Absolutely love your stuff! Just wondering how you get into all these magazines and shows?
Hi dude! I like your drawings too :) Ok, err mostly by teaming up with some friends who like to make stuff too, e.g. the ‘zine called What’s The Time Mrs. Woolf is literally something a friend of mine runs up on a photocopier. Another friend co-ordinates the Inspired Comics Collective Anthologies, although she pays to have them printed through a printing service. Both friends I met in my illustration class at uni. GEEKED magazine was put together with a little crowd funding by some girls at the bookshop where I work - and the GEEKED exhibition followed the recent debut issue of the magazine simply because Foyles bookshop has a gallery and are very supportive of their employees, most of whom are writers, creatives, students or academics. Both publications are open to submissions, there should be links to their pages on my blog :) The Londonprintstudio Comics Collective was an internship I took part in, resulting in a printed anthology and exhibition which we mostly put together ourselves, it was funded by charity because we were teaching local youths about drawing comics and exhibiting their work, too. None of these were paid, I graduated in 2011 but until I can develop the discipline of a professional I’m still an amateur taking it one bite at a time! A handful of my classmates were at a professional level by the time they graduated, but everybody has their own pace. I’ve still got lots to learn! :) If you’re a student at the moment you will probably be making friendships/connections as you go along that will lead to print and exhibitions, even if they’re DIY affairs you knock up for yourselves. Small press fairs (see: comic conventions, which are getting more arty and illustration-y all the time, if you visit the right ones), are a good place to meet like minds with ‘zines and anthologies they want contributors for, too! Ok these are my experiences, I hope that was all not totally obvious knowledge that you knew already?
My goodness! I had been wondering where one of my favourite blogs had gone on my dash!! I apologize, as I must have accidentally unfollowed you on my mobile. Anyway, I adore you. This is a fantastic blog and you are a wonderful artist my dear.
Oh hey dude! Sorry for the belated response! No worries, thanks for watching and liking my stuff at all! :) It’s nice to hear from you :) xxxx
#What's The Time Mrs. Woolf? 'zine
What’s the Time, Mrs Woolf is once again looking for submissions! The deadline for the Jan/Feb issue is provisionally set at January 31st, so you have lots of time!
We don’t have a theme for this issue, but as it’s the January/February issue if you want to do something related to New Year or Valentine’s Day then that’s fine. As usual we’re looking for articles, illustrations, comics and questions for Poppet. (Especially articles! We also accept short stories, poetry and reviews.) However we’re NOT looking for a cover this month, as Meg Guindon has already volunteered one.
submission guidelines are as follows:
the zine is printed A5, black and white
all files should be 300dpi, preferably jpegs or tiffs
we recommend leaving a 5mm safety margin within the A5 page
WTTMW is currently by women, for women
please email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org, or to myself or Lilywoolf directly.
P.S. Lilywoolf and I assess suitability on a case-by-case basis, but in general try to keep it PG-13 as far as violence or nudity goes.
#made by me
The postcard design that made an appearance in my previous post…It is supposed to be a reference to Yoshitomo Nara. :)
A lot of people don’t realise this, but the violet-faced, big-chinned character in this drawing is actually me. It was originally drawn for Valentine’s day for my partner and was inspired by this song.
#made by me
Just sold my first commission for £40! The drawing is about 12cm tall, but has been all mounted as a 21x21cm square. This one was a couple-portrait in pencils, ink and watercolours for a gentleman named Teo and his girlfriend Sarah. If you want to commission a portrait, you will get it presented in a nice package…(see above).
If you don’t know, I am best/quickest at small cartoon figures like so - you can probably spot other examples around my blog. But, if you have other ideas and some pennies you want to throw at them, by all means get in touch.
As I have mentioned my friend Abe and I have been working on a zine.
We’d like it to be underground (i.e. unknown by the general public or any one else for that matter), but see I am addicted to gifs and social media. So I am not letting that happen!
Here is a gif of our contributors and the compelling message to BUY THE ZINE.
Pre-order by emailing me or email@example.com. £3,5 or €4,5
Aw and the tumblr is all pretty with animated gifs and everything! Thanks to our ‘ZineMomma and ‘ZinePapa…