I had a fantastic time on my artist residency at Bryn Mawr College recently giving an artist talk, delivering embroidery, digital and zine making workshops.
Many thanks to everyone who came to my events and to everyone involved in organising my stay. You all made me feel very welcome.
In December 2017 I was lucky enough to be invited to appear as the main artist in Arirang TV’s ArTravel Television Show in South Korea. It’s a travel program where artists visit different parts of the country and respond to the people and places they encounter.
Here’s what I got up to on Jejudo Island.
I have three embroidery workshops planned for the coming weeks, two at the 155a Artists Space, East Dulwich (as part an exhibition of my work, full details in the previous post below) and one at Stanley Halls, South Norwood.
All workshops are £15, full details are:
Sunday 25th November 2pm - 4pm at 155a Artist Space, 155a Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, SE22 8HX - book here -
Monday 26th November 7 - 9pm at 155a Artist Space, 155a Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, SE22 8HX - book here -
Sunday 2nd December 2pm - 4pm at Stanley Halls 12 S Norwood Hill, London SE25 6AB - book here -
More workshops on the way for 2019, but this is it for this year!
I’m delighted to announce that I’ll be having a show of embroideries, prints and drawings at new gallery 155a Artists Space in East Dulwich.
I’ll also be running two beginners workshops aimed at those wanting to get started in embroidery, these take place on Sunday 25th November 2-4pm and Monday 26th November 7-9pm. Places are limited so booking is essential. Tickets available here and here
The show will feature new embroideries from my forthcoming work Threadbare, as well as prints and drawings from The Black Project and A Thousand Coloured Castles and my latest short comic Afterwords.
All works will be for sale, plus there will be a pop up comic/graphic novel/zine shop.
The show will run from Thursday 22nd– Monday 26th November from 10am – 6pm. There will be a private view on Thursday 22nd form 7-9pm.
The address is:
155a Artist Space
155a Lordship Lane
I'll be running two workshops next month at Stanley Halls South Norwood. 'Beginners Embroidery' on Sunday 14th October 2pm - 4pm and 'Beginners Monoprint' on Sunday 28th October 2pm - 4pm. Both will be a relaxed and fun introduction to the mediums, no prior experience needed and all materials will be provided. Kids are welcome but must be accompanied by and adult.
I'm very happy to announce that my first small press comic in four years is now here and available in my online shop.
The comic uses the same techniques used in the graphic novels. Embroidery and linocut printmaking for The Black Project sequel and wax crayon for the sequel to A Thousand Coloured Castles.
I'd like to reassure readers new to my work, the stories can be read as stand alone pieces.
More info can be found in my online shop here.
Last week I went to the 2018 Festival de la Bande Dessinée in Angoulême where the French edition of The Black Project had been nominated as part of the prestigious Sélection Officielle.
Although we didn't win the big prize this time, I had a great time, and learned a lot about the French comics scene and picked up some beautiful international comics.
Big thanks to my french publisher La Boite à Bulles and you can have a look at the full Sélection Officielle list here
As 2017 draws to a close I'm thinking ahead to next years output. There are three short projects I've been dying to get round to, and I'm thinking 2018 will be their year. To this end, and in order to raise a bit of extra cash for materials, I've started a Patreon, where I'll be posting updates, pages, plus detailed process pictures and videos. Rewards start at $1, so go take a look!
The Discovered is now available to read (in Korean) online for free in Munjang Magazine! The 65 page comic was an outcome of the Storytelling City Uk/Korean exchange I was involved with earlier this year and uses as it's medium embroidery, pressed flowers, graphite drawings and fire. The story is by Korean writer Soyeon Jeong.
Here's the link to The Discovered
Here are some pictures of my work in the recent Storytelling City Exhibition at The Gallery in Hongdae. I produced the embroideries and drawings for an online comic in collaboration with the science fiction short story writer Soyeon Jeong.
Recently I've been in Seoul, taking part in an exchange between the WOW festival and the Bradford Literary Festival, funded by the British Council. The project will result in a collaborative piece to be revealed at the WOW festival in September. Here's myself and project partner, the short story writer Soyeon Jeong, being interviewed about the project for Magazine GraphicNovel in Seoul.
I'm having a launch party for my new graphic novel A Thousand Coloured Castles at Gosh! Comics and everyone's invited!
It's on Thursday 20th April 7-9pm Gosh! Comics London W1F 0DR, I will be there with my publishers Myriad Editions, signing books and perhaps doing little doodles in them too. More information on the GOSH! Events page
More info about A Thousand Coloured Castles plus details of how to pre-order the book can be found here.
I'm delighted that I have some embroidered comics included in the much loved and highly regarded international comics anthology š! #27 which features work on the theme of BFF's from 20 artists from all over the world
In London you'll find copies in GOSH comics and Orbital Comics, or you can order your copy from the kushkomikss web shop