Sunday, 27 June 2010

Twinkle Twinkle Little Bat...

I made a book of little bats at the Gallery North book fair as part of the brilliant printmaking workshop. The event went really well, lots of diverse and exciting stalls and plenty of visitors. My comic workshops went really well, we made some great comics featuring (among many other random things) a misunderstood monster, a magic sausage, an unfortunate frog and some nazi zombies.
I feel very inspired to do some printmaking and I can see a run of handmade books somewhere in my near future. But, I have a ton of stuff to do first! I've got a mentoring session on Monday, which is the first chance I've had to deliver a one to one workshop, so I'm very excited. Hopefully it will lead to more. I've got a bunch of comics on the go (and not finding time to do any!) and I'm still trying to get my shark book finished in time for SPX. I'm also going to be learning to write a business plan for social enterprises through an SES course in July. I've done a business course before and written quite a few business plans, but not for a social enterprise, and P.R.E.S.S. is quite complex so it's time to get some expert advice.
I also took a trip out to Sunderland on Thursday for the Niall street / Northern Architecture event. The run down buildings have been transformed by a group of artists in to a thriving hub of activity in a very short space of time. Exciting things are happening in Sunderland!

Saturday, 19 June 2010

comic workshops - June

I'll be running some comic book workshops at the Gallery North Artists' Book Fair next weekend (26th June).

Here's all the other great stuff happening as part of the fair:

Artists’ Book Fair, Gallery North 26 June, 11 - 5pm. Gallery North presents national and international Artists' Book Makers to the region to sell and promote their work directlyto the public. An accompanying series of drop in workshops and demonstrations will also take place.

2-4pmPrint your own hand made book with established Visual Artist Victoria Paisley.

12-4pmDemonstrations in hand-sewn head bands, gold tooling and stitching.All places are free, but must be booked.

15 June - 5 July, Newcastle's Lit & Phil will be hosting an exhibition of Artists' Booksfrom the University of West of England (UWE) Centre for Fine Print Research.

29 June, 6 - 7.30pm, Loftus Room, Lit & Phil.Mick Wootton, Lecturer in Print at Northumbria University and established artist’s book maker will be giving a talk on collaborations, the development of Artist’s Books and current trends in bookmaking. To book a place, contact Lucy May Schofield will be working with Gateshead Council with her Bibliotherapy stall and a community initiative group.

Touring exhibition of books produced by students &lecturers at the CAFA (Central Academy of Fine Art). This collection will be on display during theArtists’ Book Fair at Gallery North and will be on show at 25sg, Newcastle 20th June during whichtime visitors will have the chance to handle the work and take part in a 'Show & Tell' event withother artist's book makers.

To coincide with Gallery North Artist's Book Fair Yvette Hawkins' solo show 'All the booksI have never finished' will be showing at The Gallery of Wonder, Newcastle University until 9 July 2010.

For more info or to book your place on nay of the courses/workshops contact: theresaDOTeastonATnorthumbriaDOTacDOTuk

Monday, 14 June 2010

Saturday Market

So, I went to the Point Village Comic Market in Dublin on Saturday. It's the first time they've had a comics section at the market (which is only a few weeks old itself). I had a great time, it was nice to see how much the scene has grown since I left Ireland. The standard of work was very high and there was a really positive atmosphere. My stall was next to Philip Barrett and Ciaran Lucas. I've been a fan of Phils work for a long time, (we used to stock one of his early books 'Matter' at There Goes Tokyo...) and it was lovely to catch up and see his new work. I hadn't seen Ciarans work before, but I will definitely be keeping an eye out for it again. And if you see him at a convention, be sure to get a sketch, they're amazing!

I got some lovely feedback about my work and managed to sell some  'Monstrum's, 'Tag team's, and a 'Some Forgotten Part'. My new postcards were pretty popular too.

Saturday, 5 June 2010

book, documentary, festival.

Some images from the book I'm currently working on (between all the other projects!), it's called 'The Shark Report'. I'm hoping to have it ready in time for SPX in September.
image from my next book 'The shark report'

shark attack3

Incase you're wondering, it's about sharks.

Also, (I think I forgot to post this up here, but I did remember to put it on facebook!) anyone who followed my old blog may remember that I got to go to California a couple of years ago and work on a short documentary. And learn how to shoot guns.
Well, there's an edit of the documentary up on YouTube now so you can see it for yourselves!
And if you thought this was interesting, you will be excited to know that the writer/director, Andy Talbot Smith is working on a new documentary project "Is it cos I'm fat?" You can follow his progress through his blog and twitter. Sheriff is also taking awesome photos for it.

Don't forget, if you're in Dublin next weekend come by my stall and say 'hi' at the Point Village Comic Festival. Also, please buy some things too so I don't have to carry all my stock back to England.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

point village comics website

Point Village Comic Festival now have a website:

All the info about the new comics festival in Dublin can be found there.
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