I’ve spent a good chunk of this morning trying to update this blog, and lost it all. So, here we go again. There is a bunch of events I will be showing up to. Next week is Small Press Day, and…
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The next volume of Necessary Monsters is on its way.
( Thanks to Joe Gordon for the hu )
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CECAF returns to The Earl Haig Hall this June.
Here is a link to the Facebook group.
Come and join a galaxy of comic stars and me for the Gosh/Broken Frontier monthly drink and draw.
This year i’m going to post mainly about process and development.
I REALLY NEED TO GET SOME WORK !
( Don’t be shy about contacting me )
So I am going to learn how to add colour.
My work, is generally line, black and white. So it’s going to be a steep curve learning how to add colour. So firstly i’m going to use existing work and add colour and see what develops.
Here is the start, using a splash page from Necessary Monsters, i’ve added some base colouring. I will post the next stage soon.
2015 was an eventful year.
I quit my day job to become self employed. Took part in lots of comic events, published some work folded my self-publishing venture Phatcomics and retired from convention tabling. Okay I will try to keep this short.
( Bristol 2004 – perfecting the miseryface that has attracted so much custom )
Comics Are amazing. I still feel this.
Conventions have been a major part of my comic life for 13 years. This year was no different. Angouleme, S.P.X, Thought Bubble and Malta were the main events. I blogged about some of these events, but it was during the Bristol Zine event that I decided to stop self-publishing, ending Phatcomics. Shortly after I decided to end tabling at conventions as well. It was in this blog that outline that I never intended to be a self-publisher and spend so much time tabling.
Malta Comic Con was my last event and it was lovely way to ‘retire’.
One other con event was the second Crouch End Cartoon Art Fest. (CECAF) this was a really good day, and it seemed to go well for exhibitors and punters. I hope to organise something in 2016.
The actual comic making was productive in 2015. Started on Necessary Monsters Volume 3. Two parts have been completed , and I’m having a great time drawing Daniels script. Other Monster developments included A First/ Devils Due team up and Volume one being re-released through Diamond.
I was also interviewed on Inkstuds, which was amazing.
I was going to write about stuff outside comics, but I will save this for another time.
Thanks to everyone who took the time to support me this year. It has been a massive help. Here’s to a great 2016 !
( Leeds – 2015 )
Merry Christmas. Best wishes to everyone. I am going to post a proper end of year post soon.
This is first Christmas that hasn’t involved going to a day job for a long time – looking forward to … drawing and reading my massive stack of comics. And maybe getting into town to take photos because no one will be around.
I really know how to celebrate. A lot different to drinking a case of Special Brew and waking up face down in a vegetable rack. Times change, I guess.
Best gift this season ? Telling people close to you, how much they mean to you. It will have a lot more impact than socks and a jumper 🙂
Simon Moreton has announced Smoo 10 the next issue in a fine series of comics.
And the last.
Please read his blog post about this decision. Smoo has been a great body of work, and it’s been enjoyable watching the work develop.
I will miss this series, but look forward to the next body of work.
Congratulations and good luck, Simon.