Tuesday, 24 November 2009

pages 3-4 text to go on the left
not sure how this reads what you think going on.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Cut Click

Just in case anyone's interested, I found this:

Mail art is going to be the theme of their next exhibition and I thought people here might find it quite interesting; books are also mentioned. The magazine that they make (link at the top) is quite interesting too :)

Monday, 16 November 2009

Craig Atkinson TALK & WORKSHOP

Hi all!

Can you please note that preparation for CRAIG'S workshop starts on the 18th of November (and lasts a week - 18th - 25th November):

-----Original Message-----
From: Craig Atkinson

I thought for my talk I'd mention the following:

Education and lead up to returning to drawing.
Why zines.
Start of Café Royal / setting up a business
Selling other peoples' work
Publishing other peoples' work
Book fairs
The future!

What I'd like the students to do, for the workshop, is to:

Bearing in mind that the outcome will be a b/w zine, document the week ahead [18th - 25th November] in a way that suits them. E.G. photography, collecting, drawing, recording etc. The collections / photos etc will then be collated into a zine called 'seven days'. Each student will make a zine of the same title, but the content and format is entirely their choice.

Although zines will be photocopied b/w, they might have screen printed / photographic images within, or collage, or original drawings etc. Indesign could be used to lay the zine out. The student can decide on the print run, I suppose depending on what is available. A minimum is a run of 10.

The zine doesn't have to be a 'diary' as such. It could be a collection of sweet wrappers found through the week, each carefully documented and presented as a series of b/w photographs, for example. It could be a drawing made at exactly 10am each day for exactly five minutes, or it could be a Richard Long type documented journey, or a
record of gps positions...

I'll bring some artists' books and zines with me to show various formats. I think if the students who want to do this get their stuff together by the 25th, then we can talk about it and they can look through what I bring in, then decide how they want to produce their zine. So I suppose rather than a 'class' type workshop it'll be a discussion,over a table, of ideas and examples which they can take forward in their own time. The main thing is that they collect the weeks bits for their publication and have it with them on Wednesday."

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Manchester Artists' Book fair report

Had a great time meeting loads of interesting exhibitors as well as punters. Such a good time, that I forgot to take pictures of our own table. Daisy however may have some? Meanwhile I took a selection of photos of other tables:

Met Craig Atkinson of Cafe Royal, and he will be coming up on the 25th of November to give a talk and hold a workshop: http://www.caferoyal.org/
Wirral Metropolitan College produces some beautifully crafted fine art books http://www.a-n.co.uk/degrees_unedited/projects/single/523609

Selling a fusion of monochromatic retro psychedelic vintage engraving styled books, Borbonesa: http://www.borbonesa.co.uk/

The infamous Tom Sowden of Centre for Fine Print Research http://www.bookarts.uwe.ac.uk/people.htm.

individuals also hired their own table, such as Mary Lundguist http://www.marylundquist.com/

and Sarah Morpeth http://www.sarahmorpeth.com/

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

ABC Friday collection time 11:00 o'clock Print room

All books that you want to sell at the fair to be ready for selection & collection at 11 o'clock Friday 6th in print room

Your books should be:

1, signed, dated & editioned in pencil, with contact details preferably on separate card,

2, packaged in either cellophane, or paper bags or more bespoke methods

3, priced - you can tell me the price and I will list it accordingly - let me have a desired sale price (beginning of day), and a lowest sale price (end of day)

good luck

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

I tried redrawing the character from my artist book 'what not to put on your face' a few times to try and find a way that was more my style but because I rarely draw people I couldn't draw anything I was happy with so I turned to my sketchbook for other ideas. I just as rarely draw cats but after drawing the Icarus comic for Ink Soup I felt that I could at least draw a passable one.

(click to enlarge)

In my opinion this came out alot better than the first try with a human character. I had to rework a few of the ideas but most stayed intact.
I might try making posters of each panel with 'What not to put on your cat' as the title along with a number and then the act i.e #7 Radiation.

But anyway I have another 6 to draw for the morning so back to work.

(edit) p.s the writing is just there for coherency its not the final type. which I might hand draw