Books And Bangers
Well, having lit a few blue touchpapers last Thursday evening, I'm glad to say I didn't have to retire immediately after shaming myself in front of an audience. Though I can't say the fireworks were the most spectacular and glittering of Roman Candles ever seen, nor the bangers as loud as they might have been, they were certainly enough to entertain the bar crowd at the ICA, and enough, I'm sure, to have made the organisers pleased they'd invited me. The resulting water-colour sketches will be auctioned in support of Cartoon Classroom on ebay in the next few weeks, and you will, of course, be informed of exactly when. Dig into your pockets if you bid for anything from this one-off celebration, please. By what it offers and what it does, Cartoon Classroom champions our medium and everyone involved in using it. A detail from one of the sketches is below.
Tomorrow afternoon I'm signing again ( no, really? ). But I'm in the country for this one. Unbelievable, I know. I'm pleased to have been invited to a signing with John Higgins and some other good fellows of my acquaintance at Bookstack, 22 South Street, Worthing, East Sussex from 3.30 -5.30. If you're anywhere near or fancy a trip to the seaside, come along and say hi : )
Lastly, a great book I was introduced to recently needs your attention if you want to see some excellent comics work which has the added ability to persuade the general public that good sequential art can achieve much more than what it usually percieves such things can accomplish. Miss Moti and Cotton Candy by Kripa Joshi is a great piece of art and storytelling, and one of a series of such works of hers you should check out. More detail at Kripa's website www.kripakreations.com. Excerpt below.