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. :)
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?”
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?
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”