Wednesday, 14 October 2015

New book coming up! Chemical Blue Volume 2!

Hi all,

I have some fantastic news to share - the second volume of Chemical Blue has now been completed and printed! I'm sure there'll be more information from Sweatdrop Studios about it soon - but in the meantime, if you are going to London Comic-Con this October, it'll be available from Sweatdrop stall, and later on you can buy it online in the Sweatdrop shop and on Amazon!
I'm so happy I finished this story, it's been such a massive part of my life for so long. I feel like I've unlocked a tremendous achievement! (Although, on a personal level, I'll have an even bigger achievement to unlock in a few days' time T_T) Volume 2 has taken quite a few years to make, in-between kids, jobs, house moves etc. but I feel really happy that I persevered with it and never gave up on the story and characters. They are as real to me as any IRL people I know, and I love them to bits (so much that I even named my daughter after the protagonist :)) So please so check out the book if you can! Thanks ~*

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Hi everyone! Unfortunately the course at Burwell Museum won't be running... But please do check the Workshops and Event section to keep an eye on upcoming workshops! Thank you ^^

Monday, 6 July 2015

News - July 2015

Sorry I haven't updated for a while! Here goes...

- Workshops - thank you so much to those of you who turned up for my sessions at Sawtry and Ramsey! I had a fantastic time and really enjoyed meeting and talking to you all!

- Chemical Blue - I am currently working on the epilogue of my original title, Chemical Blue. Hopefully Volume 2 will be ready in time for October Comic Con!

- And last but not the least... I will be teaching a manga drawing course at Burwell Museum during the school holidays, every Sunday from July 26th to August 30th! The course costs £35 for the entire duration and includes entry to the museum and refreshments in the tea room! There's more info on the Burwell Museum website. Please sign up if you're interested!

Friday, 19 December 2014

Latest news - December 2014

Hey all!

The last few weeks of 2014 have been really busy... I have a few things to share with you:

 - I've been accepted as one of 40 Artist Educators, a project by AccessArt! I created a resource about adapting your favourite books into manga format! Please see the resource here!

- I had a great time at Canterbury Anifest! The event was fantastic and I hope they adopt a manga/anime theme for next year too. Here's a video made by Christie Brewington with a little bit of my workshop at 0:40 :)

And some photos of great artwork created by participants at my workshop!

- Chapter 6 of my manga, Chemical Blue, is now finished! Only 2 more chapters to go! I'll share it soon ^^ (Btw, where do you prefer to read webcomics these days? Inkblazers? Smackjeeves? DeviantArt? Any ideas/suggestions!)

Hope you all have a great festive season ^^

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Manga Workshops in Wisbech

A couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to run two manga workshops in Wisbech Library! I met a great crowd of enthusiastic young people who had taken part in a Reading Challenge as part of ImagiNATION project. Here's the project blog where you can read more about it and see more photos! Day 1 and Day 2
I had a fantastic time ^^ Many thanks to Louise Aldridge/Cambridgeshire Libraries for making it happen!

(young peeps hard at work!)

Monday, 2 June 2014

New events added!

Hey everyone,

Just letting you know I'm still around, having had my second child recently ^^ Please check out the Workshops & Events page for upcoming appearances!

Monday, 26 November 2012

Workshop in Chatteris + BBC interview!

Last Saturday, I hosted a session in Chatteris Library - the first of two parts. Thank you for everyone who attended - it was great fun!
If you would like to attend the second session, on December 8th, here's more info about it.

And - surprise! - I was also interviewed by Nick Carter on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire! It was a bit strange being on air, and I was a bit nervous. Here's the programme, (available for the next 5 days) with me coming on at about 0:37 ^^