Edinburgh has only made the feeblest of attempts at a proper winter this year so I’m having to get my snow fix from drawing it, and drawing it a LOT. Next year I’m moving to Canada!
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!
It’s getting cold enough now for me to be thinking about scarves and jumpers and socks and gingerbread lattes (sadly still a couple of months away – counting down the days!) and all that good stuff, so here’s a pair of knitwear loving sparrows in celebration!
Also, it’s possible that my next children’s book for the iPad (first one coming soon!) will be about a sparrow… not a jumper wearing one, but still. Jumpers, sparrows, gingerbread lattes – lots to look forward to this autumn!
It’s pretty alarming to have to be thinking about Christmas already, but we’ve been asked to make Christmas cards in college (to sell in order to raise money for our end of year exhibition) so denial time is over. Here’s my design, probably.
It seems like more of the city is lit up and for longer every year – no tree must be left untouched! I feel a bit sorry for the squirrels and things that are just trying to get a good winter’s sleep.