Melksham Comic Con
by Owen (Odmo) MacRae


Well, this is it everyone. With only 11 days to go, I've been working hard preparing for my grand convention debute at Melksham Comic Con coming this 31st of August. If you're going to this convention this year be sure to find the table with the most pink, that's probably where I'll be.

Here are the goodies I'll be selling during the day (prices are not yet finalised):

  • 10 page mini-comics containing print-exclusive side stories (free optional autograph and mini-sketche included) - £2 per piece
  • A5 sized art prints - £1 per piece
  • T-shirts available in medium and large sizes - £9 per piece
  • Custom ink line drawings - £5 per drawing

Being that this is virtually my first time hosting at a comic convention, part of me is quite worried of what might happen. But I still feel ecstatic deep down, like I've been told once you gotta fake it till you make it because that's how people see that you've got confidence.

But enough philosophy for now. I hope to see you at Melksham Comic Con on the day.

Confirmed Convention Appearances
by Owen (Odmo) MacRae


Just yesterday, Thanks to the awesome guys at Ripe Digital Printing, I managed to get some 10 page comics and A5 prints ready for my debut convention coming real soon. Which conventions you say? This year, I'll be attending Melksham Comic Con coming August 31st, and a few months after that Nerd Fest in Nottingham, October the 5th. So if any UK readers will be attending any of these said conventions this year, try and hunt me down, I'll be selling comics, prints and T-shirts (which I'm still waiting on) during the day. The comics I'll be selling are print exclusive and won't appear on the Beep Club website anytime soon. That said, have a happy summer and I hope to see you on the 31st of August.




This Forth of July...
by Owen (Odmo) MacRae

...We celebrate the largest Indepence Day in history...

...and this time, it's global!

Ever since Edward Snowden sacrificed everything he had to blow the whistle on the NSA's insane mass surveillance program over the Internet, he has, and still is, relentlessly seeking asylum from state prosecution. This matters. Unless you aren't in the know, the NSA has been collecting private data from Intenet users, not just in the US, but around the entire world on behalf of the US government.

Let's not allow Snowden's noble sacrifice go to waste! This 4th of July, join The Internet Defense League and Fight For the Future and see what you can do to contribute in perhaps the largest online protest since the SOPA Blackout against this irresponsible breach of user privacy.


In honor of those affected by the Boston Marathon Bombings
by Owen (Odmo) MacRae


I would like to take this time to show my sympathies to those affected by the bomb attack during the Boston Marathon. I first heard the dreadful news when I checked my Twitter feed last night and my heart almost stopped to think how something like this could of happened in only a few seconds. I doesn't even feel that long since 9/11, when the Twin Towers collapsed after the suicide impact.

Despite living outside the US, I still felt the utmost responsiblity to write this blog entry to, as I said earlier, express my deepest sympathies, and I encourage all other bloggers and artists reading this to take the time to express their sympathies also.

If only there was something I, or anyone, could of done to prevent this...

Praise to Afflecks Palace
by Owen (Odmo) MacRae


Good evening, all. Just returned home a few moments ago from a personally typical day out to Manchester, doing the usual shopping at stores such as Forbidden Planet and the Travelling Man. But for the third time now, I've visited what I now call Manchesters most recent "unnofficial" landmark called Afflecks Palace.

Afflecks Palace is, as I would best describe it, a collective of small stores that sell all sorts of practically  awesome little trinkets (not meant as a negative term), from vintage collectors items, heavy metal apparel, anime memorabilia, art prints, designer toys, basically anything you probably wouldn't find in any soulless high street store. And to boot, you've got a few arcade cabinets as well. Point Blank being one of them.

So yes, to put in one paragraph, Afflecks Palace is more than just a shopping center for the alternative. It's a place, that I believe, helps you to rediscover yourself. I bought a Hatsune Miku backpack and key ring realizing that I ought to live life more carelessly from time to time, just to make sure, in the unlikely event knowing me, I don't go insane!...

If you live somewhere near the Manchester area I'd say, go over to Afflecks Palace and reel in the wonderous atmosphere yourself. And on that note, stay tuned on Friday for the next Beep Club update.