Solo Show & Workshops at 155a Artists Space

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

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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

East Dulwich

SE22 8HX

Embroidery and Monoprint Workshops in October

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.

Both of these workshops cost £15. Please book in advance. 

Book here for the Embroidery Workshop

Book here for the Monoprint Workshop

If you have any questions please contact me through the contact form on the info link above.

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Afterwords

I'm very happy to announce that my first small press comic in four years is now here and available in my online shop.

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Afterwords contains two short comics, sequels to my graphic novels The Black Project and A Thousand Coloured Castles. Both take place in a near, if somewhat dystopian future and follow the familiar characters as they struggle to adapt in a strange new world.

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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.

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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.

Original Art Shop & Patreon

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!

 Original crayon drawing from A Thousand Coloured Castles

Original crayon drawing from A Thousand Coloured Castles

I've also opened an original art shop, selling drawings and embroideries from The Black Project and A Thousand Coloured Castles . Prices start at £25 and I'll be updating regularly so go take a look at that too!

The Discovered in MunJang Magazine

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

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Storytelling City Exhibition in Seoul

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.

The project was funded by the British Council in Korea and Arts Council Korea and organised by the Bradford Literature Festival and the Wow Book Festival

 The poster for the show

The poster for the show

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 Gallery view.

Gallery view.

 Embroideries, including a burnt one.

Embroideries, including a burnt one.

A Thousand Coloured Castles Launch Party at Gosh! Comics - 20th April

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.

Kuš š! #27 BFF issue

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

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In London you'll find copies in GOSH comics and Orbital Comics, or you can order your copy from the kushkomikss web shop

A Thousand Coloured Castles

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

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My New Graphic Novel Awarded Grant From The Arts Council of England

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.

The Black Project included in Comics Unmasked Exhibition at The British Library

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.

The exhibition runs until the 19th August and is an absolute must for anyone interested in comics, social history and underground publishing.

You can find out more here and see images from the show here