Here’s this week’s Cafe Suada cupdate, tea fans! It was uploaded yesterday but then the site went down, whoops! It all appears to be okay today, so head on over and give the latest page a read.

Have you got yourself a copy of Cup 4 yet, by the way? No? Oho, get your arse over to the shop and nab one while it’s hot! http://teahermitcomics.bigcartel.com/product/cafe-suada-cup-4

Hi everyone, just a quick reminder that my Making Comics workshop on the 9th of August at MK Arts Centre still needs a few more bookings to make it happen. As an extra incentive, all of their summer workshops are now discounted, so if you’re interested in spending a day with me learning how to make comics, go and book now!

Here’s this week’s cupdate tea fans, enjoy! Remember to share it around with all your comic and tea loving friends~!

And don’t forget I’ll be at London Film and Comic Con this weekend, so if you’re going do come and say hi, and maybe pick up a copy of Cup 4!

Cafe Suada Cup 4 is now available to buy! The fresh printed books arrived this morning and my first customer came running in to have a sniff.

"HM, whuh is dis." *paw paw sniff* "AH! Comics! YISS I LIKE." *flick flick*
"SOLD! *shakes hand* I WILL TAKE ONE BEELLEEON."

Whoa! It MUST be good! Don’t worry, there’s plenty of copies left after I sold her those fictional billion copies. Get your copy in my shop!

»TEAHERMIT COMICS SHOP«

Or alternatively, come along to LFCC next week on the 11th-13th July to get yours in person!

Lunchtime, time for a cuppa tea and a Cafe Suada cupdate! Click here to read the brand new comic page over on Inkblazers. There’s also a cool bit of news this week: Inkblazers have made some stylish changes to their UI, so you can find out a whole lot more about the comics you are reading a whole lot easier. For example, I found out that Cafe Suada has had a grand total of 100k views since it began it’s run on IB. Thank you all for reading! Remember to add it to your e-bookshelf and spread the site link cafesuada.inkblazers.com to your tea-loving friends!

Lunchtime, time for a cuppa tea and a Cafe Suada cupdate! Click here to read the brand new comic page over on Inkblazers. There’s also a cool bit of news this week: Inkblazers have made some stylish changes to their UI, so you can find out a whole lot more about the comics you are reading a whole lot easier. For example, I found out that Cafe Suada has had a grand total of 100k views since it began it’s run on IB. Thank you all for reading! Remember to add it to your e-bookshelf and spread the site link cafesuada.inkblazers.com to your tea-loving friends!

schmautojoy:

30knight:

muggyebes:

Marcel O’Leary  is a really stellar guy who has opinions on a beloved franchise that I strongly disagree with. 
But it’s okay he’s talented and an all round good guy.
I can forgive him.

it’s really weird when your two worlds meet and you forget how small the comic community is

I met Marcel last Thought Bubble (2013)! He was a really awesome guy, and he had the best business cards ever.

I don’t tend to reblog much but this is such a cute conversation about the UK comics scene. Friends I rarely get to hang out with but when I do, they are AWESOME. Make sure you check out all of their work!
I met Marcel at TBubs 2013 too, Kate! I was being a nervous dork milling around with my portfolio waiting for interviews and Sarah introduced us - love his work! And now I’ve discovered Muggy because of an anthology she did with Evelyn Hewett, seriously, SUCH a small world >_< Have yet to meet in person though - next TB I am hunting you guys doooowwwn.Marcel y u no like Mass Effect D: I’m replaying ME2 atm, that’s how much I like the franchise haha.

schmautojoy:

30knight:

muggyebes:

Marcel O’Leary  is a really stellar guy who has opinions on a beloved franchise that I strongly disagree with. 

But it’s okay he’s talented and an all round good guy.

I can forgive him.

it’s really weird when your two worlds meet and you forget how small the comic community is

I met Marcel last Thought Bubble (2013)! He was a really awesome guy, and he had the best business cards ever.

I don’t tend to reblog much but this is such a cute conversation about the UK comics scene. Friends I rarely get to hang out with but when I do, they are AWESOME. Make sure you check out all of their work!

I met Marcel at TBubs 2013 too, Kate! I was being a nervous dork milling around with my portfolio waiting for interviews and Sarah introduced us - love his work! And now I’ve discovered Muggy because of an anthology she did with Evelyn Hewett, seriously, SUCH a small world >_< Have yet to meet in person though - next TB I am hunting you guys doooowwwn.

Marcel y u no like Mass Effect D: I’m replaying ME2 atm, that’s how much I like the franchise haha.

I wonder if sempai will notice me one day… maybe if my hair was looking less shit… SIIIIGHHHH. Wait. What is tha— OH.

It’s here tea fans! Just got the proof of Cafe Suada Cup 4 from a new printer I’ve decided to switch to and OH BOY it is NICE. I’m sorry my shitty photos don’t do it justice. Smoother cover finish, thicker paper, matte colours, patterns on the inside cover! This is my finest book yet in my humble opinion, and it’s only £7! Get your copy at LFCC (11th-13th July, London) or keep an eye out and wait for it to appear on my online shop very soon: 

Teahermit Comics Shop

And if I haven’t convinced you to pick up a copy, maybe Emma Vieceli will:

Cafe Suada is a perfect display of Jade’s dedication to her craft. It’s a joy to read, with page layouts and colour palette to die for, an enticing use of tea stains and mug marks that make us feel inexplicably thirsty when we read, and a bunch of characters we find ourselves keen to spend more time with. It’s rare for a comic to feature lettering and SFX that literally make you stop and stare… Cafe Suada manages this. Each page is so lovingly crafted that there’s no doubting the creator’s skill and passion for the medium. Bravo! Let’s have another cuppa.

Emma Vieceli - BREAKS, Vampire Academy, Avalon Chronicles - www.emmavieceli.com inkytasty.tumblr.com
Still not convinced? Ooh you ARE a hard sell! Check out these reviews here and here then!
A really quick Walking Dead bookmark commission I squeezed in today. It was super fun, especially as I was allowed to draw my favourite thing about the series: Rick shouting CARL. Seriously, it never gets old.
CUUUUAAAAAAAARRRRUUUULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
Characters/Walking Dead (c) AMC and Image Comics.

A really quick Walking Dead bookmark commission I squeezed in today. It was super fun, especially as I was allowed to draw my favourite thing about the series: Rick shouting CARL. Seriously, it never gets old.

CUUUUAAAAAAAARRRRUUUULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

Characters/Walking Dead (c) AMC and Image Comics.

I am very excited to announce the start of Cafe Suada Cup 5: In Hot Water today tea fans! This is just a small preview of the full page, head on over to Inkblazers to read the cupdate: cafesuada.inkblazers.com and make sure to add the comic to your e-bookshelf! Any sharing/reblogging/etc you can do to help spread the teastained word will be super helpful too! Thanks for reading everyone, and I hope you enjoy this latest chapter.
Also, on a side note, today marks Cafe Suada the webcomic&#8217;s 4th birthday! Whooooa! The project actually started 5ish years ago but the online run began on the 25th June, a week after my birthday. Maybe one year I&#8217;ll get around to having a joint party for us both.

A TEA PARTY.
Yeah 8D

I am very excited to announce the start of Cafe Suada Cup 5: In Hot Water today tea fans! This is just a small preview of the full page, head on over to Inkblazers to read the cupdate: cafesuada.inkblazers.com and make sure to add the comic to your e-bookshelf! Any sharing/reblogging/etc you can do to help spread the teastained word will be super helpful too! Thanks for reading everyone, and I hope you enjoy this latest chapter.

Also, on a side note, today marks Cafe Suada the webcomic’s 4th birthday! Whooooa! The project actually started 5ish years ago but the online run began on the 25th June, a week after my birthday. Maybe one year I’ll get around to having a joint party for us both.

A TEA PARTY.

Yeah 8D

So I spent the weekend indulging my excitement for the latest Team Fortress 2 update with a poster for the Expiration Date film. Couldn&#8217;t help myself, it was too adorable. I&#8217;ve been a fan of Miss Pauling for a long time, so I just about died when she came on screen. And then better yet, it made my favourite pairing CANON! I think my reaction while watching it with Dean went something like:
Scout: Hey, Miss Pauling&#8212;
Me: DEAN
Scout: before you go&#8212;
ME: DEAN IS THIS ACTUALLY HAPPENING
Scout: Uhhhh, you&#8217;re prob&#8217;ly real busy dis weekend right?
ME: *suffocates self with face buried in knees*
It was just a perfect, hilarious, clever film. Shame some of the characters didn&#8217;t get new lines (Sniperrrr) but I&#8217;m sure they&#8217;ll get some more love with the next film.
Also I implore you, if you are a fan of the TF2 game but haven&#8217;t watched the films/read the comics, PLEASE go and do so right now. So much hilarious content made to accompany the game experience, it&#8217;s brilliant. And send me a message if you play the game! I want to get back into playing regularly if I can &gt;_&lt;

So I spent the weekend indulging my excitement for the latest Team Fortress 2 update with a poster for the Expiration Date film. Couldn’t help myself, it was too adorable. I’ve been a fan of Miss Pauling for a long time, so I just about died when she came on screen. And then better yet, it made my favourite pairing CANON! I think my reaction while watching it with Dean went something like:

Scout: Hey, Miss Pauling—

Me: DEAN

Scout: before you go—

ME: DEAN IS THIS ACTUALLY HAPPENING

Scout: Uhhhh, you’re prob’ly real busy dis weekend right?

ME: *suffocates self with face buried in knees*

It was just a perfect, hilarious, clever film. Shame some of the characters didn’t get new lines (Sniperrrr) but I’m sure they’ll get some more love with the next film.

Also I implore you, if you are a fan of the TF2 game but haven’t watched the films/read the comics, PLEASE go and do so right now. So much hilarious content made to accompany the game experience, it’s brilliant. And send me a message if you play the game! I want to get back into playing regularly if I can >_<

So ah, today&#8217;s my birthday you guys &gt;3&gt; And Dean decided to incapacitate me with this amazing, AMAAAAZING gift. We always joke about being an unstoppable team of husk-blasting goofballs in the Mass Effect universe but I was not expecting this beautiful illustration by Lucie Ebrey! Isn&#8217;t it amazing?! I couldn&#8217;t stop laughing when I saw it, she captured the two of us dorks perfectly. Best birthday ever &gt;3&lt;
Make sure you go and follow Lucie: http://muggyebes.tumblr.com/ Her illustrations are gorgeous and her diary comic is hilarious!

So ah, today’s my birthday you guys >3> And Dean decided to incapacitate me with this amazing, AMAAAAZING gift. We always joke about being an unstoppable team of husk-blasting goofballs in the Mass Effect universe but I was not expecting this beautiful illustration by Lucie Ebrey! Isn’t it amazing?! I couldn’t stop laughing when I saw it, she captured the two of us dorks perfectly. Best birthday ever >3<

Make sure you go and follow Lucie: http://muggyebes.tumblr.com/ Her illustrations are gorgeous and her diary comic is hilarious!

Hey guys, I’m running an all day workshop on the 9th of August at the Milton Keynes Art Centre from 10am til 4pm and we need bookings! It’s going to be an informative, creative, super fun day of learning to make comics and putting together a group zine - but it won’t happen if enough people don’t sign up. So please let your creative friends in the MK area know this is happening! Click the link to get booking information. Thanks everybody!

Phwoo, it&#8217;s been a busy couple of weeks for me since winning the Myriad competition and getting 3 days of expo done and doing commissions and&#8230; *wheeze* Cafe Suada Cup 4 has ended and there&#8217;s now a teaser for Cup 5! Ohhhhh the excitement, I can&#8217;t hold it in, I hope you guys are looking forward to it!
In the meantime make sure you catch up on the rest of the story if you haven&#8217;t been keeping up! (I know a lot of ya like to read in big chunks so now&#8217;s your chance!)
And if you need more convincing, check out these great reviews of Cafe Suada Cup 4 on Forbidden Planet by Richard Bruton, and Cups 3 &amp; 4 on Broken Frontier by Andy Oliver. Smashing reads.
Also if you fancy reading a really, REALLY rambly interview with me by MCM Buzz&#8217;s Christopher Francis you can, er, check it out here! Eheh&#8230; I went on a bit too much about colour and narrative theories!
Now, I must get back to designing more silly outfits for Cup 5 heeheehee.

Phwoo, it’s been a busy couple of weeks for me since winning the Myriad competition and getting 3 days of expo done and doing commissions and… *wheeze* Cafe Suada Cup 4 has ended and there’s now a teaser for Cup 5! Ohhhhh the excitement, I can’t hold it in, I hope you guys are looking forward to it!

In the meantime make sure you catch up on the rest of the story if you haven’t been keeping up! (I know a lot of ya like to read in big chunks so now’s your chance!)

And if you need more convincing, check out these great reviews of Cafe Suada Cup 4 on Forbidden Planet by Richard Bruton, and Cups 3 & 4 on Broken Frontier by Andy Oliver. Smashing reads.

Also if you fancy reading a really, REALLY rambly interview with me by MCM Buzz’s Christopher Francis you can, er, check it out here! Eheh… I went on a bit too much about colour and narrative theories!

Now, I must get back to designing more silly outfits for Cup 5 heeheehee.

It’s official: I won the 2014 Myriad First Graphic Novel Competition. I think I’ve finally calmed down five days later haha, so I can finally talk about it sanely. No, wait, nevermind— THIS IS SO EXCITING YOU GUYS!

To explain a little, back in March I entered a 15 page extract for my graphic novel “For the Love of God, Marie” to the competition and last Friday the British Library hosted the winning announcement. I had to read out a few pages in front of a pretty big audience, which was awkward as hell, but once I’d made a few jokes about how contradictory catholicism is I was confident enough to read the pages. Why was I joking about catholicism you ask? Because that’s partially what the comic is about!

"Marie is a girl with the gift of understanding, who is often misunderstood. Stuck in a conservative Catholic sixth form with conforming students and judgemental teachers and family, she tries to understand and love those few special people who need her help to be themselves."

There were five other shortlisted entries by Francesca Cassavetti, Henny Beaumont, Wallis Eates, Jessica Martin and Robert Wells, who are all incredibly talented so it truly blew me away to have won. I feel very proud to be joining Gareth Brookes (The Black Project) as a winner of the competition and I am crazy looking forward to making the rest of the book. Apparently I looked very shocked when he read out my name on stage, but I was seriously not expecting it! So many people have said such kind things about the extract and congratulated me on the win, so I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you all so very much!

Andy Oliver did a far more comprehensive write up of the night here so be sure to give that a look. I’ll leave you guys with Corinne Pearlman’s (Myriad Creative Director) thoughts on the extract and hope that you are all as excited to see the rest as I am to crack on with making it!

“This is joyous, off-the-wall, accomplished story-telling and art by a cartoonist who just loves her chosen form. And what a wonderfully whacky title: For the Love of God, Marie!”

And that marks the end of Cafe Suada Cup 4 with this weeks bonus cupdate. Hope you guys have thoroughly enjoyed this cup. Let me know by adding it to your e-bookshelf, or by commenting, or sharing the comic with your friends! Speaking of which, over 600 people have added Cafe Suada to their Inkblazers bookshelf. How about that! Thank you all for the support.

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