Sunday, 21 March 2010

24 hour comic challenge -the aftermath.


I am glad to report that the 24 hour comic challenge was a huge success. The workshops were brilliant, the Drink and Draw was busy and the challenge was booked out. Participants finished their comics (some with plenty of time to spare), and the comics were really good. Next week, I'll be finding out what is happening with the finished comics, hopefully they'll become available for everyone to read.

Here's some stickers we made at the mobile drawing workshop:
(Clockwise from top left: Ackbar warns of a trap!, a monster eating hearts, a raggedtooth shark hogs the camera)
There are photos from the event at the Tyneside Flickr page:

Friday, 12 March 2010

24hr comic tomorrow.

It's the 24hr comic challenge tomorrow, which I am facilitating on behalf of P.R.E.S.S. for the learning revolution at the Tyneside cinema:

The places for the challenge itself booked up pretty fast but there are still FREE drop in sessions to enjoy throughout the day and a Drink and Draw event in the evening.
I'll be running about making it a fun day for all and will no doubt hit my nap point about 3 hours in.  Although I won't be making a 24hr comic, I might try and sneak in some drawing.

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Back to the USA!

Well, I'm all booked up for SPX this year. At least I think I am. Flights and hotel are booked and the money order went off for a half stall, but it's a few months until they confirm your payment, which makes me nervous. Due to the crushing financial outlay for such a venture I doubt I'll be at any other events this year, but I think it'll be worth it. Any excuse to go back to the USA.
It's unlikely that Monstrum 3 will be ready by September. I know, it seems so far away, but it'll be at least another month before I get back to doing any comics, and Monstrum is a massive undertaking. It may look effortless and like a child could do it in a weekend, but it actually takes a long time to paint it and scan it.
I will have a new comic/zine/book hybrid thing out for SPX, which will be fish related. If you enjoy my shark movie reviews you'll definitely want a copy. I guess I won't be printing too many copies...
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