Thursday, 30 June 2011

new Tag Team review

Tag Team just got a shout out on Indie 500 comics podcast.

Tag Team was a bit of an experiment I did a few years ago with a bunch of very talented writers - Dave West, Nigel Auchterlounie, Andrew Richmond, Michael O'Keefe, Colin Mathieson, Tony Hitchman and Ian Mayor.

If you like the sound of it, it's available from my store on Lulu.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Monstrum VS Sharktopus

Just did a quick doodle for my own amusement, Ella and Chuck (from Monstrum Horrendum) being set upon by Sharktopus. Not based on actual events. And, yes, I do have more important things to be doing...

Monday, 27 June 2011

Covered

I painted up a submission for Covered blog (one of my favourite blogs!), but in the time between checking the site and doing the painting someone else submitted the same cover. And I thought I was being pretty obscure choosing a 1940's Cat-Man comic.

But now my version is on there too. You can check out my finished cover next to the original 1946 cover at coveredblog.blogspot.com:

http://coveredblog.blogspot.com/2011/06/leonie-omoore-covers-catman.html#comments


If you like my version, I'm selling the original painting, unframed, for £45.00. Bargain!
If you'd like it, email me (leonieomooreATgmailDOTcom) to sort out payment and delivery
(I accept Paypal and the price includes postage to wherever.)
It's a watercolour and ink painting about A3 size.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Doc Update and a new Review!

Well, DocFest was a hoot, but I did not get commissioned. Sigh. So I'm going to try and beg, borrow and possibly steal enough equipment to just keep filming without any financial support while I continue to pitch it to some other places. There was some interest in it, and another doc I started last year is still in development hell (despite having a very respected exec. producer attached), so I guess these things just take time and persistence. As long as I still get the footage I can worry about everything else later!
Some highlights of the festival for me were:
Beats, Rhymes & Life: The travels of a Tribe called Quest (beware the annoying pop up ad on that page)
and Hell and Back Again
Didn't get to see as many films as I'd hoped but I got to go to the Nick Broomfield masterclass which was excellent, learned lots and it gave me a really different understanding of his work. Also, we saw Louis Theroux bumbling about as a regular paying visitor while all the documentary nerds swooned.

Meanwhile, the wonderful anthology book ( 'Spirit of Hope' ) that I contributed to has started getting reviews!

http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2011/06/spirit-of-hope-a-comic-anthology-for-japan-and-new-zealand/

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Lights! Camera! Muppet!



Photo by Steve Haigh

I've been working away on some documentaries over the last few years and tomorrow I'm heading down to DocFest  to pitch my latest one. I've directed a five minute teaser which I'm very pleased with and I'll be pitching it in the hope of making a half hour version. Fingers crossed everyone!
I don't want to give away the premise, but here's some behind the scenes photos so you know I'm not making it up. (And if you recognise any of the people in the photos then you probably have a good idea what it's about.) It's really hard to use a camera with muppet hands, but luckily I had camerman Andy Johnson around to help out. Big thanks to Editor extraordinaire Katie Connon too!
I'll let you know how it goes.


Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Faerie folk.

I'll be working in schools over the next few weeks, drawing faerie folk. It's part of an upcoming TWAM exhibition, which looks set to be awesome. So I'm off to work with kids and help them produce some cool stuff to go alongside the main exhibition. I haven't delivered any workshops in quite a while, but I'm looking forward to getting back in to it. The faerie pictured above was done with pencil and watercolour. I usually use ink, but I think the pencil actually works pretty good too, there's definitely advantages to it. I might do some more work like this, maybe even a whole comic. Off to DocFest this weekend to pitch a documentary. More on that soon....
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