuming you live in the UK/Europe) and visit New York? Well then let these quirky Colonials do it for you!

And there you have it, the Ghostbusters tour of New York done in your lunch break. Aren’t we good to you? 😉

Made by some chaps over at Bleeding Cool.

“Slamming it!” Issue: 0 prologue

So, here’s a thing.
I love comics, ever since I was knee high to a grasshopper my love of comics has propelled me forwards, it has consumed and shaped every essence of my persona.
When the tiny little me learned that joining the ranks of the Ghostbusters was not a viable career choice (Well, one that got you paid anyway), I instantly locked my sights on creating comics, and while I’m not entirely rambunctious about the various connotations of fate, I firmly believe that my purpose on this planet is to create comic book media for the consumption of other like minded individuals.

This blog post you see before you, fair Internet traveler, is the documentation of my progress along this path. But as you’re a few episodes behind on this particular saga, let me very quickly get you up to speed:

I’ve always drawn comics, ever since I could pick up a pencil. A majority of the creative storytelling school assignments I was given as a child where handed back to my educator in the classic four colour format, often to the chagrin of my tutors.
My first foray into the world of independent comics was published when I was 16, with the help of two good friends, and guided by a mysterious industry artist I know only as Jone-Zee.

I dabbled in web-comics for a few years, my most notable and longest lasting stint was on a fan piece called Ghostbusters: Apocalypse, A completely unscripted venture that would twist and turn depending on my moods. It is here that I cut my sequential teeth proper and met the fantastic colourist Ben King.

After that I focused mainly commission work, and a few strips that have never to my knowledge seen the light of day.

For the past couple of years, I’ve been working with Ben Cook, an ambitious young writer with great aspirations and even greater stories locked within his bulbous noggin. With him I’ve helped shape and form our little indie imprint, Slam-Comics. Recently, I have switched places with Ben as the driver behind the project, allowing him to focus more on writing while I keep my eyes on the business end of things and occasionally churn out a couple of pages. This is where you join me, true believer. This is just the start of this story, and I intend for it to continue for quite some time. Join me as I detail the trails and tribulations of getting my work, and the work of other local artists out of the languishing depths of our sketch-pads and hard-drives, printed, and into the sweaty hands of comic fans everywhere. This is just the beginning, and there is hopefully oh so much more to come!

You can catch up with us at slam comics at our facebook page HERE!

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