Tuesday, 29 March 2011
Sunday, 27 March 2011
Here is the cover to "Now we are running...", my new comic book. A collection of pop-culture spoofs n' goofs with a little violence and bad language thrown in because I think it's big and clever.
Learn! The stories behind some of Spielberg's greatest movies. Discover! The legend of the Vangrooover brothers, three body-building triplets from a German muscle-family. Enjoy! The sensuous feeling of silky paper all over your soft soft hands...
The book will be available at this year's Bristol International Comic and Small Press Expo on the 14th-15th of May, then afterwards available via my blog. My hope is that you will purchase it and upon looking at the pages, do some kind of laugh. Thanks!
Thursday, 3 March 2011
I'm currently teaching classes in comic book art and illustration for the ICIA at Bath University. Its a new experience for me but pretty exciting. If I'm going to yakyakyak about anything in front of people it might as well be comics and drawings and that. So far my lectures have gone well, a little dry mouth and the odd brain fart but nothing too bad. Although I seem to be unintentionally channelling Alan Partridge, which IS a worry.
As a quick first lesson exercise I got my students to look at the "American Elf" diary comics of James Kochalka and see if they could take a tiny moment from their recent lives and turn it into a journal comic. Above are the two example I did, recent moments from the hectic roller coaster ride I call JAMES.