Elizabeth JM Walker my Canadian zine and book collaborating friend, has updated and published the story about her grandmother who was a nurse to POW’s in World War 2. I was lucky to get to illustrate it. It’s a story of the ordinary people who are caught up in the decisions of others. Unfortunately, it is still relevant. We did forget.
You can buy it on Amazon around the world. This link is for Australia. HERE
I’m putting the finishing touches to a long overdue project that I’ve been working on. It’s the story of Elizabeth JMW’s grandmother in World War II which is about making friends across enemy lines, essentially about how ordinary people get caught up in other peoples battles.
Elizabeth is about to release a new YA book. Find out about it and more on her web page HERE
I’m making a little trip down the the nations capital for the Canberra Zine Emporiumon Sunday the 23rd at Gorman House. Not sure where that is, but if you’re in the area, come and pester me.
There is also something the day before at the Museum of Democracywhere they’ll be launching the Zine Lounge. I’ll have a bunch of zines you can play with and I think there will be zine making workshop.
Lastly my friend Elizabeth JMW sent me a review of “The Maze” a story of hers I illustrated. Nice things were said. You will be able to pick p a copy off me in Canberra should you wish.
So there is a lot in the works, but still so much to do. One thing I’ve been working on for way too long, is the story of my fiend Elizabeth JMW’s grandparents during World War II. It’s a wordless sort of comic. And now I think I’m almost there.
I’m hoping to have it ready for the Manly Zine Fair, where I will be running a simple bookbinding workshop. It’s on the 21st of September outside the Manly Library. Check my EVENTS page for more details. There are a few more things in the pipeline, including the second of my collaborative fashion Zines with Katie Haegele, which will also be ready about this time. You can get it at the Zine fair or from my ESTY shop HERE.
I’ll be at Eveleigh Artisans Markets this Sunday the 7th of April, 10am to 3pm. It will be moved to inside the Carriageworks building, which is just next door, so don’t panic if you see it’s not under the usual shed bit. I have a bunch of new things, including a new book by Elizabeth JMW. I’m just putting the finishing touches to her story The Maze.
Hope to see you there. Click HEREfor more information.
Actually I’m working on two. One based on her grandparents story in WWII, and this, for a story called The Maze. I read Elizabeth’s zines a couple of years ago and asked if I could do some illustrated versions of her stories. Then I kept on getting distracted. But I’m hoping to get this done soon. You can find “The Boy Who Owned The Forest,” which I actually finished and her latest zine 398#12 which I drew the cover for, by clicking on the picture.
Hopefully there will be more really soon.
Yay. Canadian writer Elizabeth JMW’s new zine 398#12, The Candy Maker’s Daughter is out now. The story is well brilliant as I was lucky enough to have a sneaky read, and the cover is designed by little ole me.
What is the secret ingredient to the Candy Maker’s most delicious chocolates? Love. But since the death of his wife, his one true love, the Candy Maker has lost the ability to create his most special chocolates. When a foreign king demands the chocolates, the Candy Maker’s Daughter takes it upon herself to go on a journey to find true love and save her father. But will her heart ever find what she is seeking? And will she make it back in time to save her father?
398 is a litzine of fairy-tale-like stories by Elizabeth J. M. W.
398#12 is just one story: The Candy Maker’s Daughter, but it is much longer than previous 398 stories. This zine is 1/2 sized, 44pages and text heavy.