News: Events for 2015 and lovely feedback on Katzine!

I’ve been blown away by the responses to my new project so far – below are a few of the tweets that have really made me happy over the last couple of weeks! It’s very encouraging when you’ve embarked on a new direction to find that people seem to be responding to it… when I decided to move away from children’s illustration into comics it seemed like a big risk in terms of my income/livelihood. But I’ve found that I’m so much more inspired and excited about the work, so hopefully it’ll be worth it in the long run. That’s why these messages have meant so much to me!

I got my first review yesterday too on Forbidden Planet International… Richard Bruton said that Katzine was “everything I hoped for and more, a wide variety of fascinating, enjoyable comics, autobio done really well.”

Full piece here: http://www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/blog/2015/review-katzine/

I’ve also recently got the good news that I’ll have a table at both ELCAF and Thought Bubble this year… I’ll debut issue two of Katzine at ELCAF and probably issue four at Thought Bubble. I’m only at ELCAF on the Sunday though, so anyone wanting Katzines will have to make sure to come on  the Sunday! I’m also planning several other little items to sell which will be tied in with the style/themes of Katzine…

A huge thank you to everyone who’s subscribed or bought a copy so far! One note on subscriptions: if you bought issue one on its own but would also like to subscribe, you can subscribe at any time and your 4-zine subscription can start with any issue. So you could subscribe for issues 2-5 if you already have issue 1!

To buy or subscribe please visit my etsy shop or my big cartel shop.

It’s here!!!

It’s here!!!

Exciting news folks… I’m finally ready to launch the first issue of my new on-going project Katzine! My zine is 24 pages, black and white with a colour cover. Comics, writing and drawing… but mostly comics. It will contain a mix of personal stories, fiction and non-fiction. Katzine will come out quarterly, and I’m offering…Continue Reading

Interview with me on Process Podcast!

  I’ve recorded a couple of podcast interviews recently and the first to be available online is this one! The awesome Steve Walsh from Gosh Comics has expanded his monthly comics discussion group Process into a weekly podcast! It’s really great – previous episodes feature interviews with Krent Able, Owen Pomery and Luc Chamberland (director…Continue Reading

Illustration for the short film Beautiful Relics!

Illustration for the short film Beautiful Relics!

A couple of months ago I was very excited to be asked to illustrate a poster for the short film ‘Beautiful Relics’ directed by Adrian Hedgecock. You can find out more about the film and see a great collection of photos at the film’s website here. Here’s the poster, followed by some close-ups of the illustration…Continue Reading

The writing/illustrating process blog tour!

The writing/illustrating process blog tour!

I was asked to take part in this blog tour by San Francisco-based illustrator (and fellow gecko fan) Jessica Lopez who does beautiful nature-inspired illustrations. Thanks Jessica! The idea is for authors/illustrators to answer the same set of four questions, then pass the baton to another few people. You can read Jessica’s by clicking on her name…Continue Reading

Cornwall sketches

Cornwall sketches

I recently spent a week in Cornwall and tried to do a sketch every day. I managed to only miss one!               I love the little fishing harbour where I stayed – watching the fishing boats and walking along the coast. The water there is unbelievably green. I love…Continue Reading