Friday, 5 September 2014

Awkward First Meetings - #QuickDraw submission

Each Thursday at 7pm OFF LIFE magazine posts up a topic on Twitter using the hashtag #Quickdraw - the idea being that illustrators and comic book artists produce and post up an illustration by 8pm, ie within the hour. 
Yesterday evening the theme was "Awkward First Meetings" and I submitted the drawing above.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

F C Schadenfreude - the football club we ALL really support.

The "official" badge or crest of FC Schadenfreude, with the club motto "We sing when you're losing!".

Because let's face it, a huge part of being a football fan is the sheer pleasure of gloating at another team's dismal performance and humiliating scoreline.

Consider it the visual equivalent of Nelson Muntz's laugh and feel free to use the image above to taunt friends, colleagues and opposition fans on websites, and in forums and twitter feeds. At some point I might even look into getting it made as an embroidered patch.

Monday, 1 September 2014

Hackney DIY Art Fair - 31st August 2014

The Hackney Flea DIY Art Market took place on August 30th and 31st, in Abney Hall, just off Church Street in Stoke Newington London N16. It was the first time I'd taken a stall at an event like this, and I wasn't sure what to expect so I shared a table on the Sunday with market regular Caz of Beetle and Wilde.

All in all it was a very good day - a steady stream of visitors, some great feedback and a fair few sales (my smiling chicken head print in particular sold well). I also met some great people, including Hastings-based illustrator Georgia Sawers, and Julieta and David from Stokey-based Pixel Press letterpress studio. 

It was certainly worthwhile enough to make me think I'll do it again and probably take a table to myself next time to be able to display more of my screenprints. I'll post details here and on Twitter when I know when that might be...