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:
Can you BELIEVE the ridiculous splendour of this cake? Love and Cake made it for our private view on Thursday because she is cakemaestro extraordinaire.
It’s not even the first time she has rendered my persons in cake. Just too good, I can’t even.
It was also exciting how Elena was striding purposefully around the gallery delivering slices on the point-forwards blade of the knife – although this resulted in surprisingly few maimings. Whoever snuck into the box in the pub afterwards, when only the monsters were left, and transplanted the red eyes onto the blue monster, is a monstrous human indeed and likely to be eaten when found out. Nyahaha!
I’ve drawn three new cards for Earlybird: bearded men trampolining, balloonist beasts and a foxes’ pizza-party. Some of my original cards sold out (weird to think hundreds of people have been given my drawings, and cool – I hope they all had good birthdays/babies/sundry other life-events), so they reprinted those and commissioned these while they were at it.
Apparently, foxes are in, along with squirrels and owls. Owls are so above fashion though, surely? And I say foxes are never less than hip.
In other news, LOAf magazine has got half of its people-funding already, which is splendid! Please add a crumb or crust to the bread-basket if you can, it will undoubtedly make you more of a man.
By the way, I didn’t mean to imply squirrels were just a fad.
Here’s one of the spreads I entered in the Macmillan Prize (see Pigs win prizes), there’s another on the Llamas page. I best do some more now.
And here are all the winning and commended Cambridge students with tutors Pam Smy and Martin Salisbury (both on left) at the opening:
I just picked up some new party invitations which I illustrated for Earlybird. The invitations are quite small so not all of the cats and pirates I drew made it into print. This may be why the cat-band’s frontman is displeased: as you will see below, his percussionists have gone off without him. Now, who’s going to finish my dissertation so we can have a party?