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while I'll still show up occasionally here to dump a buncha finished piccers, everything I do's over on the old tumblr first and more often: claudetc.tumblr.com/

y'know. spider-mans, gross shit. all that. comic pages toooooo.

cheers all.
There's a bunch of piccer catchup for ya
I forgot how ugly a DA front page looks with premium membership, holy crap.
Up in Leeds. and the Convention is saturday and Sunday, you want info on that?

You wanna know where to find me cos i'm the best one?

You should follow this link then: claudetc.tumblr.com/post/67052…

and if you wanna know about the fantastic show in general, you should click on here: thoughtbubblefestival.com

best show, good leeds.
As per usual for May, MCM has rolled around again: www.mcmcomiccon.com/london/

I'll be there again in comic village towards the back of the hall with all the usual comics, crow badges, and postcards of Frodo's horrible face.

Here is a handy Dandy guide on how to find me: claudetc.tumblr.com/post/51098…

hope to seeya theeeeeeerrrrrre!
Aaron went and did a nice Ewan picture for me, which is good, cos i've not put up any new Ewan content for aaaaaages.
Ewan The Immortal by AaronSmurfMurphy


I totally will though.


Right yes, on saturday it's the thought bubble convention. I'll be there selling things. I have a fresh batch of Crow badges as well as all the usual minis and the last few packs of swanzeus badges.


I'll be sharing with con-conspiritor aaron and may also be selling some copies of Josceline's Hemlock (since she's nominated for an awardy thing up there (which is cool).


If you can come check it out, i think you should.

If you're gonna try and find me at the upcoming conventions. look for something like this:



Sort of like a baby vincent price alone and scared in a fairground.

SO. Saturday it's Comiket time again: www.comicafestival.com/index.p…
Comiket isn't usually a big seller for me, but that's good cos it means no crazy print run to get done, just a day in a very hot room with people i mainly like.

Then the week after that it's Thought Bubble: thoughtbubblefestival.com . braving the frozen north and fending off white walkers to sell more comics in the former Savile hall. It's new dock hall now. that's what allegations of child abuse do to the naming of huge cold rooms. Should be nice!

Here's all of the MCM Photos! JUST CLICK RIGHT HERE, BABY: s7.beta.photobucket.com/user/r…

My Favourites were Mini the Mynx, Knitted Ood, mooglebaby, Lil Iron Fist, PubVegeta, Ristar (NOBODY EVER COSPLAYS RISTAR), and that one hipstery Spider-Man fanart realised by some intrepid fan. good stuff.
Coming to MCM www.londonexpo.com/comicvillag… ? Maybe you want to find a claude? Well he's over here: claudetc.tumblr.com/post/34325…

and he has Journey into Stupid Volume 5: claudetc.tumblr.com/post/34182…

and a new Trucker Bee Micro comic! claudetc.tumblr.com/post/34327…

Also he pulls a LOT of weird faces.
right, right, totally forgot to mention, i'll be at the London Film and Comic Con on friday thru Sunday with my good buddy :iconmildtarantula:

so for all your immortal ewan, journey into stupid and hemlock needs, come find us  in the comics area.

Show Info: www.londonfilmandcomiccon.com/

look for something like this:
A Million dollars isn't cool. you know what's cool?

NEW MINI COMICS!


available at the MCM expo: www.londonexpo.com/

and i know some of you have had trouble locating my stench in the past, So I have edited ths handy Dandy map for you: i.imgur.com/tuOav.jpg


CONS COMING UP!

London MCM Expo - May 25-27th: londonexpo.com

Leeds Thought Bubble November 17-18th: thoughtbubblefestival.com/
Kapow went pretty good, I got cool swag and sold comics and such, you can learn about it here: claudetc.tumblr.com/tagged/kap…

This coming friday thru sunday though is MCM expo, I'll be up in the comics village all three days, at table B14 near the top of... Donatello Drive? what? Look, here's a map: www.mcmbuzz.com/wp-content/upl…

I'll have the new JIS 4 and if i can manage to squeeze out the last of the pages, a brand New Ewan minicomic. I started it last week and It's looking pretty cool! 20 Pages if I manage it. 20 pages of Ewan in SPAAAAAAAAAACE!

Oh, and I fought the Wolverine!


CONS COMING UP!

London MCM Expo - May 25-27th: londonexpo.com

Leeds Thought Bubble November 17-18th: thoughtbubblefestival.com/
Next Week is Kapow! in Angel, i'll have things for sale, including JIS 4 if all goes to plan, as well as comics from semioticcohesion.com/ and www.sallyshinystars.com/
my Buddy Dev will be selling off some of her Marvel/DC variant covers too, so come take a look at them.

Also, there's been some interest in sketches, so if you want one, come along, any character sketches done on the day won't cost more than 10 pounds. remember to bring some reference material!

Light and Stone will resume in June btw, it's not as far away as you'd think, and that's terrifying.

Alright, cheers, I'll seeya soon!


CONS COMING UP!

Kapow - May 19th and 20th: kapowcomicconvention.com/

London MCM Expo - May 25-27th: londonexpo.com

Leeds Thought Bubble November 17-18th: thoughtbubblefestival.com/
Comiket report in brief:

The atmosphere in the main hall.


The atmosphere in the basement room 7 exhibitors were put in without being informed they would be seperated from the rest of the show.


As you can see, there's a lot of difference in the footfall, which means a lot of difference in sales (and that i could swim across the floor with little problem besides hurting my knees and ribcage a little). and in mood when you realised you paid the same money as upstairs to be in a room nobody knew about. not the punters, not the exhibitors in the main hall.

If it wasn't for the terrible noise of a 1980s casio keyboard's demo track rendition of Wake me Up before you Go-Go our day may have been devoid of joy.


My Hero.

an inauspicious start to the year with that and today's news about MCM.

To be fair though, we have been offered free table space at the second comiket in november.

CONS COMING UP!

Kapow - May 19th and 20th: kapowcomicconvention.com/

London MCM Expo - May 25-27th: londonexpo.com

Leeds Thought Bubble November 17-18th: thoughtbubblefestival.com/
before I kick off on a long winded, not particularly informative doctor who thinkamajig, here's this:

CONS COMING UP!

Comiket in london - April 21st: www.comicafestival.com/index.p…

Kapow - May 19th and 20th: kapowcomicconvention.com/

London MCM Expo - May 25-27th: londonexpo.com

Leeds Thought Bubble November 17-18th: thoughtbubblefestival.com/


Right then...

It's really easy for me to get hyped up  with each passing season of dr who and decide it's the best of nuwho.

That said, i think Series 6 was the best series of nuwho.

Even though River Song is still infuriating for most of it.

Especially with the shooting the silent that pops up behind her in Day of the Moon, there's the picky side of me that just gets angry about them breaking the rules they've laid out in a major way.  Plus the ongoing flirting which becomes increasingly creepy as the season goes on. You know what I mean.

I liked the story arc this time. it felt a lot more solid than it has previously, even with series 5 it was a bit more of the drop a running idea in each episode thing, with clumsy prophecies to deal with it. Cripes I dislike Vampires in Venice by this point. Series 6 though drops events on us from the beginning rather than keywords/items. Everything feels a lot more palpable as a result I reckon. And it introduced themes which continue to crop up throughout, largely parenting. Ones that produced a pretty cool amount of speculation, and some outrage from people I know about the suggestion of alien interfered pregnancies.

I was down for the idea of crazy silence genetic tampering to create a timelord, but I can see how people would find that a bit offensive? definitely no good for family viewing anyways. More of a torchwood thing i suppose, though if they handled it I'd find it offensive, that's what I do.

The story arc in progress meant I found myself not really able to write about the series episode by episode like i did in my snap decisions and freakouts over series 5, I couldn't evaluate it until it was all over. and even then it's taken a while for the lot of it to sink in. I found myself liking River song (to a point) as a result of the arc too. Nice to have some sort of motivation introduced, and reasoning for why she is like she is. Although it still seems to owe heavily to the "the doctor is awesome so i do stuff for him" characterization haunting this series, need some more independent thinking here.

The biggest thing that i loved about this series though, was bringing the boastful superhero doctor idea to a head. all the running around and shouting of the past 6 years suddenly became an arc, not just something to call the doctor out on and not bring up again. By the end of it all, it feels like there's been some character progression for the doc he's moving on. I've been desperate for that. desperate. As it stands, the nuwho doctors started symbolising stages of grief for me. 9 is anger, 10 is denial, 11 has moved into acceptance, and that's something I can get behind, it's framed it all a lot better in my mind.

if they fuck this up at the end of the year in the same way the team fucked up the hanging threads of waters of mars, I will have to choke someone.

I'm probably going to get into this more, but episode digging summaries:

1,2,7,8,13: The story arc episodes. varying degrees of like. The opening was a different way to handle the start of a season and felt refreshing to me, the middle action episodes bring back ideas I hate, then knock them around a lot, which i like, and the finale wound up being a lot smaller than it has been in the past. which I loooooooove.

3: Curse of the Black spot. Softwho, nice and light, incredible plothole oversight.

4: Doctor's wife. love it.

5,6: the rebel flesh: arguably quite weak, some terrible child acting, but I love bodysnatcher stuff so i still really enjoy it.

9: Night Terrors. Least favourite part of the season, Mark Gatiss has a bad track record with me. But i need to rewatch it again.

10: The Girl Who Waited. rehashing old ideas, The doctor is dangerous, blah blah. Moving to companion closure. or at least it felt like it. I really enjoyed it at any rate.

11: The God Complex. Haha, Nimon. Loved the concepts at play.

12: Closing Time. Fluff. pleasant fluff.

More later? probably more later.
SPIRE TICKER
Written: ALL OF IT
Blue: ALL OF IT
Ink: ALL OF IIIIIIIIIT!
Colour: OVEERRRRRRR

I just wanted to see that up there...

So!


My computer died.

If anyone wants a commission, now's a great time.
13 bucks a character I can do. on... some machine. i'll figure it out.

They'd be like this:
Commish - Eze and Grey by claudetc Commish - Space Biker Penguin by claudetc Commish - Deus Ex and Machina by claudetc

Anyone interested?

ALSO. 8 dollars, i'll do you a postcard from London commission. COS I KNOW YOU LIKE MAIL.

That'll be a drawing on a postcard, sort of along the lines of this style: claudetc.tumblr.com/post/13172…


Keeping in mind these are for personal use only, business use for printing and so on will cost more, in the unlikely event, let me know and we'll talk it over.
SPIRE TICKER
Written: ALL OF IT
Blue: ALL OF IT
Ink: ALL OF IIIIIIIIIT!
Colour: 18/20 ( :O )

that's right. it's going to be over. all over.

Just done a massive rewatch of all of NuWho to get some perspective on this latest season, realised that series 3, with Martha was actually a lot better constructed than I've given it credit for. Despite having a couple of real stinkers in it, it's solid in characterisation for tennant's doctor and he's not as annoying to me as in series 4 and specials. Martha's still my least favourite companion, and I'm putting that down to them not realy knowing what they're doing.

At times she's all independent and pretty excellent at doing her own thing, but then she'll flip over and get piney about ten and it ruins the whole impression of the character. It's a waste of a dynamic I reckon. Getting taken on a fantastic journey but never feeling like she belongs there. the romance angle only detracts from it. Hurm.

Floaty jesus Doctor is still fucking terrible.

Christmas special was neet! came away not feeling disappointed for once. Fun characters.

Also been reading a lot of BPRD the past week, keep feeling really inspired by it then not being able to write for shit when i sit down to try. I got no idea what i'm doing.

I dunno, probably do some JIS soon, hooraaaaayyy!



Audition - EWAN WANTS HIS SOFA BACK: ryclaude.deviantart.com/art/Ew…

Round 1 - EWAN WAKES UP: ryclaude.deviantart.com/art/Eb…

Intermission
EWAN GETS EM IN: ryclaude.deviantart.com/art/Sp…
EWAN GOES SHOPPING: ryclaude.deviantart.com/art/Sp…
EWAN'S LITTLE BOOTS: ryclaude.deviantart.com/art/Sp… ryclaude.deviantart.com/art/Sp…

Round 2 - EWAN IN THE DARK: ryclaude.deviantart.com/art/Eb…

Intermission
EWAN'S NAME: ryclaude.deviantart.com/art/Eb…

Ebon Spire Interlude
This has bearings on my round 3, so READ IT
Ebon-Spire-OCT.deviantart.com/…

Calvin interlude - egorger.deviantart.com/art/The… egorger.deviantart.com/art/The…

Round 3 - EWAN GOES HOME: ryclaude.deviantart.com/art/Eb…

Intermission
Ewan Gets his **** Together: ryclaude.deviantart.com/art/ES… ryclaude.deviantart.com/art/ES… ryclaude.deviantart.com/art/ES…
Ewan the Son: ryclaude.deviantart.com/art/ES…

Round 4 - EWAN AND THE SHADOW PUPPETS: ryclaude.deviantart.com/art/Eb…

Intermission
Ewan's Pal, Pilot: ryclaude.deviantart.com/art/ES…
Ewan's Pal, Lee Atticus: ryclaude.deviantart.com/art/ES…
Ewan and Team Jellybeans: ryclaude.deviantart.com/art/Eb…

Round 5 - Ewan's Little Helpers: ryclaude.deviantart.com/art/Eb…


TO DO LIST
SPAH.
Reckless Youth Chapter 1: 17/19
Kiriban for beeeeean.
New badge set.
Prize for Coffee

Upcoming Shows!
19th-20th November 2011 - thoughtbubblefestival.com/ with :iconaaronsmurfmurphy:
LEEDS. TOMORROW. then the convention on saturday. GET EXCITED!
thoughtbubblefestival.com/ thoughtbubblefestival.com/ thoughtbubblefestival.com/ thoughtbubblefestival.com/ thoughtbubblefestival.com/ thoughtbubblefestival.com/ thoughtbubblefestival.com/ thoughtbubblefestival.com/

here's a floor plan of the hall i'm in: thoughtbubblefestival.com/exhi…
you'll find me on table 73, THE COOLEST TABLE. BECAUSE IT'S MINE. SCREW ALL THOSE OTHER TABLES.

SPIRE TICKER
Written: ALL OF IT
Blue: ALL OF IT
Ink: 17.5/20
Colour: 12/20 (HALFWAY OH MY GAWD)




Audition - EWAN WANTS HIS SOFA BACK: ryclaude.deviantart.com/art/Ew…

Round 1 - EWAN WAKES UP: ryclaude.deviantart.com/art/Eb…

Intermission
EWAN GETS EM IN: ryclaude.deviantart.com/art/Sp…
EWAN GOES SHOPPING: ryclaude.deviantart.com/art/Sp…
EWAN'S LITTLE BOOTS: ryclaude.deviantart.com/art/Sp… ryclaude.deviantart.com/art/Sp…

Round 2 - EWAN IN THE DARK: ryclaude.deviantart.com/art/Eb…

Intermission
EWAN'S NAME: ryclaude.deviantart.com/art/Eb…

Ebon Spire Interlude
This has bearings on my round 3, so READ IT
Ebon-Spire-OCT.deviantart.com/…

Calvin interlude - egorger.deviantart.com/art/The… egorger.deviantart.com/art/The…

Round 3 - EWAN GOES HOME: ryclaude.deviantart.com/art/Eb…

Intermission
Ewan Gets his **** Together: ryclaude.deviantart.com/art/ES… ryclaude.deviantart.com/art/ES… ryclaude.deviantart.com/art/ES…
Ewan the Son: ryclaude.deviantart.com/art/ES…

Round 4 - EWAN AND THE SHADOW PUPPETS: ryclaude.deviantart.com/art/Eb…

Intermission
Ewan's Pal, Pilot: ryclaude.deviantart.com/art/ES…
Ewan's Pal, Lee Atticus: ryclaude.deviantart.com/art/ES…
Ewan and Team Jellybeans: ryclaude.deviantart.com/art/Eb…

Round 5 - Ewan's Little Helpers: ryclaude.deviantart.com/art/Eb…


TO DO LIST
SPAH.
Reckless Youth Chapter 1: 17/19
Kiriban for beeeeean.
New badge set.
Prize for Coffee

Upcoming Shows!
19th-20th November 2011 - thoughtbubblefestival.com/ with :iconaaronsmurfmurphy:
SPIRE TICKER
Written: ALL OF IT
Blue: ALL OF IT
Ink: 17.5/20
Colour: 12/20 (HALFWAY OH MY GAWD)


Yeah. it's all bluelined. This is good. This is very good.


NEXT WEEK, I'm gonna be in Leeds, dispensing more comics than you can shake a stick at and I can comfortably carry across the country.
Yeah, that's right. it's THOUGHT BUBBLE TIIIIIIME thoughtbubblefestival.com/ thoughtbubblefestival.com/ thoughtbubblefestival.com/

Two days of it with a massive night of drinking in the middle. I am going to die. Does this make the Spire ticker elementary? possibly, but only so much as a yearlong delay of it's closure. :|

Yes, i am aware. horribly horribly aware.






Audition - EWAN WANTS HIS SOFA BACK: ryclaude.deviantart.com/art/Ew…

Round 1 - EWAN WAKES UP: ryclaude.deviantart.com/art/Eb…

Intermission
EWAN GETS EM IN: ryclaude.deviantart.com/art/Sp…
EWAN GOES SHOPPING: ryclaude.deviantart.com/art/Sp…
EWAN'S LITTLE BOOTS: ryclaude.deviantart.com/art/Sp… ryclaude.deviantart.com/art/Sp…

Round 2 - EWAN IN THE DARK: ryclaude.deviantart.com/art/Eb…

Intermission
EWAN'S NAME: ryclaude.deviantart.com/art/Eb…

Ebon Spire Interlude
This has bearings on my round 3, so READ IT
Ebon-Spire-OCT.deviantart.com/…

Calvin interlude - egorger.deviantart.com/art/The… egorger.deviantart.com/art/The…

Round 3 - EWAN GOES HOME: ryclaude.deviantart.com/art/Eb…

Intermission
Ewan Gets his **** Together: ryclaude.deviantart.com/art/ES… ryclaude.deviantart.com/art/ES… ryclaude.deviantart.com/art/ES…
Ewan the Son: ryclaude.deviantart.com/art/ES…

Round 4 - EWAN AND THE SHADOW PUPPETS: ryclaude.deviantart.com/art/Eb…

Intermission
Ewan's Pal, Pilot: ryclaude.deviantart.com/art/ES…
Ewan's Pal, Lee Atticus: ryclaude.deviantart.com/art/ES…
Ewan and Team Jellybeans: ryclaude.deviantart.com/art/Eb…

Round 5 - Ewan's Little Helpers: ryclaude.deviantart.com/art/Eb…


TO DO LIST
SPAH.
Reckless Youth Chapter 1: 17/19
Kiriban for beeeeean.
New badge set.
Prize for Coffee

Upcoming Shows!
19th-20th November 2011 - thoughtbubblefestival.com/ with :iconaaronsmurfmurphy: