Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Buy a Take Away for Christmas

You can now buy my book Take Away online here from the Blank Slate website.

I've also listed the Take Away gift boxes on Etsy. They contain two badges, stickers, a fortune cookie, mini Food Dudes comic and some chopsticks to eat the comic with. If you are ordering from my online shop and want one just send me an email (sushi monsters at gmail dot com) and we can sort out payment that way. You can buy the Food Dudes zine on it's own too (here)

Last UK order day for Christmas will be next Monday (16th December), after that I can't guarantee they will arrive in time but you never know. Who can say.

I have lots of stuff for sale online so if you're stuck for present ideas go and take a look. I even throw in free gifts with every order (stickers, postcards, etc) Buy like crazy! Buy buy buy (if you want to)

Wednesday, 27 November 2013


This year I've been part of the organisational team for Volume, Birmingham's Art, Book and Print Fair on 5th-7th of December at the brand new and amazing Central Library. I have a stall at the event on the Friday and Saturday where I should have copies of my new book Take Away for sale as well as a range of zines and comics by various artists.

As part of the event Birmingham Zine Festival is presenting another live "Make It Then Tell Everybody" panel (an event we started with Dan Berry at last year's BZF) This time the panel line up features the following speakers (listed below) on 3pm Saturday 7th December - you can book tickets here:

Hosted by Dan Berry – an illustrator, designer, cartoonist and lecturer will talk to other makers about the tools and techniques of comic artists and how emerging artists can promote and distribute what they do. 

Philippa Rice – creator of the webcomic My Cardboard Life, Recyclost, Looking Out and many other titles.
Vivane Schwarz – creator of a number of books for children including There Are Cats In This Book, There Are No Cats In This Book and Welcome To Your Awesome Robot.
Lisa Wood – director of the Thought Bubble festival in Leeds
Martin Steenton – Blank Slate Books.
Brought to you by Birmingham Zine Festival

Friday, 22 November 2013

Thought Bubble 2013 This Weekend!

I'm at Thought Bubble this weekend! Table 157! I'm sharing a table with Joe Decie. My new book Take Away launches from Blank Slate books (available from their stall) and you will also be able to buy the Hic and Hoc Illustrated Journal of Humour Volume 2 (from me). Here's some of the stuff I'll be selling:

Take Away gift boxes! Contain two badges, sticker, Food Dudes mini zine, a fortune cookie and chopsticks.

I'll also bring some Lava Puke prints, brand new At The Theme Park comic and new badges.

I'm also on a panel Saturday at 10.40am about funny comics with Joe Decie, Jim Medway and Donya Todd- hosted by Woodrow Phoenix. See you there!

If you can't make it you can buy comics here in my online shop and i'll be listing the Take Away boxes next week. 

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Exclusive Page 45 Card

“You always have friends when you have comics.”
Recently I was commissioned by Page 45 to design this exclusive card which comes FREE with Page 45 Gift Vouchers available online and in store now. There is also another design by Philippa Rice, so if you don't know what to buy you friends (if you have any) for Christmas I recommend Page 45 gift vouchers for all!
Read review of the card and buy here! 

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Make It then Tell Everybody Podcast

Last week Dan Berry visited my studio to record episode number 52 of Make It Then Tell Everybody, a whole year on from when we arranged the first live panels for Birmingham Zine Festival! Here is the info:

"Lizz Lunney and Dan Berry talk about jokes, ideas and how animals can say things that humans can’t."

Listen to it here!

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Thought Bubble Anthology 2013

I'm in this! Thought Bubble comic anthology from Image Comics! More details here...

Monday, 28 October 2013

Eye Candy 2013

This upcoming weekend is Eye Candy Festival- A visual pop culture festival happening in Birmingham, UK 31st October - 3rd November 2013. I've been commissioned to do an art instillation as part of the festival and I'm also selling comics at the Bicycle Basket Bizarre on Saturday.

Here is some more information:

Comic artist Lizz Lunney has lost some of her favourite pets around Southside. She will be putting up missing posters around the area so please help in the search to find these creatures by using the hashtag #EyeCandyLostPets on tumblr, twitter and instagram. Upload your photos of any lost pets you find. Best photos get a reward!

Bicycle Basket Bizarre

Curator Trevor Pitt has hand-picked a unique array of artists, illustrators and designers who will transform each of their bikes into an emporium of delights – kind of like an art fair meets car boot sale, but more compact and kinder to the environment.

The bazaar will take place in the convivial and lively atmosphere of the wonderful Le Truc where you can hang out with the artists and your get your hands on affordable original artworks and editions from this stellar line up: Jane Anderson, Stewart Easton, Meeno, Husky Organic, Ben Javens, LumberJackJoe, Mini Moderns, Dawn Painter, Keep and Share, Abject Records, Claire Scully, Lizz Lunney and Simon Peplow.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Blank Slate Book Release Update

I spent a big chunk of this year working on my book which will be part of the new Blank Slate releases at Thought Bubble next month (along with some other great titles which you can read about here). 

If you read my blog you might have seen the sample copy photos I shared recently. The book is a culmination of eight long years of writing comics and marks a time when I'm planning on some changes in what I do- moving away from self publishing/distributing and concentrating more on other areas of humour writing and illustration that I'm interested in pursuing.

Here is a bit more information about the content of the book:

Take Away by Lizz Lunney

128 pages, 4 spot colours, softcover

Lizz Lunney draws surrealist animals, household objects and items of food, all endowed with the sometimes questionable gift of consciousness, exploring various concepts of life and death in a humorous setting. Sometimes she draws humans. Take Away is a specially comissioned book for Blank Slate that collects all of Lizz’s favourite work from the last eight years, presented alongside lots and lots of brand new content. It’s designed with four sections in four different tasty spot colours for extra dazzle, to give you the best possible experience of Lizz Lunney’s world of existentially silly and serious situations!  
Featuring two of her longest stories yet, starring Romantic Bison in an epic tale of love and misunderstandings, and Depressed Cat in a globe-trotting adventure into ennui. Plus lots of short strips, interludes and strange moments with other recurring characters. As if that isn’t enough, unfold the cover and peek under the flaps and you’ll find even more pert and punchy comic strip goodness. Take Away is absolutely packed with comics!


Monday, 7 October 2013

Brooklyn Art Library

When I was in New York a few weeks ago me and Timothy Winchester visited the Brooklyn Art Library and I found my sketchbook which I did for The Sketchbook Project 2012. We took some photos so I thought I'd share them. It's a great place for anyone who is on the look out for fun stuff to do in the city. Unfortunately we only had about half an hour there but it's the kind of place you could spend hours looking at the sketchbooks, SO MANY sketchbooks. They sell lots of cool vintage stationary and cards too. If you can't make it in person you can view a lot of the sketchbooks online, mine is here and you can take part yourself - the deadline for the 2013 Sketchbook project is soon.

Friday, 4 October 2013

Bristol Comic and Zine Fair

I'm selling comics at the Bristol Comic and Zine Fair tomorrow! See the website for more details.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Take Away!

Today I received the sample copy of my new book which will be out soon from Blank Slate.

It is 128 pages and collects all of my favourite work from the last 8 years as well as brand new content- all collected in this colourful edition. The book has fold out flaps and four colour sections packed full of comics! Hopefully it should be out in time for Thought Bubble but check my twitter for updates. 

Here are a few photos for now. See more on my flickr ....

Sunday, 8 September 2013


I will be at SPX next weekend! I'm not quite organised enough yet to have made one of those "this is where my stall will be" maps but here is the poster. I'll tweet more details about location later in the week and on the day if I have wifi access! This is my first show in America so I'm kind of worrying that I've forgotten to do something important like book flights or pack but I'm looking forward to meeting lots of new people. It is also the launch of the Hic and Hoc humour anthology edited by me and Joe List so if you're coming be sure to put that on your comic shopping list!

SPX New Stuff

Next weekend I will be in America for SPX!

As old stock was running low I have a bunch of new stuff which I will be selling there and I've just listed things in my online shop for you to purchase from the comfort of your home:

AT THE THEME PARK: new 16 page comic! £4

Theme Park Map print! Limited edition of 30 £6

Lava Puke prints! Limited editions of 30 each £6

Badges! Three new designs!

Patches! Brand new Dust and Moon patches and then reprints of old designs including the long sold out Feed Me Sushi patch that a lot of people have been asking me about. I only have 50 of each design so get in there quick before they are unavailable again. £3 each or pack of 4 for £10

I will try and post out any orders made in the next couple of days before I go but if you order between 11th and 20th September I will be away so allow up to a couple of weeks for your items to arrive. See next blog post for more details on SPX and I will be adding the full theme park map to my online comic shortly.

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Top Shelf Digital: Depressed Cat

You can now buy Depressed Cat : Nine Miserable Lives from Top Shelf Digital

Only £1.99 UK or $2.99 US click the link above or see new releases on the Top Shelf Digital App!


Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Drawing Process + Colouring

August has been a busier/more stressful month than I expected and because of this I'm probably not going to be able to add a comic a day for the rest of August but to make up for that I thought it might be interesting to show the working process for the cover of my new comic which I'm hoping to get finished for SPX in September. Maybe this is boring and pretty basic but I'm interested in seeing this sort of thing so hopefully some people will enjoy reading....

 1) First I decide on a theme and title, this comic is going to be next in my "At The..." series titled At The Theme Park. So, I start with a rough plan in my sketchbook of the idea and how it looks in my mind. This is my favourite part of the process, I like the way the rough sketches look more than the final thing usually:

2) From this I draw a more detailed full size rough using a "Happy Days" jumbo ink tank gel ink pen in 0.5mm on thin cheap printer paper. I usually draw at double print size, this will be an A5 cover so in this case I'm drawing at A4:

3) I then use a lightbox to draw a final version of this using an extra fine Rotring art pen on a thicker better quality paper. Here I draw the layers of the drawing so for a complicated cover like this there are four separate A4 pages each with various parts of the final drawing:

4) I then scan these drawings in to Photoshop using CanoScan LiDE 35 scanner and I put then into one psd with each element in a different layer:

5) I use the second rough drawing to check everything is in place and label each layer to make things easier:

6) Next step- I spend a while editing any mistakes and making sure each layer is in place:

7) Now the least fun part, colouring. I don't really enjoy this bit but that's probably because I haven't got a drawing tablet at the moment which would make things easier. I prefer colouring things by hand rather than on a screen. I generally look at things for colour inspiration like this Walt Disney World "Treasure Book of Memories" (ha) and refer back to my original colour plan. I usually start with a background colour which will be the main colour I use for the interior of the comic too (in this case purple) and then I build up a colour palette that is usually pastel rainbow colours of some kind:

8) Hours later (crying) I end up with something presentable that I will probably look at the next day and completely change before it goes to print:

If anyone would like to colour this design themselves I'm going to be sharing the files here for your enjoyment. I'd love to see any alternatives people come up with, feel free to grab the files and do what you want with them (but please don't sell them of course) You could even print it out and colour it in by hand. Send me a link or email me with anything you do- I'm interested in seeing other people's techniques!

I will be resuming the One A Day comics on my website as soon as I can get back to it. I'll probably put a couple up when I can....

Friday, 16 August 2013

Lava puke in COLOUR!

AHHHH! LOOK my good friend Bryony coloured in my lava puke drawing that I drew yesterday, she's done two different colourways. HOW COOL ARE THESE! She's now officially colouring everything I ever draw.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Comic Gosh!p TOMORROW

Tomorrow night at Gosh they will be discussing my comics! 7pm-9pm More info here:

Comic Gosh!p is a comic book reading group at Gosh! London. It is a monthly event where people can gather and chat about the books of the month. Each event will normally include one mainstream comic book and one small press book!!

Join the Comic Gosh!p group to keep up to date with all the gossip!

In August we will be discussing 'Fluffy' by Simone Lia and then there will be a general discussion about the work of Lizz Lunney. 'Fluffy' and Lizz's work is available from Gosh London, where you get a 10% discount. You can also purchase Lizz's work online at:

After the meet up we go for drinks at The John Snow pub, 39 Broadwick Street, Soho, W1F 9QJ. Come along, anytime, it is open to all!

So start reading! And see you all soon!!


Monday, 12 August 2013

Tiny Pencil

Recently I did a couple of pages for the new Tiny Pencil Summerzine which is now for sale over on their website. The theme was mammals, monsters, mars and my comic was for the MARS section.

The complete package contains three publications and comes with pencils, stickers and dice-see photo below. You can also read an interview with me on the Tiny Pencil blog where I talk about things I'm currently working on and you can see a photo of me as a child dressed in Roger Rabbit shorts doing some street graffiti.

Here are some small sections from my pages:


Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Top Shelf Digital

My first Top Shelf digital collection goes live today. Only £1.49 for 57 pages of comics collecting my three "At The..." comics. Tell your friends, tell anyone with an iphone/ipad/ibrain etc. Enjoy!