Wednesday, 10 November 2010

The Best Drawer in the World!

I had a fun afternoon yesterday. Myself and colleague Simon Cross was holding a figure drawing and character design workshop at the Ropewalk in Barton with a great class of 9 and 10 year olds.

We had some great ideas generated ranging from shape shifting killer robots to eco friendly plant pot girls. But the highlight for me was a comment from one boy who quietly said to me....

"Wow your the best drawer in the world!"... then he paused and said " Well the second best". He paused again and said, " No.. you are the best drawer in the world".

Most amusing!

Monday, 1 November 2010

The Dandy gets a fresh lick of paint

Last Wednesday saw the release of the all new singing and dancing The Dandy.

Featuring the new comic adventures of cover star Harry Hill, this new look Dandy is something really special.

I really hope that The Dandy will become a trailblazer in so much that it revitalizes the UK comics market. The Dandy features an all new exciting cast of characters created by some of todays finest cartoonists. This is the first comic I've read in sometime that has really got me excited and hopeful for the future of british news stand comics.

The Beano is doing a stirling job too offering kids today a fun packed read every week not relying on licensed properties and bagged toys and gimmicks.

I hope this is a turning point and other publishers soon follow suit and let comics be comics.

Beano Annual 2011

Just a quick note to say that the Beano Annual 2011 is out now featuring my first published work for the Beano, a cheeky little two page strip featuring General Jumbo.

Hopefully more Beano antics will be coming my way soon!