Emma Vieceli's Inky Tasty

DISCOOOOOO

DISCOOOOOO

Collaborations in publishing.

SARAH MCINTYRE’S CARNEGIE CO-AUTHOR CONUNDRUM

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The glorious Sarah McIntyre always speaks sense and makes some important points. This time she’s really hit a big nail on the head. It’s maybe not something widely acknowledged, but if you start to consider your own bookshelf, you’ll likely come across this particular quirk of the book world, I know I’ve probably been guilty of it myself when referring to titles I own, and I’ve definitely been a victim of it as a creator:

 A collaborative book is just that…a collaboration. To therefore celebrate a (much deserving) book and name one of its (much deserving) creators, and not the other is…off. And much more often than not it comes down to who is perceived as having put the words on the page. A book may be riddled through and carried by illustration, its story may be developed and conceived by both creators and then cleverly interwoven through text and images in a way totally planned and considered by both creators, but the bottom line is so often that one creator is the ‘author’ and the other… just drew some pictures. Often this attitude doesn’t come from within the creative world, but from the consumer/retailer/marketing level. It’s about perception of creative input and maybe we need to work harder to make it clearer.  

In a prose-heavy book with occasional spot illustration, sure - fine, absolutely! It’s carried by the text and occasionally decorated by art - that’s less of a full collaboration (Though imagine Roald Dahl without Quentin Blake!).  But when you’re into the realms of graphic novels and picture books - and you really should check out the beautiful books that Sarah and Philip Reeve make…they’re deserving of all praise you can heap upon them - the products go far beyond being by ‘one author and their art-monkey’. These books are joint efforts and both creators work their bums off to conceive, create and promote a title that is a perfect fusion of words and pictures. Without one of them, the book would be only half of its final wonder.   

Being someone who is primarily an illustrator myself, I  do appreciate that I run the risk of being accused of crying ‘it’s not fair’, but you know what? It’s not.

Let’s love EVERYONE!!! *PARTY*

ninaserena:

Hello guys! It’s that time of the year again!

I once again have a table in the Comic Village area (North Hall towards the games stage) - number H6. I’ll also be next to super-dooper awesome friend & talented artist Emma Vieceli (H7).

If you’re around feel free to say hi or have a chat with us. :3 We’re in a pretty good location so we ‘should’ be easy to spot!

FAQ:

Attendance: All day Friday, Saturday & Sunday

What stock will you have?    * Lelatte Issue Zero comic
                                             * Lelatte badge packs
                                             * Frozen A3 Art Print & * GOTG A3 Art Print

Will you be offering sketch commissions? nope~ Sorry! 

Will you have Lelatte Issue One? Sadly not! I ran out of time to finish it to a standard i was happy with. So instead I have revamped Issue Zero with new fonts/panels/fixed grammar errors & updated some artwork.

Will the merch be available online after the show? Depends! If we don’t sell out after Birmingham Comic Con, then yes! 

Can I come & get something signed / give a hug? Of course!

I’ve attached a highres copy of the map as well. : ) Hopefully see you there!

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EDIT: I can finally say that the Yogscast will be at ComicCon as well! They’ll have a booth with merch (Including NEW SHINY DESIGNS!) in the Vidfest section. :3 I *believe* there are plans for me to be at the yog-booth as well - though I’m not sure of any details yet!

I’ve Updated the map with their location.

More info on the Facebook page & details on who’s going! 

Yaaaa! Nina and I will be having a table party in aisle H of the comicvillage…so come join us. I’m there Saturday only, sadly, but Nina will be there all weekend ^_^

breakscomic:

Page #43 of Breaks is up, so go and have a look!

I think we have all been there, what skills do we put on our CV anyway? Mine are even less impressive, I doubt that any prospective employers would be interested in the amount of icecream I could consume without brainfreeze…
Page 43

Ice cream taster is a real job, I think :DAnyways, yay! New page! ^_^

breakscomic:

Page #43 of Breaks is up, so go and have a look!

I think we have all been there, what skills do we put on our CV anyway? Mine are even less impressive, I doubt that any prospective employers would be interested in the amount of icecream I could consume without brainfreeze…

Page 43

Ice cream taster is a real job, I think :D

Anyways, yay! New page! ^_^

On Saturday night at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, I took part in The Big Draw event, along with incredible artists Dave Gibbons,Mark Buckingham and Boulet. As you can imagine from the list, I was a little intimidated to say the least! Actually - I was TERRIFIED! haha. Our host was the lovely Nicola Streeten of Laydeez Do Comics, and she (and a little alcoholic support) helped me to relax a little and start to feel like I did belong there :D

The guys were all incredible, and so relaxed (on the surface, at least). First Mark and I watched Boulet and Dave work their magic, and then we were up! I decided to be really sensible and attempt a full page in my allotted 25-ish minutes, haha. I actually managed it - to my amazement. Though you can definitely see where time started to run out :D
Here are the results :) It was a great event, a big and supportive audience, and the set was so coool!  

Thanks to Jeremy Ociepko for the photos!

"What was that?"
“There’s totally something out-OH MY GOD!”
Possibly my favourite photo sequence ever. This is making me laugh so much and feel better about our mammoth car journey today. XD
Becky and I were so well behaved while Pud drove. :D

alexridercomic:

Really enjoying drawing wires. Who knew? :) It’s my new therapy!

alexridercomic:

Really enjoying drawing wires. Who knew? :) It’s my new therapy!