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.
Today was the last day of Inktober. In as much as it is a challenge, I guess I aced it? It was good to post something every day, plus, Instagram likes that too so I saw my follower numbers and engagement etc go up, for what it’s worth. The downside, of course, is that timeContinue reading “What’s happening this week?”
Tweet life I lived on Twitter quite a bit this week. First, while waiting at the opticians for an eye test, I happened to see playwright Molly Naylor tweeting about the new book she authored for Lizzy Stewart to illustrate. I love Lizzy’s style: she came and talked at our local comics meetup Cartoon CountyContinue reading “Comics thoughts, tweets and links”
This week’s half-hour roundup, on the editorial process of having a comic book published, planning graphic novels and surprising myself by making a pitch.
This is going to be the last in the series of posts, at least for now. It’s turned into a massive epic — sorry! But I’ll try to divide it into short sections so you can skim to the parts you find useful. If I’ve missed anything, please do comment below and I’ll be happyContinue reading “Draw The Line: seize the means of production”
This is a series of blog posts documenting Draw The Line, a project that brought together over 100 cartoonists from around the world, each depicting a positive political action. This is part five. You can find part one, documenting the final product, here then part two, which explains how the project was born part threeContinue reading “Draw the Line: the Unbound years”
This is part 4 of the Draw The Line story: you can find part one here, then part two and part three. So, at the end of the last post, we were just getting artwork in from the 100+ artists who had each illustrated whichever political action they had been allocated. My inbox was bulgingContinue reading “Draw the Line: online launch”
This is the third post in a series of – oh, I don’t know, maybe five or six? We’ve already looked at the end product of the Draw The Line project and how the idea began. In this post I’ll try to cover the practicalities involved in managing a remote art project with more thanContinue reading “Draw The Line: the brief”
Yesterday I started blogging the story of Draw The Line by describing the end product: our beautiful book. Now let’s go right back to the beginning, and look at how the project came about in the first place. This is a story I’ve told a lot over the past four years, in various blog postsContinue reading “Draw The Line: the beginning”
Apologies for the grandiose title: I’m not really envisioning this becoming a Netflix miniseries. However, there is quite a bit to say about the Draw The Line project. Here we are with a gorgeous book, lots of good reviews, demand for a second print run, and having made a decent donation to a charity thatContinue reading “The Draw The Line story”
Wondering how to cope in an increasingly depressing world? Well, one thing you could do is come and see some people discussing comics which are all about that depressing world. I’ll be talking about Draw The Line at an event in Brighton on November 3, run by Myriad. But I’m just the support act: topContinue reading “Darryl Cunningham, Robin Ince and Draw The Line in Brighton”
I had the great pleasure of talking about Draw The Line to the Brighton Sunday Assembly last weekend. As I’ve previously mentioned, Sunday Assembly is a monthly meet up that encourages attendees to “Live better, help often, wonder more”. It’s a bit like a church service in format, only instead of hymns you have popContinue reading “Draw The Line at Sunday Assembly Brighton”
Like buses, they all come at once. I’ve had three excellent opportunities to speak about Draw The Line recently, and now you can choose whether to enjoy your update via the medium of print, podcast or in person. What is Draw The Line, do you ask? Well, you can find out through any of theContinue reading “Draw The Line: hooray for publicity”
The crowdfunder for the Draw The Line book is still running. You can pledge on the Unbound page. We’ve had a great start, but now we need to get the word further afield, so if you know anyone who a) is into comics, b) worries about the current political climate, c) would like to doContinue reading “Draw the Line book – update”
Draw The Line is approaching its next phase, as a printed book — here’s how you can get your hands on one. You may remember the Draw The Line project, in which more than 100 artists from 16 different countries illustrated positive political actions that anyone can take. Draw The Line launched as a website,Continue reading “Get your hands on the Draw The Line book!”
Nothing planned this Monday? Then come and hear about the Draw The Line project! I’ll be one of two speakers at the regular Laydeez Do Comics meet-up in Vauxhall, London. My talk is an extended version of the short one I gave at Caption last year: I’ll be offering practical tips for anyone else who’sContinue reading “Talking about Draw The Line: Laydeez Do Comics, 9 April”
Thank you so much to everyone who voted for us. Results were announced yesterday, and Draw The Line won in its category. What’s really nice about this is that in one fell swoop, all the many Draw The Line artists now become award-winners!
I’m delighted and surprised to discover that Draw the Line has been shortlisted for ‘best web comic’ in the Broken Frontier Awards for 2017, which seek to celebrate indie and alternative comic-making. Read all about it and see the nominees in various categories here — and then click the blue button to cast your vote.Continue reading “Broken Frontier Awards 2017”
As you may remember, back in October, I went for a run and came back with a glimmer of an idea. Remind me not to go running again: that little seed grew into a project that has taken up every spare moment since then. But today, most of the hard work is over. Today weContinue reading “Draw The Line is live: 120+ artists show positive political actions that anyone can take”