This is a Windrush commission I drew on A4 paper. The character in the drawing is of Helen Mu Liangyu.
I’ve been rather busy so here’s a brief announcement. On the 17th and 18th of November, Stuart Atholl Gordon and I will be sharing a table at Thought Bubble in Leeds. You can find us at table 69 (I know, that is a very unfortunate table number to have) in the Royal Armouries Hall. I will be selling the first issue of my newly printed Windrush and Stuart will have two new comic books to sell called Black Hand Clan (co-written with Thuc-Chinh To) and Mid Nights!
More information can be found on the Thought Bubble website: - Thought Bubble Website
This weekend S. Atholl Gordon and I will be exhibiting at the Thought Bubble Convention in Leeds at the Saviles Hall! The floor plan is here. For the lazy people out there who isn’t bothered with finding table number 112, I have another version of the floor plan below with our table highlighted in black!
Hello everyone! I didn’t have time to give a report on the MCM Expo but I’ll gradually post reviews on the comics I bought at the event (which was a lot!). However, this post is about Saturday’s event Comica Comiket which I’ll be exhibiting at along with many other British small press creators! Unfortunately, S. Atholl Gordon will not be exhibiting with me but you may see him around, mocking my comics, pointing and laughing at me because apparently the trousers I wear makes it look like I have a constant boner (please folks, do not come over to my table to see if the trouser thing is true…). I’ll have 23 or 24 pages of Windrush original art for your viewing pleasure, and will be available for purchase at the very reasonable price of £30 each!
The Comica Comiket is held at : -
The Great Hall Bishopsgate Institute
There are some creators there I think people should check out while they’re at the event (in the order they were listed on the website): -
Sean Azzopardi : – he is a highly versatile artist so make sure you pick up his Twelve Hour Shift while you’re there!
David Lander : – he got third place at the Manga Jiman competition in 2009 for his 8 page story Last Drink, which features his wonderfully detailed illustrations!
Yuri Kore : – she is an incredible talent with years of professional experience back in Korea and was the winner of the Manga Jiman competition in 2009.
Zarina Liew : – she gained 2nd place at the Manga Jiman competition in 2009 so make sure to check out her beautiful illustrations!
Philippa Rice : – her work is wonderfully adorable and funny so make sure you check our her 118 page full colour collection of her webcomic My Cardboard Life!
Martin Eden : – a good friend of mine and the creator of The O Men and his current series Spandex (about a LGBT superhero team based in Brighton.) which has the perfect balance of drama and humour. The fifth issue was launched at the MCM Expo only two weeks ago so pick it up because there’s a free trading card and free mini-comic to go along with it (and its really really good!).
Timothy Winchester : – Timothy is an incredibly nice person who you may have seen constantly giving out flyers non-stop at the other conventions. Very much like Philippa Rice’s My Cardboard Life, his webcomic People I Know is equally as adorable and funny
Hello fellow comic book fans and random visitors! I’m sorry that I haven’t posted anything for many months but much of my time was taken up by working on a comic with writer Alan Kasim for Myriad Editions’ First Graphic Novel Competition. Some of you will see in one form or another if it doesn’t get chosen as the winning piece.
The reason for this post is to announce my convention appearances, the first one will be next week at the London MCM Expo 28-30th at the Excel Centre! I’m sharing the table with S. Atholl Gordon as usual but you won’t see me there on Friday, but expect to see me on Saturday and Sunday! You can also expect to see the first 10 pages of my new ongoing comic book series “Windrush”. Sadly, this comic book won’t see the light of day until early 2012 due to unforeseen real life circumstances (such as getting a full-time job) but you can get a free 10 page preview of Windrush at the MCM Expo, Comica Comiket and Thought Bubble in Leeds and you can get a sneaky look at the original art of the first 15 pages. For those of you who won’t be able to attend any of these events can look at the previews online once I upload them after the Expo is over.
The second appearance will be at Comica Comiket, which is a one-day convention featuring the best in British small press and independent comics which sadly S.Atholl Gordon will not be able to attend so it’ll be my first time exhibiting without a table mate! The event will be on Saturday 12th November. I’ve been hearing so many good things about this event from the previous year so I’m hoping to have a wonderful day!
My final appearance of the year will be at the Thought Bubble Festival in Leeds, and its the first time this event will be for two days! You can find me and Stuart at the Saviles Hall. I had an amazing time last year so hopefully this one will be just as enjoyable, or maybe even more so!
Sorry for neglecting this blog for so long but I am here to inform everyone that Stuart Atholl Gordon and I will be sharing a table at the Bristol International Comic and Small Press Expo this weekend. Sadly, I don’t have any new work to show off but I do have original pages from two new projects I am working on at the moment so feel free to pop by Table 95 and check them out!
This weekend I will be attending the MCM Expo at the ExCel centre and I’ll be sharing a table with my good friends Stuart Atholl Gordon and Thuc-Chinh To. Hopefully this weekend will see Thuc-Chinh and Stuart’s picture book Monday’s Child go on sale along with (hopefully) my new 7 page comic book called Kingdom of Illusion.
A preview of Monday’s Child can be found here and a panel preview of Kingdom of Illusion can be found below.
I’m very excited about the prospect of Monday’s Child making an appearance at the MCM Expo because it’s a beautiful piece of work, and carefully hand-bound by Thuc Chinh, so make sure you pick up a copy!
The usual books on sale are my very own Through These Slanted Eyes, A Lonely Raven, Neon Loneliness (written by Stuart Atholl Gordon) and Stuart’s Petunia Rascal.
I had a very good time at the London Comic and Small Press Expo last Saturday and I met some great people. The morning was quiet but it gradually got busy. Surprisingly my autobiographical comic book “Through These Slanted Eyes” did quite well at the Expo, I consider it a comic book with too many flaws to count, particularly because it’s my published first comic, so I was happy to hear that many were very complimentary about my early art style. Someday I may do a sequel to “Through These Slanted Eyes” using the simplified art style I previously used and most likely the story will be less depressing!
And also, thank you all for the kind words about my work-in-progress “Chester Goes Underground”, even though I only had the front cover and first page to show to everyone! The comic is written by my good friend Alan Kasim and I promise you that he is a talent to look out for in the future.
I was previously too busy to post the last two A4 drawings I did for the event, so here they are in all it’s glory!
(Above) Stuart Atholl Gordon’s Petunia Rascal (left) causing trouble.