Back in January 2016 I was invited to speak as part of the Broken Frontier themed Laydeez do Comics evening at Gosh! Comics in London. As one of the ‘Six UK Small Press Creators to Watch in 2015’, I spoke about my work alongside another of the Six to Watch Danny Noble, and Broken Frontier Editor-in-Chief Andy Oliver.
To coincide with the event I approached Gosh! Comics and Laydeez do Comics to create a promotional window display for the event, which encompassed flying comics in the chilly winter breeze, complete with ladies reading comics.
You can read all about the experience here, and the subsequent evening of talks here.
HOME – Anthology by Art Aid Nepal
Successful submission for the Art Aid Nepal HOME Anthology, which after a successful Kickstarter compaign raised over £3’000 for children affected by the Nepalese earthquakes in April 2015. Here’s some information from the Kickstarter campaign website;
What does HOME meant to you?
32 talented multicultural artists have come together to explore this and the result is an A5 sized book with 92 pages full of illustrations and comics in full vibrant colours!
The 7.8 magnitude quake created a lot of destruction and loss of life. Even those who survived were not spared the mental trauma and even months later the aftershocks causes our hearts and minds to tremble. Thousands of adults and children lost their homes and are still displaced. The need to help them remains, for their troubles are far from over. The shaking continues, even months later. There have been nearly 400 aftershocks over 4 magnitudes since the first quake.
All funds raised from the sale will be used to support education and art therapy workshops for children affected by the tragedy. Art can help to heal and bring simple joy to their otherwise troubled lives. With many schools destroyed vast number of children are now studying in makeshift structures at the Temporary Learning Centres. Those who have also lost their home and are now living in tented camps. Many of these children had very little access to creative pursuits and now, after the quake, their options are even more limited. The Children’s Art Museum of Nepal have been conducting art workshops in the temporary learning centres in public schools.
Together with Art Aid Nepal, we would like to extend these workshops to the more deprived children in the tented camps. There are currently 30 camps for displaced people in Kathmandu valley. We will be conducting the workshops in the largest of these camps in Chuchepati which has more than 8000 families living and 200 children under the age of 12.
Published November 2015
In November 2015 I was commissioned to create a half-page editorial illustration for the Northampton Hope Centre‘s Christmas fundraising campaign.
The Northampton Hope Centre works to relieve poverty and tackle the causes of homelessness in Northampton by giving people a hand up. For more information on the Hope Centre and the work they do, please visit their website here.
Homemade texture used in the background of the images
University editorial assignment, for one double page spread and one single page for a magazine. Unpublished.
Dystopian landscapes as part of an experimental exhibition under the theme of ‘Machines’, in the second year of my degree at the University of Northampton.