Monday, 29 October 2012


Lately I have been making an effort to introduce more humans to my comics. I realised that I hardly ever write female characters and I even more rarely write stories featuring actual humans. So as a special event to mark the November convention season and the launch of my new comic (news on that soon) I'm holding a whole week of online comics from 12th to 16th November to celebrate humans. HUMAN WEEK! Lots of fun for humans, objects and animals alike.

Zinefest Berlin

German comics news:

You'll be able to buy my comics at Zinefest Berlin this weekend. Wish I could be there too.

Also here is a photo I have borrowed of my book on the Zwerchfell stand at Frankfurt Book Fair from a few weeks ago. Hope everyone had a good time!

Monday, 15 October 2012

BZF Photos and thanks!

This weekend was BZF! I was one of the organisers so apologies if you saw me and I was running around like crazy. I have just put some photos on Flickr here! And there will be more links and reviews on the website in the next week or so: here!

Thanks to everyone who was involved for making it such a successful Festival this year.

Here are highlights of some of the things I was involved in:

The Make It Then Tell Everybody panel talks hosted by Dan Berry were on Saturday with a complimentary exhibition of process artwork at 6/8 Kafe from the artists involved (photo above)

Here are some photos of everyone after the talks featuring: Dan Berry, me, Philippa Rice, Marc Ellerby, Luke Pearson and in the second photo Kristyna Baczynski, Jonathan Edwards, WJC, Felt Mistress, Dan Berry and Joe List. The talks were recorded thanks to Simon Berry so will be online to listen to soon. Thanks also go to Page 45 for their support of these panels.

The talks were held in the Patrick Centre at Birmingham Hippodrome- look we even got fancy Hippodrome water!

Here is a photo of Marc in the audience:

On Sunday I was part of Jonathan Edward's Draw Serge event at Le Truc as part of Eye Candy: it was fun to be involved even though I should have preplanned to draw mine so it wasn't behind the lamp! doh! I'll be drawing a more considered Serge for the blog soon. Here is a video featuring the Draw Serge event too!

Loads of other exciting things happened over the weekend including the main fair, after show party with Misty's Big Adventure (below) and Henry Homesweet and a nice relaxing end to the festival with Kino 10 Finnish animation showing at 6/8 on Sunday evening.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

BZF + New stuff!

It's BZF this weekend! BZF have teamed up with Eye Candy Festival of Visual Culture run by Fused Magazine this year and there are lots of things going on- check the timetable here for more details.

I will be at the Independent Publishing Fair on Saturday 12-6 at Sidewalk, Hurst Street and I'm also on one of the panel talks hosted by Dan Berry in the afternoon at The Patrick Centre, Hippodrome. The talks are called "Make It Then Tell Everybody" supported by Page 45 the Midlands best comic shop in Nottingham. I'll be on the panel with Philippa Rice, Luke Pearson and Marc Ellerby starting at 3pm.

I will also have a bunch of new stuff to sell including:

Living The Dream Badges (I'll have tote bags of this design soon too)

Imperial Russia 1914 Badge Set featuring "Rasputin Lives" and "I Still Love Rasputin" badges (inspired by a recent comic I drew for the upcoming Hic+Hoc Unsolved Mystery Anthology)

Creepy Disney Collection Zine!

They will all be available to buy on the website in a couple of weeks as well!

Here are the posters for BZF! See you there, bring your friends!

Monday, 1 October 2012


Lately all of my time and efforts have been going into the organising of this...

BZF 2012! I'll be at the Independent Publishing Fair on October 13th and also I'll be on this panel hosted by Dan Berry:

EXCITING! I'll post a more details update on the festival next week.

In other news...... I realised today that because of time constraints and the fact I don't want to be forced to rush work I would usually have spent more time on I have decided that my Keith The Wizard Book will have to be postponed until next year. Probably for the best as my laptop is on it's way out! BUT if you were looking forward to it don't worry- I will still have LOTS of new stuff at the upcoming conventions including a new "At The..." I Spy inspired book as well as new badges, Christmas cards, hopefully tote bags and prints and more! So rather than one big book there will be lots of potential Christmas gifts which is better I think. If you were planning on sending in a Keith drawing you still can- the book is just being delayed until I have more time to concentrate on it.


One of three blog posts tonight...

I have a comic in OFF LIFE!

What is OFF LIFE?

OFF LIFE is the UK's only street press comic magazine. Each issue we’ll be collecting comic stories from today’s best indie talent, compiling them in a bi-monthly magazine and then leaving them around bars, coffee houses, shops and galleries for good people like you to pick up – free of charge.

Comics for a lost generation

Our aim is to provide a platform for up-and-coming talent while opening comics to a whole new audience. Sure Spider-man is fun and Wolverine is tough but at their best comics are as smart, adult and culturally relevant as any novel, film or classical art. We hope that OFF LIFE will be a stepping stone to all the works of genius that exist out there in four-colour print because bold voices in every art form deserve a place to shine. Yes, even comic slingers.


Or look out for copies around London and Bristol....