A J Poyiadgi

Teabag Theories

What do you get when you mix tea with the mysteries of science? Teabag Theories, my new micro-comic-in-a-teabag. Volume 1: Gravitea will be on sale tomorrow at the Comiket fair at Central Saint Martins. There will be biscuits.

If you can’t make it down and would like a copy teleported straight to your door, please click here.

Shots Strip

shots strip 1

Very chuffed to report that I’ve started a regular strip for Shots magazine, taking an irreverent look at life in the wonderful world of advertising and film. Here’s the first strip, out now, featuring a series of career making (or breaking) decisions.

Desert Island Comics

I recently had the pleasure of choosing my desert island comics for the Forbidden Planet International blog. It was tough to whittle it down to just eight choices, but here are the results, in no particular order.

Angoulême

Some snaps from my recent trip to the Angoulême International Bande Dessinée Festival. Such an inspiring celebration of comics in all its forms. The quality and quantity of work was staggering. Amazing croque monsieurs too.

The Barkling

Barkling

Meet The Barkling. From my Score and Script project comic.

Hitch

Hitch

Here’s my arm-aching one hour stab at Little White Lies magazine’s Alfred Hitchcock sketch-a-thon. Managed to get it done with seconds to spare.

Electric Sheep Magazine

Beetlejuice Nosferatu Medusa Pinhead

I was asked by Alex Fitch, presenter of Resonance FM’s always excellent Panel Borders, to produce an illustration on the theme of movie monsters for Electric Sheep Magazine, the online mag dedicated to left-field and cult cinema. I chose four characters, all of which appeared in films that were a huge influence on me: Nosferatu, Medusa (Clash of the Titans), Beetlejuice and Pinhead (Hellraiser).

I really enjoyed revisiting these characters and the process inspired a creation of my own for the comic that is currently part of the Score and Script exhibition, on at the Centre for Recent Drawing until 15th December. See the previous post for more details.

The finished illustration for Electric Sheep Magazine can be seen here.

Score and Script

Very chuffed to be part of the Score and Script project created by the brilliant cartoonist John Miers for his PhD.

John produced a single page comic and asked a host of top-notch artists to interpret their own version of the comic, based on either a written description – the Script – or a diagrammatic description – the Score. The results, a total of 30 individual comic pages, including my contribution based on the Script, are being exhibited at the Centre for Recent Drawing until 15th December.

It’s fascinating to see how each artist responds to the same brief with such wildly different outcomes, so it’s well worth a visit. More details can be found here and I’ll be sure to post some snippets from my page soon.

Shots


The good folk at Shots Magazine have interviewed me about my foray into the world of comics. The interview is part of a regular feature called Out of Hours, which looks at the extracurricular activities and pursuits of people working in film and advertising.

Comics and Cakery

Teapot Therapy gets a wonderful write-up by Jess Cave on her truly scrumptious Comics and Cakery blog. Jess is a baking supremo and anyone who’s been to a recent Comica Social Club will vouch for this. You can also see her fantastic Fargo cake here.

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