This month I shall be mostly....
- finalising at least fifteen pages of Two Shillings per Day graphic novel artwork from earlier drafts, in time to submit to a publisher's competition at end of February.
- researching and planning a comic for All is Not Well, a Cardiff University project developing a series of graphic narratives about care and caregivers.
- planning illustration for Flourish charity end-of-project event
- research and planning for island illustrations for a book
- [on the back burner at the moment} adding more Quick Sketch Vegan Recipes to produce as booklet and cards.
And also playing lots of old-time fiddle and banjo, and playing with my ceilidh band.
updated Jan 2018. Inspired by Derek Sivers' nownownow.coum.
Did a short talk here on 1 December about my work-in-progress graphic novel Two Shillings per Day, a true story from 1897.
(And if you recognise the artwork from my About page, it's because the organiser borrowed it to make this poster!)
Here's the window in Kendal I get to work with! Quite a big project....
Comics may be found here as they appear, rather sporadically...
And here are things that have come off the list because they are finished! In reverse chronological order
- - painting a Christmas present illustration commission.
- creating a window display for the comics trail at the Lakes International Comic Arts Festival in Kendal -- where I will also have an exhibitor's table this year for the first time!
- drawing one day in a person's life in six panels, commissioned by his friends for his 60th birthday
- drafting page layouts for my new graphic novel on cycle camping. In 1897. In Ireland. Honestly, it's a brilliant funny story from a very different world.
- illustrating a picture book for a Ministry of Stories project in collaboration with Penguin Random House.
- designing business card for Rocket Girl Coaching
- trying graphic facilitation, as a volunteer at a story-as-activism training meeting.
- illustrating an article for the very cool running magazine Like the Wind
- designing logo for a community energy and transport project
- finalising my one-page contribution for a project called #drawthelinecomics, with over one hundred positive political actions people can take in these difficult times.
- #inktober - drawing a new graphic recipe every day
- planning and making a comic window display for shop in Kendal Art Trail
- finishing a 40-page choose-your-own-direction gamecomic called Just a Normal Day, based on self-employed life with small kids
- planning and drafting a mural for a new restaurant in Brighton
- finishing a mini trial version of a science puzzle comic called Up, Down or Stay the Same
drawing four-page comic for a Shakespeare themed competition
painting magnetic signs for an organic farm's delivery van
drawing an electric bike making short work of a big hill for a bike shop
illustrating a running article for Like the Wind magazine
- making a comic-style flyer for local cycling cafe
designing a logo for a Robot Wars team's t-shirts
- illustrating a graphic for a family lawyer to demonstrate her innovative working approach
- creating a logo/poster for a string band in Cumbria
- drawing/hand-lettering a poster for a basket-making course
doing Hourly Comic Day: drawing every hour awake on 1 February