Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Christmas Sketchy's

I have once again attended a Dr Sketchy's event in Newcastle and once again it was magnificent. 

 It's quite refreshing to attend a life drawing class where everybody doesn't look embarrassed to be there. I can honestly say it was an entertaining and fun afternoon, we drew, we watched, we sang, we clapped and we cheered. Good.
The Dr Sketchy performers always impress me with both their wonderful performances and their willingness to sit still for such long amounts of time. I have attempted to sit still quite often and have always failed.

The variety of talent is a treat for the senses. If you're not a drawer I would still recommend this as a good afternoon of entertainment, though do give drawing a go, you'd be surprised what you can do.

Looking forward to the next Sketchy's, see you in the new year folks.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Canny Comic Con Report

The Canny Comic Con happened on the 10th of December 2011.
I would like to think it set a challenge for the larger cons to give you more awesome for your money (we did it for free).

Canny Comic Con

First of all a huge thanks to Alexi Conman for taking the reins and making the CCC come into being. Good work sir. We're all proud of you. Also thanks to the wonderful Newcastle City Library who gave us shelter and tables to sell our wares from.

En Gingerboom and Evelyn Hewett

Now. There were so many awesome people involved both in front of and behind the scenes that I fear I would never mention them all, so instead I bring you the rest of the day in the form of pictures.

Doug BraithwaiteLee Robinson of Art Heroes
Terry Wiley and Matt Bovingdon
Ingi Jensson at work.
Jack Fallows will draw anything you like.

Knocking Down the Door - how to get a break in pro comics
A con for all ages.
Gary Bainbridge gets the paparazzi treatment.

Friday, 9 December 2011

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Canny Comic Con

This Saturday is the Canny Comic Con. I will be there drawing pictures, selling paper goodies and running a little sticker hunt. Fun for all ages. I will share the sticker map with you all very soon but for now here's some more info on the CCC. 

The Canny Comic Con is a little festival of comics and sequential art. It will be held at Newcastle City Library all day on Saturday 10th December 2011.

Comics, comic strips, comic books, graphic novels, manga, sequential art - however you want to refer to it, the CCC wants to celebrate everything about telling stories in pictures. Whilst it won't be on the same scale as some of the bigger UK comic conventions, we're going to have a full range of activities, including: talks and panel discussions, workshops, and a hall of stalls where you can meet some of the finest comic-creating talent from the region and beyond.

Whatever your age or experience, whether you read comics, make comics, or are just interested to know a little more, we hope to have something to interest you.

Entry to the CCC will be FREE. That's right, no charge. You don't need to book tickets, you don't need to pay us anything. Come along and support the biggest comic event to be held in the North East for over fifteen years.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Made in Newcastle Christmas Market

This weekend is the Made in Newcastle Christmas Market.

I'm really looking forward to this one,  it's going to be like a reunion. 
The market is happening a the Royal Station Hotel, which is just beside Newcastle Central Station. 
Proceeds from the £1 entry fee will go towards future Made In Newcastle projects, workshops, exhibitions and events.

RSVP our event on Facebook and help spread the word:

I will have my usual selection of paper based goodies, my Christmas card designs will be going at a special rate during this event, exciting stuff.

I really hope to see you there.