Sunday, 17 October 2010

Self Portrait: Where you been?

I'll tell you where I've not been. I've not been updating my blog. Oh no. Not at all. For ages. I've been busy lurking in the shadows, ridding the streets of crime and eating strawberry shoelaces. Except without all the action and adventure (the strawberry shoelaces bit is half true, I've just eaten half a pack of Haribo).

I've been laid up ill all weekend and have therefore become once again prolific. Inevitably, I felt the need to share it with the world (yes, both of you). First for your visual entertainment is a brand spanking new self-portrait of me face, but it's all shadowy from all that shadow-lurking. Check zis out:

Secondly I've been working on comic book illustrations. I've got an entry (called Frozen Chips) in for the Northern Sequential Art Competition which is part of ThoughtBubble comic book festival. The standard of the work submitted is on the whole very impressive. I am totally geeking out about the festival knowing that for a few short days in November, Leeds will be overrun by bookish auto-bio cartoonists wearing tank tops and looking nervous and shrieking manga girls wielding giant energy hammers. In my mind the world should always be like this. For more about the festival you should look HERE

Lastly, Last Circus news. We performed in Huddersfield at HCAN festival a few weekends back. It was a great festival held in a big empty warehouse exhibiting graffiti/comic art, sculpture, music, theatre and about 1000 personalised beer mats. The organisers did a great job, as did all the performers and we were grateful to be a part of it. We also had some chips, so a good day by my reckoning. Chips.

I've been working on a comic book version of The Last Circus which I'm hoping to have ready in time for our appearance at Bootleggers and Baptists in Sheffield next month. An eight page preview (unfinished art) should be readable below.

Anyhow, that's all for now. Hope to squeeze a blog in between now and Halloween. Sorry for not being very funny or telling you anything embarrassing about my childhood. Maybe next time? Take care of each other. G.

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