Friday, 20 April 2012

Comica Comiket!

This Saturday I will be in London for Comica Comiket Independent Comics Fair! Come along and buy my new comics! If you can't make it you can buy them all online too.

Last week I drew some guest art for My Cardboard Life's 700 party celebrations! If you missed it you can see it again here:

In other news you can read a review of At The Caves comic here on the Forbidden Planet International blog.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Once Upon A Time In the Midlands Exhibition!

This Saturday is the launch of an exhibition I'm part of called "Once Upon A Time In The Midlands" at the excellent 6/8 Kafe in Birmingham (one of my favourite coffee places!) I have written a creepy fairy tale "Curse Of The Bogmen" and had it made into a mini flip comic especially for the exhibition. Copies will be on sale at the opening along with the original artwork! Here are some quick photos:

"An exhibition of illustration inspired by fairy tales with artists and illustrators all with connections to the midlands. Featuring new work from James Bourne, Lee Crutchley, Herman Inclusus, Lizz Lunney, Mark Long, Mr Millerchip, Luke Pearson, Sarah Ray, Paul Roberts and Steven Silverwood."

As the exhibition is in Birmingham my story is inspired by Moseley Bog that is near my house which also inspired Tolkien!

There will be live drawing from 4pm onwards so be sure to go along and go check out the exhibition, grab a delicious coffee and bag yourself a copy of Curse of The Bogmen.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

2012 Sketchbook Project Tour

I did a sketchbook as part of the 2012 Sketchbook Project. The opening night was the other day and right now the exhibition is in Brooklyn! The sketchbook will visit 13 more cities over the course of 2012 including Chicago, Portland, Vancouver, Los Angeles, Oakland, Greater Boston, Portland, Toronto, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Winter Park, Austin, London and Melbourne!

If you can't make any of those places the good news is you can read my sketchbook online here! Please leave a comment if you enjoyed it and if you happen to go see the exhibition in real life do look for my sketchbook take a photo for me!!

(you can find my book in the library under number 158L.2-6)

Page 45 now sells cards!

I'm very excited to announce that the brilliant comic shop Page 45 in Nottingham now sells my cards! They sell them in store and also online here! You can click on any card for review! I also heard that 10% Student Discount applies to these in store too so it's probably the best place in Nottingham to go buy them!!

Berlin comics!

I was in Berlin last week for Pictoplasma and while there I took more stock to some of the awesome Berlin comic shops. So you can now buy my new comics At The Caves, Curse of the Bogmen, Tofu and Cats, At The Planetarium and Dream Locations postcard book at the following places:

Big Brobot

Modern Graphics

Renate Comic Library

I also spotted my book "Ich Liebe Katzen" published by Zwerchfell and Dan Berry's brilliant books for sale already at Big Brobot! It's a great shop- if you are in the area you should definitely pay them a visit.

Berlin has an exciting arts scene, the Pictoplasma character walk was ace! Highlights of the trip included joining Mawil for an exhibition opening, eating all the food in Berlin and a great talk by Pablo as part of his Illustration Around The World project, photo below borrowed from his website showing (left to right) LouLou and Tummie, Jonathan Edwards, Joe List, Tuckshop, Felt Mistress, Steffi Sch├╝tze, me and Darren.

I also really enjoyed meeting this handsome guy:

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Curse of the BOGMEN/Horseome Preview! *NEW*

Here are a couple of preview pages! Original artwork will be on exhibition at Once Upon A Time in the Midlands.

Curse of the BOGMEN

and Horseome

This mini flip comic is in my shop now- shipping in a couple of weeks or less. Don't forget I'm also getting Tofu and Cats/A Dinosaur Tale reprinted so that is available for pre-order too!

Thursday, 5 April 2012

I Spy.... NEW BOOKS!

Woo! I collected my books from the printers today so if you have placed an early pre-order you can expect yours soon!

And here for the first time together you will see the first two in the series of I Spy influenced comics:

I'm already working on the next one. You might remember my original post explaining the idea of having a series like the original I Spy books of our youth (like these beauts!)

Here are further potential titles:

At the Cinema
At the Post Office
At the Car Boot Sale
At the Jungle
At the Carpet Factory
At the Garden Centre
At Your House Watching You Sleep


And a rainbow of mini comics!

Don't forget you can still pre-order all of the above right here!

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

At The Caves Comic Previews! *NEW*

This week I'm adding previews of new stuff so following Monday's Dream Locations preview here are some sample pages and the full cover image from my new comic At The Caves!

It is a 16 page comic printed in nautical red with a secret message somewhere in the pages (you have to work it out) it has stories including Watermelon boy, Depressed Cat, Keith The Wizard and his Magical Unicorns, Sour Rabbit and Crispy Duck and some new faces!

Here are some snippets:

Nautical theme^

New characters Mookey, Bonald and Fluto^

Available in my online shop for pre-order shipping very soon or at Comica and TCAF!

Monday, 2 April 2012

Dream Locations Preview! *NEW*

Yesterday Forbidden Planet International showed some preview pages from Dream Locations! Joe has put some examples up on his website too! Here are some more teasers of what you can expect:

And the stickers arrived today! You will get 8 stickers per book to stick on the postcards and send to your friends:

You can pre-order Dream Locations in my online shop or buy it from us at upcoming conventions Comica and TCAF (see right for links)