Edinburgh Adventures

Hello everyone!

Just a wee update about my day today, It was mostly spent in Edinburgh in the Roxy Art House, there I set up shop for the day along with 20 something other designers and crafty types, basically my kind of people.

I took a wee picture of my stall mid set-up, I really need anew camera :/

It was a very lovely way to spent a saturday actually, I got talking to a lot of people about my stuff and even sold some bits and bobs.  I think for me though, I got the most out of talking with the other designers, especially the other illustrators, I don’t often get the chance to talk to like-minded people in person so for me that side of things was priceless.

But that’s not it! On my way home I decided to pop in to Edinburgh’s massive(compared to Glasgow’s) forbidden planet, where I almost exploded with excitement at the site of the thousands of comics and geeky memorabilia. It was in this nerd haven I found something very special, something I never dreamed of seeing with my own eyes, Chris Wares ‘Acme Novelty Library’. So without a second thought I nabbed it, and here it is.

Yes, as I previously said, I do need a new camera but you can clearly see it’s set apart from most comic books, first of all, it’s huge, secondly it has gold details that go round the spine. And on opening the book I was nothing short of amazed.

The amount of work and details that’s gone into the book is almost sickening,  to the point I almost want to give up. I just can’t get my head around how one man can do all this, from the delecate typography to the weaving story lines and amazingly technical drawings and perfet colouring, It’s almost beyond reason.

Well I guess on the plus side It’s always good to have something to aim for!

Sorry about my blabbing I got a bit carried away :P

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3 Responses to “Edinburgh Adventures”

  1. John Beskow Says:

    Hi Neil,
    I was at MITS yesterday, I bought ‘i never want to grow up’ which is me to a T, 44 going on 14.
    I’m glad you found it a positive experience. It was our 2nd visit and to quote a well known Austrian Cyborg ‘I’ll be back’ hope you are too.

    Best wishes, Johnny

  2. Annie Says:

    muaaaah, I wish I could live in Edinburgh… it is definitely my favourite city of all in the WHOLE FUCKING WORLD :D As soon as I have finished my studies here, I will leave for Edinburgh. One way ticket.

    The more I read about the artist/craft/design scene in your town, the more I want to catch the next plane… Be happy, you sunny-minded person! :D :D

    xoxo for today

  3. neilslorance Says:

    Aw Thanks Annie,Hope you’re doing well,I love the blog by the way! Yea I think Edinburgh Is great for craft and art, Although I’m actually from Glasgow which I think is just as crafty :P nx

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