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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!

 

New illo, Kapow, and MCM!

So this blog has been a bit quiet, for which I apologize. In the time I was away I’ve been on holiday (is that allowed for freelancers? Felt decadent!), and once back had problems with the site which kept me from being able to update. Thankfully my lovely webmonkey (/husband) has managed to get it working again, just in time for this weekend’s Kapow con!

This illo is recently coloured from lineart I posted here a while back. I’ve had a new banner printed with this, so for those at Kapow this weekend, or MCM next, keep your eyes peeled for her and I should be easy to find 🙂

At MCM, I will have for you a brand new minicomic, and will post more about it next week, but sadly the printers had delays so I won’t have copies at Kapow. I have, however, made up a sample copy myself for you to check out, and if you like it you’ll be able to either buy it online next week, at MCM next weekend, or you can preorder at Kapow and have it mailed right to your door! Here’s a couple of teaser pics 🙂