Category Archives: Comic Strip

Post Passion Blues

A few notes following on from the fantastic BD and Comics Passion Festival last weekend. As you can see from my photo, I attended Jaime Hernandez‘s “Love and Rockets” talk hosted by Woodrow Phoenix. What a cool and lovely gentleman … Continue reading

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Post Comic Con Thoughts

On Sunday I had the pleasure of visiting my very first comic convention, Comic ConĀ at the Excel Centre in London. It was classic role reversal, as I coerced my conventional and highly embarrassed teenaged son to accompany his geeky mum … Continue reading

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Fifty Shades of Greyscale

As 2012 spins into the next exciting year, time to look back and look forward. In true cyclical fashion I find myself literally back at the drawing board where I faithfully promised I would conjure up a graphic novel this … 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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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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When the student is ready, the teacher appears

Not exactly a pithy title for the latest blog but one that sums up beautifully the little story of my week thus far. The phrase, by the way, is an old Buddhist saying and has lately been commandeered by every … Continue reading

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