After months of emails going back and forth, poster designing, conversations about printing, plotting and planning the accompanying activities… Word on the Street opens at the Workers Gallery next week. And here’s the poster translated into Welsh. As the events are part funded by the local council (for which I am very grateful), the WelshContinue reading “Workers here we come!”
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It’s here, yay!
In case anyone was worried, the Protest books arrived yesterday, and they are fine. More than fine actually. I’d even go so far as to say great! I really was beginning to have literal sleepless nights over them, so this is very cheering. You can see a flick-through, at the chipped nail varnished and multi-silver-ringedContinue reading “It’s here, yay!”
Print prep and comics doings
The protest comic gets ever closer to print, and I read two transporting books.
Draw The Line: the beginning
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”
The Draw The Line story
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”
Get your hands on the Draw The Line book!
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!”
Draw The Line coverage
There’s been quite a bit of press on the launch of Draw The Line, which has really helped spread the word. Some of the more notable examples: Broken Frontier were nice enough to let me natter on at length Forbidden Planet's piece brought us lots of visitors Standard Issue's Jo Neary, who was one ofContinue reading “Draw The Line coverage”
Draw The Line is live: 120+ artists show positive political actions that anyone can take
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”
Well, that escalated quickly
Three weeks ago I had an idea for a collaborative comic book that would bring a few artists together to depict positive actions that anyone can take when faced with hard political times. I suppose I imagined nine or ten of my comics friends jumping on board. If I was lucky, I thought, some ofContinue reading “Well, that escalated quickly”
What can I do? Collating a comic book for hard political times
Over the past few days, I’ve seen a lot of my friends, here in the UK, and around the world, reacting with shock to the US election. For liberal-leaning folk on this side of the pond, their messages have a ring of familiarity. “I’m scared for the poor, the marginalised, the oppressed”, “These values are notContinue reading “What can I do? Collating a comic book for hard political times”
Drawing characters – and two kinds of eye-openers
I’ve had a couple of eye-openers this week – one artistic and the other cultural. Let me try to explain… Eye-opener one: mess So, it’s time to think about the protaganist in my picturebook – the one who’ll be telling the story. Here’s what I know about her so far: she’s very, very sad becauseContinue reading “Drawing characters – and two kinds of eye-openers”