Bekki was down to visit so we took a little jaunt to Brighton to go stay with some friend of ours for the weekend. Took the opportunity on the Sunday to catch up with fellow comicker David Wynne who took us to the arcade on the pier. Of course no trip to an arcade is complete without spending a small fortune on the 2p machines trying to win a crap prize. I may have become a little obsessed with the red pig
It’s that time of year again folks!
MCM LONDON COMIC CON!
You like comics right? Well come on down to the Comic Village at London MCM Comic Con for a whole host of great talented comic artists who will be there for THREE WHOLE DAYS! I’m one of them! I’ll be there! You can come and see me! Table CC12 in the Comic Village! Wowsers! Also, there’s a tonne of other great comic artists you should also check out! Take a look at this amazing roster! So much talent and stuff!
So I’ll be there. I want you to come say hi and buy things. But what will I be selling?
I’ll be selling all current issues of Orful Comics, Scene City, some mini comics, original art, and merch. You can pick up Orful Comics and Scene City for £3 each or a whole set of either series for £10. For mini comics, I’ll have two Hourly Comic Day comics for £1.50 each and The Menorca Sessions for £2.50, or you can get all three for just £5. Not sure what to choose? Why not have the first available issues of Scene City and Orful Comics, plus an Hourly comic for a meagre £6? Want the lot? I CAN DO THAT FOR YOU! All the comics mentioned above for £25.
Want some original artwork? I’ll be selling A4 original pages from my books. A fully inked page goes for £40 or you can get a page of pencilled artwork for just £20. Come peruse the folders and see what you’d like.
Merchandise? I HAVE THAT! I’ll be selling badges for 50p each. Here’s what I’ll have for you.
Click to make ‘em bigger! The second row are brand new and will be with me from Saturday
I’ll tell you what else will be brand new and with me from Saturday.
I’m getting this bad boy printed onto tote bags for you! Embrace the anarchist/plumber within for just £10. Never done tote bags before so y’know, please buy ‘em or whatever.
MCM! YES! Bring it on! Table CC12 in comic village yeah? Here’s a map
See you there
A very good question Noodle Arms Man! Let’s have a little look shall we?
You may have noticed a suddenly lack of updates to the comic this year. This isn’t because I’ve lost interest and quit altogether but more due to one thing I simply don’t have enough of right now, TIME!
About a year ago, I started a new job working in broadcast animation, which is exactly what I’ve always wanted to. Unlike my previous job which was intermittent freelance work, the luxury of a week off here and there was suddenly gone and as such, comics work became a thing of purely evenings and weekends. Updates started to become patchy.
To add to this, I kinda stopped enjoying doing them for a while in the autumn and after a final push to get Orful Comics volume 5 out for November, decided to take a little break. My mood and motivation improved after Christmas and I again started working on comics. HOORAY!
The past few months have gotten busier again. I’ve been animating on a couple of projects at work with fairly tight turnaround times so have been focussing most of my energy there. Getting home after a long day of animating, the last thing on my mind was doing more work. Orful Comics felt fairly low on my current list of priorities so I just kinda… stopped… without mentioning it… sorry!
I haven’t entirely stopped comics in all this time though! I’ve been working on a new 6-page comic for the latest issue of As You Were (previous issues available here) which as always, I am excited about. I’m also into my second year of being staff artist for Badger GP, creating graphics for various parts of their site and writing and illustrating the F1 comic Rumble Strips for them.
This was all going great until my laptop died last week!
Initially, this was a disaster but in reality it turned out to be a bit of a blessing. With nothing to distract me in the evenings after work, drawing productivity has sky-rocketed and the pencil and paper part of a few projects is now done
WHICH MEANS I CAN START DRAWING ORFUL COMICS AGAIN!
Yes, Orful Comics will be back in a few weeks once my laptop is back from repairs and the digital stuff for As You Were is completed. I started drawing a new page last night and honestly, it felt amazing to be back on it again.
So yes, I have NOT quit, I AM still making comics, and I WILL be back with them.
I’ve got some new ideas for stock for conventions so keep your eyes peeled for more info as and when.
Again, apologies for lack of updates but I’ll be back up and running ASAP.
CHeers for reading