So here I am, almost a year on from my comic debut at Thought Bubble. “It Girl” was the first of a burgeoning career in my new field of self expression. Since last year I have seen “It Girl” garner favourable reviews, sell out several times over in select comic and bookshops and managed to contribute to two anthologies and get shortlisted for the Myriad First Graphic Novel Fiction Prize 2014.
Tomorrow I will launch my second short film star comic. This time the star turn is that of young Vivien Leigh.
I have chosen to focus on her meteoric rise to stardom playing Scarlett O’Hara in “Gone with the Wind“. My art style in this comic is very different to “It Girl“. All the pages are rendered entirely in pencil and darkened digitally.
It is still a voyage of discovery in terms of technique and I have much to thank my wonderful mentor Mark Buckingham for in terms of guidance.
This has to be a short blog but there is a lot to catch up on which I will be doing in the coming weeks. Forgive the retrospective diary keeping that will be a necessary part of this but it’s important not to forget the who, what and where of what is proving to be an incredible time of adventures for me.
Two things I will be expounding on are my 2015 publication of “Elsie Harris Picture Palace” with Miwk Publishing and my imminent season of performing in the UK premiere of the Broadway musical “Elf”.
See you on here again soon!
Full report on Thought Bubble to follow!