Monday, 23 October 2017

Bird's Yard prints

A series of prints from the graphic novel Cloudbusting, along with other illustrated work from my portfolio will be available to buy from Bird's Yard, Lincoln from November. 

P.77 Steep Hill


The Strait / Bird's Yard

The Strait / Bird's Yard

The Jew's House

Steep Hill P.79

Steep Hill p.80

Castle Hill / Wordsworth Street P.82




Also, it'd be great to see so many friends for fika whilst there :-)




Saturday, 7 October 2017

Thought Bubble

With thanks to Nicola Streeten of Ladeez Do Comics and Myriad, who I bumped into outside  the train station, we got a little bit lost on the way, but we made it to Thought Bubble! Hooray!
And I even managed to get in, so I could go and enjoy the day!
Thanks to everyone I spoke to, and all of you that loved The Unreal God And Aspects Of His Non Existent Universe!
I hope to be tabling perhaps next year with Cloudbusting too!


So, one of the highlights for me was a talk by Paper Girls author Brian K Vaughan :-D
Here's a snippet:



I guess maybe it was a bit of a silly ambition, with his enthusiasm about paper girls of the late 80's, and the artists that create his graphic novels, to imagine for one minute that a lady comics illustrator might work for one of Brian's creations, but then, I am very busy with my own!
And Brian was kind enough to sign my copy - thanks Brian!



I bumped into David Wynne of Unsworn, good to bump into friends :-)


This led to some mischief for #inktober!



These guys are cool, with comics and an album - too much work for me to contemplate all on my own, so good for you!


Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Thought Bubble


I've been off on my travels, found this graphic novel at The Comic Guru in Cardiff, and am currently contemplating selling some prints of my work.
Although a respite trip to visit family, it was worth taking a day in Cardiff to visit The Doctor Who Experience before it closed its doors the following month, and The Dylan Thomas Centre in Swansea.












The Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea















But for now, I'm finally going to Thought Bubble in Leeds!
At least, I think I am!
I have train ticket booked...

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

The Jeremy Corbyn comic


My submission for the Jeremy Corbyn Comic for Self Made Hero.

Illustrating policies in the form of a beermat comic.

1. The Arts and creative industries are the backbone of cultural heritage.

2. Invest in the arts to rebuild foundations of enterprise.

3. Every child should be given the opportunity to learn a musical instrument or to act on stage.

4. Arts policy at the heart of government decision making.

5. Reinstating and expanding funding for arts in Britain. Bursary and scholarship scheme for the arts.

6. Protecting artists' and performers' minimum standards of artists' pay and conditions.

Monday, 5 June 2017

Calligraphy Club Illustrations




Calligraphy Club illustrations


I met Matthew Deyn of local bluegrass band Calligraphy Club, and he invited me to their gig at Madame Waffle over the Bank Holiday weekend.
I also found this old vintage music book that I once found in a charity shop, and has otherwise been languishing in my studio, and I'm working on a series of new illustrations for the band.




Inspiration

Calligraphy Club live at Madame Waffle

Calligraphy Club 
Testing out an old bamboo pen once made at college with the epic tutor Tony Westerby



Taking a line for a walk - illustration of Calligraphy Club live at Madame Waffle