Posts Tagged ‘Matthew Sheret’

Comic update! – Heading to TCAF

May 4, 2011

It’s been a while since I wrote about my comic-related adventures so now I’ll give you the goods.

Ages ago I participated in Timothy Winchester’s Jessica Fletcher Week– you can see my contribution below:

I also helped out my friend Lizz Lunney’s boyfriend create a very unique Christmas present for her. You can read a bit more about that here and see my contribution to that project below:

I also discussed my favorite things from 2010 on We Are Words + Pictures radio earlier this year. Please have a listen. It also includes Mr. Adam Cadwell and Mr. Joe List.

Finally, as most of you know- I completed my webcomic Galavant a few months ago and since have received high praise via Matthew Sheret. Really chuffed about this. *blush*

But this all leads me to remind you that I will be attending TCAF this weekend :D and there I will be releasing the very first 50 copies of the 100 page printed collection of Galavant.

I haven’t even held this beauty in my hands yet as it’s currently waiting for me in Canada- but these are a few photos that my friend Arthur took for me- it looks like it turned out alright

I will be selling it for $10 CAD

I’ll also have about 20 copies of the first Galavant collection for January- this is a 52 page zine. This sucker will go for $5.

And of course I’ll have other bits and bobs- My badge collection

Galavant stickers

annnd Isolated Moments stickers

Sunday I’ll also be part of a panel- here’s the scoop:

Sunday, Learning Center 1, Toronto Reference Library, first floor

U11: Her Majesty’s Comics
Panelists: Adam Cadwell, Joe Decie, Kayla Hiller, Tom Humberstone, Phillipa Rice, and Sam Arthur
Moderated by Box Brown
Location: Learning Center 1
Time: 11:15 – 12:00

There’s an explosion of comics talent that’s been coming out of the UK lately; new artists, new formats, and new publishers. We’ll get you up to speed with the landscape of the changing UK comics scene.

This will be my very first comics panel so I’m pretty excited about it. I’ll be giving a bit of a different perspective as I’m a Canadian creating comics in the UK scene while working for a UK publisher.

I’m also really happy about the Q&A I did with the National Post about my first time exhibiting at TCAF. You can read the whole thing here.

And finally, in case you’re wondering- I will be really easy to find at the festival itself- Just walk straight through the doors when you get there- I’m sandwiched between Jamie McKelvie and Blank Slate Books- and of course I’ll be sharing my table with Adam Cadwell.

Hope to see you there!



Manchester – London week 11

March 22, 2010

So my trip is definitely starting to wind down. As I write this I have less than a week left and it will be an EXTREMELY busy week at that. This afternoon I will be buying my third suitcase as I have managed to destroy two others. I have a ploy to make this one last though…. it must! I have to drag it to London tomorrow and then to Gatwick Sunday morning.

(Speaking of tomorrow- Tom acquired some Silver Mt. Zion tickets thus I will be enjoying their sweet sweet tunes tomorrow evening. eee!)

This past week has (again) been mostly attempts to get more stuff done (web design and such)- do a bit of sightseeing and the like.

I did try my hand at making cottage pie. I must say I was quite impressed with my first go-

I followed that up with Molten Lava Cakes- which sadly were made with milk chocolate as the Tesco had no other option (hence the light brown colour)- they were still pretty delicious om nom!

Tuesday was the night we saw some comedy and I took the photos from my previous post. But I forgot to mention that through our audience participation with a certain comedian Adam was hailed as “The Original Man”- tres haha.

Wednesday was St. Patrick’s Day- so Adam and I went out to a New Orleans themed restaurant (of course), watched a Swedish film and then finally found ourselves in an Irish pub.

I was pleased to see lovely flowers sprouting all over Manchester- spring has indeed sprung.

Adam needed to take some reference photos for a comic he’s working on for Solipsistic Pop 2– this bath house was particularly interesting with it’s separate entrances for each class. Females of course had one general entrance which was not half as decorative as those for the males.

Plumber’s Mate! :D

Friday night Adam and I went to London for the Phonogram party. (The second trade looks LOVELY!) On the way we managed to get lost and upon looking at the map I was positive I discovered the proper tube station- these photos demonstrate my happiness over my victory.

Adam was not pleased that we’d managed to make our way to Matt Sheret’s place instead.

At the Phonogram party. Kieron and Julia.

It looks like Sean Azzopardi hi-jacked my camera when I wasn’t lookin’ ;)

McKelvie shoes. The man has ridiculously large feet making walkin’ around in ’em 12 times the fun!

Went out for breakfast with Julia and Sarah on Saturday morning on the way I snapped a photo of Goldsmiths since I dig the rooftop sculpture.

One more week of photo recaps :O


London- Manchester week 7

February 19, 2010

This past week was a little hectic but I will do my best with this recap.

Thursday and Friday were pretty low key days just hanging out with Adam at his place.

Saturday and Sunday were super busy.
On Saturday I attended the Alternative Press Fair in Euston. This was my first adventure into the realm of zine selling. I was pretty damn pleased with the whole thing. If anything, looking at the work produced by the people around me gave me a kick in the ass (I should really bring things up a notch) and a hefty spoonful of motivation.

I was lucky enough to be sitting beside Joe Decie I think you should check out some of his work yes yes.

That night Matt Sheret and Anne were nice enough to invite us to join them and Liz Greenfield for food and drinks and general shenanigans.

On Sunday We Are Words + Pictures had a two event combo at the Notting Hill Arts Club. I lent a hand with whatever was needed- they’re such an awesome crew- the day was FANTASTIC! First Drop In + Draw to chat with some artists, perhaps hone some new skills etc followed by Modern Romance featuring Robin Ince and some sweet sweet dance tunes.

I was spoiled by Adam as we took leave for a tasty Italian meal to celebrate the ol’ V day. *blush*

Monday we lingered in London for a bit, adventuring to Green Park (my personal fave in the city) and grabbin’ a bite to eat before heading back to Manchester pretty damn exhausted.

Tuesday was a day of catch-up and some relaxin’- Wednesday Adam took me to Afflecks where I acquired a new nose ring hoop and we discovered a tasty chocolate place om nom. Also I should mention that Good Grief! is a neat little comic shop in there.

Yesterday was yet another relaxing day but it did involve the making of some delicious OMG fajitas. SO DELICIOUS. I will post photos of those bad boys next time.

Passed this wee shop on the way to the Press Fair… oh la la!

My table at the Fair with sir Adam at the end

Alternative Pressin’

Matt dishin’ out the delicious cake that Anne made (for icing help you can always turn to this guy *points to self*)

Notting Hill-ness

Adam was on the wall at the Arts Club

Drop In + Draw

Jamie McKelvie hard at work

Julia hard at work

Honest to god Matt played such a wicked set AHHH! So much dance! DANCE!

Notting of the Hills

Green Park has the best trees

London- near Victoria station

We ended Pancake Day on Tuesday with dessert pancakes :D

Inside Afflecks

More next time!


PS- Just a reminder that the website will be ch-ch-ch-ch-changin’!