claudetc:

Here is my traditional, incredibly helpful post about The MCM expo London, an event occurring on friday for the whole weekend.

I’ll have the new Ewan comic, the new Journey into stupid, an art card of that big baby bird thingy. you can purchase these from me with cash money.

I’ll be sharing my table (F1, remember) with ratherlemony who is also excellent.

Other folk of note in comic village include naniiebim, chamonkee, antisnow, nichangell, THE ASTOUNDING mildtarantula, iellas I think?, Some other ones, orfulcomics, um, katedrawscomics, robinpierce, the other fella, some dude, anaseed, paulduffield, sammyborras, thetinkid usually, and a whole bunch of other folk who should probably prompt me to add them here in the comments.

There’s a lot of rad stuff there, and i hope to see lots of you and your cash money.

But mainly you.

and the money.

but you.

money.

Also if you maybe want to look at the map properly, go here

This is a wayyyyy more enhanced map than I was going to post, GEEZ CLAUDE.

I’ll be at MCM London Comic Con too from Friday - Sunday, at table C12! Come and say hello to all of us over at the back in the Comic Village, it’s easy to find, just walk straight past the garbage (See map labelled “Garbage”).

And he makes an important point: Make sure to get yourself (and your money) there safe and sound. So you can treat yo self to lotsa comics.

Back after a long weekend at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival which, I have to say, was a whole heap of fun. I’m exhausted, but it was such a lovely event held up in the town of Kendal and run by an incredible team of volunteers. I managed to take a few photos here and there…

Things kicked off on the Friday with a little confusion, I feel like this event is still finding its footing with it’s organisation, but after a few trips between the different locations I managed to get all of my passes and info. After that I went to the brilliant and inspiring talk by Scott McCloud, and had a brief chat with him afterwards. He’s so lovely and supportive! Can’t wait to get some pages of Marie! finished so I can actually show him what I was talking about haha.

After that it was off to the delightful Page 45 party! They’ve been going for 20 years now, whoa! Many congrats to Stephen and the gang. Now I have to admit, I always try to spend time at these parties during events but usually chicken out and go to bed - I’m notorious for it at Thoughtbubble. But I managed to stick around at this one to hang out with lots of amazing people, including; Stephen himself who gave me so many hugs over the weekend, Paul Duffield and Daniel Merlin Goodbrey, Dan Berry and his tiny bottles of whiskey, Emma Vieceli and her lovely husband Andrew (we ended up playing many “Just who IS that?” games over the night and discussing the differences between Dragon Age and Mass Effect… SHUT UP IT WAS FUN), Jessica Martin and Mark Buckingham (and his super chill wife Irma) both of whom looked after me and keep reminding me that yes, I really DID win that competition back in May… oh yeah and lastly before I left John Aggs, who has always been a super supportive friend :) Thank you all for putting up with my late night awkwardness! It was loads of fun.

Somehow I got up the next day to do my workshop first thing in the morning on Crafting a Story (snapped a few pics above) and it went great. Really enjoyed helping the kids and their mums get to grips with generating ideas and applying those ideas to comic scripts specifically. It was hilarious seeing their inventive scripts (and even more so their faces when I told them they’d be drawing each others stories, not their own bwahaha!). One in particular was my favourite, by a boy called Jordan (if I remember correctly), who started with the phrase “A black/white figure is in whiteness? I dunno…”

Kid’s gonna be the next Tite Kubo!

The rest of the weekend whizzed by in a bit of an exciting haze - I went to some more talks and in the afternoons I sold a few copies of Cafe Suada in the Page 45 room - it was a lovely room to be in as during the quiet times I got to chat to awesome table buddies Donya Todd, Jack Teagle, Joe List, Lizz Lunney and Fumio Obata, along with the rest of the 24 Hour Comics team. Gosh, you’re all amazing and nice and talented and I felt super welcome ;u; I also by happy accident ended up having dinner with most of the Myriad gang on Saturday - I now feel like a really am part of the gang too haha. Can’t wait to have my book alongside all of yours!

I guess I’ve rambled on long enough, but suffice to say even though it wasn’t a hugely profitable weekend, it was still fucking incredible. The atmosphere of the whole town was so creative and friendly, the volunteers all worked so hard to keep us all informed (and hydrated!). And it was my first event as an official guest, so I want to say a big thank you to the LICAF team, it was an honour and you took great care of me!

I also want to say thanks to Woodrow Phoenix and Scott McCloud because you two and your talks have really inspired me to push the boat out just that little further on Marie! to make it the best it can be.

*Rolls up sleeves* Let’s get to work!

P.s. Shoutout to Sammy Borras and Sarah Fogg - I should have warned you guys that if either of you mentioned sports anime I was going to be gushing about them for the entire 3 hour train ride ahaha.

See you all next weekend, when I’ll be getting exhausted all over again at MCM London Comic Con!

EDIT: This is the problem with lists, there’s always a name or two you forget to mention. Kate Holden it was so nice hanging out with you for longer than a few minutes for once, and laughing about the weird changes in shonen manga over the years lol…

Anyone else I forgot hehe?

Thirsty, tea fans? This week, I bring you a delicious Cafe Suada cupdate AND a Halloween Challenge!

So I’ve got quite a few events coming up this month: LICAF is this weekend in Kendal, and London Comic Con is the following weekend, and then after that it’s Halloween! I’m also teaching a few workshops this month, I’m busy busy busy! So I thought, for a bit of fun, it would be nice to throw you guys a challenge!

There are currently 872 people with Cafe Suada on their Inkblazers bookshelf, and you are all lovely people, thank you for reading the comic. 

My challenge for you guys is to get that number up to 900!

Think you can pull it off? If you do before Halloween, I will do a special Cafe Suada Halloween illustration for you! How’s that sound? So get to sharing, reblogging, and spreading the comic to all your tea-loving friends - I’ll be waiting this Halloween to see if you can pull it off!

And don’t forget to check out this week’s webcomic cupdate on cafesuada.inkblazers.com!

Quick late night Syndrome doodle. He was such a great villain. Couldn’t decide between the mask or not, so I just posted both.

Also is anyone else incredibly (heh) excited for The Incredibles 2? Because I sure am.

teahermitcomics:

Hey everyone, I’m going to be a guest at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival in a few weeks time on the 17th-19th October in Kendal. From 10am-12pm I’ll be teaching a Crafting a Story workshop in the Brewery Arts Centre, Art Room 1. If you’d like to take part, make sure to book your place! (Details in the above linked festival programme.)

The rest of the weekend during the day you’ll find me in the Comics Clocktower, on Table 3! In the evenings I’ll be flitting around the various festival events so if anyone wants to hang out, let me know! :D

Reminder that this event is coming up fast, so if you’d like to book places on my workshop (or any of the workshops) you better hurry up! Can’t wait to see you all in Kendal~!

I can’t be the only one who does this with their cintiq/drawing tablet glove…
BEGINNING ZE DRAWING NOW, HERR DOKTOR

I can’t be the only one who does this with their cintiq/drawing tablet glove…

BEGINNING ZE DRAWING NOW, HERR DOKTOR

Read this weeks brand new Cafe Suada webcomic cupdate by clicking the link above! I had too much fun drawing Gerry’s parents in this one.

Some test comic pages (for a pitch, it didn’t pan out sadly) featuring Hiccup, Astrid, Fishlegs, Ruffnut & Tuffnut and their respective dragons. Ruffnut and Tuffnut crack me up so much - I’ll probably end up doing more drawings of Ruffnut when the sequel comes out on bluray *_*

That’s all my HTTYD drawings for now though. Hope you enjoy them!

Characters/HTTYD (c) Dreamworks

More How to Train your Dragon studies, trying out full colour. I think I had the most fun drawing the drunk/wobbly terrible terror haha.

Characters/HTTYD (c) Dreamworks

Some How to Train your Dragon studies. I freaking ADORE this film. Every scene is my favourite scene. AND DON’T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON THE BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP. Hiccup and Toothless are so fun to draw.

Characters/HTTYD (c) Dreamworks

New self portrait with my usual awkward smile, because I felt the other one was starting to age U_U
I like doing new ones relatively often (now that I think though, it’s already been 2 years!) because it ends up becoming a very easy way to see how I’ve progressed since the last one haha. Maybe by the time I decide to do another one I’ll have figured out how to draw my own nose. 100th time’s the charm…

New self portrait with my usual awkward smile, because I felt the other one was starting to age U_U

I like doing new ones relatively often (now that I think though, it’s already been 2 years!) because it ends up becoming a very easy way to see how I’ve progressed since the last one haha. Maybe by the time I decide to do another one I’ll have figured out how to draw my own nose. 100th time’s the charm…

naniiebim:

Fanart of :Cafe suada by jade sarson teahermitcomics

Please do check out her stuff!

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOK this caught me by surprise on my dashboard holy crap Naniiebim their expressions are freaking SPOT ON *U* Thank you so much!

Naniiebim for those of you who might not know is the amazing artist behind the Mephistos webcomic, available to read now over on Inkblazers! I did a few guest pages for Mephistos for the Webcomic Artist Swap Project a couple years ago, so it’s really nice to see her take on my characters here. Please do check out our comics, we work super hard on them!

MEPHISTOS       CAFE SUADA

Hey everyone, I’m going to be a guest at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival in a few weeks time on the 17th-19th October in Kendal. From 10am-12pm I’ll be teaching a Crafting a Story workshop in the Brewery Arts Centre, Art Room 1. If you’d like to take part, make sure to book your place! (Details in the above linked festival programme.)

The rest of the weekend during the day you’ll find me in the Comics Clocktower, on Table 3! In the evenings I’ll be flitting around the various festival events so if anyone wants to hang out, let me know! :D

Marie! Colour Tests. I’m really happy with how these have turned out at last - I’ve got a folder of hundreds of failed tests hahaha, but it was definitely worth all the tweaking and scrapping/restarting from scratch to figure out the palette for this book. What was interesting as well was trying to get schemes to work in both light and dark situations - it’s not as easy as figuring out flat schemes, because the saturation really jumps around when you start messing with lighting.

The colouring is a bit messy in places but hey, they’re tests ;D Would love to hear what you think!

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