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16 September 2010 @ 03:00 pm
...I was in America travelling with Karen, making our way from San Francisco to Canada. We camped most of the way, taking the occasional motel when they were cheap enough and it got too cold to camp comfortably!  This is my Moleskine sketchbook entry from a year ago, when we stayed at Lost Creek campground in Crater Lake National Park.

Ahhh, the joys of camping and the smell of woodsmoke on your clothes. (Best experienced the following morning when not choking on the noxious fumes of damp, rotten wood!)

Crater Lake is very blue and also very crater-like.

First in an occasional series of looking back enviously at what we were doing last year. It's just as well I've got so much to look forward to!
Current Mood: nostalgicnostalgic
06 August 2009 @ 09:10 pm

It's been far too long since I posted here, so I thought it was high time for an update! I've been busy working on a commission for this year's Kendal Calling festival which took place over the weekend. The following explanatory blurb was printed in this year's programme;

'This year's festival will see the Kendal Calling Bayeux Tapestry unveiled in public for the very first time. The piece tells the Kendal Calling story since its birth in 2006, giving first time visitors a history lesson and helping those who were there to rediscover any memories lost along the way.
Kendal Calling 2009 is also marked by the second issue of the KC comic. The comic book provides a showcase for the illustrative talents of emerging local artists, with its themes based on the festival as well as the local area.
Jim first met the festival team at Circa Records, the independent record shop he and his girlfriend Karen ran in Kendal. His old band Seven Seals were instrumental in helping to set up the local gig and festival scene, and along with John Bingley, another former Seal and artist extraordinaire, Jim's now committed to recording the scene in cartoon form.
"Recreating these moments allows for an interpretive energy that can't be captured any other way," Jim explains.
"In drawing something, you're forced to connect more with the subject in the frame. Besides which, it's too much fun!"'

Here I am stood by the blown-up finished article at the festival....

The rest of the tapestry in full.....

30 March 2009 @ 06:28 pm

My haul of comics collected at this year's UK Web and Mini Comix Thing. Met loads of friendly fellow comic-creators, and generally had a blast! People I met and made a purchase or two from (or at least had a drink with) include; unedibletom shug_comics cadwell burnt_jamb jabberworks joedecie lizzlunney tozocomic  www.myspace.com/kelleyhernandez agwatic.blogspot.com sallyjanethompson.viewbook.com www.carolineparkinson.co.uk 
www.amdrawing.co.uk www.cardboardpress.com  and anyone else I met. Good to meet you all!
Oh, and a message for my future table buddy, unedibletom - despite me not getting it together to share your table this time, I am gunning for Bristol! (Now to get busy....)

24 February 2009 @ 06:38 pm

Provisional illustrations for a work in progress with acclaimed children's author, Gareth Thompson. Can't give too much away, but these pics may just give a little taste of the fable fabuloso to come....!

16 February 2009 @ 03:58 pm

Did this comic a wee while ago. Sometimes, you just have to look up...

Of course, with comet Lulin a-loomin', the current night skies will offer an even more magnificent prospect. I haven't spotted it myself yet.... maybe tonight. It's green, apparently- which is unprecedented in the known comet universe....
14 February 2009 @ 02:28 pm

A design I did for the latest ep by Supacuba. My brother, Sam, plays drums. That's him, top left.


Now go listen....

08 February 2009 @ 11:13 am

Sunday 1st Feb was Hourly Comic Day, upon which folks from across the globe documented their day graphically and sequentially- for every hour they were awake- then posted the results here: http://www.tencentticker.com/msgbrd/viewforum.php?f=25.

This year was my first attempt. Here it is: