Ready for ZICS Tomorrow in my cute Koala T-shirt and Life on the Line mini comic

Edd Cross Brisbane illustrator ready for ZICS wearing cute koala tshirt

Life on the Line mini comic featuring Ringo the Ringtail Possum ready for ZICS Brisbane

 

Life on the Line mini comic featuring Ringo the Ringtail Possum ready for ZICS Brisbane

This weekend is the Zine and Indie Comic Symposium (ZICS) in Brisbane, and I have a table at it tomorrow which I am really looking forward to.

My T-Shirt arrived in the nick of time yesterday featuring my illustration of a cute koala drawing.  This could be my new favourite T-Shirt – what do you reckon?

And also the new mini comics themselves – Life on the Line featuring my cute little character Ringo the Ringtail Possum.  I love putting it all together by hand by making sure the images are in the right order throughout all the way to printing, stapling and guillotining!

So… will you be coming along to ZICS tomorrow?

Australian Bush is a Priceless Souvenir

Edd Cross Brisbane Illustrtor drawing of a priceless souvenir

As I go on my lunchtime walk, I realise how lucky and wonderful it is just to be in nature – the sights, the sounds, the feelings, and just being at one with the planet.

Then I was thinking how do you capture the essence of all of that within a souvenir?

Then I sketched it!  You would have the wonderful bush within a little glass ornament, but the twist is that all of the qualities that the bush represent are actually priceless – so it would be a souvenir that can not be bought.

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Merchandise Update – RedBubble Test

Edd Cross Illustrator merchandise cute australia wildlife gifts Red Bubble Cafepress

Today I have received one of two packages from my first order from RedBubble

My online store is currently based on CafePress which is located in US but unfortunately this means a hefty postage for delivery over here to Australia. RedBubble, however, is based in Australia and so I have decided to get a couple of things from there as a test run.

RedBubble’s reviews are great, so here is hoping a nice printed product inside.  Can’t tell you what it is yet as it is a gift for a certain someone!  If all is good, I will create a RedBubble store so Australian based purchases are more cost effective for you 🙂

I will still keep my CafePress store as it has a large variety of products, and it works well for Americans seeking cute Australian wildlife illustrated merchandise and gifts.

Please click here to see my CafePress online store

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New Merchandise – Cute Sleepy Koala in Tree with Hearts

Cute merchandise sleepy koala in tree with hearts

Cute merchandise sleepy koala in tree with hearts

Last week I created this extremely cute sleepy koala illustration on a tree with hearts as leaves in anticipation of National Tree Day.

I liked it so much that I thought Id add it to my online shop over at Cafepress and put it on to T-Shirts and other merchandise.  I hope you like it too?

To see the Sleepy Koala at my online shop please click the following link: http://www.cafepress.com.au/eddcross/13744777

If you are looking for National Tree Day events in South Brisbane head over to Bulimba Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee’s website which has all the details.

Ill be heading over to Mount Gravatt to catch up with old friends and to help the local koala population there.

Ringo the Ringtail Possum Calendar 2016

Calendar of the cute world of Ringo the Ringtail Possum by Brisbane illustrator Edd Cross

This is the first calendar I’ve created and provided to family for Christmas presents 🙂  Each month features a cute illustration of Ringo and his friends.

This is our calendar at home displaying January’s image of ‘2 cute’ with Ringo and Z the koala!

If you would like a calendar yourself please visit my shop http://www.cafepress.com.au/eddcross.1668819500

Kookaburra and Kangaroo Mugs

Laughing Kookaburras mug cute illustration by Edd Cross Boing Boing Kangaroo mug cute illustration by Edd Cross

We went back to UK for Christmas and look what I came across – Laughing Kookaburras and Boing Boing Kangaroo mugs that I previously sent family for Christmas presents a few years ago!  These certainly make hot drinks fun!!

To see the full range of merchandise please visit my Cafepress shop pages for Laughing Kookaburras or Boing Boing Kangaroo.

Ringo and The Dark Artists ready for ZICS!

Ringo the Possum and the Dark Artists mini comics by Edd Cross

This weekend is ZICS, Brisbane’s first ‘Zine and Independent Comic Symposium’.  And I have got a table booked so please pop in and say hello if you are in Brisbane!  I will be selling a brand new Ringo the Possum mini comic and two issues of The Dark Artists.

Ringo the Possum and Roobot mini comic

I have literally just completed, printed, folded and stapled my latest mini comic which features everyone’s favourite cute little Ringtail Possum, Ringo.  Ringo finds a new friend in a toy called Roobot!

The Dark Artists mini comics by Edd Cross

Some of you may already be familiar with my other four characters called The Dark Artists, which are four goths who have an appreciation for the arts.  There is issue 1 Minimalism and issue 2 Pop Art.

Hopefully see you at the weekend 🙂