We only managed to go and see the Steve Bell talk which was packed, but wished we could have gone to more events. It was great meeting and catching with Bryan and Mary Talbot
, Simon Grennan
, Nicola Streeten
, Corinne Pearlman of Myriad, Darryl Cunningham
, Sarah McIntyre
and Philip Reeve who stayed with us at the amazing Ash Meadows guest house, Chris Pitzer
over from the US, John Freeman
, Benoit Peeters
, Gary Erskine
and Mhairi Stewart
, Paul Gravett
, John McShane
, Stref, Bill Morrison
of The Simpsons, Matthew Gibbs
(thanks for the books!), Stephane Beaujean
and so many other great people.
|Steve Bell talk
In other news, we are afraid that the winners of the festival’s “Draw a Ballerina” competition have been cursed: brother and sister Alec and Nicky Anderson won a copy of The Red Shoes and Other Tales graphic novel and a pair of red ballet shoes.
|The prize for the ‘Draw a Ballerina’ competition
However, their mum Sofi Croft, author of YA books, sent us these pictures. It seems the shoes have come to life and her daughter can’t stop dancing.