Saturday, 6 August 2016
Hey! I’d like to say thank you to everyone at Manchester MCM Comic Con last weekend! It’s one of my fave MCM’s of the year so it was lovely to be back. I had a laugh sat between Chibby Shibby and Sian Jefferson.
Special thanks to my sister, Lisa for minding the table while I went to the loo and fetched water and stuff. <3 and thanks to Nikki Stu for the super adorable Oddish drawing and to MrDarkWho for the drawing of Jay from MiscFits!
I don’t have any events booked in August, but I can confirm most the autumn events now so here is the list ...
BIRMINGHAM | ICE International Comics Expo | 10th September 2016
GLASGOW | Scotland MCM Comic Con | 24th-25th September 2016
BRISTOL | Bristol Comic & Zine Fair | 1st October 2016
LONDON | London MCM Comic Con | 28th-30th October 2016
LEEDS | Thought Bubble (New Dock Hall) | 5th-6th November 2016
(TBC - Birmingham MCM Comic Con)
Thanks, see you there!
Thursday, 28 July 2016
I'm launching some new Misc Fits merchandise at Manchester MCM Comic Con this weekend. Misc Fits is a series of slice of life short story comics. I needed to design some stickers for the characters to use when they are using their phones to talk to each other - so I thought it would be fun to make full sets for each character.
I will have brand new FREE MINI COMICS to hand out at this event - so please do come by and say hi! You wont have the comic yet, even if you've seen me at a convention already this year.
Sunday, 10 July 2016
Special thank you to Camila and the staff at Orbital Comics for putting on a lovely event for Small Press Day! The hour slot with Clíodhna, Jenika, Sina and Sean was good fun and the time flew by far too quickly!
I sent some gig sketches to One Beat Zines for a new zine they launched yesterday over at Gosh! Comics. It’s got a really great mixture of illustrations and comics!
Reminder: Laydeez do Comics Birmingham is on tomorrow night! Monday 11th July 7.30pm at The Victoria. Guest speakers will be Julie Pickering, Natalie Cutler & Bryony Attenburrow. See you there!! (ps. everyone is welcome - boys can come too)
Tuesday, 31 May 2016
Thank you to everyone at London MCM Comic Con May 2016!! I’m really sorry I was pretty sick for most the weekend and missed a lot of people! James did a great job manning the table for me and looked after me in the evenings. Thank you so much! I really appreciate the help! Considering how ill I was, I actually manged to have a fun weekend.
The next comics events will be in July. I’ll be at Orbital Comics (London) on Saturday 9th for Small Press Day (event times and info coming soon) and then Manchester MCM Comic Con 30th-31st (in the Comic Village). See you there!
Don’t forget that you can order comics, zines and merchandise online though my Etsy shop! Thanks!
Monday, 16 May 2016
Laydeez Do Comics are a group who hold regular events around the UK and internationally. Creators are invited to do presentations about comics or their own work. LDC Birmingham has been running for a year and to celebrate Charlotte Bailey compiled an anthology with the theme Hometown. The profits will go towards bringing speakers from further afield to Birmingham.
I will have copies of the book available from my table at events (see the blog sidebar for an up to date list). You can order Hometown online through the LDC Big Cartel site.
I contributed a 2 page comic and the wrap around cover illustration. Photographed pages are by Charlotte Bailey, Yen Quach and Bryony Attenburrow. The comic was printed locally with a risograph machine by Rope Press.
Sunday, 15 May 2016
Thank you to everyone at Comica Comiket yesterday! I had a really lovely time sharing a table with Kripa Joshi, the creator of Miss Moti and watching the drawing parade.
The next event will be London MCM Comic Con. You'll be able to find table CL7 in the Comic Village section of the event. There will be Comic Village ceiling banners and a map in the show guide. I will have a full table this time so I have space for a folder of original drawings. I have around 400 hand folded free mini comics to hand out, so please come say hi!
Monday, 25 April 2016
Thank you to everyone who came by our table at the Birmingham Comics Festival!! - I had so much fun sharing with Charlotte from Laydeez Do Comics Birmingham and Joe Krawec & Angus Medford! The West Midlands comics scene is full of lovely people!
The Laydeez Do Comics Hometown anthology is now available to order online through this Big Cartel shop! and join us on Facebook for regular updates about LDC Birmingham events!
The next event will be Comica Comiket at The House of Illustration on the 14th May. Make sure you try to see the Comix Creatrix and Shojo manga exhibitions before they end - LDC Birmingham did a field trip a couple of weeks ago and it was excellent!!
See the sidebar for a up to date list of events - and don’t forget my comics and zines can be ordered online through my Etsy shop (the Grimes Fanzine is now back in stock!)
Thursday, 7 April 2016
I was interviewed by local comics creator Rees Finlay for the Indie Project Podcast, we mostly discus making small press comics and zines. You can find Rees' comics and learn more about The Indie Project here.
Sunday, 27 March 2016
The comic page is from a short autobio story I drew for the Laydeez Do Comics Birmingham Hometown anthology. (the next LDC Birmingham event will be on Monday 4th April) I have some events news so it felt fitting to include the page here...
Thank you to everyone who stopped by my table at InZine Fest #5. It's always a lovely relaxed atmosphere and I had a great time chatting to local comics friends Joe Krawec, Timothy Conroy and Rees Finlay.
The next event will be the Birmingham Comics Festival - I'll be sharing a table with Joe Krawec and Angus Medford who will be launching their new comic Blood. (I wont be taking the folder of original drawings to this event due to space) I will have free mini comics to hand out.
I can also now confirm a 1/2 table at Thought Bubble! I'm super excited because it's my favourite event of the year. The convention will held on the first weekend of November.
A up to date list of events can be found on the blog sidebar (more added once confirmed) - Please don't forget I have an Etsy shop which ships world wide.
Monday, 21 March 2016
Thanks to everyone at Birmingham MCM Comic Con this weekend! I had a good time hanging out in the comic village! My next event will be the InZine Fair #5 - a free event in Coventry on Saturday 26th March 2016. I wont be taking the drawing folder or full merchandise to this one but I will still have free mini comics to hand out! Thanks!
The gig sketches are from a great little event I went to in Digbeth. There was a film screening of Whiplash and live jazz music by Jonathan Silk (drums), Richard Foote (trombone), Stella Roberts (piano), Sean Gibbs (trumpet), Tom Bunting (bass) & Toby Boalch (saxophone). More information about Nadafilm events on facebook. (more gig sketches on my music blog)