Next weekend is going to be a rather busy one for me!
On the 16th of August (Saturday) I’m taking part in the Comica Comiket Drawing Parade at the British Library, along with a whole bunch of other fantastically talented artists including Mark Buckingham, Asia Alfasi, Francesca Dare, Al Davison, Ian Williams and more. The Drawing Parade involves comic artists drawing live and being projected onto big screens for everyone to watch! And it’ll be introduced by Paul Gravett and Bryan Lee O’Malley (Scott Pilgrim, Seconds)! Wow!
I’m on between 2.30-3pm, so come along if you’d like the rare opportunity to watch me draw traditionally haha! Cintiq-chan, you’ll have to sit this one out.
The rest of the day I’ll be at the unofficial Myriad table, with Ian Williams, Hannah Berry, Gareth Brookes, and Daryl Cunningham. I had a lovely meeting with Myriad’s publishing team yesterday in Brighton so it’s almost official, but Marie! is definitely happening. Isn’t that exciting? Whoa!
It’s gonna be quite a while before that’s finished though, so in the meantime, you can pick up copies of Cafe Suada Cups 1-4 from me at Comica Comiket, or even just come and say hello and pester me about the new book, I’d love that haha. You can find out full details on the event here: http://www.comicafestival.com/index.php/comiket
And that’s not all! On the 17th (Sunday) I’ll be doing a panel discussion called New Voices, New Directions, also at the British Library. Jan Cleijne, Andrew Rae, Matilda Tristram, Ian Williams and I will be discussing our experiences switching from self publishing to working with a publisher, and offering advice to aspiring creators on how to get your graphic novel off the ground. Sound like your kinda panel? Then come along! Full details here: http://www.comicafestival.com/index.php/festival/festival_detail/new_voices_new_directions
And after THAT— just kidding. After that I go home, worn out from all the fun hopefully, and shoot things in Mass Effect. Oh and, y’know, get cracking on my graphic novel. ‘CAUSE IT’S HAPPENING.
(I’m sorry I had to.)