The last two years have been very good to Reston comic artist Christopher Kent with two acclaimed books and now invites to attend events both in the UK and further afielld.
Ever since his 2012 creation ‘Medusa’ adorned the pages of comic book bible Diamond, Chris has been hot property with appearances at a number of high-profile events and some great feedback from his followers on social networks.
His latest invite was to attend a special event in Waterstones in Glasgow. He was one of a select few of artists and writers to be asked to attend and his inclusion in the lineup was very appropriate given that Waterstones are now stocking both ‘Medusa’ and his 2013 release ‘The Golem’.
His appearance in Glasgow follows on from trips to Leeds and Kendal to attend comic book events and last year he received an invite to attend the world famous Comic Con showcase in San Diego.
But rather than let all the attention go to his head, Chris is busy putting the finishing touches to his latest comic, ‘Flood’.
Like its predecessors it blends ideas dreamt up by Chris’s imagination with real life events.
The UK has been no stranger to flooding in recent years and its the chaos the atrocious weather caused that gave Chris a springboard for his newest creation.
“Sitting watching the telly and seeing roads and fields completely engulfed in water got me thinking of what it would be like for a community to be completely cut off by water,” he explained.
“The people in the book don’t have any radio, TV or Wi-fi and no one get in or out- it does get a bit spooky as people struggle with being cut off from civilisation.”
Chris hopes to have the book, which is being published by his own company Graphite Fiction, ready for his next appearance, a talk at the Central library in Edinburgh on Saturday, May 24.
“I really enjoy going to different events as it gives me a chance to meet the people who enjoy my work.
“In many cases its people who have got in touch with me via social networks but I’d never previously met in person.”
Chris’ talk is free with tickets from www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chris-kent-graphic-artist-the-golem-tickets.