Some sketches and ideas for the Edinburgh League of Comics’ Smorgasbord+ mega zine swap topic, “Decomposition”. The comic itself is getting there but you won’t see it until May – in the mean time I post more work in progress/sketchy stuff over on Tumblr, so check it out if you’re interested!
A workshop I helped to run last month with the Edinburgh League of Comics!
Recently we were invited by Kirkliston library to run a Manga Workshop! The event was held over two consecutive Saturdays this January, and was aimed at young people aged 10+.
We started everybody off on day one with some character creation and development exercises, including the fearsome expressions sheet! How do you draw a smug ninja? It’s the ultimate challenge, but everyone really had fun with it and did a great job.
Then we moved on to a collaborative comic creation game – everybody drew one panel of a manga, then passed it on to the next person who continued the story (and so on). Everybody really seemed to have fun with this one!
We were really pleased with how the first day went, so we were looking forward to coming back the next week and doing some more work with the participants on their own ideas. We gave some…
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A comic about tattoos and regret for the Edinburgh League of Comics zine swap (this months topic was ‘tattoo’).
My entry to the Edinburgh League of Comics’ December zine swap. The topic was ‘Melt’! I didn’t have a lot of time or creativity this month so there’s no fancy folding or stapling, just an autobiographical comic about a regular experience I have through the winter months. I love winter and I get a bit over-excited buying nice scarves and gloves and coats and jumpers, so it really annoys me when the temperature fails to drop to my expectations!
Cormorants are the best.
In other news I’ve just given my website a bit of an overhaul. I’ve redesigned the portfolio section with WordPress to make it easier to keep up to date (Dreamweaver is nice enough but such a hassle), and added a comics section so all of those are in the one place. Check it out!