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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »