My birds envelope, and C5 envelopes by a person or two that I know, will be part of the Mail Me Art Short & Sweet show in London this week (30th of July to 3rd of August). There’s a book of the project too (shown below), with some mighty strange post in – I like this one and this one today. Tis a very various thing, and the pricing is fairly arbitrary, but I do like a decorated envelope yessir.
Over at the LOAf blog, we are thinking of ways to wear bread. I found drawing this ninja a bit beyond me really:
Then I got interested in pitta breads. Anyway, there’s some better bread here. LOAf magazine has raised 89% of its funding now, but could use a few more pennies if you’re feeling benevolent.
Imagine if there was no comics magazine for 9-12 year-olds called LOAf and all the bread and children in that age group were forced to read just any old comic that might be about frogs or carrots or anything. Well, shockingly, that is happening right now. Fortunately, some illustrators are trying to make a comics magazine called LOAf to up-end this sorry status quo, and while we are waiting for it we can give it some monies to get printed and/or watch a video about animate, literate bread.
I may or may not end up in LOAf, but some extremely excellent people will be in it, like maybe this one or this one or this one. I am excited and I am not even bread or 9-12 years old.
Well not really done as in finished, but I handed the prints and a dummy book in for marking. I’ll put a couple more prints on the Persons page. I think a smidgen of winter might be appropriate some time soon, so here is a print showing the seasonal weather which currently we do not have:
I also made some bags with birds and yo-yos or monsters on, to raise money for our stand at the Bologna bookfair. Don’t really know what to do for my next thing, I will need a New Plan.
Some people from my MA course (including ME), and also some Famous Children’s Illustrators, are having an exhibition of original postcard-sized art in Cambridge the week after next (5th-11th ofSeptember). The postcards will be sold to raise money for Teachers for Japan, a charity set up by teachers after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami to help children in Miyagi prefecture stay in school, and to rebuild damaged schools.
So if you are in or near Cambridge and innerested, go see. If innerested but in or near impossibly elsewhere, go see some of the postcards on the exhibition site. It’s all anonymous but maybe you can recognise my two. This most excellent poster is by Jemima Sharpe who is in my class – how good are those mice?