Success?!

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. :)

Graphic Brighton/Caption 2017

I’ll be one of several comic artists giving a short talk as part of the Graphic Brighton/Caption event this Friday evening. Do come along if you’re local; it looks like it’s going to be fun. What? Well, Graphic Brighton is normally a full scale academic comics conference; and Caption is usually an Oxford-based comics festival.Continue reading “Graphic Brighton/Caption 2017”

Illustrated Women In History exhibition

I’m really pleased to say that I have a small illustration in the Illustrated Women in History exhibition and the accompanying zine. The exhibition is up in Swindon Central Library now, and runs until the end of April. You can buy the zine here. Its maker, Julie Gough, has for some time now been doingContinue reading “Illustrated Women In History exhibition”

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”

It’s really really soon now, you guys

Woah, those Finns are arriving pretty soon! In case you’re not sure what I’m talking about, you might like to catch up on the history of my madcap idea to bring two complete strangers over to the UK to sleep on my sofa and talk about comics — hopefully to an audience, which is ofContinue reading “It’s really really soon now, you guys”

We did it! Finnish cartoonists incoming

The crowdfunder to bring the Finnish cartoonists over to the UK was successful. Thanks so much to everyone who donated or helped spread the word — every tweet, email and penny helped. We launched the campaign at 13:53 on Thursday, and actually hit target on Friday at 16:17, which was a much speedier result thanContinue reading “We did it! Finnish cartoonists incoming”

Help me do one of the strangest things I’ve ever done

Bear with me while I introduce this story, because it needs a bit of explanation. It’s worth it, though! It has everything, well, if by everything you mean Finnish people, cartoons, and crazy ideas of international collaboration. For, much to my surprise, I find myself fundraising, with the aim of bringing two Finnish people toContinue reading “Help me do one of the strangest things I’ve ever done”

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”

Rooooooadtriiiiip! (Or, where you can buy our comics this year)

A few months ago, my compadre in comics Zara Slattery suggested to me that we apply for a stall at a comic festival or two. “Hm”, I said, “Maybe we should start off with something local and low-risk.” Seemed to make perfect sense for two creators just dipping their toes into the world of self-publishedContinue reading “Rooooooadtriiiiip! (Or, where you can buy our comics this year)”

What I said at Gosh Comics

The launch for Salon of Rejects last night was really fun. Thanks so much to Gosh Comics for hosting it, and for all the people that came out on a chilly Wednesday night. Since the pessimist in me was expecting an audience of two people and a pet dog, I was really delighted to seeContinue reading “What I said at Gosh Comics”

Two Birds released; plus, Salon of Rejects event

It’s been months in the planning, but Two Birds is now a reality, and you can buy it online here. A 40-page collaboration between me and Zara Slattery, Two Birds contains 15 full-colour strips. If you enjoy the work I publish here on this blog, here’s your chance to own it for yourself – nicelyContinue reading “Two Birds released; plus, Salon of Rejects event”

Brighton Illustration Fair

I’m really feeling the pressure of time at the moment. It’s a fine old thing to have a drawing blog, but that becomes a bit problematic if you find yourself having the choose between updating it and actually doing some drawing! So this is a bit of a fly-by post. I just wanted to tipContinue reading “Brighton Illustration Fair”

Comics Unmasked, Posy Simmonds and Steve Bell

“Have you read Posy?” asked the elderly woman who slipped into the seat beside me. “How did you first hear of her?” I thought back: “Well, the Webers were part of my childhood – my parents took the Guardian”, I said – but I could have added how, later in life, once I’d discovered aContinue reading “Comics Unmasked, Posy Simmonds and Steve Bell”

Illustrators in Conversation: Oliver Jeffers and David Mackintosh

Last night, I went to see children’s picturebook illustrators Oliver Jeffers and David Mackintosh in conversation, here in Brighton. It was a fun event – there seemed to be real rapport between the two writers and their Editor (whose name I can’t find online, sorry, Editor!). You could buy all their books, of course. Here’sContinue reading “Illustrators in Conversation: Oliver Jeffers and David Mackintosh”