Wednesday, 1 July 2015


I meant to blog about each class in detail, but time has raced past recently. Soz.

Now we're at the end, so I will just post the end product and be done with it.

 It is not up to the standard of my heroes (Posy Simmonds, Jaime Hernandez, Marjane Satrapi, Bill Sienkiewicz, Dave McKean, to name but a few),clearly it's not even close, but it's a start.

(In fact, my new job has given me an idea for a big graphic novel project, which I think is genuinely original and based on an aspect of London that hasn't been told. But I can see it could easily take years to achieve. Baby steps... )

We learned so much and Emily was a great teacher. There's a lot more to the art of comics than you'd imagine from a quick glance, and some of it reminded me of literary theory back in the day at college - especially this fascinating book by Scott McCloud (his book The Sculptor is also on my wishlist.)

We also discovered the joys of Bristol board and dip ink pens. It took me a while to get used to the dip pen, which you can see in all the splots and splashes. But it explains how comic book artists achieve all those beautiful expressive lines.