Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Look who swam home!

The woolly sea critters have arrived from Vicky Richardson. Lovingly hand made and ready to be shipped to the USA. I have built individual containment units for them, so customers can transport them safely home. And, yes, their eyes google about, like the one on my website.

Friday, 27 August 2010

old book, new review


Review of my comic Monstrum Horrendum Book 1 over at Optical Sloth.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

shark movies, comics, movies, the usual

Whitley Bay Film Festival screened Jaws at the beach last weekend. It was awesome. The beach is definitely a great place to view the ultimate shark film.  The deckchairs were a bit uncomfortable though and the poorly timed explosion at the end didn't really enhance my viewing experience.  It's a strong enough film to stand on its own as an event without all the silly extras they tried to tag on. There was also a small exhibition of Jaws merchandise and props at Links gallery.

I ran a comic making workshop at the Lit and Phil last week as part of their Viz exhibition. It went very well, we made topical comics about vultures, Jade Goodys ghost, Gordon Brown, Jesus and useless qualifications.
Dr. Mel Gibson is giving a talk there tomorrow and Simon Donald is doing a talk on Tuesday. Check out all the details here: Viz exhibition

Just sorting out the final arrangements for my whirlwind tour of the USA next month. First up is the comic festival SPX, where I will be selling the following comics:
Some Forgotten Part, Monstrum Horrendum book 1 and book 2, Tag Team, The Shark Report, Sunday
As well as lots of prints, postcards, notebooks and hopefully some little woolly sea creatures too.
I will also be adding a trip to The Asylum, makers of such cinematic classics as Megashark vs Giant Octopus, Transmorphers, Titanic 2 and Mega Pirhana, where I will be working with Volt Media to shoot a promo for my next project. Ooooh...what can it be?

Then I'll be popping up to Ventura to check out the Cold Steel Challenge fighting tournament, where I'll be cheering on 'Is it cos I'm fat?'
I'll also be visiting family and causing general mayhem on both coasts. Wooooo!
Did I mention that I'm in this months edition of Glamour magazine? Because I am.
Pick up your copy before they're all gone.

Friday, 13 August 2010

Meow!

I'm enjoying drawing tigers at the moment. I don't know why. I guess it makes a change from sharks.
Almost finished my shark zine thing (cover image below) I think I'll do a very limited print run for SPX, then put it online as a free download.

In addition to my recent appearance in Glamour magazine, I'm on their website talking about myself and sounding like a big geeky fool. Enjoy.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Glamour Magazine, September Issue

I'm featured in the September issue of Glamour UK magazine (Newcastle edition)

We did the photoshoot and interview ages ago, it's cool to see it in print. It's not totally accurate, I've been publishing a lot longer than 2003 as stated in the article (check out the 'about me' section on my website for a proper bio), but it was a great opportunity and a chance to talk about the creative buzz currently surrounding Newcastle.
There should be a video on it's way too.

That's not me on the cover by the way, that's Katy Perry.
Although we're often mistaken for each other.

I don't know why.

Friday, 6 August 2010

Tell me about your dreams

I'm taking part in the sketchbook project:
http://www.arthousecoop.com/projects/sketchbookproject

Want to help me out? I need you to tell me about a dream or nightmare you've had. Or a bedtime story you remember from your childhood. I'll turn them in to sketchbook loveliness (with your name alongside your story, unless you'd rather be anonymous!) and it will go on a tour around the USA! Hurrah!

You can email me (leonieomooreATgmailDOTcom) your stories, or pop them in the comments section or just tell me in person if you're someone I tend to bump in to :)
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