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Thought Bubble!

For those who will be in Leeds this weekend, here’s where you can find me! I’m sharing tables 133 and 134 in New Dock Hall with the wonderful Zarina Liew and Van Nim!

TB13What I’ll have with me: First and foremost, Atomic Sheep! I’ll have copies for sale at a convention special price, and will sketch inside for you, so you should definitely come and pick up a copy! ^_~  I’ll also have the last handful of copies of Now and Then with me…I’m not sure I’ll be reprinting these in the near future, so if you’d like to snag a copy of this beauty, now’s the time! I’ll also have From, minicomic Candy Bag, and limited numbers of fine art prints, including this one.

Sketches? Yes! I’ll be offering quick A5 sketches –  just £5 for a general topic (eg), £10 for portraits! If you’d like something more involved though, stop by and ask…I may very well be able to fit it in!

See you there! 🙂

 

FF – Sick day

Forgive me, freelance pals! I look like this today.

The ability to delay work a bit if you’re unwell, or things come up, is one of the great blessings of freelance work. But of course, that shifted work always has to go somewhere else in the schedule (something it can sometimes be hard to get others to understand, with your ‘flexible schedule’ – but that’s a post in itself!). So lots of catchup for me next week ^_~

FF-Sick

Commissions Open!

Okay, so I’ve got a slightly mellower schedule for the next month or so than the previous few, so I’m going to open commissions for a while! I don’t do this very often, so it’s a good time if you’d like something from me!

Commissions will be done to all be sent by the end of March, and I’ll close either at that point or when my slate is full, whichever comes first (despite being less manic atm, I can only take a limited amount, so get in touch sooner rather than later to make sure! 🙂

Read on for prices and info (long post warning)!

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FREE Printable Christmas Card PDF!

Hi all! Okay, so this is a little later than I meant it to be, but I know I can’t be the only one still to send their cards ^_~

So, a Christmas gift from me to you! PDF’s of a large format Christmas card with this year’s Christmas artwork – focussed on warm times with people you care about –  which you can print at home! 150 dpi for home printing, for both North American and International paper sizes! I hope it spreads some smiles 🙂

DOWNLOAD PDF for A4 printers!

DOWNLOAD PDF for 8.5 x 11 printers!

Happy Christmas, and thanks for all the support, retweets, encouragement and interest this year. Lots more art and stories coming your way in 2013!

Site Update + Dead Roots!

Happy Halloween everyone! What are you dressing up as? (I am sadly dressing up as a cartoonist with deadlines and no time to make an awesome costume. Ah well.)

As you’re reading this, you may have already noticed a few changes. Thanks to my fantastic webmaster(/husband), we’ve had a site-wide update! The blog is still currently on the old system, but you should notice some changes in the menu above, and if you poke around a bit you’ll see a new homepage, more information in the About section, a list of webcomics and books in the Comics section, and new work in the Gallery!

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Children’s Illustration promo packs

I know this is two posts in one day, but I wanted to get this up as I’ll be away for the next week. I’ll be sending out a batch of children’s illo postcards soon – hopefully when I get back in about a week. They consist of sample from a recent job illustrating children’s activity trails for two age groups for a museum’s natural history collection, plus a personal promo piece.

If I’ve any followers who are editors or ADs working with children’s or YA content, who would like to request a copy, please send over your address in the next week via the contact form on the site or at sally (at) sallyjanethompson.co.uk!

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Grid of Mystery plus Conventions!

Hi all! Apologies for the radio silence over here. My fantastic webmaster (aka husband) and I have been working on a big site update, so I’ve been staying off the blog to make it easier to move everything over, but we’ve decided to use the current blog for a bit longer to get the rest of the site updated sooner. Will post and tweet and make general noise when that happens! 🙂

Since it’s been a while, I thought a little snapshot of a few current projects might be nice – I’ve got more than this going on, and some cool bits hopefully starting soon, but hopefully it’ll be an interesting overview!

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Now and Then (and Laydeez Do Comics)

I just realized that, while I’ve mentioned it, I’ve not yet done a blog post on my new minicomic, Now and Then! Let’s fix that!

Here are some pics, along with excerpts from the author’s note at the back of the book:

“This story was a way of poking at a few things that interest me. Before moving to England, all the places I’d lived were – in their current post-colonial forms – very young nations. Here I’m constantly amazed by the physical, tangible history I see on a daily basis. Old textile mills, churches with stone walls that date back to 1200-and-something, beautiful shop buildings slowly decaying from neglect…”

“…It’s so easy to think of past generations as some other species, inhabiting period dramas, not as breathing people who lived and felt just as we do, despite the different context…”

You can find an absolutely lovely review of Now and Then by the wonderful Page 45 here! They have signed-and-sketched-in copies available 🙂

Last Monday I headed down to London to talk about my work, including Now and Then, at the wonderful Laydeez Do Comics, which it was my first time visiting! I thoroughly enjoyed it – as an event it has a wonderful community feel, and I was lucky enough to be presenting on the same night as the amazingly  Kate Brown and Doug and Emma from the estimable SelfMade Hero. Kate talked about her book Fish and Chocolate (which is brilliant and intriguing) – I especially enjoyed getting an insight into her colour strategy. Richy K Chandler was the guest blogger this month, sketching away all night, so I’ll be sure to post when that goes up on the Laydeez blog!

In closing, pick up a copy of Now and Then, either from Page 45 (in Nottingham or online), Orbital Comics in London, or from me here! It’s printed on lovely off-white recycled paper, and is a generally beautiful book-y object. I am, however, also working on digital versions, and will post again as soon as those are available!