January 26th, 2009

spider queen

For my morning warm-up sketch, I couldn't resist challenging darkwaterfrey's magnificent portrayal of Tozo's Spider Queen. I loved his, but I had a totally different picture of her in mind.

I got a tip-off from the DFC's Dave Shelton: if you're anywhere near Inverness on 14-15 Feb, don't miss the 2nd Highlands International Comics Expo. Dave will be having a fling there with a lot of other good comics folk.

And I just had a second-hand greeting from my second cousin in Berkshire, via DFC Headquarters, where she submitted her ideas on what the letters DFC stand for. (Hello, Alex!)

Over on libba_bray's blog, I just saw this year's must-read book: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Fabulous.

Edit: Cool link from Louise at DFC Headquarters to a giant spider sculpture in Ottawa. I think it's the same one that was on display for awhile in the Tate Modern's turbine hall ...that one made a big impression on me!

can you give me some advice?

Hi, everyone! Sunday's Alternative Press Fair is the first of these kind of things I've ever done. And I am trying to figure out what to stock!

I will have mini comics of my letter to David Lasky (packaged in a little envelope), and a couple of my neighbour's little books:

But I will also have some prints of comics and artwork that you've seen on my blog. So I'm wondering, if you were to come along to the fair, which piece of my artwork or comics would you want to buy as a print for a fiver? I particularly want to know if you're actually going to be at the fair, but even if you're not, I'd love to hear your thoughts. Here's what I have printed up so far (a few have more than one print made):

I don't usually sell prints of my work because it's too fiddly sending them through the post for not very much money, but I thought I'd try it this time. Any feedback or ideas very welcome!