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!
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.
A comic about a little seaweedy dude that I started ages ago and have just gotten around to finishing, in the spirit of my new year’s resolution to actually finish projects. Although actually, I don’t know if this is finished or not. Maybe it’s To Be Continued?
(sorry, the story is totally stupid – it’s just an excuse to draw the sea)
Another comic I did for practise (click the pages to see them bigger):This is kind of part of the same series as my salmon comic. They’re stories based on the various animal-encounters my family had in the house we lived in when I was a child (at at least on my slightly confused memories of them) – maybe I should make them into a little zine or something, when I’ve done a couple more? I dunno.