Category Archives: Sketches

Thought Bubble 2014

After the roller coaster of a year since the launch of my debut comic “It Girl” at Thought Bubble comic festival 2013 I made my return visit last weekend with this year’s short comic “Vivacity“. The festival layout had extended … Continue reading

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Loneliness of the Long Distance Graphic Novelist

Here we are in March already. I had good intentions to blog in February but my focus was on finishing 30 pages of my graphic novel “Elsie Harris Picture Palace“. This I achieved and now thankfully I can come up … Continue reading

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Golden Age Inking

Thank you all for your patience as the lady graphic novelist emerges after almost two months, holed up like some anchorite lost in spiritual rapture. Well not quite… although drawing intensively does take on a meditative quality after a while. … Continue reading

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Geek Mum makes Toy Storey

Hi readers Hope that title is intriguing enough for you. In my ongoing journey into creating my first graphic novel, I came up with what I thought to be a novel way of setting up shots for my comic panels. … Continue reading

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Lady of Letters

It’s been a while, dear browser. My apologies for that, but the Easter holidays and the presence of my brood interrupted my usual flow. Hope that doesn’t make me sound too much like Medea but here I am, sanctuary at … Continue reading

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Gaiety Girls, Moebius and Steampunk

Greetings all. What in the world, you may well ask, do these seemingly disparate subjects have in common? I suppose the simplest answer is that they are all things that have affected my world this week. Gaiety Girls were popular … Continue reading

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To unpathed waters, undreamed shores

That’s a quote from William Shakespeare and very much the feeling one gets when making art. This week was a lot slower for me compared to previous weeks. The homework remit from class 5 of ‘Illustrating the Graphic Novel‘ with … Continue reading

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‘Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions’

I’m carrying on in the motivational quote vein this week. This one is from Albert Einstein. Considering how much I loathed Physics at school, it’s amazing that his quotes keep recurring in my blogs. Then again who would have dreamt … Continue reading

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Conceive, Believe, Achieve!

Here I am …keeping up my pledge to log my progress in creating a graphic novel. Rallying cries are always helpful with any grand endeavour. I’m not ashamed to admit that the force of positive thinking is one I call … Continue reading

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Class Vs Book

Now into my third week of study for “Illustrating the Graphic Novel 1“, I gather my thoughts regarding the merits of taking an online class over self teaching with books. I find myself thinking graphically in terms of dramatic protagonists … Continue reading

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