Wolverine: The Musical

If there’s a greater joy than musicals about borderline psychotic canadian mutants then it’s an Australian voiced puppet supported by an incredibly well selected batch of Marvel miscreants singing a medley of altered musical classics.

This video gives it all, as well as the best use for Multiple Man since X-Factor 92 where he multiplied himself inside and exploded a member of the Acolytes.

Personal favourite moment: A silent Wolverine just wandering over a host of singing Multiple Men and revenge at Spider-man.

Anyone who knows us or attended Moon Launch 2 knows that we love a show with a puppet in it. Moon Launch featured Laura Bacon in duet with a human with her hand up a puppets butt!! Now that’s showbiz and this has been our favourite interpretation of the ol’ canuckle head.

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Diary of a Bum Artist: 13.03.12 – Gallery of Discoveries

Sometimes you can’t just draw all day. Due to a change of arrangements I’m clearing space for me to move back into my old room (for the time being). Here’s some of the stuff I found over while clearing it all out… any claims I’m not a geek were always misplaced.


Thought Bubble 2011 In Pictures

Well it’s now a week on from Thought Bubble 2011 and I figured it was high time we got our pics up online. In all honesty I was sceptical about TB when we booked it. I was pretty certain that the social side would be fun but the cost of trekking up to Leeds for 2 days had me worried about whether it would prove to be a very expensive holiday rather than a smart venture for the book. I’m happy to say that my fears were unfounded. Not only was the social aspect of the show everything we’d hoped for, but the good people of Leeds took Moon into their hearts with as much relish as their Southern cousins. The event itself was incredibly well organised and the general vibe was amazing too. We returned smiling, exhausted and very happy to have not only helped launch Tales of the Fallen but to have brought Moon to a whole new audience.

But enough of that, on to the pictures!

One of the real highlights of the show was getting to walk around Leeds itself. It's a genuinely lovely city.

The full set of collectable Moon badges that we debuted at the con. These are only available at live shows.

One of several sketches that Steve drew for our awesome fans.

Unseen Shadows: Tales of the Fallen rolls off the press.

 

Me holding down the fort while Steve wandered the freezing streets, handing out flyers. (Photo by Jon Lock)

Gloriously under-dressed at the Casino on Saturday night.

Myself, Martin Conaghan and Peter Rogers during the Unseen Shadows panel. (photo by Vicky Stonebridge)

Band of Butchers being discussed in the Unseen Shadows panel. (photo by Vicky Stonebridge)

Picked up some great books at the event but my favourite take away was this gift from Rob Carey: an original page from Band of Butchers. It's going on my wall.

The local Roller Derby team gets their skates behind Moon.

The girls were a huge help in drumming up interest in the book over the weekend. We repaid them by ruining this perfectly good photo with the addition of our idiot faces.

Thought Bubble has without a doubt become one of our favourite experiences of the year and it’s a con we’ll definitely return to. Lovely city, lovely people, lovely comic con.

Now onwards to 2012!

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London Film and Comic Con in pictures (Pt 3)

Just to round it all off a coupla highlights for me at LFCC. Ran into a guy dressed as the original Bishop from the 90’s (turned out he actually was inspired by the animated series), Kenny Baker going old school, a rare Alien / Marine chat and I can’t remember what the other one was. But there it is. LFCC in pictures….. Let us know what you thunk.

London Film and Comic Con Photos (Part 2)

There was a lot going on at the LFCC (mostly queues for autograph hunters) but there were the occassional Cos players. Never been a big Cos player myself (my costume being a T-Shirt with a Spider-man logo on it) but the showing at LFCC was great. Hercules and She-Hulk had a pull -off, three genuinely innovative ways of dressing like things out of Doctor Who, a Marvel / DC crossover and a guy who was over reliant on the Tardis being larger on the inside.

She-Hulk and Hercules


Dalek, Doctor and Tardis in a row. Genius costumes. Cute as a button. Aw.

Lady Robot


Tardis Time

One more to go later this week. Just stuff. Ghostbusters, Alien and a 90s throwback.

Photos from London Film and Comic Con (Part 1)

Not a bad weekend at the London Film and Comic Con at Earls Court 2 (there’s a second one). A long one – first time they’ve extended it over three days there were some famous Christopher’s (in the form of Doc Brown and Highlander) about the place. Christopher Lloyd refused to leave until he had signed autographs for everyone who had queued. Nice guy. £25 a signature though I’d hang about too if I was a more cynical soul. Corey Feldman was reportedly a douche. That’s not news, merely a continued state of affairs. But when you are sitting under an image of yourself from 20 years ago in order to remind people who you are you should probably show a little humility (though most likely its the last time you want to).

Fun was had. Met some great creators over the weekend and while the cosplayers were in low numbers those that did turn up were top end. More of them on Wednesday.

The View from the Pie Shop

The other View from the Pie Shop

Photos from Beyond the Bunker Launch Party: The Bands

Capping it off was the talent. Paul Sweeney compered like a tight trousered mean thing with a guitar fetish, followed by Ryan Brannon and Paul Rich (the Coldcallers) who played to the back of someone’s head – we will find that person. Straight in and at the exasperation of local residents and the exultation of the assembled masses came the audio blitzkrieg lullaby that are Duke of Marmalade – three lads from Milton Keynes on their first gig in London. To finish off the night, the lyrical and gutteral guitar strands that are Skyskratcher – headed by chief sound engineer Jude Benjamin – who brought everything to an astonishing crescendo and finished the night with a massive bang!! All round a top night and honestly too small a venue to contain these bands. So now its onwards – either a bigger venue or playing them each one gig at a time. Sadly, no images of Skyskratcher – not sure why but otherwise Imogen Banks captured the rest beautifully.

Paul Sweeney having a 'special man moment' on stage.


Coldcallers (Ryan Brannon and Paul Rich) get all accusational


Attack of the Big Hands: Ryan Brannon (of Cold Callers), Steve Penfold (Big hands) and Jeremiah O Connor (outside)


Last minute additions Duke of Marmalade scare the neighbours


Paul Sweeney meets a fan!

Photos from Beyond the Bunker Launch party: Characters and Creators 1

In the middle of the event was Imogen Banks, photographing furiously to bring you the finest pieces of photographic evidence of the events of the first Beyond the Bunker / Moon Launch party at the Square Pig in Holborn. With so much going on its difficult to choose what to shoot frankly but she did a great job of capturing the night – with characters, bands, guests, creators and a Moon head swinging around the place it might’ve been difficult but she covered the event brilliantly and is now the official Beyond the Bunker photographer. There are no benefits to that role at all. Throughout this week we’ll be posting the pictures of the night to give you a perspective of how it all went down…

The Moon of the moment...


Ray and Moon taking reviewing their latest case


Moon and Shades Rodriguez (Alistair Reith)


The Joker grabs a lolly


Moon Men: Dan and me (Steve) enjoy a moment before something else happens


Shades Rodriguez (Alistair Reith), Dan Thompson (looking cheerful), The Joker, Ray Barton (Lee Ravitz), me (Steve Penfold) throwing a punch

The beverage maketh the man

Dan T and Steve (Penners)

Dan Thompson and Steve ‘Penners’ Penfold met  2 and a half years ago at an obscure historical theme attraction in central London. Following an award for best comedy double act at the first annual (and only) London Bridge Experience award ceremony for a show in which Steve P accidentally mimicked a mentally ill individual and Dan T simply tried to ride it out, both Dan and Steve have woefully failed to recreate the initial success.

Dan asked me not to post this shot of the pair of us – most likely because his glasses are wonky and he doesn’t look effeminate enough – but this is unlikely to be the last time I haven’t done as requested. Bwa ha ha ha!! Also I think it captures the pair of us better than any other shot taken so far.

I’ve also done it wrong and eaten up some of the very limited bandwidth that’s available on this site right now, which might, in some ways illustrate his point which is a brilliant start.