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Good afternoon folks!

So, another week has passed and another comic is under my metaphorical belt. It’s been a strange time of finishing up projects that have been ongoing for several months.. The Yearbook story below, I wrote in January, pencilled up ideas by February, and then it’s taken three more months of dipping in and out (alongside finishing Cosmos and a piece for Dirty Rotten Comics 10) to get it done. Needless to say, I’m looking forward to having a totally clear schedule for a little while to wind-down and collect my thoughts.

Almost-on-time as promised last week, my short four-pager for the Broken Frontier Small Press Yearbook 2017 was completed this weekend (with a tiny bit of work done to finish it up on Monday night) and sent over to the man in the hat, Broken Frontier‘s Andy Oliver. Launching this summer, you can find out more about the book directly from the website – but for now, here’s some sneak previews of my story:

As one Yearbook piece is finished, a nice coverage piece of my work from the first Broken Frontier Small Press Yearbook hanging in The Cartoon Museum’s Inking Woman exhibition has gone up on Broken Frontier! The article, one of many highlighting creators featured in The Inking Woman exhibition, is accompanied by a selection of new images from my existing work chosen by me. So, read the article and have a gander! Here’s my quote from being a part of the exhibition:

I’m incredibly honoured to be a part of ‘The Inking Woman’ exhibition. It’s a vibrant, empowering collection of works that show the humour and passion that women have drawn on over the years; powerful illustrative and narrative work, that surpasses trends and time.

I was pretty proud of that quote; I even managed to make it sound all poetic at the end! Read The Inking Woman: Rozi Hathaway – Showcasing the Artists of the Latest Exhibition at London’s Cartoon Museum article on Broken Frontier.

In other news, Alex Thomas at Pipedream Comics was kind enough to interview me about Cosmos & Other Stories! I do love a good interview, and this one had some excellent in depth questions going into processes and the thoughts behind Cosmos. With a very complimentary opening, reading:

Small press sensation Rozi Hathaway is making quite the name for herself on the indie scene with her beautiful, through-provoking, poetic style. With a  dreamy mix of painted artwork and minimalist story-telling, her latest book Cosmos And Other Stories was launched at Leamington Comic Con to critical acclaim, so we caught up with Rozi to find out more about what inspires her highly personal style of comic.

You can read the whole interview here!

Finally, the special edition Dirty Rotten Comics 10 will be out in the next few weeks! The pre-orders haven’t gone up yet, but I’ll let you all know when they do as they’ll be featuring a whole host of specially selected creators – the first artist reveals went up yesterday with Alex Potts, Jey Levang and fellow Good Comics‘ creator Josh Hicks announced.

Of course, as you all already know, my submission will be in there too – so act surprised when the DRC Twitter artist reveal with my name goes up… yeah?

And that’s all for now! This weekend will see me having some well needed time off, but nevertheless I will be back next week with answers to questions such as.. What’s next? Have I indeed run out of ideas? Did I actually eat all those Oreos? Until next time!

 

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Good evening happy campers,

So, another week bites the dust and more things are crossed off my ever-growing list. Just a short update today, as my time since Rejsen has largely been spent in front of a computer. Joy! Last week I finished up an application to the Arts Council England after the gruelling hours (and hours.. and hours) filling out the various forms online. As another top secret thing under my hat, that’s all I’m saying for now.. But, if you could all keep your fingers crossed and send some good luck vibes over I’d be very appreciative!

In other news, this past week I’ve been working on another short comic for something else sneaky and interesting, of which I’ll be able to reveal properly in the coming weeks. This one is another two-page edition which will be definitely going into some form of print alongside some other friendly faces.

Bless You!

One of those friendly faces involved happens to be Alex Hahn! I met Alex at Alternative Press TAKEOVER which I talked about back in May, where we spoke about all things business whilst waiting for the delayed tables to arrive for set-up. He’s an excellent illustrator, and I get the odd tinge of jealousy every time I see some of his work on his Instagram! Anyway, Alex put up a sneaky peek of his comic work for our collaboration earlier today, so I jumped at the opportunity to show you all too!

Alex Hahn’s sneaky-peek of his comic collaboration!

More details and sneaky peeks of this particular project (I know, there’s a few to keep track of.. It’s even a challenge for me!) will continue to next week, before the grand reveal later in the month. Which will nicely tide us all over until I depart on my adventures at the beginning of August! Phew, so many plans to remember.

Finally, I’m still waiting patiently to hear back from Dirty Rotten Comics and Art Aid Nepal regarding my submissions for each anthology. Lots hanging in the balance right now, but hopefully 2015 continues to be a successful year! For now though, it’s time to digest my dinner and unwind. Over and out!

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