Tuesday, 26 August 2014
poochy beauty pageant. 24 years ago Lucy made her appearance in a Carnival heatwave, but this time only Ned braved the relentless rain and got soaked to soca, while we chose the shelter of Spitalfields Market to coo over furry fashionistas - my personal favourite being Goldilocks and her three tiny bears for concept and cuteness. Now we all want a dog... Sean Azzopardi's upcoming festival CECAF, while getting on with my Strumpet submission.
Tuesday, 12 August 2014
I'm back from parts foreign where, as you can see here, I have been working hard... and not just on my tan. Comica Comiket at the British Library. And while I am posting it turns out I should have been at the Ladeez do Comics curator's tour of the Comics Unmasked exhibition. Sorry, Nicola. I am such an arse.
Monday, 23 June 2014
Last week saw the launch of Ian Williams' much anticipated excellent graphic novel The Bad Doctor in the Oh so appropriate setting of Barts Pathology Museum. Wine was imbibed, speeches were spoken and readings read among jars of weird and wonderful body parts. Get well soon, Corinne! Lexi in Kensal Rise is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine, goat cheese popcorn and a movie. And it's all for a good cause!
Tuesday, 27 May 2014
A couple of sketchbook pages. This is how some stuff seeps out of my mind... Andy Oliver's Broken Frontier report. Recently I have been doing shifts at the brilliant Lexi Cinema. Bijou, independent and local (to me), all its profits go to charity and they show my kind of movies in a chilled setting – although the Postman Pat crowd yesterday afternoon drew a pretty hardcore audience.
Sunday, 25 May 2014
Henny Beaumont, Wallis Eates, Jessica Martin, Jade Sarson, Rob Great Balls of Fire Wells and myself were introduced by Corinne Pearlman after a reading by previous winner Gareth Brookes. We each got to talk about our work to the judges and feel special – Nicola Streeten, Woodrow Phoenix, Meg Rosoff and Andy Oliver were on the panel along with Corinne. Afterwards we toasted Jade with a glass of bubbly. I may not have won the award but what an honour to be featured in such brilliant company. I'm still buzzing from all the good vibes and love. Thank you to everyone for the support and encouragement.
Wednesday, 21 May 2014
Myriad First Graphic Novel Award Announcement on May 23. If anyone feels like coming along to cheer/commiserate/laugh, whatever, it will be much appreciated.