Watch this space cos I’m gonna be chucking hot comics all over it.
Cactus Creative, the team behind a new arts centre in Kendal, Factory, along with The Lakes International Comics Art Festival, have commissioned me to create 10 permanent murals for one of their giant spaces in Factory.
I’m currently walking from Arnside to Carlisle, in North West England, over 100 miles across 10 legs. Those walls in the photos above that are seperated by iron girders? there’s 10 of those spaces. 1 mural per day of the walk. ‘Kin perfect, right? So perfect.
I’ve got previous with murals so I should be right. Might have to miss a couple of Bolton games but it’ll be worth it.
Also, that floor space in between the walls, all 7000 square foot of it? Watch that space too but I can’t say owt yet.
Colour me elated.
2:16 pm |
March 7 2014
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Tomorrow Evening I’ll be part of a discussion on Process at Gosh Comics in Soho. Other Breakdown press associates Zoë Taylor, Lando, and Elliott Batten will be there too. starts at 7pm. You can find more information about the event here.
above photos are me and Elliott in my Studio.
2:18 pm |
March 4 2014
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Oliver East completists (hi mum!) will want to pick up the latest Kus anthology, which comes out today, in which I have a comic called ‘Ringway’.
3:01 pm |
March 3 2014
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Anonymous asked: What inspires your comics?
Limitations and fear.
10:15 pm |
February 27 2014
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Finished pinup from Homesick Truant 2.
I don’t know what the collective term is for many level crossings, but I’m guessing it’s ‘shit loads’. Anyway, there are a bunch of them on my current Cumbrian pilgrimage and I wanted to record them in two-panel pages. But there are a few and this page layout may get jarring in among the rest of the narrative. So I’m toying with collecting all the level crossing portraits as ‘pinups’ at the end of issue. Like what normal comics do.
Feel free to tear them out and put them on your bedroom wall. Love a level crossing, me.
2:28 pm |
February 25 2014
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Panel of the day on my watch. Watch me fuck it up on the other panel.
12:49 pm |
February 25 2014
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Just got some goodies from Aidan Koch, including her latest zine, Reflections, a signed and numbered edition of 250, risograph printed on newsprint.
Copies now available through Neoglyphic Media.
11:28 am |
February 24 2014
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Short reviews of new comics by Oliver East and Aidan Koch. Both are contributors to Comics Workbook.
The Homesick Truant’s Cumbrian Yarn #1 (of 10), Oliver East
Oliver East’s new series open with two maps. The first is an actual map, dotted with footsteps that trace East’s path for the walk recounted in this issue. The second is a six panel comic that succinctly recounts the walk’s most notable moments. So two maps, offering two different indications of what is to come. A good start.
One of the most interesting effects here is one epitomized in the image above, though it is silently present throughout the work. Each panel is clearly a separate image, but lines from one panel sometimes continue into the next. It’s powerful just on a visual level, of course, especially in that silent spread where each panel is cleaved in half by a horizon line and the whole is strongly composed. However, it’s also an effect that gets at the feeling of walking, moving slowly through a landscape where infinite tiny variations in the scenery begin to run together while at the same time remaining undeniably distinct.
Reflections, Aidan Koch
The text runs here below the images, which Koch has done before and which I think works quite well. Like the images, the text is sparse, but there is a lot of depth in that simplicity. “Do you ever feel like you’re building walls?” it asks, on a page where the presumed speaker is enclosed by not one but two panel borders.
As with any Aidan Koch comic, one real pleasure here is simply enjoying the markmaking, the construction of images, the compositions and sequences. But this comic is printed on newsprint with a risograph, which is an interesting filter for Koch’s soft pencil shades. The drawings here are pixelated such that they almost look like screentones as much as they do subtle variations in tone. That’s one of several tensions of duality here, with another being the title itself. Reflections refers both to the text and to the images of water – or, as one image might indicate, perhaps clouds – that appear on almost every page.
- Andrew White
3:08 pm |
February 23 2014
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New cover for the second printing of Homesick Truant in process. I’m undecided about the windows in panel three and I might jazz up the text in the fifth panel. But this is pretty much done.
"Jazz up?" you ask? Technical term. You wouldn’t understand.
11:26 am |
February 19 2014
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Pretty great week for comics in the mail. Top to bottom, left to right:
1) Warren Craghead’s 30 Days of Comics 2013 collection.
2) Untitled by Warren Craghead
3) The Homesick Truant’s Cumbrian Yarn #1 by Oliver East
4) December Remembers November by Tymothi Godek (also a #30dayscomics collection)
5) Black Pillars #2 by Andrew White
6) Original art by Andrew based on an autocomic I generated based on photos he took and text he wrote.
I recommend them all. But you followers all know who these guys are already, right?
Want, want, got, need, got..
7:24 pm |
February 18 2014
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This is super cool!
From the submitter: “The Baltic comic anthology š! by kuš! has put together a Google map of comics from around the world for their next issue, ‘Villages.’”
These are, obviously, those villages. (kushkomikss)
10:55 pm |
February 12 2014
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š! #16 ‘Villages’ cover by Anna Vaivare
Contributors: Anna Vaivare (Latvia), Anne Stalinski (The Netherlands), Anthony Meloro (USA), Celine de Cadt (Belgium), Chris Reijnen (Belgium), Daniel Almeida (Brazil), David Biskup (UK), Evangelos Androutsopoulos (Finland, Greece), Gillian Rhodes (USA), Jana Vasiljević (Serbia), Kara Sievewright (Canada), Kawai Shen (Canada), König Lü.Q. (Switzerland), Lauri Mäkimurto (Finland), Oliver East (UK), Paddy Lynch (Ireland), Placid (France) and Sandra Rummler (Germany).
Specs: Format DIN A6, 164 pages, full-color, perfect bound, English, locally printed in Riga on environmentally friendly paper, ISBN 978-9934-518-11-9, will be released on 4th of March 2014, $14.00 (including S/H).
Read more about it on our blog and order it now!
^ I’m in this! ^
5:53 pm |
February 11 2014
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This is a rejected submission for š! #16, ‘Villages.’ The prompt asked for a story about a village, with that village’s name and geographic coordinates as the title.
I’m not sure how I feel about this one overall…I might have rejected it too! But I’d definitely like to continue working with some of the visual techniques here. I did each color (green, purple, red) on a separate layer of tracing paper and then added/removed layers and rearranged images as felt necessary when sequencing the final story. It was a fun process.
2:04 pm |
February 11 2014
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