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weekend doings

Okay, I'll start with some random sketches I made:


You can read some newsy updates about the Caption comics festival in Oxford this August over on Bugpowder and on Forbidden Planet. (I'm going to talk about cross-over stuff in the picture book and comics industries.)

On Friday night, I went to see work by an American living in London, Charles Michael Reid. He'd be doing some on-site installation work for the past week at the House gallery in Camberwell, where I used to work. His artwork draws hugely on comics, and there's some great stuff on his website here. If a certain funding comes through, we're really hoping he can stay on to coordinate exhibitions in the House gallery space.


DFC buddies Emma Vieceli (emmav) and Gary Northfield both had their big birthday parties on the same day! So I went party hopping with John Aggs, Viviane Schwarz and mondoagogo.

Confession time, Gary, I was supposed to give this card to you from my neighbour friend, but I mislaid it... so it will come to you a little bit late! Eek. But isn't it lovely?




Here's Gary with his dad:

And one of Viviane, who discovered the German Deli near Borough Market on her way to the Anchor pub on the South Bank. She bought rusk crackers with a rather disturbing child on the label, some hyper-caffeinated chocolate in a cool tin and some fizzy babies-breath-flavoured drink mix.


Polaroid! Here we are, deep in discussion about coming up with a studio name which combines the fact that we've all been doing sheep comics and will be based in an old police station.



Emma's party was in an amusingly goth pub called Ben Crouch with Hammer horror soundtracks in the toilets.



John bought some toxic green sludge in test tubes, which Anna and I were suckers enough to glug. Here you can just about see Emma and Marc Ellerby (burnt_jamb). And John, with his evil potions.



Remember that adorable hamster at MCM Expo? Well, I met her properly this time! Her name's Joanna Zhou, she's part of the Sweatdrop Studios collective, and she makes those gorgeous Momiji dolls that I am always wanting. She gave a hamster Momiji doll to Emma for her birthday and I was falling over with the hamster cuteness.

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mr_hillmonster
Jun. 14th, 2009 11:34 pm (UTC)
Wow! That card looks cool! And that photo of me and my dad is fab! Thanks for coming along on Saturday, I hope you had a good time. I've got those polaroids of us sheepsters, so I'll scan them in and email them to you.

Thanks again!

Gary
jabberworks
Jun. 15th, 2009 09:04 am (UTC)
Thanks for throwing the party! That was fun, and I'm glad the weather could oblige!

No worries about sending the scans, I took my own snapshots of the Polaroids. :-)
dlasky
Jun. 15th, 2009 12:28 am (UTC)
the sheep-police studio
Did you come up with a good name? "Mutton Chop Station" perhaps?
jabberworks
Jun. 15th, 2009 09:04 am (UTC)
Re: the sheep-police studio
Ha ha... we're still working on it!
(Anonymous)
Jun. 15th, 2009 04:00 pm (UTC)
Re: the sheep-police studio
I often look at your blog which I found through Dave Shelton's...your work is amazing! For your studio - how about "Artists Behind Baas..."
mondoagogo
Jun. 16th, 2009 05:39 pm (UTC)
Re: the sheep-police studio
The Fleece Station, I tells ya!

btw I have a sekrit link for the other Polaroid pic my friend Paul took of you and Gary, I'll DM it to you via Twitter though cos of its sekritness.
blech
Jun. 16th, 2009 07:51 pm (UTC)
Re: the sheep-police studio
It was only secret because I wasn't sure people should be able to see it, but if it's public here, I don't see any reason not to make it visible on Flickr too. Just give us a nod.

Nice to meet you all, by the way.
jabberworks
Jun. 17th, 2009 06:37 am (UTC)
Re: the sheep-police studio
Fine with me! Great to meet you, too. :-)
blech
Jun. 17th, 2009 10:07 am (UTC)
Re: the sheep-police studio
Here they are: the first and second polaroids.
mondoagogo
Jun. 17th, 2009 03:01 pm (UTC)
Re: the sheep-police studio
I'm still laughing at the wrong-namedness. I'm going to call Gary Dave from now on.

btw I just reread your post properly Sarah, and was thinking, "I don't remember doing any of those nasty test tube shots with her" and then I realised you were talking about Marc's girlfriend Anna, not me. Hah.
ginasketch
Jun. 15th, 2009 11:10 am (UTC)
Everytime I see your blog I want to draw!
jabberworks
Jun. 17th, 2009 06:40 am (UTC)
Yay! Then it is working! :-D
(Anonymous)
Jun. 17th, 2009 02:45 am (UTC)
DOn't make fun of the Zwiebackkind!
That Brandt kid on the label for the Zwieback is totally famous! I love it - it reminds me so much of when I was little. We used to have Zwieback with butter and then pour sugar on top. YUMMY!!!

Also. So excited for you going home and to ALASKA!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to hear your stories from there!!
Miss you, Sarah! Skype session soon or after you rholidays?!

xoxoxox Annika!
jabberworks
Jun. 17th, 2009 06:39 am (UTC)
Re: DOn't make fun of the Zwiebackkind!
That's so funny, I should've guessed you would be a Zweiback fan. :-D

Yes, let's go on Skype when I get back! I have to buy my new computer for that, because when I rebooted my system, I lost the old installed Skype, and now they don't make it for systems as old as mine. Boo!
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