I’ve just finished the finals drawings for the story “The Winter of the River” by Elizabeth JM Walker. It is one of seven stories in a book soon to be published “The Boy Who Owned The Forest” by Handersen Publishing. It’s exciting I think.
I have to thank both Elizabeth and Nicole and Tevin from Handersen or their patience in waiting for these. I hope it’s worth it.
I’ve been working away at drawing for a collection of Elizabeth J.M. Walker’s fairy tales. I have made two zines previously with her, “The Boy Who Owned the Forest” and “The Maze”, but she went and found a real book publisher, Handersen Publishing, and they’re going to make a real fancy book.
It will be out this year, not sure when, but I’m trying my best to finish off the pictures. The main problem being is that I start new ones before I finish the ones I’m working on. There’s so much I want to draw.
I’ve had the greatest honour to draw pictures for Katie Haegele’s latest zine about Christmas. We didn’t quite get it together to print it before Christmas, but the stories are lovely and sad and I think they can be read at any time of the year.
Christmas, time to get your melancholy on.
I find that there’s a lot of controversy surrounding the right time to take down one’s Christmas tree, including the idea that there is a right time. I see people’s frizzled trees lying on the curb as late as February, which gives me the willies. I have inherited my mother’s fussy, snobbish belief that the only acceptable time to take down the tree is on the Epiphany, the 12th day of Christmas. I can’t believe I care about this, but I do.
I’ll be running a Zine workshop today at the Chidren’s Festival at the Seymour Centre. It’s from about 10am but I’ll be there from 1pm to 4pm. There’s a whole bunch of things happening, including the lawn library and silent disco. So I decided to make a new zine for the kids. The Cat Zine.
I’ll have copies available soon for the rest of you.
Catch Redfern artist Visionary Nicholas Beckett’s (little ole me) exhibition of 101 (actually I think there will be more and there will be some life sized protesters, six I think and hope) colour prints of protesters, on display inside Waterloo Library’s Cabinet of The Less Considered. Write your own placard and place it in one of the library’s freestanding holders. (FOR ALL AGES)