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Sunday, 28 July 2013

Stella Arena 2011/2013

This is the first page from a short story comic that I am working on over the summer. It's been a lot of fun trying to improve some of the older designs I created in 2011. I decided to make this smaller project partly because I really liked the story idea and partly so I could practice drawing the aliens and their environment before starting again on the longer story.

At the end of my university course in 2011, I printed a dummy book of the first Giant Rhinos In Space chapter. This photo is a nice comparison of the changes I made recently. I think in the dummy comic their world is explained verbally in dialogue and I'm hoping the new design is a stronger visual description.

 Immunity by Jon Hopkins

I made a playlist for when I am drawing this new comic. It's over 2 hours long so I will just post some of the songs that really fit the theme of the comic the most. This song by Jon Hopkins was one of my main inspirations for writing this short story. I don't think it really is a recording of a photocopier as the beat but the song is just beautiful. When I first heard it on the radio I had to find it straight away. The vocals are provided by King Creosote and if you liked listening to the song I highly recommend their joint album Diamond Mine.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Zines In Space Cover

I'm drawing a short story comic this summer to help me with drawing the main alien characters and the world they live in. I'm hoping to print it some time in the autumn, hopefully before Inspired Comics attend London MCM Expo in October.

Manchester MCM Expo Photos 2013

I had a great time on the Inspired Comics table with Sarah Fogg and Jack Davies at Manchester MCM Expo last weekend. We had a couple of new comics on the table which was exciting, including my new short story comic 2002 and the music zine Sarah and I finished this month.

The next event Inspired Comics  have confirmed a table at is London MCM Expo in October.

This Is Not A Serious Music Publication Summer 2013


Sarah Fogg and I made a new music zine and took it to Manchester MCM Expo at the weekend. It's also available to buy online through my Etsy Shop.

Articles, illustrations and comics featuring Haim, Blur, Villagers, Savages, Janelle Monáe, The Kinks, Gaptooth, Sex Bob-Omb VS. Gorillaz, Maxïmo Park, Flight of The Conchords, Fatoumata Diawara and Oasis

Excho & The Bunnymen & Maximo Park

I went to the Godiva Festival a couple of weekends ago. I was at work for most the weekend but I did enjoy managing to find time to see 2 of the headline acts. The above sketches are from the Friday night when I saw Echo and the Bunnymen


These sketches are of The View.

Maximo Park's set was amazing. I managed to get close to the front so it was great being able to draw more stage details. When I think of this band I'm always reminded of the instrument smashing in their 2009 Glastonbury performance. 

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Free Mini Comic: Party Poopers

New free mini comic to hand out at events! This year Inspired Comics Collective have confirmed tables at Manchester MCM Expo in July and London MCM Expo in October. The secret password to guarantee you get your copy is 'Do you have a business card?'

I'm still deciding whether to post the poster drawing online or keep it secret for those who get hold of the print version.

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