Okay, so because I don’t post on this as often as I should, I’ve got a bit of a backlog of news. Bear with me.
Firstly, the exhibition at Landbaby has been going well. I love all of Claire’s embroidery and it’s nice to hear that a couple of the images have sold already. It’s on until the 1st June so if you’ve not had chance to go yet there’s still time.
I tabled at Victoria Baths Zine fair in Manchester a couple of weekends ago and that was a lot of fun. I shared a table with youth favourites Liz and Steve of Young Explorer fame. I love these guys. Here is a montage of some zine tables we’ve shared:
The fair was good. I got a load of fun zines and goodies:
Have a look at http://emily-and-anne.blogspot.co.uk/ and also http://sugarpapergang.blogspot.co.uk/ to see some superb crafts from nice folks.
Young Explorer number 3 is now out (currently only at zine outings but online soon so keep an eye on Young Explorer’s blog http://youngexplorerzine.blogspot.co.uk/). The new zine is themed around food and is an excellent read and well worth the £2 it will set you back. It’s the one in the picture above with those delicious looking cheeses on the front. It also features a comic by yours truly about self defence oranges which may or may not be a bonus.
Also, the first outing of my mini zine distro at the Bastards of Fate gig went surprisingly well and I was kept in business mainly by some excellent zine buying from the Swapsies. Thanks fellas. Thanks to Will Fitzpatrick, Marco Brunello and Young Explorer for their contributions too.
I’m sourcing some new zines for another gig next month so hopefully there will be more to say on that soon.
In other news, I’ve been getting some brilliant mail recently from my Aberdeen penpal Ann-Marie.
I love Ann Marie’s style of drawing! Her comics are a bit like Lynda Barry’s stuff but yet completely unique at the same time. She likes mail art too and does a brilliant blog about her adventures in post, painting and comics. http://lettersfromlimboo.blogspot.co.uk/
Also, I’ve been very proud of my friend Daisy Dawes who had a character from her children’s book ‘Get Ahead Fred’ projected 40 feet tall in an animation on the side of the new Liverpool Central library this week. It was brilliant!
I <3 Fred