Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Thought Bubble!


What an astoundingly busy end of year it has been at Psychedelic HQ - we've been preparing the third issue and organising next year's goings-on and also all of this:

If you look closely you'll see the Journal was featured in a local Kendal newspaper around the Lakes con - which is a bit smashing :O It really was a remarkable weekend!

Also here the is the second teaser for the third issue story "The Boy Who Invented Anti-Time" by the amazing Greg Meldrum & David Broughton who have recently finished their first full self-published graphic novel - "Martillo" which I can't recommend higher check it out here!

Here I (Co-Editor O) am thoroughly enjoying myself at Thought Bubble. Always the highlight of the convention calendar, and this year was no exception. 2013 marked a huge spike in popularity for the Leeds con, and it sold out absurdly fast. They had a new third hall and a new cafe thing that served broth and EVERYTHING. It was also crammed with familiar faces and noble folk - ! The only regret of this year is your good Psychedelic team were impoverished and couldn't buy everything we saw. Our money all got sucked into ... a time wormhole or... something. Here follows some very necessary name-droppery - if you don't recognise someone click on the link and investigate. Everyone is worth a gander!


The hall the Journal was situated in was (factually) stuffed with awesome folk and (subjectively) the most awesome hall in the history of all halls (no offence other halls). Alongside the Galaxy's Greatest Comic 2000ad (also fact) there was new digithology Aces Weekly curated by comics king David Lloyd. Accent UK, Improper Books, Markosia & Time Bomb were flogging their luvverly books full of glorious people and grand stories. The Bristol invasion of New Dock consisted of Andrew Scaife, Graham JohnsonJames StayteMark Pearce, Nick Soucek, Simon Moreton & Water Closet Press who were all flogging utterly gorgeous things. Our lovely friends at Disconnected Press were also there, with seemingly endless energy and infinite new projects on the go - and we were fortunate enough to be sat very close to absurdly glorious Alex Ronald of Vampire Vixens of the Wehrmacht. Also if you looked closely into the wily center of a whirling dirvish that was dashing about the hall you'd see the effervescent and uber-talented  Owen Michael Johnson who was shifting between the Titan table and his own colourful marvel, Raygun RoadsAs always convention gods Nich Angell & Jon Lock were the solid rocks of comics floggery and Mr Lock and the fabulous Lucy Brown provided our psychedelic cavalcade a ride North for which we will always be endlessly grateful.


The original "other" hall is a dark and dangerous place. There are guest tables there that do not sleep. This year however it was brightened significantly by the presence of the ever-lovin' Bolt-01 of Futurequake Press fame. The Zarjaz stable had a new comic this year in the form of DROKK! Also present were Psychedelic contributors and awesome creators Bob MolesworthDan Bell  & Seb Antoniou. Dominating about seven billion tables this year were the fantacular Cinebooks whose imported and translated European books are the highlight of every convention. Seriously beautiful things. Bristol was also represented in this hall by the brilliant Paula Knight & Simon Gurr.


The not-so-shiny and slightly chilly new hall Allied London was about eighty times bigger than expected and was cavernous and went back miles like some manner of mad cave. There was warmth in there though - principally from the presence of the ever-smiling Razarhawk team and Chris Mole of Professor Elemental Comics


Aside from tablefolk mentioned before we managed to spot a good amount of journal contributors in the comic-lovin' throng. Neil Williams of Carcass & Slime fame will be in Issue 4, and he popped by and said hello. The amazing Bruno Stahl (pictured below with his Issue 2 story "Stand and Relive Her" written by Greg Meldrum) was there with a spectacular set of pages for the 2000ad competition which you literally must see

We saw Nathan Webb who is also contributing to Issue 4 and had some lovely pages in Zarjaz. Tim West (of Comicsy fame - wrote "Not Everyone Deserves a Second Chance" in Issue 1 and will feature in Issue 3) was there, as cider-smudged memory serves, on Friday evening. The fantastic Roland Bird (coming to Issue 3) came along for a long friendly natter - his work is astounding! Steven Denton colourist extraordinare and artist on "Were, Are, Shall Be" (written by Adam Page) in Issue 1 was mooching around and throwing stones at crows. The perpetual motion engine of small press comics Mr Neil McClements was there and I coated his beautiful portfolio in drool and sweat which at the time seemed like a cast iron way of stealing his powers... Ben Wilsonham (amazing cover art Issue 2) and Brendan Purchase ("Grandfather Paradox" in Issue 2 written by the aforementioned Daniel Bell) were a constant friendly presence - we met them both last Thought Bubble flogging the long-dead Dr WTF - that people still seemed to ask about! The glorious Dunk Nimmo ("Transition Lenses" on the rear of Issue 2 by co-editor Geoffery Crescent) lurked in every shadowy con-corner - with a magic whistle that summoned horses.  


"It were very good but where were Richmond?"


It's the Journal's first winter and things are getting weird at Psychedelic HQ. We didn't put up a Christmas tree but there's one here and it's been eating the wallpaper. We'll blog again at the start of 2014 which promises to be JOURNALTACULAR - many cons are afoot and we will launch #3 & #4 over the course of the year. Look out for teasers on our Facebook page over the next few weeks and if you want gift ideas there are still LOADS OF HARD COPIES of Issue 2 that you can still buy on Comicsy as well as a digital version of #1! Huzzah!

Friday, 1 November 2013

Post Lakes & The Journal in Orbital


Above you see co-editor Geoffery Crescent and a TINY 2D WOMAN TRAPPED IN A BANNER manning the table at Lakes International Comic Art Festival in Kendal. It was a wonderfully organised and passionate new convention and the punters were in their element. Sales were very slow but everyone was friendly and we met lots of luvverly folks. Special whale of Lakes appreciation to the following people SOME OF WHOM will also be at Thought Bubble at the end of November so take heed:

Nich Angell, Jon Lock, Ali White & Lucy Brown
Lock & Angell Pictured here looking blurry and grinny at Melksham earlier this year (where they launched a crossover book known as The Heavenly Chord) - these four folk are responsible for housing and transporting Geoffery and I over the weekend and we're eternally grateful to them for that! More importantly they also pump out fiercely amazing comics - Nich with 7String, Nich and Ali with Cat & Meringue and Jon Lock's Afterlife Inc. The small press scene would be a horrifically barren place without them and their blurry grinning.

Disconnected Press
Liz & Conor Boyle of Disconnected Press were debuting the superb-looking Disconnected Vol 3 at Lakes and the cover alone by artgod Kev Levell would have been incentive enough - but just opening the cover you are bombared by the singularly amazing art of Verity Glass and I had to buy it and run off and lock it in our time egg for safe keeping.

We were fortunate to be sat next to Mal Earl - whose glorious art filled our eyes and who put up with our increasingly strained banter as the weekend rolled on. He was selling Bound as seen above as well as copies of his pulp fiction project Bulletproof Nylon. The man is a bonafide genius and I hope we see him at more cons in the future - !

Sitting the other side of us was the phenomenal Ivan Petrus - selling his debut graphic novel The Nieuport Gathering - a stunningly visualised tale of Belgium in the first world war. He was doing the most beautiful watercolour sketches in the front of each copy and it was positively mesmerising to watch. I snapped one up as well ... with a tank in it. You know a time travel story with one of those first world war tanks'd be bloody bloody lovely...

Bristol-based writer, photographer, painter and chap-of-glory Ben Dickson was there with copies of Fight the Power - a graphic novel about the history of protest by Ben and Sean Michael Wilson - featuring art from the legendary Hunt Emerson, John Spelling and Adam Pasion. It looks amazingly good so I snapped it up - !

A continued convention presence this year is that warm mug of David Lloyd who edits Aces Weekly - a weekly digital comics anthology with a refreshingly open mind. Within are some true small press kings as well as some interesting international talent. It's a damned good read and your editor is a proud subscriber.


Cinebook Homepage

Again - you can't beat a lovely European graphic album - and the Cinebooks table was lined with all manner of beautiful products. Seriously, if one could eat comics legally in this country I'd have a feast - but alas, when will the laws change?!

Another happy convention face is that of Garen Ewing - creator of the captivating Rainbow Orchid. Despite the lack of time travel (when will they learn?!) it's a thrilling volume and well worth your coins. 

The big daddy of the Comics Clocktower was Owen Michael Johnson and his new book - the gnarly neon Raygun Roads looks to be the biggest psychedelic blast in the small press - definitely put this one on your want list!

Next convention up is Thought Bubble at the end of this month - keep an eye out of us and Journalfriends there!

"If only I could go back in time to read it again for the first time…"

Is a lovely quote from a recent review of Issue 1 by the brilliant Ari Carr which you can read here unfortunately as of Lakes weekend we've sold out of physical copies of Issue 1 but you can still buy digital version on Comicsy here! If you fancy reviewing either issue drop us a line at the usual address and we'll wing you a PDF!

In terms of getting a physical copy of Issue 2 our Comicsy store has them, we'll be at Thought Bubble or you can always pop into Orbital Comics in London where we amazingly have a few deposited:O 

Keep an eye out in the coming weeks for some teasers for 2014's Issue 3...

Wednesday, 9 October 2013


Cosmonauts - !

To start us off here are some lovely sketches from Neil McClements - whose psychedelic stylings on Chris Mole's "The Royal Chronometrical Society" were one of the many highlights of Issue 2. Mr McClements is one of the most visionary artists in the small press and it's a rare pleasure to see his workings. Cor blimey.

Before we press on here's a further chunk of recent eye-poppery which comes from Bruno Stahl another of the small press artgods who we were lucky enough to squeeze into Issue 2. "Stand and Relive Her" by the gloriously mad Greg Meldrum always gets the hearts of convention-goers palpatatin' and we've sold a fair few issues off the back of this strip alone. No wonder! Bear further witness over on Bruno's Deviantart page...

Since the release of Issue 2 we've had some lovely reviews/mentions on a few websites so here's a small round-up - if anyone reading this runs a review blog and wants a free PDF give us a shout on the usual address and we'll furnish you with one! 

Writing titan Mike Lynch gave us a shout on his blog here as well as the aforementioned Meldrum here. In terms of reviews our Issue 1 got a mention on Pipedream Comics' weekly digest here where Alex Thomas says our quickfire anthology style "feels really unique". Next Issue 2 got a thorough and enthusiastic review from Steve Hargett aka Judge-Tutor Semple on his blog here - he'll have a table at Thought Bubble this year for his writing and reviewing which I encourage you to pop past and say hello if you're there as he really is a very lovely fellow. Finally our most constructive and in-depth review came from legendary coverfiend Pete Wells and was displayed on Everything Comes Back to 2000ad here. It means a lot when anyone puts so much of their time into reading your anthology and finds stuff to enjoy in there - especially someone who loves 2000ad as much as Mr Wells does. Also he compares me to a sexy librarian, so there's that!

Here are your editors looking suitably deranged at the Bristol Comic and Zine Fair which took place just this last weekend in our neck of the woods. It was a non-corporate DIY sort of affair and as such was brimming with artists and genuinely-interested sort of folk which was hugely refreshing. Also no cosplay - which will be a damning indictment for some or a huge blessing for others. Either way it was a very positive few hours and I can't doff my hat to the organisers further. Because then my hat would be on the floor. Overdoffed. As per usual here are some nice folk that we saw and spoke to who you should go and look at and say lovely things about. All photographs are not mine but were taken by Ruth Garner.

First and foremost was our tablemate Mr Andrew Scaife - illustrator of "Karma Traveller" in Journal #1 and "Why Haven't They Killed Hitler?" in Journal #2 - he was selling numerous prints as well as his one-shot comic New York Park you can investigate his work more thoroughly on his Tumblr here http://andrewscaife.tumblr.com/

Next we see an action shot Mr Jordan Collver of Water Closet Press who was selling the glorious Ladies & Gentlemen comic which he co-creates with Mr Richard Worth (not present) - Jordan is a damned fine artist and will be coming to a Journal near you VERY SOON. I should also mention the obscured fellow sitting next to him is David Ziggy Greene who is fucking amazing. Other Bristolian legends present included that endlessly admirable patron of Bristolarts Big Jeff and the amazing Paula Knight. The highest praise has to go to Nick Soucek, Simon Moreton, Esme Betamax and all volunteers and enthusiastibubbles that made it such a solid and well-attended zine fair. 

Tuesday, 3 September 2013


Cosmonauts - !

We had an incredibly fun time at Melksham last weekend. Above is co-editor Geoffery selling like a birthdaydemon as it was CRESCENTDAY and also the launch of Issue 2. It did rather well although Geoffery and I's slug project from 2011 for some reason also sold like a warmed-through cake. It was probably the most enthusiastic con I've ever been to - the organisers are passionate Melksham businessfolk with a lust for comics and the whole thing was better put together than half of the bigger ones with a team of helpers or "Brians" as they were known (the collective is a 'Blessed' we surmised). I predict great things for that particular Wiltshire town. No offence Malmesbury. Also here's Darth Vader (also apparantly a Brian) endorsing Issue 2 with his hands.

No small press publisher is an island - and our particular psychedelic time travel archipalego is thankfully surrounded. Much love must go to the solo-flying Dani Abram of Razarhawk with whose help we got there in the car of ace puppet/prop maker Kerry Dyer. The heroes of the con were undoubtedly Nich Angell & Jon Lock whose first creative crossover landed with unparalleled noise and they were swamped by admirin' folk the whole day. For self publishin' independent creators to make such a buzz is a truly beautiful thing and a sign of what a remarkable age the small press is currently in. We were fortunate enough to be sat next to Aaron Murphy and Joseph J Morgan - con veterans and sequential kings who put up with my increasingly strained banter as the day went on. Also it's always lovely to see the ultimate Stuart Gould in person as he's a one-man printing tornado. Follow the bloodied trotterprints from the meaty cafeteria and you'd end up staring at some Sentient Zombie Space Pigs a genius bit of Kickstarting from Disconnected Press that debuted for a cool pound a copy to great oinking. I mean acclaim. I mean oinking. Here's to our next convention which is the Bear Pit Zine Fair in Bristol October 5th!

Oh also - Issue 2 is now on sale on Comicsy so if you want to BUY A COPY RIGHT THIS SECOND and have me send it directly to your house then all you need do is click the link and send some shillings.

What you see above you is the FIRST teaser for Issue 3 - which isn't due for nigh on half a year yet - we've got some damned keen contributors! The brief-and-brilliant story is "Primitive Possibilities" and is written by Chris Redfern of the upcoming Colt-45 comic - the art is from the legendary James Pegg - whose phenomenal artwork has long been storming the 2000ad forum art competition and will likely soon be gracing a prog near you...

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Pre-Pre-Melksham Bloggery

Cosmonauts - !

Why it's only around 28000 minutes 'til the launch of Issue 2 at Melksham Comic Con. Things at Psychedelic HQ are frankly, a little hectic. The sheer universe-rupturing nature of compiling 14 new stories has caused the garden to melt. Which is a shame because before that it was a bloody nice garden.

This is the FINAL TEASER for the second issue - the glorious one-pager "Transition Lenses" written by co-editor, poet, food blogger, space explorer and horse whisperer Geoffery Crescent - like the first issue's back cover it's a snappy colourful tale of profound silliness. It's drawn by Dunk Nimmo; a British small press legend and computer game concept artist whose brilliantly cartoony and expressive work has graced the pages of the 2000ad fanzine Zarjaz for many many moons. We first met at the Birmingham zine fair when we were selling the long-gone Dr WTF comic and he drew us Tom Baker....
We're also pleased to announce that Issue 2 is now completely dusted and on the way to the printers... many thanks to our tireless and speedy letterers Dave "Bolt-01" Evans, Daniel Bell & Andrew Scaife. So it won't be long 'til we have something more concrete to show than single-panel teasers....

Also it should be noted that in Excelsior - local Bristol indie comics shop - there are THREE copies of the first issue available. If you're in the city support independent shops and get in there! As you can see it's nestled next to the second Professor Elemental comic as well - which features some of our contributors - 

We'll get another chance to blog before Melksham - and we'll do a feature on our contributors and friends who are also exhibiting there like we did pre-Bristol - !

Thursday, 18 July 2013

This Ain't the Summer of Love


"This ain't the garden of eden
There ain't no angels above
And things ain't like what they used to be
And this ain't the summer of love"

Or alternatively just slip into your Time Egg™ and travel back to '67. It's easy if you try! 

Here's this fortnight's first NEW NEW TEASER for "Why Hasn't Anyone Killed Hitler" - written by Jim Woodall who's utterly knew to the comics game, he's a damned fine chap and has currently got a short sci-fi story out for t'Kindle called "Artificial". The art is by Andrew Scaife who you may recall from Psychedelic #1's "Karma Traveller". Since then he's been beavering away on comics production and at Bristol con this year brought out his debut one-shot New York Park. Why Hasn't Anyone Killed Hitler ain't the first script we've got centred around history worst 'tasch wearer but it's certainly the wittiest and weirdest - !

"Baba to the Future" was written by Michelle White who also spends her time describing monsters and writing/reviewing comics. Which ain't bad. The art is by Liam "Ghostpockets" Byrne a true comics auteur whose fine inkwork has been in literally every comic wot I've ever done - from Dr WTF #1 to now! Baba, a visually mindbending tale, will open Issue 2 and split your MIND IN HALF.

"The Life of Private James Munro" written by Gavin Johnston who's also got two amazing scripts sitting in our quantomvaults lost to time by some corruption of reality - one was meant for Dr WTF #2 and the other for Journal #1 but I've heard that a thiefsome artist got in and stole the latter ... their identity? For now, a bonafide mystery
James Munro is a stark and harrowing tale beautifully brought to life by Disconnected Press's Conor Boyle who's currently doing more things than any other human alive like this, this and this.

Liz Boyle, also of Disconnected Press has written a curious and jaunty tale featuring the familiar faces of some of histories greatest geniuses. "Out of Time" is ably illuminated by the striking pen of Allister Mackrell - a new face to the small press who came to my attention through the mighty 2000ad forum art competition. Speaking of, Liz runs the 2000ad forum short story competition also - which is also well worth a gander. 

WHAT IS THAT?! Well it's not a story teaser I'll say that much. It was a reward for our 160th "like" on Facebook who requested a "19th Century English Rifleman" which I (Editor O) duly drew shooting a time pod. It took so long to emerge that we're now seeking a 260th for further reward - which at time of writing we're only EIGHT away from getting. So if you want somethin' weird drawn for ya go get liking you varmit - CLICK HERE.

Also for some upcoming web publicity I stuck together covers #1 and #2 and it struck me how nice they look side by side. Look forward to seeing that replicated physically come August - !

Wednesday, 3 July 2013


Cosmonauts - BEAR WITNESS!

WE HAVE A COVER - The Psychedelic Journal of Time Travel #2 By Ben Wilsonham

WE HAVE A COVER! Issue 2's eyemeltingly glorious front is by the supertalented Ben Wilsonham - we met Ben at Thought Bubble last year and his superdetailed digital paintings immediately leapt out of his portfolio and started eating my face. We're going to see a lot more of this chap in future, mark my words!

...so. The ISSUE 3 WRITING DEADLINE has passed - the issue isn't yet full but we're currently still processing a mind-boggling amount of scripts and there are only eight pages left so that's a done thing essentially - if you're still waiting on a response from us hold tight! The next deadline is January 1st 2014 for the fourth issue.

Additionally the ISSUE 2 ART DEADLINE has come and gone and we've got one hell of a beautiful second issue.

I don't believe you.

OH DON'T YOU? Well here are some teasers you cheeky italic font.

The first here is for "The Clockwork Queen" - a smart little narrative set in a rich alternate time which came from a brilliant script by J.S. Adams. It's a universe that he may revisit outside of the brief tales of our anthology and we'll keep you informed if he does! The art on this tale comes from the perpetually glorious Dave Thomson who's been contributin' with us since the second WTF moons ago. We first met sharing a table at Bristol '11 - he was selling ZOO AD a fantasitc and ridiculous tribute to 2000ad - but I'd known him through his numerous brain-meltingly brilliant contributions to the peerless Zarjaz and Futurequake. Very excited by this one - !

"Grandfather Paradox" is written by small press veteran and general all-rounder Daniel Bell who also draws up a storm - his "Defiant" comic written by Andy Winter and published by Time Bomb looks like a historical treat and his recent Goose was a classic bit of small press superheroics. The art was provided by newcomer Brendan Purchase who we also met at Thought Bubble - his ink-splatted dark visuals are perfect for this story and he's also been recently seen in the second Professor Elemental comic.

"The Legend of the Robot Man" is a bizarre and colourful cartoony tale written by Arron Ferguson: one-half of sketch duo Not the Adventures of Moleman and Bristol-based poster artist and endless doodler Aidan Barnard. Definitely one of the brighter stories of the issue, possibly the strangest - although there are strong contenders on that front - !

"The Royal Chronometrical Society" is another visually blinding effort from the creative duo who 'rounded off the the first issue with the unforgettable "Whiskey & Wormholes" - Mr Mole writes: the man behind the words in the Professor Elemental comic and Mr McClements draws: a one-man comics dynamo who's been in literally every other small press 'thology out there and is currently working on something called "The Undoing" KABOOOM

Finally "Who Killed Judy Baker?" - a rather moribund tale brilliantly written by Chris Lynch whose also currently doing more dark things in The Magpye. It's drawn by Tom Newell who caught my attention when I lettered a story he worked on in last year's AAIIEEE!! edited by Davey Candlish.

There are still about five more stories waiting to be teased and we'll have a little image from each of them before the big day at the end of August! STAY TUNED!

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Teasers, Reviews & Deadlines

Cosmonauts - !

How art thou? It's very busy at here at Psychedelic HQ - our last call for scripts was reacted to with astonishing fervour and we've got a veritable digital pile to sift through. Also the sun brings out all the quantum bats - make of that what you will.

Pictured above is Excelsior - Bristol's premier independent comic shop. I've put in there a few copies of the Journal so if you fancy supporting the two of us then pop down there and give 'em yer pennies!

We got an absolutely smashing review from Andy Oliver over at Broken Frontier in the last fortnight. He had some lovely words to say and suffice to say, my firstborn's blood will be his to sup. If you know anyone who fancies giving us a review or you do drop us a line and I'll sort you out with a lovely free pdf AND THE BLOOD OF MY FUTURECHILDREN. Also a big whoop and whurl to aggregators ICN and ECBT2000AD for shouting out to the Journal over the last few weeks :D 


Yes. There's a looming deadline. On July 1st we'll officially stop receiving scripts for Issue 3 of the Journal. HOWEVER there ARE only twelve pages left to fill. So, scripts are being processed chronologically (ironically maybe) - sooner y' send them the more likely they'll get in basically. BUT WORRY NOT time travel is the name of the game and all those that don't manage it will get wormholed forward to Issue 4.

Here's a look at a few more panels from Arran Frood & Steven Austin's "Is It Safe to Go Back" shared by Steve's Facebook page. It's a real stark and troubling gem this 'un - !

Finally here's a new teaser for "Stand and Relive Her" written by the glorious Greg Meldrum - who's batnad crazy scripts were in both Dr WTFs. Here he makes his Journal debut and it truly was worth the wait - illuminated by the peerless Bruno Stahl who also marks his first appearance with us in Issue 2. The man is a small press legend and my face actually fell off when I received the fully painted pages. I'm yet to find my face - this is really one to look forward to. 

Sunday, 26 May 2013

New teasers and Post-Bristol!

Cosmonauts - !

How be thou? Bristol was extraordinarily good - pictured below is co-editor Geoffery Crescent doing a bit of tableminding. 

Next to it is the Psychedelic family of stuff we usually sell - Jamella & Marmalad formerly a webcomic by editors Geoffery & O, Off Panel a small press top trumps game featuring many glorious folk, Professor Elemental Comics featuring Psychedelic contributors and steampunk shenanigans & Bear Pit a zine made up of Bristol creators. Psychedelic HQ is in Bristol and tis a marvellous and creative city.

Our next con is Melksham on 31st August where we'll be launching ISSUE 2 ... watch this space for more details...

Oh wait, here are some details. Well done space-watchers!

This is "Long Live the Leader" by the eminent Mike Lynch of Abandoned comics. He's done a great many scripts for us over the moons and this is one my favourites. Very future shocky with lots of glorious sci-fi. It's drawn by small press journeyman Ross Bampfylde whose gloriously physical and intricate artwork is a brilliant match for this tale of SPACE. AND TIME TRAVEL (obviously).

"The Taste of Extinction" is a brilliantly silly three-pager written by Jamie Lambert of Bearded Skull Comics - he also wrote the zombie story "Source of Infection" in issue one. This is ably and gloriously drawn by the perpetually fantastic Jake Rowlinson who I'm fully convinced could draw the ingredients from the back of a cereal packet and turn it into an enrapturing narrative. As such it's an honour to have him in the second issue of 2013 as well as the first - !

Watch this space for more teasers as Issue 2's production phase comes to a close we're getting more and more amazing stories coming in and I can't wait to show you !