September 29, 2013
Hope you’re all well! I have some exiting news, I’ve made a new comic!
Here look at it! It’s about the wonders of falling asleep.
As it is a fairly short comic so it’s not being released in book form but rather a snazzy lithograph poster! It’s fairly big (A2) poster of fantastic quality and comes signed and numbered for £8. The edition is 250 and once they’re gone they’re gone forever :0.
Posters can be ordered from my shop right here!
Thanks for reading!
August 23, 2013
I’ll be at this,
It’s a mini mart as part of the fantastic Edinburgh book festival and I’ll be with some of the biggest talents in the local comic world.
11 till 6 Saturday and Sunday in Charlotte Square, and it’s also free!
Hope to see you there!
August 10, 2013
I hope you are well and the weather is however you like it wherever you are.
I just thought I’d give a little update on how things have been over the past while. Basically I’ve been plugging the new book as best as I can and try to get it out and about. So if anyone knows any shops that might take it or blogs that might review it let me know!
Apart from that I’ve been ploughing through commissions for people, also I was at Glasgow Comic Con which was amazing. I met lots of lovely people and like minded comicers.
In the next few months I’ll also be appearing at other Comic events including The Edinburgh Book Festival (i’ll be doing the mini mart on the 24th and 25th). I’ll also be at Megacon in Carlisle on the 17th this month, MCM on September 7th and Thought Bubble (which I am very excited about) in Leeds on the 23rd and 24th of November.
I’ll hopefully have some new books for some of these events, I’ll keep you posted!
Well that’s about it really, be sure to check my Facebook and Tumblr as I tend to update them with little things a bit more regularly.
June 29, 2013
I must apologise for the very blunt title although my new book is out now and I’m super excited! Look!
It’s also been getting some great reviews, let’s hear some of them.
“mixes pieces of astronomy and science with a slight but utterly lovely story” -Comics Beat
“a sweet, innocent and beautifully touching story” -Big Comic Page
“the most accomplished work yet from a cartoonist I’m enjoying more and more.” – John Lees
The book is now available from my etsy store for £3 ($5) and books bought this weekend also come signed with 2 free badges!
The book is also available on Kindle!
Also if anyone would like a digital pdf (ipad friendly) please email me!
Thanks for reading, until next time!
June 12, 2013
Hello! Hope you’re all doing well!
Firstly I am super sorry I haven’t updated the blog in a while I have been mega busy with some projects and there’s one I’d like to show off today.
This is the cover for my new book.
This has been in the making for roughly the last 2 months, although it’s been in planning for a lot longer. It’s a fictional comic in which I’ve done my best to marry together some of my favourite subjects: space and astronomy, science and soppyness. It’s told from the perspective of a female amateur astronomer detailing some of her finds and wonders and I’m really proud of it. Here’s one of the 28 pages.
You can pre-order it right now from my shop!
It’s going to be available as of next Friday (21st) although if you’re local to Glasgow you should come along to the launch night! Where my good friend Gill Hatcher is also launching her new book ‘Bunny Behind the Moon’. It’ll be a super night and we’ll be doing some drawing and colouring in and other fun activities.
So that’s my big news! I’ll keep you all updated with other book news, in the meantime take care.
And keep looking up!
March 31, 2013
Hello everyone hope you’re doing well!
I don’t have much to say this week (crazy right?) but I do have some comics for you! I’ve been trying to get better at digital drawing and colouring so the first three are just silly ideas that I’ve made partly as little exercises and partly for the lolz. The strip at the very bottom was actually published in Kerrang! magazine last month! Woo! Click on them for bigness.
Well let me know what you think!
March 8, 2013
Yea I know I’m always a bit behind on stuff but still, happy world book day yesterday folks!
World book day is a charity that celebrates books and reading, every year millions of children are given book tokens to spend on new books and are encouraged by schools and libraries to come together in reading and enjoying books.
I think it’s an absolutely amazing thing as it gives kids a chance to own their own books as well as find out about other new and exciting material.
Anyways, I got a lovely email the other day from the teacher of class 5/4 at Camstradden primary school in Drumchapel.
As part of world book day the class project was to make their own bookmarks about what books mean to them based on my Pushpin bookmark design. Look!
How cool is that?! Needless to say this totally made my day. My original design (below) was me trying to illustrate what books mean to me and how they can take you to amazing far off lands and plunge you into adventure and it’s just so nice to see another person’s take on that.
The original bookmark is available for £1 from Pushpinzines.co.uk .
In the meantime keep reading everyone!
March 7, 2013
They are just the best. You’ll remember a while ago I was posting about tea, well now I’m back and I’m going to give you a run down of my favourite biscuits in no particular order(there’s no way I could make a decision on my favourite biscuit).
Right let’s get started. Bring out the biscuits!
The pink wafer is a classic addition to any biscuit tray although it isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. It’s sweetness and unusual colouring has been known to divide biscuit connoisseurs the world over. What I will say is DO NOT DUNK THIS BISCUIT it just wasn’t built for that.
The bourbon. A classic. A favourite. I’ve yet to meet someone who says no to a bourbon. It’s tasty, it’s chocolatey and it’s dunkable. Goes well with tea and coffee. Solid choice.
The jammie dodger is a delicacy. It’s basically a biscuit sandwich with jam in the middle. Highly dunkable and also quite filling! A rare treat.
The taste of childhood parties is the taste or a party ring. They’re bright and eye catching as well as sweet and surprisingly dunkable. On the other hand they can be fairly sickly after a couple. On the whole a nice nostalgic treat in moderation.
The chocolate digestive is a sturdy, reliable biscuit. It’s always there and will never let you down. It’s highly dunkable although don’t put it in your tea for too long (I suggest 1-2 seconds no more). Great with tea or coffee or even as a stand alone snack. This should be permanent feature in anyones biscuit selection.
Last but by no means least is the finger cream. It’s a bit like an elongated custard cream except with a vanilla filling. It’s nice and light as well dunkable, but only just.
Well I hope you enjoyed reading about my favourite biscuits!
Do you have a favourite biscuit? let me know in the comments!
February 24, 2013
Just a short note today,
I recently finished illustrating a book called ‘A Student Abroad: The Ultimate Guide.’
I’m not making this up look.
The book itself is a lovely little guide to travelling/working or doing a placement abroad. I know it’s aimed at the student market but I’d say the information in there would be handy to anyone embarking on a big trip.
The book is available here or from most Glasgow universities.
Until next time!
February 14, 2013
Hope you’re all well! To celebrate Valentine’s day I’d like to show you a wee five page soppy comic. Enjoy!
Happy Valentine’s day, whatever you’re doing.