What a fun weekend at Comica Comiket. I met so many wonderful and talented people! Thanks to Paul Gravett for inviting me to take part in the drawing parade on Saturday and the New Voices talk on Sunday. I’m really excited to work hard on Marie! now, thanks to hearing so many supportive comments about my work. Big wave to my table mates Hannah Berry, Gareth Brookes, Darryl Cunningham and Ian Williams, you were all great fun to hang out with.
I was pretty happy with the illo I got half done in my half hour stint so I grabbed a photo. Also that last photo in the set was taken right after Paul said “Look, there’s your editor in the front row! DON’T SAY ANYTHING BAD~” Pfffffffff.
Huge thanks for the photos go to Dean Simons and Richy K. Chandler.
It’s Wednesday, so it’s time for another teariffic page of Cafe Suada! Check out the latest cupdate here: cafesuada.inkblazers.com
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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.)
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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!
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!
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:
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.”
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.
Characters/Walking Dead (c) AMC and Image Comics.