Thursday, 18 September 2008

Hola! Viva Aviles!

Hola! Yes, that means "hello" in Spanish. I think. There are a lot of things that I was unsure of when I went to Spain for The Best Comic Con Ever, one of them being how to ask for coffee, and also what sort of pants to wear. What I didn't know though was that the "devil horns" gesture that one makes in the UK to represent "Awesome" means "your wife is shagging another man" in Spain, but they were so nice there they just let all of us smelly brits and yanks do it for pretty much every photograph regardless.

Besides doing lots of sketching for the politest fans in the world, I also drank lots of excellent red wine and ate some awesome food (tho I must confess when the menu was all seafood I was a little less impressed, what with me not actually liking sea food one iota) and only suffered one hangover. Magic!

There was an award ceremony on the saturday and I was the proud recipient of the Ron Garney award for "most cute guest" which was decided by a UNANIMOUS vote. The fact that there were only 2 judges makes no difference. I got the award, you didn't. So there. There is a picture of said award at the top of this post. The little guy (who is clearly high as a kite on mushrooms) is holding Strawberries, which is where my first name comes from. It's derived from the french word "fraise" as far as I know. Soon I will write the actual award info on the little guy as soon as I get it translated into Spanish.

Other than that, I have finally got this bleedin blogger crap working, put up some new galleries and am hard at work drawing GUTSVILLE issue 4. Yes, GUTSVILLE is still alive despite the fears of many of its faithful readers. I fell off my log a few months ago and I realised that in order to save my sanity after drawing non stop for 8 years that I needed a wee break, and the wonderful folks in Aviles restored my enthusiasm for the triptacular world of comics. So now I can get on with the job and complete this most excellent of stories.

And as soon as I figure out how to put hotlinks in this text I'll add more entries with links to really really cool stuff.


Blogger EFF said...

Duh! We learned how to order coffee last time, remember? :D

18 September 2008 at 18:44  
Blogger Frazer Irving said...

I forgot! I need a solid week of saying "cafe co-leche" before it stays in my tiny, tiny language centre.

18 September 2008 at 19:05  
Blogger cita said...

café-coN-leche :-P

18 September 2008 at 19:55  
Blogger dzuka said...

oh, aviles! was it there you met parlov?
i've heard only nice things about that convention. i could visit it next year.
give us some pics, come on!

18 September 2008 at 20:27  
Blogger Frazer Irving said...

O u must come next year! It fucken RULES. I'm going again next year, and next time I will actually take some photos of my own. And I will learn how to ask for coffee with the proper letters :S

18 September 2008 at 20:47  
Blogger cita said...

jajaja... you did it very well :-)

And the award you won is called "Premio Ron Garney al autor más guapo"

18 September 2008 at 21:28  
Blogger Frazer Irving said...

U superstar :D :D

18 September 2008 at 21:45  
Anonymous Javier said...

Hiya dude.

Nice report. Specially your explanation about the dwarf and the strawberries. You sure you were not hanging out with him when he got high? And yes, you won the cutest guest award and you have lots of witnesses. :)

Take care, buddy.

19 September 2008 at 09:57  
Blogger Peter said...

Hi Frazer!
Good report.
The spanish word to strawberry is "FRESA", and i think it spells like your name, not? (ey, it´s not like the problem os Delano spanish meaning - with all my respect Mr. Delano).
we will send you pics soon, sorry mate!

19 September 2008 at 10:31  
Blogger Frazer Irving said...

O my word! So I am a Spanish Strawberry too??? This is MOST awesome. I can't imagine anyone with a name like that in english. Except "Burger" maybe. And maybe "Bean". Looking forward to seeing the fotos :D

19 September 2008 at 16:51  
Blogger Peter said...

c´mon dude! don´t hate to your fathers for that. And, if you don´t talk about that nobody will know it... except the college professors with knowledge in latin and romanic lenguage (hmmm maybe you must errrradicate them).

19 September 2008 at 20:25  
Blogger Robin said...

Hello Frazer! It was really great meeting you and hanging out in Aviles. What an amazing time. There were a lot of us "first timers" there and I dont know anyone who wasnt blown away by the experience. I got pictures, so drop me an email sometime and I'll send you some. Also thanks for the interview for the DVD, it came out good. Take care!


24 September 2008 at 18:44  
Blogger Frazer Irving said...

Awesome Jawsome!

26 September 2008 at 13:43  
Blogger Peter Rodriguez said...

Ey Frazer!!

You must be very busy, mate.

But DON´T forget your site, it´s look great!

"International ComicBook RockStar. Doodler of the dark and diabolical, as well as the lovely and lickable".

I let you work, but your amazons, Franky the gay, Mamen and me... we´ll never forget your sacrifice

Take care,

1 October 2008 at 23:09  
Blogger EFF said...

Frig! Update!

2 October 2008 at 00:24  

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