Thursday, 19 February 2009
Sadly it was on the 1st of February (I only found it a few days ago) but I'm considering doing one of my own on a day when I have something vaguely interesting happening (or else it would mostly consist of watching films, drawing and sleep o.o).
Masses of them can be found here. The lucky Americans had superbowl on the same day thus most of them had something to draw about but there are people from all over the world on the board. (Hint, the ones with more than one page on the forum are generally the best because they are the ones people bothered to comment on!)
Official info here:
And a few of my favourites...
BUNNZ from New York. Really amusing and surreal (kinda like Chiu...only...funnier >.>:P)
Egle Ehtjen from Keri Island, Estonia. Beautiful and unusual setting in unique style.
Jordyn F. Bochon from Vancouver, Canada. This one makes me think of toothpaste.
Secondly, I was wondering if anyone saw Here's Johnny on More4 on tues night? Shame i didn't know about it before hand but it was a really interesting programme about John Hickleton, a 2000Ad comic illustrator. It was to do with his battle against MS and how his art keeps him going, not exactly relevant but all the same i thought it was really worth a watch, so if it comes on again i recommend it, i would put up his page...but he doesn't have on, only found this on lambiek.net
but, he's worth coming across as I think he would appeal to Jess and Johann as his ink/drawing work is amazing, plus its very dark stuff!
Sunday, 15 February 2009
Nevertheless her work I have discovered appears at every corner that I turn, and it is both witty (in a wry way) and carefully placed within respective markets
her visual diaries can be found here:
second prize to this year's observer graphic short story here:
and the books I almost bought:
Friday, 13 February 2009
Like the French and some other Europeans I suggest that some of you should work in separately on:
colouring (where applicable)
Okay the theme is, as requested by Lee Sparks, "Freaky Fables"!
Deadline is 22nd April 2009
Minimum 2 pages, maximum of 4 pages
We are looking for either original stories &/or Artwork
There is a submissions policy/standard, and the best way to understand this is to compare the work in copies of Ink soup 1 & 2 with your own!
We can include several guests from outside of BIAD - issue 02 has Roo (ex-BIAD) and may have Kate McMorrine yet to come!
Wednesday, 11 February 2009
Cross fingers and murray will have our first test print!
I still need to work on contents page after Debbie did the concept work and outlines for it, and then do the back pages
All contributors should in the next few days should be available to make any necessary changes/modifications!
We are still short of two pages!!! Any offers?? I am awaiting KTC, but she's a slippery customer!
Tuesday, 10 February 2009
Zack Snyder has picked a scene from the forthcoming film Watchmen for students to storyboard..
“Storyboards play a vital part in my process long before I start sharing them with my team. It is a key part of my process for envisioning the entire film from start to end. The bottom line is that, although it takes me a tremendous amount of time during the pre-production to draw each and every frame (2,581 in the case of Watchmen), in the end, the shooting boards become one of my most useful tools” Zack Snyder
What you need to do is produce a storyboard for that scene. You don’t need to be a great artist, what we want is your visualization of this key scene, using drawings, text etc and suggesting camera angles in a series of frames. Its your chance to imagine how this film should look.
PRIZE Winner will be selected to attend the COMPETITION DEADLINE: Entries should be emailed to email@example.com, or submitted by post to The winner will be informed no later than on Friday 20th February January 2009 Sorry for the lateness of it but storyboarders are supposed to have quick turn around >.>...I did only just find it! Also you should try getting intouch with this guy, Steve Beaumont
I know his website is abit...dubious but I took a workshop with him at Leeds thoughtbubble and he's a really impressive storyboarder and has alooot of industry experiance. He also gets back intouch with you, according to my friend Will who is also an aspiring storyboarder.
Hope this helps!
Winner will be selected to attend the
Entries should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or submitted by post to
The winner will be informed no later than on Friday 20th February January 2009
Sorry for the lateness of it but storyboarders are supposed to have quick turn around >.>...I did only just find it!
Also you should try getting intouch with this guy, Steve Beaumont
Monday, 9 February 2009
Here is the Pc program for reading .cbr and .cbz's...Don't worry, its free...It's also a great way to get free comics if you can stand to read them on the computer screen...I've got a pretty big collection that I'm willing to share if anyone wants them but I won't post them up here incase the download police hunt me down and imprison me >.>!
Saturday, 7 February 2009
In the last several years the comics art form has flourished, generating much interest from the literary, art and educational communities. The number of schools teaching comics is growing quickly and this site is a resource for individuals and institutions interested in teaching visual storytelling.
While many schools still hold antiquated notions of what comics are, a growing number of schools have started offering programs and classes in comics (or "sequential art," as it is occasionally called). Teaching comics in schools is a relatively new phenomenon, but schools that have implemented programs have met with tremendous success.
Teachingcomics.org is the homepage of NACAE (pronounced "nay-say"), the National Association of Comics Art Educators. This site's objective is to be a resource where the growing number of educators in comic art/sequential art can get and share ideas. It is also hoped that educators who work in other disciplines can use comics as a way of furthering their own objectives.
Friday, 6 February 2009
Thursday, 5 February 2009
General Events Info
Job Listings etc.
Chiu asked me to seek out possible things to enter/submit to or festivals to go to....I'm still working on finding more but here are a few to check out.
Tuesday, 3 February 2009
Murray 4 pages
Debbie 4 pages + Cover
Jess (center spread) 2 (possible 4)
Milan 2 pages
Ed 2 pages
Johan 4 pages
Chiu 4 pages (back pages)
total = 24 page comic - (if any of the above want to submit more work feel free)
Dean Eberhardt 4
Katie Coulton 1X2 + 2
we are meeting tomorrow in Computer Lab for design production! 4th Feb
Monday, 2 February 2009
Ps. I know I was meant to be in today but the blizzard scared me off! Did other's come in to work on it? Do you want me in another day? Preferably not tommorrow because I've gotta do some stuff >.>...!
My four pages, let me know what you think, personally the more solid black is a more practical way of working for this strip, i appreciate what was said last week of my marks, but trying to get consistent pages with the marks and the odd layouts is proving too problematic, its something i'll address on my next attempt, but for this strip i prefer it like this, but please let me know what you think and about things i'll possibly have to change! Cheers