Richard ( And FP) have ben very supportive of my work over a number of years.
So any review is always welcomed by me.
Last weekend I had a small trip away that was not comic related. It was lovely.
I have been busy trying to get work completed for Thought Bubble/Malta. I missed MCM, I had double booked.
Necessary Monsters 3 is ready, and also a new tiny comic, called heads. Getting it together, slowly. ( Work still to complete – Necessary Monsters 4, Rain on Glass and Red Wine and Nuts. )
It’s Comiket today, but i’m a no – show, (double booked, again). But please go if you can as its a great day full of lots of inspiring people and work.
Here are new versions of the sketches I posted a few weeks ago. These are to try tone. Also some sort of environment has surfaced. This has suggested landscape over portrait.
Richard Bruton has blogged about Necessary Monster 2. It is a good starting point for the curious or refresher for people who have forgotten what it’s all about.
Go and read and support the FP blog, a place that has been a consistent supporter of the comics scene in the UK.
They have been a massive help to me. So once again, thank you 🙂
( Skull sketch – brush and ink on paper. Previously blogged from a rubbish photo )
It’s been a bit of a break on this blog, I’m sure my exciting and interesting posts have been missed.I have recently had a trip to Chicago, then attended Comiket followed by a trip to Toronto. So it’s taken me a while to catch up with myself. I was going to write a long post about these events but it was so exciting I decided to just live it rather than blog it. I did write a report about TCAF for the Forbidden Planet blog, but I’m not sure I did the event justice as I spent most of the event behind my table. I have to give a nod and a thank you to Crystal For being a wonderful table buddy during the weekend. TCAF has had a massive impact on my festival/convention going experience. In the UK we have Thought Bubble which I’d say is the best event now, it has many many, plus points. Comiket is getting there, but the last one had serious venue space issues, that made it uncomfortable for exhibitors and punters. But is there too many now? Too many or just idiocy in trying clash against a ‘rival’ event. Having now entered the (Well) Seasoned festival exhibitor stage, I’ll be selective about events to attend and use the time saved elsewhere. I guess it’s a positive to have that choice. Waffle, waffle.
The important stuff is the work, and making the work though. I did plan to take a complete year away from all the festival stuff,to make masses of comics. Due to random events it hasn’t quite worked out that way. But so far this year i have been involved in an anthology, a book and making a sketchbook. There is a new issue of a diary comic that has been lettered and roughed out, similarly for Black Leather (I know, I keep saying this). Both these comics will be ready for Leeds. The diary comics will be collected into a book called ‘Three years gone’, it will be about 150 pages.
the main news for me is that the Chicago trip gave me and Daniel some time to talk about projects. We decided that maybe it was time to make another volume of Necessary Monsters.
Back to posting sketchbook pages now I’m working in sketchbooks again. This is brush pen sketches drawn while travelling on the underground.
Richard Bruton has been very kind in review most of my recent output. The latest is for D’Accord, which can be read here. There is also one for Sketchbook. My project with Douglas, Dark Matters is now in the process of being printed. No timescale as of yet. But looking forward to seeing the completed version.
This is my last Angouleme 2012 post finishing a week after the festival closed. This is a Sketch of Chris Ware, from memory as he didn’t make it to the festival.
I also wrote a blog post for FP and it can be read here.
Time to be getting on with new stuff and preparations for TCAF.
Richard Bruton has reviewed Eight Tablet Dream on the Forbidden Planet blog. It is a very warm review for a comic that i was really happy with. A great way to end a year that has been really good for me. A round up will follow but in the meantime i hope you have a great time over the holidays and see you in the new year.
It’s been a few weeks since i posted here. This is a quick update as i have to rush off to the day job. On the Forbidden Planet blog i have TWO posts this week. There is my report from Malta and my Best Of… .
This weekend will see me hosting a table in my ‘hood at this.
Finally here is a picture.