Tuesday, 31 May 2016

I walk the line

Ten mile walk. Saxon shore, Kent. Ankle survived the test.
Also seen in Kent.
Make of it what you will.

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Staring at the sea

Been spending time by the sea, the weather being unbelievably kind.
Pootled along the coast to Dungeness where serendipity and magic occurred.
Loving Folkestone, new bike et al...

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Creatrix evening

It's been a while but I'm back. Walking again, drawing again. Friday night I met Sally Anne at the House of Illustration in Kings Cross where the fabulous Aline Kominsky was being interviewed by Sarah Lightman - a most inspiring and enjoyable event, well worth the trek. I also took in the Comix Creatrix exhibition featuring work by 100 women artists – too many to list here but it includes Claire Bretecher, Tove Jansson, Posy Simmonds, Julie Doucet, Kate Beaton, Donya Todd and Isabel Greenberg... What a delight to see a page from the amazing Lynda Barry's 1980's Girls and Boys, examine Aline K's tiny artwork, discover Brigid Deacon's Burns-eque Coma Deep and find a fetish comic from the 1950s that looks so ahead of its time... Surprisingly few familiar faces and a fair amount of guys at the talk but Corinne Pearlman, Lee Kennedy and Wallis Eates helped make it more of a Ladeez night.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Summer break continued

Once back at the house, sat and watched the garden take shape while being cared for by the bros, the unstoppable Valerie and the incredible Heather.

Friday, 28 August 2015

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Festivals and fears

Last Saturday was the first outing of the Dessinators at a UK comic fair since CECAF last November. Sean and I did make it to Angouleme, but we seem to have spent the last six months in hibernation. Takeover 2015, the Alternative Press and London Radical Bookfair cross-over in Bermondsey, was a welcome distraction from the disappointment of the election and ended up being a good day despite the delayed-delivery-of-tables fiasco. So great to catch up with my table mates and see some familiar faces again.
I managed to produce a new mini comic for the event, as well as collecting my copy of A little Bit of Undigested Potato bad dream anthology from the lovely Keara Stewart. As well as organising a second event, Sean has found time to put together another excellent new tome – check out Tracks in Orbital or Gosh. A date for your diary is June 6th : make your way to Crouch End for CECAF 2 and all kinds of comic goodness! Expect to see the likes of Sally Anne Hickman, Danny Noble, Julia Scheele, Breakdown Press, Paul Rainey, Andy Oliver and many many more...

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Sea you there

This Saturday I will be appearing on a panel discussing Bumps, Births & early Motherhood in comics and graphic novels at the University of Brighton along with Kate Evans and Henny Beaumont. A day at the seaside and some lively chat, what's not to like? Check out the details on their website.
Just been out to the countryside getting a blast of spring loveliness and old clobber with Heather. Took in some culture on the way: fabulous tapestry map at The Bodleian in Oxford and Enid Marx and Martin Parr at Compton Verney near Kineton. Splendid.