In my day job I get to run comics making workshops (it’s a hard life I know) and one of the first things we do in a session is to try to put the participants at their ease with drawing. We go through a few warm up exercises designed to take away the fear of the blank page and the… Read more »
My latest post for Graphixia is an appreciation of Fiona Smyth. It’s not a spoiler to say that nothing happened to her, she is still making comics and art. This recent artwork is from a series called The Scottish Greeters. I can’t help but wonder if it was inspired by last year’s Scottish referendum result.
I mentioned a couple of months ago that I was taking part in Creative Dundee‘s Pecha Kucha Global Night – Vol 11 on Friday 20th February 2015. This was a special annual global event developed by the organisers in Tokyo to connect some of the 800 PKN cities around the world. It was a great night with lots of interesting speakers,… Read more »
Tomorrow night (20/2/2015) I will doing a presentation at the Pecha Kucha Global Night hosted by Creative Dundee. This is the 11th PKN that Creative Dundee have hosted and it looks like it is going from strength to strength. Like many of their previous events tomorrow’s is already sold out. I like the format as it means you have 20 slides… Read more »
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 »