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Comical

In which we’re off to Oxford


As mentioned the other day, I spent most of the weekend at Caption, the annual small-press and self-published comic convention in Oxford. It wasn’t somewhere I’d visited before – I’m someone who looks on people who can draw properly with awe and admiration – but it turned out to be a nice day out. Held in a community centre which felt like an overgrown collection of church halls inside, it was a nice quiet relaxed event. “Ooh, it’s a bit quiet this year,” said the people I was with, who were veterans, but I didn’t mind that myself. It helped that it was on Cowley Road, which made it easy for us to pop out for a meal in the early evening, then nip back to the convention. And, unlike the centre of the city, Cowley Road isn’t completely flooded with tourists.

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4 comments on “Comical”

  1. Jo says:

    Hi! Couldn’t resist commenting to share my “omg, world collide” feeling. A long time reader/lurker on this blog, I am also a long time Captioneer! I wonder if we even may have met at the conn. Did you take any photos?

  2. Forest Pines says:

    Wow, it’s a small world. I didn’t have a camera with me, though.

    I’ve checked your pictures to see if I could spot myself lurking in the background of any of them, and I’m not there. I recognised a few of the faces on them, though, as people I saw hanging about.

  3. Jo says:

    Yeah – didn’t take many random ones this year as I’m still getting used to my new phone camera.

  4. Ian says:

    Ooh, I didn’t realise that, firstly, Caption was on, and secondly, that you were coming up for it! Admittedly, I spent Saturday baking and Sunday holding off two sets of friends, so I might not have been able to pop in to Oxford ;).

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