2017 – a year in drawing

No matter how much time and energy I put in, I never feel like I’m doing quite enough drawing, so it’s always good to look back over the year and realise quite how much paper (and pixels) I’ve stacked up! Here’s a quick run-through of how 2017 looked. February On the 1st, I took theContinue reading “2017 – a year in drawing”

What you’ll be able to buy at the Lakes Comic Arts festival

The Lakes festival is going to be loads of fun this year: not only are there so many great events in the programme, but there will also be some fantastic comic-makers selling their wares. My partner-in-comics Zara Slattery and I have a table on the ground floor of the clocktower building again; you can seeContinue reading “What you’ll be able to buy at the Lakes Comic Arts festival”

See you at Thought Bubble

Things are moving much too fast at the moment: I need to tell you about so many recent events. First though, let me remind you about the massive comics festival Thought Bubble, next weekend in Leeds. If you’re planning on coming, do drop into the New Dock Hall, where you’ll find me and Zara onContinue reading “See you at Thought Bubble”

The Myfanwy Tristram shop is updated

I’ve just added new postcard designs and stickers to my online shop — the ones that have previously only been available at comics fairs. Now’s your chance to send someone a hearty “Yay! Comics” message, or slap a “Comics totally count as reading” sticker on your laptop, so everyone knows exactly where you stand onContinue reading “The Myfanwy Tristram shop is updated”

Come to Comica

Don’t forget that it’s London’s comics festival, Comica, on Saturday. I’ll be at the Comiket Market with my pal Zara, selling our comics: Two Birds, our joint compendium Everything My Ten-Year-old Daughter Wore in November, my collection of daily clothes drawings If you are quick (I don’t have many left), Salon of Rejects, the anthologyContinue reading “Come to Comica”

Three handmade birthday cards

It took me about 30 seconds to decide what to draw on my daughter’s birthday card this year. We’ve both recently been charmed by Neko Atsume, a Japanese kitty-based tomodachi-style game/app, bonding over our collection of pussy cats and trying out different virtual cat food to attract them. If you’re hooked too, you’ll recognise theContinue reading “Three handmade birthday cards”

What happens when your New Year’s resolution is “Draw More”?

My new year’s resolution for 2014 was a fairly complex one, but in essence it boiled down to two words: draw more. …and it has felt like I’ve drawn a lot this year. Not as much as someone who doesn’t have a day-job and a child, of course, but a steady stream of stuff nonetheless.Continue reading “What happens when your New Year’s resolution is “Draw More”?”

Winter animals linocut Christmas cards

I haven’t sent Christmas cards for quite a few years. I think many artists and makers feel like me: they don’t want to send cards unless they’ve been handmade, or can act as a showcase for their artwork. But, if you think it’s hassle buying your cards, writing them out, and getting them to theContinue reading “Winter animals linocut Christmas cards”

Free Christmas card downloads

What good is drawing? I draw mainly in the evenings, and generally while listening to the radio – and the later it is, the more serious the subject matter becomes. Fretting over a frivolous piece like the Underdog cartoon does start to seem slightly insignificant when there’s an interview with Ebola nurses coming across theContinue reading “Free Christmas card downloads”