Monday, October 11, 2010

New Site and New Blog!

Excitement! I have a new site, courtesy of my useful minion wonderful husband:

Still a few sections in progress, but most of it is up, including a new blog, so I can keep things in one place! Bookmark the blog, which is unsurprisingly at:

See you there! Thanks for reading this one, I hope you'll follow me over to the new one ^_~

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Inspiration Post - book-page stopmotion

Will try and remember to post now and then with some gems from my favourites folder. Was just looking through some and (re)came acrosss this wonderful, wonderful video, featuring a town of book-page cutouts:

Check it out!

Also, for those who haven't seen the Ikea herding cats ad, you absolutely must. Yes it has cats and is very very cute, but it's also very beautiful.

It was done in a UK branch, and Ikea's also posted a making-of on youtube, which has some lovely shots not in the ad:

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Events this week!

This week I will be at two events!

On Tues the 21st, I'll be at This is Bazaar:

And on Saturday I will be at J-Culture Con):

A few stationary designs I'll have for sale - I'm quite pleased with them ^_^ Hopefully will get some colour versions done in future.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

The Greenbelt Post!

This is the Small Stories comics corner at Greenbelt festival, including drawing supplies, a small comics exhibition next to it, and a small press comics reading library, for inspiration!

The comics presence was fantastic this year. Mike Maddox was running a collaborative comic, with a script by Mike and character designs by myself, which festivalgoers could draw a panel for - and tons of people did, of all ages! One of each panel was put together to form a comic that was printed in the Greenbelt newspaper produced on-site. You can see the fantastic results here.

We moved indoors for a comics cafe on the Saturday evening, with drawing supplies, the reading library, music, snacks, and artists tips and advice available - and had to restock on paper and snacks during the evening due to the amazing response. My estimate is over 60 people came, including a few who had come because they thought it involved comedians but stayed anyway.

Amazing thanks to Sammy Borras, an amazing comic artist with a fresh style who contributed work to the exhibition and spent the weekend offering visitors her comics wisdom. Go check out her site!
Also to Si Smith, who also let me steal a fantastic comic for the exhibition and did a tremendous amount of work organizing the vis arts program for greenbelt. And to my poor husband who spent the weekend running around finding extra paper and carrying heavy things in the name of art, and took some fantastic photos while doing so.

The reading library exists thanks to donations from Sammy Borras, Faye Yong, Fehed Said, Factor Fiction, Naniiebim, Ushio (if I forgot anyone, forgive me, and thank you!) Thank you! I hope it'll get bigger for each event!

Next place to catch Small Stories: The Big Draw events around Derby in October! See you there!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Upcoming, yay!

Logo for a little exhibition of short comics at Greenbelt this August - it involves a drawing lounge, and with any luck I'll be able to take it on to other locations in future!