I am back from Chile
It was wonderful.
I did expect to have a sketch diary to share with you by now, but work trips are very different from family holidays.
For starters, you’re working rather than drawing – although, I was very pleased when work asked me to draw the conference that I went out for. The trouble was that I also had many other things to do, so while I drew for about half an hour, it didn’t really constitute having a Conference Artist on hand.
And then, with family holidays, you have long evenings where you’re stuck indoors. That wasn’t the case in Chile, so I was either out at night, or trying desperately to catch up on some sleep.
However, I am determined not to let the sketch diary slip away. I will keep working on it, and most likely post it in installments as I finish a batch of pages.
The Open House has started
The Open House began its run last Saturday. If you haven’t been yet, don’t worry; there are still three more weekends. I haven’t been myself yet! I was travelling home when it opened up.
I have put together a Facebook page for it though, and now you can browse through a gallery showing everyone’s work. Such nice stuff! If you don’t come for the artwork, come for those scrumptious cakes, surely.
The Cape/Observer/Comica graphic short story competition is open
Yes, the contest with the most unwieldy name in comics has rolled round again – I can’t believe it’s been a year.
I do always like to put an entry in, because it is a great opportunity to sit down and create a longer strip that’s as good as I can make it.
If you’re short of inspiration, you might like to look at the round-up of entries I made from last year.
My shop has reopened
Use the link at the top of the page to get to my shop. At the moment you can only buy cards, but once the Open House is over, I’ll be adding any remaining prints.
Or let me know if there is a particular print you would like to buy, and I’ll be in touch to arrange postage.
That’s it for news, I think!