...and as always Bristol is a great venue. We were overlooking the harbour, into which no-one fell...phew.
The first night ended with another trip to Bombay Boulevard, which is how I finished the festival last year. We left at about 1.00 am. Great start.
The standard of animation seemed even higher than last year and everyone had their favorites.
The major highlights all came on Thursday. I met John Kricfalusi, creator of Ren and Stimpy, and was lucky enough to get a caricature by him. This is to be framed and put in pride of place at home.
John is an animation legend and has been corrupting people with his 'crap' for too many years to mention. A true, uncompromising, and utterly undiluted, artist.
We got to handle tons of replacement heads...
And ones of the pirates himself. This had to be one of the best puppets I have ever held, and that is saying something.
Another great festival comes to a close. Same time next year.