This time last week, the lonmg-anticipated trip was in progress and I was sitting in the Workers Gallery in Ynyshir, Rhondda, setting up for my zine workshops! I had such an unforgettable time visiting my exhibition Word on the Street (which still runs until Sept 11) and seeing the gallery for myself. No small partContinue reading “A comic of Rhondda protest memories: coming soon”
After months of emails going back and forth, poster designing, conversations about printing, plotting and planning the accompanying activities… Word on the Street opens at the Workers Gallery next week. And here’s the poster translated into Welsh. As the events are part funded by the local council (for which I am very grateful), the WelshContinue reading “Workers here we come!”
I’ve been trying out making zines, and helping form a local comics collective.
I’ve been meaning to blog about this for ages – but fortunately the Queen of England realised how behind with blogging all her subjects were, and decreed that we should all have a four day weekend to catch up. Here’s the exciting news: my first ever solo exhibition, and it’s at a remarkable place calledContinue reading “Word on the Street”
Not a way I’ve ever spent a day before and possibly not a way I’ll spend a day again.
It’s two months since I posted anything, and I’m feeling a bit like I’ve lost my thread. It’s been a funny old time. I wouldn’t say that motivation has entirely left me, just that I haven’t had the energy to keep up with my art practice on top of everything else. For ages there, IContinue reading “Slump times”
We go to London and accidentally engage in artwork about suicide. Plus, more comics developments.
Come to the Draw the Line book launch and hear comic artists talk about their work; plus, see which two graphic novels I’ve been reading.
If you found a half-finished comic in an estate sale, would you finish it?
This week I’ve been setting up a new online shop and figuring out ISBN numbers, but there are also some crumbs of interesting content in the post as well. :)
In case anyone was worried, the Protest books arrived yesterday, and they are fine. More than fine actually. I’d even go so far as to say great! I really was beginning to have literal sleepless nights over them, so this is very cheering. You can see a flick-through, at the chipped nail varnished and multi-silver-ringedContinue reading “It’s here, yay!”
Street Noise Books’ edition of Draw the Line won’t be officially available in the UK until it launches on 10 March – but I have a limited number of copies that I can ship to UK addresses now. Please visit my new shop to purchase. (Yes, I’ve set up a shop page! Very rudimentary, and I’m awaitingContinue reading “Draw the Line books – limited advance copies in the UK”
I’m a bit late with this week’s blog post, but in the spirit of ‘never explain, never apologise’, here we go! Great news this morning, as the Lords reject the anti-protest measures Priti Patel added to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill. That’s great on two fronts: one for UK democracy, and one, muchContinue reading “Protest, rumbling on”
The protest comic gets ever closer to print, and I read two transporting books.
In which I look back at a year of making comics and forward to what I hope to achive next year… in a highly maudlin fashion. Sorry ’bout that.
I’ve mislaid my Surface pen. Argh! Isn’t it just a symbol of the current age that I am entirely in thrall to one small pen, and that without it I am unable to draw? Yes, sure I can pick up real paper and a real pen, but that isn’t a great deal of help whenContinue reading “Turns out my entire ability to draw rests on a single pen”
Putting off drawing a comic to draw another comic but then putting that comic off to promote another comic. Yeah that’s what life is now apparently.
In this week’s blog post I unpack a brand new box of delicious books, muse on my hatred of making comics, and point toward the best holiday gift list I’ve seen so far this year.
Originally posted on Draw The Line:
Can I get some jingle bells? Lords a’leapin’ perhaps? And a deeply satisfied ‘Ho ho ho’… Yes, I know it’s early, but it’s very much time to get into the holiday spirit because Draw The Line, published by Street Noise books, will be available from 7 December – and…
While creating extra pages for my comic on Protest, I fall down a rabbit hole of research on the local grassroots CND branch that was ever present in my childhood.