It’s been a while without and update.
The Lakes festival is this weekend. Sadly I wont be there. But I’ve taken part.
There is a window trail, and I’ve contributed something.
I traveled to Kendal Last week to draw all over the windows of The Staff Of Life.
The original idea was to make a cardboard display similar to the once presented at the Crouch End Festival.
But space dictated drawing on the glass.
Here is me in action.
The finished window.
( Pics vis Sarah Wood – trail organiser )
If you are at the Lakes, please check it out. There is a vote for best window, not that I’m suggesting anything …
Talking of votes, The British Comic Awards have published the long list of nominees.
Me and Daniel are on there for issues 4 and 5 of Necessary Monsters.
We also feature again in Score and Script, John Miers amazingly original anthology.
( I didn’t nominate myself , so feel okay about mentioning it )
Ahh, Necessary Monsters. What is happening. Well it’s being prepped for print. I know that.
In fact , at the moment that is all that I know.
So what is happening for the rest off the year? Well I’m organising a comic event.
The front page of my blog has all the details.
It’s a one day event in Crouch End, North London. I will post more regular details soon. But if anyone wants to check it out,
Fingers crossed I will have a new comic out before the end of this year.
It’s called TRACKS, and it is in a similar vein to Rain on Glass and Same Day Return.
I’m enjoying this one, but it’s taking a while.
I also have a new sketchbook.
So where will I will be exhibiting for the rest this year ?
My schedule is CECAF, Thought Bubble and finally Malta.
—- That’s the admin. Stop reading if you want to avoid (pleasant) introspection.—-
It’s been a busy year, but light on convention appearances. So much so that people have asked me if I’ve given up.
I find this mildly interesting. Due to restrictions of phone usage at my day job ( Plus no access to computer ), my online activity has dwindled.
Aligned with wanting a break from over 10 years of fevered convention activity, I guess I’ve slowly faded.
But it’s also refreshing.
I don’t have the energy to constantly promote myself.
My comics are very, VERY low volume sellers.
My shop, despite being kept up to date is dust covered . So much so i’m thinking of deleting it.
Conventions are my thing. I can sell stuff, and meet people. My online activity has fallen over.
I’m in good place with my comic making, really enjoying it. In fact REALLY enjoying the experience of being able to do stuff that
seemed out of reach even five years ago.
The moment I decided to stop whingeing about my work and it’s value, was the moment things
Switch off the internet.
Step back and have a look around.
Better stop now, I feel dizzy :)