Here are some quick recommendations for great Patreons to follow. If you want to check these out, many creators have some posts that are open so you can see what they’re like without having to subscribe. Julia Rothman Julia is a very successful illustrator and pattern designer living in NYC. I came to her throughContinue reading “Comics/illustration people to follow”
Tag Archives: graphic novels
The Noisy Valley: recording my process
As I mentioned in my previous post, I’m moving my blogging over to Patreon, but will let you know every time there’s something to read over there. Today I’ve posted about starting a new story – the memories of David Hurn, who’s a Magnum photographer. I am keen to do him justice – it feltContinue reading “The Noisy Valley: recording my process”
Come and celebrate Draw the Line’s UK launch
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.
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. :)
What’s happening this week?
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?”
Perfection is the enemy of progress
Just how good does your drawing have to be when you’re making a graphic novel? And at what point do you decide to screw up a drawing and start again?
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”
Four graphic novels worth putting your back out for
Here’s a good tip: if you are going away for Christmas, make sure you give small presents that fit into your luggage. Or, be like me, and buy your husband a book so vast, and so heavy, that transporting it requires a flat bed truck, seven shire horses and a police escort. OK, I exaggerate,Continue reading “Four graphic novels worth putting your back out for”
My entry for the Cape/Comica/Observer graphic short story competition, 2015
It’s that time of the year again, when the shortlisted artists for the Observer/Cape/Comica graphic short story prize will have been notified. Once again, my email inbox is inexplicably empty (INORITE, some mistake surely), so I’m sure it’s fine to share my entry now. As in previous years, I’ll be collecting any others I canContinue reading “My entry for the Cape/Comica/Observer graphic short story competition, 2015”
Graphic Brighton: Drawing in the Margins
On Friday night and all of Saturday, I was at Graphic Brighton, a conference about graphic novels and comics creation. The overarching theme of the conference was “Drawing in the Margins”, and it brought together practitioners who represent some form of minority or marginalised group. Brighton living up to its name “I’m going out toContinue reading “Graphic Brighton: Drawing in the Margins”
Cape/Comica/Observer graphic short story – update
Just a quick camera phone snap of some work in progress, so that this post has an image – it’s not actually relevant to the rest of the post : ) An update on my attempts to gather together entries for the Cape/Comica/Observer graphic short story contest. Apparently 180 people entered this year. I haveContinue reading “Cape/Comica/Observer graphic short story – update”
Jonathan Cape/Comica/Observer Graphic Short Story competition
The shortlisted entrants for the Jonathan Cape/Comica/Observer Graphic Short Story competiton (that is *such* a mouthful. I think they need to rebrand it as ‘Plonk’ or something) have been decided. For me, as someone with a history in cartooning, it looms large as ‘THE competition’. This year I was determined to enter, because, apart fromContinue reading “Jonathan Cape/Comica/Observer Graphic Short Story competition”