This time last year, I was using my Christmas holiday to frantically draw some of the most complex crowd scenes I’ve ever depicted, true to my absolutely typical habit of thinking ‘Oh, this single picture won’t take long’ – before finding I’m chained to my desk for two days straight.
I guess I’m writing some end of year roundup posts, loosely speaking. In this one there are a lot of thankyous to the people I care about in comics. Happy Christmas y’all.
It’s been an amazing year. As the tweet above says, my 2021 Inktober project – where I drew a different protester ever day of the month – led to me putting out my self-published book Sorry For The Inconvenience We Are Trying To Save The World. This sold faster than any comic I’ve ever madeContinue reading “Publishers/agents: come and talk to me about the Noisy Valley”
I’ve been trying out making zines, and helping form a local comics collective.
The protest comic gets ever closer to print, and I read two transporting books.
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?”
Reporting back from LICAF in Kendal, as well as lots of comics news and links from elsewhere.
I’ve been pretty quiet on here of late, mainly because I’m working away on one massive comics project that will be another several months before it’s ready to share. I do sometimes post work in progress over at Instagram though, so anyone who follows me there may already know that I’m deeply immersed in myContinue reading “Memories of a teenage goth”
Who remembers the Draw The Line project? For those who need their memories refreshing, Draw The Line brings together more than 100 comic artists, each depicting positive actions that anyone can take to make the world a better place. It started as a website, and now we’re crowdfunding to make it into the most unusualContinue reading “Draw The Line update: catch us at the Lakes festival”
I don’t think I’ve ever been reviewed on a podcast before, so it’s thrilling to have been featured on the Lakes Comic Art Festival one – you can hear Ian and Nikki struggling with my name here, just after Nikki declares that she’d like to keep Darryl Cunningham locked up in a dungeon… dangerous stuffContinue reading “Get me, I’m in a podcast!”
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”
In which things start to go awry. Here’s part 7
In which I have a mini comics epiphany. Here’s part 5
Here’s part three of our trip to Kendal. Now here’s part 4
If you haven’t already read Part 1, start here. And here’s part 2: Here’s part 3
As long-time readers will know, I often record holidays in the form of a sketch diary. Now, my trip up to the town of Kendal in the Lake District last October wasn’t exactly a holiday; I was there for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, selling comics. Nonetheless, so much happened in the 4 daysContinue reading “Ladies of the Lakes, part 1”