Last Saturday I exchanged my pencils for conservation tools and joined my new local Woolloongabba Conservation Group doing some weed removal and tree planting. Can’t beat spending time in the bush and being able to give it a helping hand at the same time.
On Sunday I had a table at the comic marketplace as part of the week long Mint Condition exhibition. Mint Condition is showcasing the work of local Brisbane comic artists at the Juggler Art Space in Fortitude Valley.
I enjoyed the afternoon networking with other artists and meeting the public and my koala greeting cards were a huge hit. Big thanks to Will Kelly who arranged the whole exhibition and has an awesome collection of clay creatures, and was great chatting to my table buddy Brendan who I bought his ‘Mechadore’ comic from that is a flick book of weird and wonderful fashion accessories.
Here’s a selection of photos of my table from yesterday’s Comic Marketplace event at Garden City Library in Brisbane.
I thought I’d draw some Ringo and Koalas on the back of business cards, some of my awesome t-shirts, cute greeting cards and Ringo mini comics.
Did you visit the event yesterday?
… And here’s a photo of my table from today’s Comic Marketplace event at Garden City Library in Brisbane.
It was a really nice morning… sold a few things and networked with some awesome creatives.
Instead of writing one big blog post about it I will break it down and write a bout a few different things over the next few days… so please come back to have a read.. 🙂
Ace Comics June Meetup
On Saturday I joined the Ace Comics drawing group in Annerley. This was the first time I went to this and was great to meet other illustrators, including people I’d met before at expos.
I drew two pages. One included Ringo the Ringtail Possum and other characters of mine, but after we ordered pizza for lunch, I soon got in to a turtles mode and created the Australian version – Teenage Mutant Ninja Long Necked Turtles!!
!! Comic Expos in July !!
Wahoo I’ve been confirmed to attend two comic expos in July!
On the 1st is Comic Market Place at Garden City Library (Click here for the Facebook Event Page)
And on 29th July is the annual Comic St in Brisbane which attended last year (Click here for the website)
Will you be there?
Can’t wait to display my Ringo the Ringtail Possum Comics and cute Aussie wildlife character greeting cards.
Drawing this weekend? You bet!
Here’s where it is all happening:
Saturday – Drawing group at Ace Comics in Annerley (Click here for Facebook event page)
Sunday – Painting and Drawing Meetup at GOMA (Click here for Meetup Page)
See you there!!
Brisbane Painting & Drawing Meetup – May @ Northshore Harbour
In May, the Brisbane Painting and Drawing Meetup group met at Northshore Harbour – it was a lovely day with lovely views across the Brisbane River. We all stayed in the same spot so was great to view everyone’s art as they progressed through the morning. It is so inspirational seeing the variety and quality of what others were creating. It took me a little while to get going but I then opted for a comic style approach documenting things as they happened, from me arriving by City Cat, having our coffees and seeing dogs walking by.
The next meetup is on Sunday at GOMA – for more information please see the meetup group page: https://www.meetup.com/Brisbane-Painting-Drawing-Meetup/
Brisbane Painting & Drawing Meetup Group
In April, I organised the Brisbane Painting and Drawing Meetup Group and chose to hold it at Southbank. There’s such great views of the city from Southbank and so can really get stuck into drawing a landscape full of skyscrapers or people meandering by.
Afterwards we all had lunch together and is greatly inspiring learning about other peoples techniques and to see their artworks from the day. As my sketchbooks are normally full of animal sketches it was quite nice to get stuck into the Brisbane skyline.
The next meetup is on Sunday at Goma and to sign up or for more information please visit the Meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/Brisbane-Painting-Drawing-Meetup/
Australian Koala Foundation – Cartoon Update
Today I headed over to the Australian Koala Foundation and met up again with Deborah Tabart and her team. It was greatly inspiring to learn all about their goals for the next few years and how they would like to continue using my cartoons to enhance their campaigns.
So keep tuned as I will be producing monthly cartoons. I can’t wait to get started!