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Crouch End Comic Art Festival – November 8th 2014

  I will be selling my new comic and (old ones) with the very talented Danny Noble (who also has comics to sell) at the Crouch End Comic Art festival. The list of guests & exhibitors looks amazing and it will be a fun day! Its on the 8th of November at the Earl Haig Hall, Crouch End and its free to go! find out more about it here: http://www.cecaf.uk/    

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Teaching & Training – Comics, Graphic Novels, Illustration & Story boarding at City Lit

I teach courses in Comic Drawing, Graphic Novels and Story Boarding These are the courses that I have coming up at City Lit in London Drawing for Comic Books Learn how to plan, create and draw comic book pages. Develop storytelling and character design through drawing, inking and lettering skills. Plan a four page graphic story and complete one finished page on the course. Drawing for Comic Books – Sept 2014 Drawing for Story Boards Storyboarding is crucial for creating successful films and animation, production planning and gaining funding and clients. Learn how to storyboard effectively to ensure success in your film making practice. Drawing for Story Boards – 2015 Drawing for Graphic Novels Explore the creative potential of the graphic novel. Learn how to script and storyboard innovative narratives and create exciting characters and compositions. Drawing for Graphic Novels– 2015

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Helsinki Comics Festival

I am going to the Helsinki Comics Festival! One of the reasons I will be there is to give a Seminar about my work surrounding the usage of Comics in Education, and my own experiences of using the Genre to write essays of my PGCE teacher training qualification. I will also be running Comics by Signing 2, a follow up to a series of workshops that I taught last year, where I will be working with the Deaf residents of Helsinki to create Biographical Comics. And finally I will be unveiling my new comic Everything which will be avaliable to buy at the Convention itself! Find out more about the festival here http://www.sarjakuvafestivaalit.fi/in-english And more about Comics by Signing 2 here http://sarjakuvakeskus.fi/etusivu/ajankohtaista/510-sarjakuvaa-viittoen-2-viittomakielinen-kurssi-8-12-9  

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Comics By Signing – Helsinki Sign Language Comics!

For the last two years I have worked with the Helsinki Comics Centre to deliver workshops with the deaf residents of Helsinki to create biographical comics about being deaf in Finland. You can read the first anthology below http://issuu.com/sarjakuvakeskus/docs/comicbysigning?e=0/7821469 Below you will find some of the press for the project: I have been interviewed for Finnish Deaf TV! Click on the button Viela 1 Juttu than you should see the interview in the sidebar! I also turn up on YLE Deaf news which ran a nice feature on the project we did! And  there’s an article YLE New’s site! And finally a nice interview about the project I did on the CUNE website! More on the way!

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Everyday Monsters

I’m in Helsinki doing a residency with the Finnish Comics Society (more about that soon!). Next week there will be an exhibition of my work at the Comics Centre called “Everyday Monsters!” If you happen to be in Helsinki drop by and say hello!    

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City Lit Staff Exhibition

Some of my work will be in the Citylit staff exhibition, on display from the 20th of may to the 6th of June! The painting in this post is a victory for me, as its the first proper painting I have done in over a year since injuring my shoulder. Find out more about the exhibition here