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lord shoreditch & the supreme broship

The other day I met designer Steve Edge, Lord Shoreditch on the tube and decided I had to draw him. He is really rather fabulous, and he's done some nifty branding work, like those red soldiers you see on Hamley's toyshop bags.

A week or so ago, my friend David O'Connell sent me a link to the work of Scott Campbell, or Scott C and I thought it was brilliant. So I went along with Dave to a show of his collaborative work with Jim Mahfood at London Miles Gallery in Notting Hill.

Scott turned out to be really nice, with a great way of talking that Dave said sounded like a 'Shakespearean surfer', which sums it up well. Here's Dave (tozocomic), Scott signing his new book, and another illustrator friend of John Aggs that I met in Oxford a couple months ago, Simon Reid.

Here's Jim Mahfood, and this corset belongs to the lovely textile artist Inga Hamilton (Rockpool Candy), who was with someone whose name I forget but has some nice work on his My Tar Pit website.

I can't wait to read Scott's latest book, Double Fine Action Comics, published by Nerd Core, a small LA-based comics publisher that started out by publishing pin-up calenders of nerdy girls. I met its Head Nerd, Jon Gibson, who seems very nice as nerds go.

Edit: Oo, Dave just did a drawing from the evening here.


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Jun. 12th, 2009 09:31 am (UTC)
Great evening - thanks for coming! Simon's stuff is pretty great too.
Jun. 12th, 2009 09:34 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for inviting me, Dave! I'm still recovering from those two Margaritas, but twas a very nice evening.
Jun. 12th, 2009 09:33 am (UTC)
tee hee -- nice sketch -- what a character.
i'm liking the backgrounds on these, too.
Jun. 12th, 2009 09:35 am (UTC)
Thanks, Will! Yes, I had to draw him; when I got home, I realised the photos didn't quite capture the sheer extend of his fabulousness.

Still not sure about the overall look of it, a tad heavy, perhaps. But I'm learning a few things by doing it.
Jun. 12th, 2009 09:42 am (UTC)
I love how the vertical bar matches his pants.

Is he actually a lord ?
Jun. 12th, 2009 12:24 pm (UTC)
Ha ha... I have no idea! Cool title, though. I'm trying to come up with an equivalent for myself... Hmm. Lady Deptford just doesn't have such a ring to it.
Jun. 12th, 2009 05:08 pm (UTC)
He's not an actual lord, but he seems quite funny. Have you seen the pic on the front of his website? (He's blogged your pic, too)
Jun. 12th, 2009 05:14 pm (UTC)
He's certainly a style lord! I was very impressed. :-D

Thanks for letting me know about the blog; he'd asked earlier today if he could use it, but I hadn't gone over and looked yet. Cool!
Jun. 12th, 2009 05:21 pm (UTC)
I only found it because I was looking up to see if he was a real lord. Funny guy. I wonder if his design is as eclectic/eccentric as his clothes?
Jun. 12th, 2009 09:52 am (UTC)
The lord shoreditch picture is awesome, love his outfit, definately looks a little mad. As for the corset - I want it! :)
Jun. 12th, 2009 12:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Inga told me where she got the corset, someone in London, I think. But I can't remember the name now, argh!
Jun. 12th, 2009 10:14 am (UTC)
Lord Shoreditch looks very Wonka-Esque!
Jun. 12th, 2009 12:25 pm (UTC)
Indeed! :-D
Jun. 12th, 2009 11:46 am (UTC)
I love the Lord Shoreditch piccy!
Jun. 12th, 2009 12:25 pm (UTC)
Jun. 13th, 2009 02:07 pm (UTC)
Scott is super super nice, I had a great chat with him at MoCCA last weekend and he mentioned he was heading to the UK, glad to see he got to meet up with some nice uk comic folks while over.
Jun. 14th, 2009 05:48 pm (UTC)
Hey Sarah, I like the shape of his designer's eyes in the photo. I was compelled to look for the normal guy under the medical health glasses and the frilly frocks. I like the colors you used in your picture of him, but I would try to capture a few more of his facial features. He's a real beauty. - Mary
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