Gavin Thomson has known I have liked his comic Bob for some time. I bought a copy of the First Printing when it was available via Lulu. I am pleased to say that it is now available as a Second Edition from Gavin's own imprint, Sketch Book Scribbles. Here's a link to his blog. This is a comic that is both funny and sad, the story well-paced and deeply moving and satisfying. Well worth adding to your collection: I highly recommend it. Sadly, Gavin had to work on the day of the Minicomicon -- as one who works shift work, I know what that is like! -- so, we didn't get chance to say "Hullo!" Look for an all-new Burnard the Lonely Bunyip story to appear in an upcoming issue of Oi Oi Oi!
And, what, I hear you ask, is the latest on Oi Oi Oi!? Well, this is a posting about the Minicomicon, so I will leave that discussion until later (or, most likely, my next posting).
I found Beatrice Bravo's minicomics charming (even though I only bought one!)... This is what minicomics are all about! Entitled "FoodVenture Comics!!!", this was a photocopied recipe how-to-make mini. (Yes, three exclamation marks on the title to the Ginger Chicken Noodle edition I bought!!!) At only $3 each or six for $10, this was great value, especially those just setting out on life's pathway who need some simple and fun ways of learning how to cook. You can find a link to Beatrice by clicking here. I bought a copy because I thought it a great way of demonstrating that comics can be educational. And besides, one of my nephews needs to learn how to be more independent around the home. So he will be getting a copy as a subtle hint!