It has been a crazy old summer and with MCM Scotland this past weekend it marked the end. But what a summer it has been!
It started with Glasgow Comic Con that saw the release of iHero, mine and Graeme Kennedy’s new venture. The book soared off the stall along with my other book The Mind Palace where I sold out. The only places you can now buy The Mind Palace are in the few shops that still have this. This was an incredible feeling for me because at last year’s Glasgow Comic Con I helped to make GLoW 1 a sell out and now one of my own books had done the same. Topped with that the success of iHero has been incredible.
Glasgow Comic Con also saw Andy Diggle get the chance to read iHero and reply via Twitter that he enjoyed it. This was fantastic news and I was so chuffed that he took a copy and actually read it.
As the summer has continued iHero has really picked up steam, gaining good review after good review with public awareness building to the product. I was scheduled to be at The Edinburgh Book Festival but due to family issues I was not able to get there. Yet my OR team mates Graeme Kennedy and Gary Chudleigh took iHero with them and yet again it sold well. Further iHero was in the Edinburgh bookshop at the event that I am extremely proud of.
As August came to a close the reviews continued to come in and I have continued to work on the script for issue 2. Again due to the family issue I missed the morning of MCM but I managed to get there for the afternoon where iHero once more sold very well, with many people telling me that it sounded a great idea and others who had bought it from Glasgow, Edinburgh, a shop or off the internet how much they enjoyed the book.
All in all this has been a fantastic summer for iHero and myself. It has been my first year where I have just gone out and done it with the help of Team OR and I feel it could not have gone better.
I would finally like to say thank you to all the support I and my books have received and I hope that you have been enjoying them. I would also like to thank especially Team OR (Gary Chudleigh and Graeme Kennedy) who made sure that even if I could not be there in person that iHero was still getting around.