"Nine-year-old Bruno knows nothing of the Final Solution and the
Holocaust. He is oblivious to the appalling cruelties being inflicted on
the people of Europe by his country. All he knows is that he has been
moved from a comfortable home in Berlin to a house in a desolate area
where there is nothing to do and no one to play with. Until he meets
Shmuel, a boy who lives a strange parallel existence on the other side
of the adjoining wire fence and who, like the other people there, wears a
uniform of striped pyjamas.
Bruno's friendship with
Shmuel will take him from innocence to revelation. And in exploring what
he is unwittingly a part of, he will inevitably become subsumed by the
Comic-Con Haul 07/09/13 This Saturday I Headed to MCM Comic-Con in the Glasgow SECC, I'd planned on taking a bunch of photos and making a massive post about the day but...frankly...I had too much fun to remember to take any pictures.
I had an absolute blast, seen a lot of awesome things and got to chat with some brilliantly talented artists.
While I didn't get any pictures though, one thing I certainly did get...is stuff. So, here it is, my haul from MCM 2013.
Let's start with Edward Ross' Filmish. A series of indie comics dealing with film and film theory, these are great I've read all three and they're absolutely brilliant. Also had a wee chat with Ross himself and he was a genuinely nice guy. I was happy to support him and I'll definitely be buying more from him in the future.
Robots is a collection of short strips by various writers published by Accent UK, not read this yet but it's wonderfully presented and was a bargain.
More from Accent, these are three separate issues sold in a bundle. each issues deals with a seperate theme, Monster, Pirates and Twelve seems to be just a collection of random strips.
I also picked up the final ever issue of the Dandy. I've never been a massive Dandy fan but I had a lot of respect for the comic and was very sad to learn that it was going to finish. I'd hoped to pick this up when it was released but missed it in stores. Glad to have finally picked it up.
Badges, these were free from Tokyo toys when you spent a certain ammount of money. I got them when I bought...
...this awesome Sonic hat...
...and also Ash's hat.
Also got a blue demon wrestling mask. I've wanted a wrestling mask for ages now but it's hard to find any that aren't based on Rey Mysterio who I'm not much or a fan of. Blue Demon is a wrestling legend so I was more than happy to get one based on his mask.
Finally I got a tiny C3PO as a gift for my fiancee who couldn't make it to the event. She loves C3PO so this was a nice little thing to get her.
When we left the event we took a wander around Glasgow for a little while. Wasn't planning on spending anymore money...but then....I seen this....
"As one of the most bizarre and fearless stars of wrestling in recent
times, Mick is known for taking extraordinary risks to remain at the
peak of his game. COUNTDOWN TO LOCKDOWN is a no-holds-barred, behind the
scenes account of his mental and physical preparation for the TNA
Lockdown - in many ways, the most important wrestling match of his
"Alone in his New York loft, the private detective Kinky Friedman,
reflects on friendship and why all his friends are out of town. With
time on his hands and feeling a little melancholy his mind turns to
Stephanie DuPont - very hot but pretty much resistant to all his
advances. The phone rings and Kinky's old contact Hoover from Honolulu
is on the blower to report that Kinky's great friend Mike McGovern has
disappeared while in the process of researching and writing his cookbook
Eat, Drink and Be Kinky. He was last seen heading for the beach."