Dialectograms

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Popped over to Glasgow yesterday to check out the latest exhibition by Mitch Miller at Market Gallery in Duke Street.  Mitch has spent the last six weeks making a massive dialectogram of Duke Street. Making a what? In Mitch’s words: “Dialectograms are large, highly detailed drawings of places, taken from the perspective of those who live and work there, and… Read more »

Open Studios strip

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While I was invigilating for a couple of afternoons at the Central Fife Open Studios I decided to do a one page autobio strip.  The artists were encouraged to work while in the space and it’s something I should be doing more of.  The hall in Buckhaven was a good space to work in and this is what I came up… Read more »

Ticking Boy meets Wally Wood (Uptown)

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Every few weeks I need to get my INR tested to make sure that the warfarin I take is keeping my blood thin enough so that clots don’t form on my mechanical heart valve.  The valve is what makes Ticking Boy tick.  I have to go in to my doctor’s surgery so the nurse can take a blood sample and… Read more »

Autobiography, Eddie Campbell & Romance

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One of my all time favourite autobio comix practitioners is Eddie Campbell, he of From Hell and Bacchus fame. Most of his autobio stuff has been collected in Alec: The years have pants which includes The King Canute Crowd and How To Be an Artist. He is also a prolific blogger and always has interesting things to say on comics,… Read more »

Ticking Boy’s screen printing

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  So, the deadline for my MA is almost exactly one week away. I have been furiously screenprinting and have had the luxury of having the screen printing room to myself (with the occasional visit from fellow MA-er Karolina). I am quite pleased with my BIG prints of characters in my comic, who are also members of my family. The… Read more »

The Space Between Ticking Boy

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We took down The Space Between last Thursday, hard to gauge the success of the exhibition as it was mainly (for my part at least) in a shopping centre. I was pretty happy with the way my work turned out though and thought it worked well in the large comic panel-like windows of the shop I was in. Dealing with… Read more »

The Rebirth of Ticking Boy

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Ok, it’s been a while. But I am now back at ECA to finish off my MA Illustration. I now have to work very hard to produce some strips and other work by 12th August at 4pm, eek! I have not been sitting around doing nothing though. Blacksand Contemporary Arts have had two exhibitions. The first was COAST in Kirkcaldy… Read more »