This Sunday at Nice N Sleazy in Glasgow City Center we proudly present our inaugural “Proper Old School Jumble Sale”.
From 1pm in the afternoon until 5pm you can enjoy an intimate fair experience with a wide range of swag available. Independent comic book creators will be on hand, hand-crafted comic goodies will be available, and there will be all manner of prizes to be won. And if that doesn’t tickle your fancy… well… you can always just pick up a pint from the bar.
Here’s a rundown of what you can expect to see this Sunday…
Jim Alexander is a local comic book writer who publishes under the Planet Jimbot banner. An established veteran in comics, he has previously had work featured in 2000AD, Dark Horse, DC and Marvel. Here’s what Jim will have for sale;
Planet Jimbot proudly presents the full run of Gabriel #1-4, written by Jim Alexander and drawn by David Hill.
Gabriel is a horror story set in Glasgow. Stewart Gabriel’s life is at a crossroads. Failed marriage, stuck in a rut, weird vivid dreams. In the meantime a demon conducts a murderous rampage across the city. How are the two connected?
Set in a society where demons and angels are established fact, how would society and religion react and be shaped by such realities? Gabriel is a true story set in an alternative Scotland. Also, back-up stories drawn by among others Declan Shalvey, Will Pickering and John Royle.
Amongst the Stars
The full run of Amongst the Stars #1-3 is a trippy and endlessly inventive science-fiction tale of wayward people and even more wayward aliens.
Even aliens have nightmares – us!
Written by Jim Alexander (Metal Hurlant Chronicles, Birds of Prey, Marvel Milestones) and stunningly drawn by the award-winning Mike Perkins (Captain America, The Stand, X-Men).
Written by Jim Alexander & drawn by Luke Cooper.
GoodCopBadCop is a modern crime twist on Jekyll and Hyde where the ‘Good Cop’ and ‘Bad Cop’ happen to be the one person.
Amazing and Fantastic Tales
New world! New way! New Pulp!
Pulp gets a modern twist with comic strips and text stories combined. Featuring, ‘A Mischief of Devils’: another day of drama in Hell. ‘The Last Posse’: to find a missing child Wyatt Earp gathers up a posse of famous characters from the Wild West, including the Cisco Kid and Belle Starr. ‘Kroom’: where a mysterious alien falls from a portal in the sky; what does he hope to find; what is he escaping from? ‘The Roustabout’: horror and suspense on a wind-swept oil platform. Finally, ‘Deadlines’: just what is the Wererat of London?
Wolf Country#1 – written by Jim Alexander with art by Luke Cooper – is an all-new self-contained story, which will have major ramifications for future stories to come.
‘A vampire settlement is surrounded by hostile werewolf tribes. The settlement is there for religious reasons, following the teachings of a vampire god. The werewolves don’t want them. They consider a vampire presence on their land to be sacrilege. It is a frontier of fang and claw, with death and vengeance the common currency. In Wolf Country, you need to watch your back and keep your loved ones close, because someone – or something – is always out to get you.’
Local artist Neil Slorance provided the artwork for the popular web comic Jonbot vs. Martha. Since then he has published books about his travels and more recently the multi-SICBA nominated ‘Amateur Astronomer’s Journal’. He will be selling a number of his books and prints, and will also be sketching whatever your minds can come up with throughout the day.
Comics book retailer Forbidden Planet will be on hand, and will be manning a number of tables with a wide variety of goods on sale.
This local ‘fibre artist’ will be on hand to sell their hand-crafted wares, ranging from knitted hats, scarves and gloves to funky unique tea cosies and all manner of geek chic.
You’ll find lots of cameos, Batman jewellery, dollshouse teaset inspired pieces, miniature drinks cans, and much more.
BCP team member and professional printer. What Canvas will be selling a selection of low cost hand mounted canvasses in a choice of one of a kind comic book themed pop art.
Just a selection of them are pictured below. [ Click for full view ]
Mixed tables (Comics)
A range of comics and trade paperbacks will also be on sale. Come find that missing issue you’ve been after, or that arc you are needing or even just pick up a surprise.
Sellers will be on hand with a number of baked goods from traditional cakes and pastries to tasty cupcakes with a slant towards geek themed.
There are a number of prize givings on the day. But, as the over-used catchphrase goes, “you have to be in it to win it!”