Very chuffed to announce that Lost Property is nominated for best comic at this year’s British Comic Awards. Proud to be among such fine work, big congrats to all the nominees. The awards take place next Friday at the start of the Thought Bubble Festival in Leeds, I’ll be there all weekend selling copies of Lost Property and other goods in the New Dock Hall, table 93. Come say hello!
This weekend is The Lakes International Comic Arts Festival. A local tearoom called Brew Brothers is exhibiting some of my work as part of the Windows Trail and I’ll be there sipping brews and signing books on Saturday from 2pm. There are some brilliant guests this year including Darwyn Cooke, Kate Beaton and Seth, so it’s well worth the trip.
This summer I was fortunate enough to be involved in a couple of great events, the first of which was the Edinburgh International Book Festival. I co-hosted a late-night comics-making extravaganza alongside fellow Nobrow authors Joe Sparrow and William Exley. We managed to get the entire audience involved, resulting in hundreds of pages being drawn and displayed. The second event was a signing at the Whitechapel Gallery, as part of the London Art Book Fair. As autumn approaches the comics festival season begins, so more news on this soon…
This year’s ELCAF was a memorable one for me. I was part of a Nobrow signing with Joe Sparrow and William Exley, doodling in copies of Lost Property. I was on a panel alongside Philippa Rice and Sam Bosma, chaired by Andy Oliver of Broken Frontier, discussing self-publishing. I also launched a new 16 page comic called Epsilon. It follows the final conversation between two companions and I’m hoping it’ll be the start of a bigger story. It will be available in stores soon, but in the meantime drop me a line if you’d like a copy.
I was honoured to be a part of this project created by Robin Harman. Fourteen artists were tasked with redesigning an album cover of their choosing, resulting in an exhibition at Orbital Comics and a print run with proceeds going to Brain Tumour Research. I chose Sign O’ the Times by Prince. You can see the other covers here and a short post about my process here.