Friday, June 27, 2008
The beautiful marble statues you find in stately houses here with all their crazy drapery are irresistable for sketching. This one is in the chapel of Haddon Hall on the tomb of Robert Charles John Manners, Lord Haddon, died Sept 28 1804. He looks like he was a child.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
this past week was Refugee Week, which saw a lot of fantastic events around the UK getting people connected and motivated, and fostering education and understanding and all that good stuff ^_^
On Friday I went down to Loughborough University for a seminar on Women and Migration, which had a nice mix of policy and art-related groups present.
I thought it might be appropriate to post one of the stories from Little Thoughts (my mini-comic) - and if you're in London btw there are a few copies at Gosh at the moment! (Go! Buy! ^_^)
Refugee Action is a great group, so check out their website to learn more, keep up to date, and get ideas on what you can do to help. Their Refugee Awareness Project booklets ("Make Your Neighbourhood Nicer: How to Welcome Refugees and Asylum Seekers in 11 Easy Steps" and "Mobiles, Money and Mayhem: The Facts and Fibs About Asylum") are also gorgeous pieces of design as physical booklets, and are downloadable on their site.
Extra note: in the latest Geek Syndicate podcast (85) (www.geeksyndicate.co.uk/) there's a very very lovely little review of Little Thoughts, which totally made my day. Thanks David! ^_^
Oh yeah, final note - trying "normal" sized text (above) - even though I think the "small" (here) makes the blog much nicer looking as a whole, wondering if people are less inclined to read small text. Thoughts?
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Don't forget to add in your vote for Geek-Girl at Small Press Idol! I've ended up shifting from colourist to doing art for the zero issue of this project, and enjoying trying something different for me! Here's a pinup for the series, plus, check out this comparison from art to lettering! I've never had something I've done lettered by someone else, and I'm amazed how he's managed to do it without covering up the art or looking awkward - I finally understand the job of a letterer! ^_^ Lettered by Jaymes Reed.
To check out the fully-finished, lettered pages, click on the link below--then click 'post reply' at the site and type a big 'YES' to vote for Geek-Girl, so I get to draw a cover (need votes to keep a cover slot for Mysterious Visions Anthology)!