Just got news on the completion and availability of Occupy Comics in comic shops across the globe.
The reason I'm making you all aware of this is - aside from the fact that it's a very good cause and a rather excellent anthology which actually has something to say - that I'm a contributor.
So please donate to a worthy charity by buying the book.
Here's some early reviews for Occupy Comics: LCS Edition #1...
"I would recommend this as a whole for people interested in what this movement really looks like. Ninety percent of all media is owned by six major corporations with some major agendas for growing that market share. Objectivity or insight on a movement that threatens their very existence isn’t something you can count on. Occupy Comics #1 engages and invites discourse. Give it a shot." 4.5 out of 5
(- Comic Booked)
PICK OF THE WEEK "This is a perfect marriage of comics and politics. How could it not be this week’s pick?... Thought-provoking and entertaining and shockingly non-partisan"
(- Graphic Policy)
"Taking the time to write anything about this comic at all should be for no other reason than to say 'Help support those who are fighting for equality by spreading the word that corporate media will not spread.'" 9 out of 10
(- Read Comic Books)
PICK OF THE WEEK "There was no way that this title was not going to top the list for us this week... Composed by some of the most talented and influential creators in the industry, from Art Spiegelman to Alan Moore, this anthology embraces the seemingly impossible task of conveying what the Occupy movement meant to its participants... Occupy Comics wages war on your expectations... you expect to be insulated from its intended message, but the razor-sharp delivery of focused bursts from some of the best creative minds in the industry make that impossible."
(- Capeless Crusader)
First off, I'll be attending Copenhagen Comics over the weekend of 1st and 2nd of June, a festival I've heard very good things about, so if there are any European fans out there, I'll see you all there! Here's a link to the website - copenhagencomics.dk/?lang=en
And secondly, here's an exclusive announcement -
Charlie Adlard's new series to be published by SOLEIL !
French comics publisher SOLEIL is proud to announce that Charlie Adlard, artist of the international best-seller "The Walking Dead", has teamed-up with comics and novels writer Ange and screenwriter Patrick Renault, for a new contemporary horror comic series, titled “V.S.B.”
SOLEIL is one of the main French-speaking comics publishers with more than 300 new original graphic novels released each year.
Its catalog gathers world-widely known series as Sky.Doll, Lanfeust or Universal War One, published by Marvel Comics in the USA."
Had a great time at the Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival last weekend. The sun came out and it was warm... so there was a great atmosphere. I struggled a bit with my "big board" and it didn't come out as I thought it might, but, as a first attempt, I think I should be quite pleased. At least I finished it!
Next up will be my appearance at the Copenhagen festival in the first weekend of June. More on that nearer the time.
Thanks to all the fans that came and said hello. It was a pleasure to meet you all.
It's been a fairly quiet few months since Angouleme and Seattle, but nearing the horizon is the Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival, where I'm contributing to one of the "big boards" this year. Here is a template that I'm using to paint my design on a massive outdoor piece of white board in the square in Shrewsbury town.
The festival takes place from April 19th to 21st - and I'll be there on Saturday the 20th.
It's a great event [now in it's 10th year], primarily focusing on newspaper/gag cartoons, but hopefully with my involvement [I sit in on the committee too] we're going to broaden it out to comic books as well... so watch this space for 2014!
Even though I'll be busy painting, I'll be more than happy to sign comics and do little sketches for people if they're passing by.
Please do not send me any unsolicited requests for autographs or sketches to my home address. I'm now getting so many it is impacting on my deadlines.
Really sorry it's come this but I am more than happy to sketch/sign at any of my public appearances
Since it's just over two weeks to go before my appearance at Seattle's ECCC - I thought I'd post my signing schedule. The show's dates are March 1st - 3rd. Hope to see anybody attending there...
Friday (show hours are 2p-8p)
3:00-4:30pm - signing
6:30-8:00pm - signing
Saturday (hours are 10a-7p)
11:00a-12:30pm - signing
1:00-2:00pm – Image/Skybound panel
4:30-6:00pm - signing
Sunday (hours are 10a-5p)
11:00a-12:30pm - signing
1:40-2:40pm - Spotlight panel
3:00-4:30pm - signing
It's come to my knowledge that there is someone out there forging my signature and sketches [apparently other artists have fallen victim too], so please be aware of that when buying original art, other than getting sketches personally by myself or through my agent Mark Hay at Splashpageart.com. A link to the article.... here
Also, on a lighter note - I've donated a page [below] to the Jeffery Catherine Jones art book which is in support of a fine documentary that Maria Cabardo has done on her. So please support this great artistic undertaking... I've seen the doc. and it's well worth a viewing.
Here's a link to the film's FB page... here
And a site about the book etc...here
Look - I'm animated in Paris railway stations!
Thank you Delcourt... Always doing something cool.