Thursday 27 October 2011
I'm making these posters of my ice cream recipe cartoon to sell at Thoughtbubble. They are A3 and I am colouring them all in by hand. It takes a while but they look nice. I've made ten and so far I've coloured three this morning.
Monday 24 October 2011
Thursday 20 October 2011
My brother has been spending his time making various kinds of booze from fruits he has foraged around the place for the last few months and the first one was ready to try today. It's elderflower wine and it's really nice! I am very impressed. It tastes like a flowery desert wine like Beaumes de Venise but you can tell its made of elderflowers. Now we can drink lots of very cheap fruit wine. It gives me high hopes for the rest of the booze he's been making, redcurrant wine, plum wine, cider and apple wine.
Today I dropped off some 'Flying Leaf Creature' and 'The Gods Must be Bastards' at Travelling Man, Manchester. Why not buy one if you are passing? They also have a couple of copies of 'Goblin Hall' left. I went in to see the Anders Nilsen book signing, and got my old copy of 'Monologues for the Coming Plague' signed and sketched in. Cool. Thanks to Travelling Man for selling my comics!
Thursday 13 October 2011
I stapled and folded my new comic last night so it is now on sale. I'm going to take a bunch of copies to Leeds Thoughtbubble next month but if anyone's not going or can't wait they are now on sale on my website via paypal. They are £1.50 and are 24 black and white pages with black and white covers. Postage is free. It didn't take me long to fold and staple them, I guess it's one of those things you never forget how to do, even though I've not done it myself for a couple of years.
Wednesday 12 October 2011
Optical Sloth is doing a little fundraising thing for the next couple of weeks to help him pay his website bills. Why not buy some comics from his shop if you can or send him small amounts of cash? It's a good site for small press comics and it would be a real shame if he can't afford to carry on.
Tuesday 11 October 2011
I've just finished drawing my ice cream comic. It shall be called 'It's a Man's Life in the Ice Cream Business' and is 24 black and white pages, with black and white covers. I am getting it photocopied so I've got old Longy above out of retirement. It will be nice to do some old fashioned folding and stapling. I'll have the new comic for sale at Leeds Thoughtbubble next month along with copies of my 'Flying Leaf Creature' newspaper comic.
Thursday 6 October 2011
Tuesday 4 October 2011
Monday 3 October 2011
I got Gareth Brookes' 'The Black Project' at the Bristol Comics and Zine Fair. It's really good. It's the story of a strange boy called Richard who decides to build himself a girlfriend. He thinks that if people find out he will get in trouble so it is his secret project. He struggles to work out what to make the girlfriend out of, and to keep it hidden from his parents. Here's a link to his website where you can buy it and here's a more detailed review of it from Optical Sloth. Highly recommended, its very funny and dark.