Some early sketches of Gerald Cribbin, the character from my new book Lost Property, out next year by Nobrow.
Today I’m off to Kendal for The Lakes International Comic Art Festival. I’ll be selling my usual wares including a special edition Teabag Theory that claims Kendal Mint Cake might make a suitable snack on the moons of Saturn. Sort of. It was a brilliant festival last year and there are loads of great guests making an appearance (including Scott McCloud, Boulet and Becky Cloonan) so I’m chuffed to be a part of it.
Here’s an interview I did for Tiny Pencil about my contribution to issue 3, my tea drinking habits and work in general. I’m chuffed to be a part of it so big cheers to them. The latest issue and others can be purchased here.
In other news, I’m currently in the midst of working on my first book, due out later this year. More details soon!
Last weekend was the Thought Bubble festival in Leeds, a wonderful frenzy of comics in all shapes and sizes spread across 3 huge halls. In addition to my usual wares I had the pleasure of selling Tiny Pencil issue 3, the latest anthology book featuring comics and illustration produced purely with pencil. Alongside my two page tale (called Portrait of an Exorcism) are contributions by Renee French, Barnaby Richards, Isabel Greenberg and Jeremy Holmes to name a few, so it’s well worth a look. Get your copy here.
It’s a case of lens envy in my latest strip for Shots magazine.
Last week I gave a short talk at Process, the monthly workshop and discussion group at Gosh! Comics, about my recent exhibition at The Lakes International Comic Art Festival. A write-up of the event can be found here, including Lorenzo Fiorini’s tips from the great Eduardo Risso and a watercolour demonstration by Richy K Chandler.
This weekend is The Lakes International Comic Art Festival in Kendal. Anyone trying to find respite from all the comics coming to town might head to Farrer’s, the lovely local tearoom, but even that place is going to be filled with the stuff in the form of an exhibition of my work. I’ve also made 100 teabag comics on the secret origin of Kendal Mint Cake and will be giving a short talk as part of the Myriad Editions Quick Strips event. Come along, if only for a cuppa.