New zines // speaking at East London Comic Arts Festival

I’ve made two new zines which will be debuting at ELCAF next week.

Garden is about our garden and is part of the new Lydstep Library series. Rain is a collection of comics and stories based on prompts given to me by some of my regular readers.

Pre-order here: Garden // Rain

I’ll also be appearing on a panel at ELCAF about Championing Comics on Friday10th June at 5pm. Full info here

SMOO 9 to debut at TCAF

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The other night I sat down and drew the ninth issue of my autobiographical zine, SMOO.

This issue builds on the events described in SMOO 8, and continues a trend of quick drawings, quiet stories, a few words. It also features two prose pieces, which is a first for SMOO.

I reflected recently that the early issues of SMOO tended to focus on looking back to particular periods in my life (childhood,my early twenties, teenage years etc) because they were being made at a time when perhaps I didn’t feel able to look at my present.

Things have changed a lot, and this issue feels like I’m starting to look outwards and forwards. Building on the previous issue, this zine deals with people passing, processing grief, time passing, doubt; family, a happy return to Falmouth, a birth, growth; the recursive themes of life.

The zine will debut at Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) in May, with subscriber copies and pre-orders shipping  late May.

Available for pre-order here.

 

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BCZF date announced

As you may know, I’m one of the organisers of the Bristol Comic and Zine Fair. Well, after another great year for the fair, we’re delighted to announce that BCZF 2015 will be held on Saturday 3rd October at the Station, our home since 2013.

Expect the usual mix of artists, makers, writers and publishers from the UK’s vibrant DIY scene. It’s also our FIFTH BIRTHDAY and we’re hoping to do a few exciting things, too.

If you want to keep up-to-date with BCZF news – like finding out when and how to apply for a table and things like that –  you can do so via…