I had an eight hour train journey to get through yesterday so I thought I’d try out the brush pens I got for Christmas and made this:
The train was kind of wobbly so the comic is too, in parts, but you get the idea. Some weird stuff went down in that house!
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!
Why why why did I think it would be a good idea to check the Illustration Friday topic last thing on a Thursday night? I wasn’t planning on doing one at all – but then I saw that the topic was Octopus. How could I resist that? I didn’t have much time of course so this is just a quick tentacle study, but it’s something.
This is a little comic I made for the Edinburgh League of Comics‘ monthly zine swap. October’s theme was Sunshine! So here it is:
(sorry, it was just a quick scrappy thing so I haven’t bothered to clean it up)
You can see the zines the other ELC members made here: Edinburgh League of Comics on WordPress
This comic has been inspired by my obsessive watching lately of ‘Life Below Zero’ – a documentary about people living in Alaska – on Netflix. My inner misanthropist (not so inner really) loves the idea of living alone in a cabin in the far far north, with a wood stove and a sauna and lots of books. My inner realist on the other hand knows that I wouldn’t be able to kill an animal and would therefore starve/be eaten by bears in about three minutes. So I’m having to content myself with daydreaming and drawing comics about it instead! Click on the image if you want to see it a bit closer up.
Well, here we go again – Christmas cards! Here’s some spaniel cards to fill you with
a deep sense of foreboding and despair that festive spirit.
They need a bit of cleaning up before I actually make them into cards, but here’s a first look anyway. Should I leave them as they are, or add a message like ‘Happy Christmas’ or something?