This weekend I'll be at the first Brighton Illustration Fair (@bifteen on twitter @wearebif on instagram) and it looks to be a belter! Among all the stuff going on there at 3pm Saturday I will be doing a Tank Girl drawing masterclass* for those who are keen (with a prize to award!)
*how i do it anyway.
Exclusively made for the event, I have this Tank Girl A3 (11.7x 16.5") print, beautifully produced by the skilled hands at Ripe Digital in celebration of the release of 21st Century Tank Girl #1 this month from Titan.
See you there!
NB. Workload at present has me on some high speed cruise control through a deadline asteroid field and has for a while now. I will be frazzled but happy.
I spent much of last year working with pencil finishes and left ink alone for the greater part. As a consequence I did manage to produce some really ropey ink images which have haunted me since (Only a few wrong uns but enough to realise I need to keep my hand in the ink/ felt pen pot) The solution is a 10 to 20 minute ink only image each day, as many days as I can manage this year. To add to the misery/ excitement I want to try to tackle subjects that i don't normally try out.
First week, motorcycles.
Also, this first weeks pens were an orange and a black Sakura Pigma Brush Pen and a Platinum Souhitsu Fude (double end black/ grey) pen.
Jamie Smart, the human comic geyser, squirts forth even more cartoon antics than ever as Moose Kid Comics launches today.
Jamie has gathered together a REALLY exciting gang of nearly 40 cartoonists for a FREE KIDS COMIC available online or to download today.
A superb collection of talent (despite being included myself) and a really exciting prospect. I'm really happy to have been able to join in with Moose Kid Comics and with Alan Martin again as our contribution is YOUNG TANK GIRL, the early years adventures of Becky Buck.
Jamie has been previewing just some of the comics this week and here they are, bare in mind there are nearly 4 times this many in the comic.
Also, Off Life did an interview with Jamie himself here.
But mainly, go and check the comic out, there's too much in it to be messing about here.