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
My new graphic novel 'A Thousand Coloured Castles' will be published in April 2017 by Myriad Editions.
The story follows Myriam, a woman who sees things a little differently from most people. When she becomes suspicious about some of the goings-on next door she struggles to be taken seriously by those around her. Myriam however is determined to investigate and enlists the help of her four-year-old grandson, Jack, who is more than happy to see things her way.
More info on the Myriad website
I'm very pleased to be able to announce that my forthcoming graphic novel, which is to be published by Myriad Editions has been awarded an Arts Council of England Grant. Watch this space over the next few months for the first images, but for now I should probably just get on with it....
Big thanks to Nicola Streeten, Corinne Pearlman, Nye Wright and Ian Williams for their help and support.
These two new publications produced by myself and Steve Tillotson are a handy guide to modern existence for girls and/or boys. Featuring advice on matters such as Self Touching, how to Tattoo oneself and A Guide to Spinsterhood they are essential to anyone who wishes to conduct themselves in a proper fashion. Available singly or in a special double pack, they're out now from Avery Hill.
Comics Unmasked - Art and Anarchy in the UK at The British Library is the largest ever exhibition of UK comics, and I'm very pleased that a linocut and an embroidery from The Black Project, as well as a copy of the original small press zine have been included in the show.
I'm finally ready to preview a few pages from my new comic 'The Land of my Heart Chokes on its Abundance', a wordless, psychedelic, semi-pornographic, monoprinted sci-fi epic about human arrogance brought low.
The first installment should be available in the summer, although exact dates and details remain a mystery even to myself.
You can see more images on my Gallery page.