I, along with Adam Cadwell and Jamie McKelvie, will be teaching comic and illustration workshops during the afternoon of an all-day event hosted by We Are Words + Pictures. It's on Valentine's Day. The press release:
Sunday 14 February at the Notting Hill Arts Club
Drop In + Draw 3pm-7pm; £1 (under-12s free)
Illustrators Adam Cadwell, Jamie McKelvie and Tom Humberstone
Illustrators, writers and animators of all ages come together for an afternoon of comic book art and fun. Featuring group-draw sessions, comic-themed activities and one-on-one tutorials, Drop In + Draw is open to all ages and artists of all abilities.
The illustrators coming to Drop In + Draw are among the finest young professionals working in comics today.
Adam Cadwell's The Everyday is an acclaimed auto-biography web-comic that's grown a loyal and devoted audience over the past three years;
Tom Humberstone won an Eagle Award - the 'BAFTA'-esque British comics award - for his How To Date A Girl in 10 Days and spent two months following the US Presidential Primaries for My Fellow Americans with journalist Dan Hancox;
Jamie McKelvie shot to attention illustrating Phonogram, quickly being picked up for work on Marvel and DC titles and working on signature characters like Cable, Robin, Nightcrawler and most recently S.W.O.R.D. His creator-owned series Suburban Glamour will start its second volume in summer 2010.
All will be on hand to offer advice to amateurs, aspiring professionals and kids of all ages throughout the day. Even if you can't tell Batman from Manbat, or don't know which end of a brush pen to hold, come on down and we'll get you making comics.
Here's the flyer I made for the event:
Hope to see some of you there!