The Ace Comics Drawing Group in Annerley had their Christmas Party on Saturday and was great fun. In addition to drawing, catching up with arty friends, and eating a lot of pizza, the organiser Kay brought along Christmassy photo props and so I grabbed these off the table for my photo haha what a hoot!
This week I had a great catch up meeting with the team at the Australian Koala Foundation where we discussed my ongoing cartoons and illustrations for their koala army. I can’t wait for the next couple of months as I have a little project for their character Urban. So watch this space…
Whilst I was at their office I found this big cuddly koala friend over my shoulder haha!
To see my previous koala cartoons for the AKF please follow this link…
This week I had a lovely but cold short break in Melbourne, and took some photos of what inspired my arty side, which included AC/DC Lane, the Zine exhibition at the State Library, and sketching time at the Royal Botanic Gardens.
The highlight for me though was the Wallace and Gromit exhibition and once Ive sorted through my many pictures I will post those at the weekend.
Here are the first lots of photos that I have posted into my Facebook page:
Here are a few photos of my table at the zine marketplace as part of the Queensland Poetry Festival this weekend. It was great to interact with so many creative people in Brisbane and to showcase my mini comics and greeting cards featuring possums, koalas and other cute Australian wildlife.
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?