Of course, seeing as he gave them to me in the pub, we don't really have any confirmed dates. Hell, you're lucky I remembered to bring them home.
(DAVE - If you're reading this, please let me know if I've got the names or dates wrong so I can amend as necessary!)
Lets start with a couple of early Birmingham convention shots. Nostalgia & Comics held the first comic convention in the country back in 1968, organised by my old boss at Nostalgia & Comics, Phil Clarke.
These would be from the Birmingham Comic Art Show sometime in the mid 80s possibly.... (Classic X-Men #1 in the second picture, Art Adams signing)
In the last one, if my memory serves me right, the ginger haired , blue shirted gentleman is Art Adams, a famously slow comics artist before it became the norm.
Art is also seen below in deep conversation with Paul Gambacinni.
(I think it's the same convention):
Brian Bolland, Art Adams, Mark Farmer, Kev O'Neil:
Charles Vess, Bryan Talbot, Mike Kaluta (we think!), John Ridgway & Hunt Emerson: