Author Archives: theedame

Book Talk from the Scottish Book Trust

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I’m on this month’s Book Talk panel from the Scottish Book Trust. I joined host Sasha de Buyl and Mona Vaghefian (@mvaghefian), Communications Coordinator for the Edinburgh Iranian Festival to discuss the popular autobiographical graphic novel Persepolis, by French-Iranian author Marjane Satrapi. I really enjoyed recording this podcast and listening back I think it came out pretty good. You can stream it below but… Read more »

Life follows Art follows Life…

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I am going to repost some posts from my old blog The Adventures of Ticking Boy as well as new posts. Here is the first old one: Last Friday I had the joy of watching a wonderful interaction with my art.  I was invigilating an Open Studios event at Buckhaven Beehive when a women came in the door 5 minutes before… Read more »

Review: The Homesick Truant’s Cumbrian Yarn by Oliver East

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I have always considered Oliver East to be an artist who just happens to be using comics as his medium but I think that might be doing a disservice to his dedication to comics. Yes, his practice of taking long walks and then making art from them has similarities to artworks such as Richard Long’s A Line Made By Walking… Read more »

Ticking Boy news

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A quick round up of various activities from last week. I posted my first proper contribution to the Graphixia comics blog on Tuesday, looking at adaptation with the comics of Harvey Pekar, and asking American Splendor: What’s in a name? As a precursor, the week before, I posted on Graphixia’s Thursday Page my own adaptation (or cover version) of The… Read more »

Review: Cartoon College at the Glasgow Film Festival

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Last Thursday I attended screenings of two documentaries about very different aspects of comic book culture at the CCA in Glasgow. They were showing as part of the comics strand of the Glasgow Film Festival. First up was Cartoon College, directed by Josh Melrod & Tara Wray. The film shows students on the 2 year MFA program at the Centre… Read more »