Here's the second piece from my MCM Expo coverage over at Den of Geek - a write-up about the Comic Village area of the event. I took the opportunity to conduct mini-interviews with a couple of creators that I admire, and to drop in a lot of references to other artists and writers that I have become acquainted with over the last few small press fairs. Hopefully, the article will drive a number of Den of Geek readers their way, or at least bring these alternative comics to the audience's attention. Just a way of giving something back.
Off in the corner of the huge exhibition hall at the MCM Expo - about as far away from the autograph desks as you can get - is the Comic Village. While one of the more recent additions to the Expo's programme, the Comic Village has developed and expanded quickly, now bringing together an impressive, varied collection of creators that, in many ways, rivals the line-ups of the larger, more specialised events. The welcoming mixture of writers and artists, selling their wares and inviting chatter from the punters, resulted in most of my time at the Expo being spent in the Comics Village, checking out what was on offer, and even interviewing a few guests as well.
Read the full article here.