already a month ago? It only seems like days ago that James was bemoaning the fact that seeing so many awesome comics
in one day can lead to severe wallet drainage. But was that really a month ago? That’s almost ancient history if one considers it in Twitter time (where 5 seconds is like, totally ages ago)
So on that basis the notes I have found in my hard drive must be considered as relics of a bygone era. Yet these notes of far April contain resonance with today’s age – the modern age of May. There is much that may be learnt by the antiquated scroll called ‘Getting into Comics (Learnings From Comiket)’
Nich Angell, writer and illustrator of awesome daily written Cat and Meringue and the graphic novel 7String has just got in contact to tell us some exciting news re; the imminent launch of the first 7String graphic novel. Says Nich: “WE ARE SO CLOSE! I am so excited that i can feel vibrations in Astral Plane, the Pacific Rim has become violently active, hysteria is infecting the populace on an international level and the bread i’m baking in the oven is rising quite a bit faster than i thought it would.”
Bread is rising faster than it should be! That’s exciting news indeed…no, hang on…I think I’m missing the point here. I’ll let Nich explain – but not before telling you that the next link reveals the chance of winning a genuine raygun!
Rock n’ roll and comics makes perfect sense to me – they can both be vibrant, exciting & edgy. They can also both exist harmoniously in Camden which is why the news that the Camden Crawl is incorporating a new Crawlternative Media Expo is so exciting! Our buddies at Alternative Press will be there, I imagine many brilliant artists and writers will be there also. We’ll be there, your Auntie June will be there and David Bowie’s hairdresser might be popping along as well. Do you know there’s only one person missing from this crowd? YOU! So see you there!
Details and interview with Jimi Gherkin of the Alternate Press Fair after the link:
So it’s been nearly a year and it’s only now that James and I are both so close to getting our first comic out we can almost feel it, almost smell it’s freshly printed sheets in our hands. Almost – but not quite there yet!
It has been an absolutely awesome experience but I keep thinking to myself – why has it taken us essentially a year to get out 22 pages of content? And then the hand of history and experience grabs me by the shoulder and it says ‘Let me remind you, my son, the top 3 reasons why things never get done as quickly as you would like….’ Continue reading
They say that the first rule when writing a mystery you start from the solution first and work backwards. That way you know where your going. But in writing silly legs (trust me, that’s just a working title) I thought, no, I’ll do the stupid thing and come up with a mystery and then work out the solution.