Would probably be full of things I don’t much like – orange peel, plastic cherries, giant sultanas like squidges of snot, mmhmm – unless it was a comic, such as this one Becky and me are making for advent (though even this may contain sultanas). Becky goes firstmost, me next, and then we take turns for ages like persons trying to get their pink or orange cheese well into the beginnings of Boxing Day. Happy Advent to You!
Eh well dear me that last post is an aeon ago – I almost was not born. A number of things have occurred and one of them is that LOAf 2 is very nearly baked and coming NEXT WEEK to all good comic and book shops (well, at least in London, Bristol, Cambridge and er, Paris) and even having a party at the very fine Eggs Milk Butter of Southgate Road, N1 (if you knew me before I was eight, it’s pretty much in my house). Here is a grand Becky poster:
And here is a smidgen of my slice of LOAf:
I thought this project might kill me AND never get done, but here it sort-of is, a handprinted book about giraffes. It’s not how it was meant to be at all (apart from the cover) as I have never done this sort of screen-printing before, drawing onto drafting film to make the positive for the light blue layer, and it kept being under- or over-exposed so it’s all patchy and weird. But, it is some giraffes on some paper and that is something to hand in for my MA, maybe I will have another go after my deadline.
Ooh, in other news, LOAf is now available from Etsy, and is in the window of Foyles, where also our MA show will be from the 4th to the 9th of February. Also, HAPPY CHRISTMOUSE!
In Bristol, Cambridge and London you can now buy your very own LOAf magazine, featuring such fearsome comics as Lesley and Marvin and the Llamas de Muerte. On Wednesday, in sideways rain, LOAf caught ten buses, a tube and a train and got himself stocked in various fine London
emporia such as The Big Green Bookshop, Gosh! Comics, Eggs Milk Butter, Ti Pi Tin, Muswell Hill Bookshop and Cabbages and Kings. Bonanza! Your LOAf awaits. Also do come to the Cambridge launch if you can because it will be GRAND.