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I will be at MCM Expo this weekend, running classes for Letraset’s Manga School. There is a full programme of workshops that lasts all weekend, and I am hosting these:
Body Pose and Movement 12:00 Saturday 27 October
Body Pose and Movement 15:00 Sunday 28 October
Drawing Clothes 16:00 Sunday 29 October
All the details are on the Letraset website.
I may well also be cosplaying at MCM Expo as I don’t have an exhibitor table this time!
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In early 2011, I was asked to contribute art to a charity art book based on one of my all-time favourite comics, Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis, Darrick Robertson and Rodney Ramos. Naturally I said yes immediately. The book was featuring the world of Transmet, not just Spider himself, but all the supporting characters. I chose to draw Spider Jerusalem’s “lovely” assistants, Channon and Yelena stirring up some trouble.
At the time, we were asked not to show our art in full so that people would have to pick up the art book and therefore contribute to the noble CBLDF to see it. Now a sufficient time has elapsed, here it is! You are of course still welcome to support the CBLDF. ^_^
Characters belong to Mr. Ellis and Mr. Robertson.
In April, I ran around London running comics workshops for kids aged 8 – 12 on the theme of Victorian London, as part of the City Read. I went to many previous unexplored locations, even in South London(!) where we North Londoners never tread, met loads of imaginative and funny kids, several cool librarians, and one lady Mayor. The idea of the workshops was for the children to create funny comic strips based on historical facts about Dickens’ London. Naturally, most of these involved poo, death, crime and other savoury topics! For the less grotesquely-minded I had also unearthed some interesting anecdotes about Victorian advertising techniques and the postal service.
The strip below was my example of a Twisted London comic… and yes, it’s all TRUE.
In October half term 2011, I had the pleasure of working with a group of teenagers in Edgware, on a Manga For Beginners course run by Futureversity. It was a four day comics making spectacular, and the group produced some great work which was recently put into a book and published by Barnet Council and made available in all the public libraries in Barnet.
The young people created the characters as a group, and their stories featured inept Superhero Cuddlychops, his friend Lucy the elf, and the evil cyborg Mr Smith. Below is the cover I made for the “Cuddlychops: Look How Big My Fist Is!” anthology.
And the characters drawn for the contents page:
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MKomix is a one-night only comic fair in Milton Keynes, held during the exhibition of art by Pushwagner at the MK Gallery. A number of indie creators will be selling their wares, including myself, Jade Sarson, Sean Azzopardi, Andrew Cheverton, etc. Milton Keynes native comic creator Paul Rainey has been organising this, and it looks like it will be the best comics event in MK this year!
I will have limited edition Blood Magic prints for sale, as well as Blood Magic sticker sets with free comics, sets of Urban Beasts, and will also be doing sketches and cartoon/manga portraits as usual.
19th July 2012, 6 – 9 pm, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes. Follow it on Twitter @MKcomicfair
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Thanks to all at Havering Libraries for hosting a Comics Workshop on Saturday, and for advertising it with this massive sign across the front of the library! Fun was had, comics were produced at breakneck speed, and I learned how to pronounce “Matt Groening”.