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Today my beautiful, beautiful beret arrived, knitted specially by knitfish! And my comic by Ben Powis, very cool. Powis's layouts and pictures are gorgeous, with a slightly '70s macramé-era look, lovely textures, and the story is a simple, mythical style quest that works very well. I'm not so keen on the shiny paper and heavy black borders, I think they detract from the delicate linework and colours, but I definitely want to keep an eye on what this guy's doing.

If there's any way you can get to Oxford on the 9th of August, mark your diaries for Caption! I'll be doing a DFC panel with Garen Ewing, Kate Brown and Neill Cameron. The guy who originally hooked me up with the DFC work, Paul Gravett, will also be giving a talk, along with Nick Abadzis, Rian Hughes and Ilya. It's going to be great!

I'm also taking part in a DFC Family Fun Day workshop at London's Cartoon Museum on Saturday, 12 July. It runs from noon to 4pm, more details coming soon!



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Jun. 25th, 2008 09:11 am (UTC)
I don't think I'm on a panel... I'm just going to be there (hopefully!)
Jun. 25th, 2008 09:12 am (UTC)
Ah, that's what you think! ;-D
Jun. 25th, 2008 09:35 am (UTC)
It'll be one of those panels with more people on the panel than in the audience! Last time I was on a panel that kept adding people and I was stuck on a chair at the end, almost in the corner of the room and didn't say a thing. I felt a bit ridiculous...

By the way - love the hat (and the hairy clouds)!
Jun. 25th, 2008 09:39 am (UTC)
Aw c'mon, you know you want to... We can have a great time feeling ridiculous together and I'll buy you a pint or two (before or after, whichever is more conducive to getting you there).
Jun. 25th, 2008 09:50 am (UTC)
I should say I've been on two other Caption panels that were great fun to do. I'm just joking really - but there will be more DFC creators than not at Caption (which is one of the reasons I'm determined to finish my strip in time and be there).
Jun. 25th, 2008 09:53 am (UTC)
BE THERE, Garen, or I shall be bereft! Oxford's fine ales taste not half as well when mixed with the salt water of many tears...

Good luck with your strip!
Jun. 25th, 2008 10:14 am (UTC)
Dunno about 'more DFC than not' but we're also working on getting David F himself there, too... Having said that I wouldn't want the panel itself to be over-large. I've volunteered to chair it so will want it a bit under control!
Jun. 25th, 2008 10:35 am (UTC)
Ha ha... you're never get the DFC gang under control... we're a treacherous, bloodthirsty lot (as you can see hinted so clearly in the Vern & Lettuce episodes).
Jun. 25th, 2008 10:55 am (UTC)
Obviously I meant 'more DFC than not' in jest - I hope it doesn't drown out Caption too much though! With you chairing, Jenni, all will be good. I feel such a fan of the comic myself, however, that i think I'd prefer to be in the audience... I've got some difficult questions to ask Sarah about Vern and Lettuce's relationship, and also those raisins...
Jun. 25th, 2008 05:54 pm (UTC)
Hei ciao!!! Lots of time no hear!!!
I love your new super HAT!!!!!
Jun. 25th, 2008 09:53 pm (UTC)
Ciao, Manuela! Yes, it's been ages since we caught up in London, must do it again before too long! :-D
Jun. 25th, 2008 10:04 pm (UTC)
I hope I can come up back soon :D
Jun. 25th, 2008 06:40 pm (UTC)
what a beautiful hat! and worn with whimsy, no less!
Jun. 25th, 2008 09:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Dave! :-)
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