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Birthday ‘Buy Stuff’ roundup!

Hello! So, it is my birthday this week. I shall be gifting myself some painting time, so will be able to post some art or comics (woohoo!).

Should you feel inclined to do something nice for me (and yourself!), you can wish mehappy birthday by buying some lovely comics! ^_~  Here’s a quick round-up of some shiny things you may want to pick up, and where to do so:

-Atomic Sheep: There’s a good list on the site  (although as an update on that it is buyable on amazon.co.uk) (p.s. don’t forget you can read the first chapter free!). Also worth mentioning that it is now available on Kindle, and also at Page 45!   And don’t forget you can also find it on Comixology!

-Now and Then: I’ve only just recently made this available digitally, on Gumroad at $1+ pay-what-you-want! Bargain! Physical stock is running super low, but, again, you can find copies at Page 45! 🙂

This is kind of a soft launch, as I’m still playing with this a bit so haven’t linked it around, but I’ve got some designs up (especially Blood and Roses images) on Zazzle, and will continue to add more as well as look for a Europe-based alternative for those over here (shipping, ouch).

And while there are not currently many items listed in my Etsy shop, Atomic Sheep bonus packs with postcard prints, badges, and an original sketch, as well as portrait commissions, are still available!

 

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 🙂