Friday, 23 April 2010

Creative capital presents Alternative Press DIY Workshop

Last week Saturday me and the other Alternative Press guys were asked to put on a day of workshops. I was asked to demonstrate drawing with twigs and ink because that's the method I enjoy using to illustrate my home-made comics. The day went down really well. The point of the whole day was to get people who have never made a zine an opportunity to make one and be creative. We were hoping that people who attended all the workshops whould at the end of the day have there 1st completed mini zine or some sort of idea about how to make one. Here are some pictures of two of the guys whole actually completed a zine on the day and some of the twig and ink drawings people made. This is the 1st time I have ever been part of running a workshop. (New experience) More more pictures click here

Friday, 2 April 2010

The UK Web & Mini Comix Thing 2010 completed sticker passport

Here is a scan from the sticker book collection I put together at the The UK Web & Mini Comix Thing 2010 last weekend. It was surprisingly good fun running around the exhibit collecting a stickers/stamps from all of the other exhibitors. Once I got given the 1st sticker, I was hooked and couldn't leave without filling the whole thing up. Really good idea thanks to Lizz Luney, it was a great way of getting people to interact with each other.

I picked up a few cools things at the event including some of the following: a couple of humorous birthday cards illustrated by a guy called Matt Rosemier, 2 mini comics from Shug , a nice little mini comic by David O'Connell titled "The green lady mystery" and a really nice anthology called birdsong by failboatpress. The birdsong anthology book is really nicely put together and has a nice feel running through the book. They also they used a bit of spot varnish on the cover, I'm a bit of a sucker for spot varnish. I haven't read it yet, but I'm sure it's going to be good.