Friday, 18 November 2011

Thought Bubble and other things!

Just a quick update on what's going on...

I'm heading off to Leeds in a few hours where I'll have a stall at Thought Bubble! I think I'm table 142 - but you can see the whole floor plan here! I'll have all four new comics there - the mini Valentine's Day one, Year Two, PIK #14 and the Wizard special! Plus the new badges and stuff...

This is probably my last event of the year which is just as well since I feel like I'm about to collapse.

When I get back, I'll be concentrating on getting people to take part in Angela Lansbury Week.

Here are some other things I want to do:
  • Make a comic about caticorns
  • Work out how to make a thick comic with a spine
  • Claim back on some work expenses so I'm not so poor
  • Work out why I'm feeling so gross
  • Go on a date
  • Start my Christmas shopping
  • Sort my life out
  • Think about a new interactive comic

But you don't need to worry about any of that. If you're at Thought Bubble, come and say hello - otherwise, have an ace weekend!

Friday, 11 November 2011

Angela Lansbury Week!!!

So... do you remember that time when I asked you to draw Jessica Fletcher? Or some monsters? Or wizards? Or Jessica Fletcher again?

I hope you do because for the third November running, I'd like to ask all the ace people I know (and maybe some people I don't) to put their creative hats on and get drawing/making/singing. Except this time, instead of just concentrating everyone's favourite sassy detective, I'd like to invite you to draw any of your favourite roles that the mega talented Angela Lansbury has ever portrayed.

Yes - that's right! It is ANGELA LANSBURY WEEK!!!

Now, don't panic! If you want to draw Jessica Fletcher then go for it! But for those veterans of Jessica Fletcher Week - this opens all sorts of doors for you!

You could draw Mrs Potts from Disney's Beauty and the Beast:

You could draw a saucy, singing, spoon-obsessed Angela:

Do you like pies? Mrs Lovett does:

How about a sassy cleaning lady:

What about trainee witches:

I could go on and on - Angela Lansbury has an amazing career! So feel free to go wild! Except, since she's an actual real person, please don't do anything rude or disrespectful.

Angela Lansbury Week 2011 will officially start on Monday the 5th of December but if you could get your entries to me by the 2nd of December, that would be ace - it would give me time to write nice things and upload them. And obviously, please ask your pals to get involved. The more the merrier!

Email them over to me at timothy UNDERSCORE winchester AT yahoo DOT com. Include a link to your website or blog or anything so I can plop that in too!

So yeah - please take part! And have a lovely weekend!

Stay out of trouble

Saturday, 5 November 2011

New Badges! YEAH!

I think these are the new badge designs! The old sets have all gone to better homes so I hope you like the new batch! There are SIXTEEN designs this time round! I've even given the wizards their own badges - no more sharing for them! You might be a little surprised/confused to see the Science Lady on there since she's only ever appeared in *one* comic...but I really like her. I have plans for her! Unicorn goes in because everyone loves unicorns!

The only catch is that I couldn't decide how to group them together. I thought about doing them all randomly so you wouldn't know what characters would appear in your pack. But then I worried that...well... I just worried. So, instead I've put them into the following groups:

So this way, every pack has a nice mix of well-known characters and um...other ones!

AND! In special bonus news - I have designed this giant badge! The above ones are 25mm but this one is something crazy like 58mm!!!! WHAT THE WHAT!

The Caticorn was super popular so now it gets a badge! I'm not getting many of them so make sure you come and visit my table. All of these badges should be ready for Thought Bubble! HOORAY!

I hope you're well! Have I missed anything exciting? Are there characters that should get badges next time?