Hey everyone, just a quick reminder that my webcomic G Bear and Jammo is happening right now over on gbearandjammo.com! Here are the latest six pages to get you all excited.. What is Jammo building? Is it really "the coolest thing ever"? And who is Melvyn Smedley? All will be revealed over the coming weeks.. follow the link and stay tuned to find out! Updates on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
After years of planning (and one or two false starts) I've finally launched G Bear and Jammo, my latest webcomic! I'm super excited about it and hopefully you will be too. So click the link and enjoy... Plus don't forget to tell your friends about it - if you're on Tumblr, you can even do all that "reblogging" and "liking" malarky - whoop!
Here's a section of an illustration I've just finished for Draw The Line, where over 100 comic artists have been invited to illustrate positive political actions anyone can take. Initiated by Myfanwy Tristram, the project will initially take the form of a website followed by a book. There are some big names involved - can't wait to see it all collected together!
In other news, my first newsletter is due to go out sometime next week - so if you haven't signed up already do it now! Especially as I will be treating my subscribers to an exclusive peek at a brand new web comic I'm working on..
.. c'mon, you know you wanna.
Coming in September: Paper versus pixels: comics, digital media and their mutant offspring - an evening of talks about comics in print, on-screen and everything in between. Presented as part of Brighton Digital Festival 2015!
Yep, that's right - I've gone and organised an event! It's all going to be happening on Tuesday September 29th, from 6-8pm at the new Sussex Humanities Lab, based in Silverstone Building, Sussex University. Directions can be found here. A big thank you to the lovely people there for letting me use the space.
And guess what? It's free!
Here's the official list of presentations so far:
When is a comic not a comic? When it’s an app Comic artist Jaime Huxtable relates his experiences illustrating Think Like Churchill (Touchpress, 2014), an app that mixes comics, animation, historical archive and gameplay into a new breed of graphic narrative.
The comic page as time machine – panel based time travel and simultaneity in From Hell, One Soul and Here All comics are a form of time travel. Comic journalist, podcaster and film critic Alex Fitch explains how the paper page of the comic can create a transcendent experience that more interactive formats (such as tablet computers) can only hint at.
More speakers to be announced, including artists from Myriad Editions
So make a note of the date and see you there!
A new Afanc strip! Tried to loosen up and break free of the rigid four panel format of previous efforts. Experimented with a dip pen in places and regretted it. I do like using dip pens but I don't think they suit the look of this project. Some day soon I'll have to come up with something that does suit using a pen. Hopefully something with spaceships and robots. Until then please continue to enjoy these historical shenanigans.
Getting slack on the blog posting again, sorry kids. Here are some recent efforts: a new illustration to advertise an upcoming series of seminars at Sussex Uni, a preparatory sketch for a private commission featuring a giraffe in cricket whites (!) and another strip added to my Afanc weekly web comic (hopefully to become at least bi-weekly in the new year). Have a great Christmas y'all!
Ok, so I couldn't resist posting the first strip on this site too - but from now on you will be able to read regular Afanc strips here: afanc-comic.tumblr.com Enjoy and don't forget to tell your friends!