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Just been to the Society of Authors CWIG conference and dashing into the studio to do some prep for tomorrow's event at the Oxford lit fest, but thought I'd post this doodle that the writer and illustrator Alex Milway did in my notebook on Thursday night at Comica Social Club. (It's me, wearing the Czech mole shirt that Viviane Schwarz bought me while she was in Germany.) Doesn't look exactly like me but it's such a fab portrait!

by Alex Milway

If you're interested in meeting more people who make comics or are just interested in them, do pop along the last Thursday of each month to the bar at the Royal Festival Hall in London from 6-9pm for Comica Social Club. Even if you don't know anyone, you can always spot a designated person wearing a green fez (usually Peter Stanbury, Paul Gravett or David O'Connell). It's very casual, you can stay for five minutes or all night.

The other great monthly London comics event is Laydeez Do Comics, that takes place on the first Monday of each month at the Rag Factory, just off Brick Lane. It's organised by Nicola Streeten and Sarah Lightman and the presentations usually feature female comics artists, although they've had male speakers and men are very welcome. And they're always interested in people in the industry offering to speak, so get in touch if you'd like to talk about your work. It tends to run quite late, but if you like, there are always people around to go out for a curry afterward.



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Apr. 3rd, 2011 09:24 pm (UTC)
We are SO sad we won't be in Oxford for the Literary Festival.
We would have been first in the queue to see you if only we hadn't moved to Geneva. We did go to the Literary Festival when we lived near Oxford and it was wonderful. We went to see Andy Stanton and the children laughed so much that they nearly fell off their chairs. They were clutching their stomachs, wriggling and giggling.

It'll be the Geneva International Book Show soon. Any chance you could make it over? Vern and Lettuce recommend it. They went to the Chocolate Festival yesterday and will be sending their photos later.

Looking forward to seeing pictures of Oxford on your blog.
Apr. 5th, 2011 09:50 am (UTC)
Re: We are SO sad we won't be in Oxford for the Literary Festival.
Hi, Jill! Wow, that's great you go to see Andy Stanton, I'd love to see one of his events! We have a Fleece Station friend named Noëlle Davies-Brock who just illustrated his first picture book, Here Comes the Poo Bus. So I'm guessing she'll have events and we'll get to see both of them before too long.

Aw, I'd LOVE to come to the Geneva book show! So sad I can't do it this year! Please do send Vern and Lettuce photos, it's so great seeing what you all get up to. :)
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