Autism Awareness Day

…was on April 2nd, also known this year as Onsie Wednesday <3

 

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Here are my four charity commissions that were made in spirit of today! (The 2nd is a pic of my own characters hehe)Thank you so much to the four of you who helped me raise money for the NAS! I managed to raise £50 :D

Webcomic updates

My main web comic is updating again!

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Things are getting tense and scary, but the main theme of my comic is becoming more focused on now. Its actually very hard to write though, I dont like writing such mean things to my main character!!

You can read Strangers and Friends here.

To End All Wars Anthology

This year sees 100 years since WW1 broke out, and there’s going to be a ton of events happening all year to remember what happened, including a comic anthology which I feel very lucky and proud to be part of. I thought I’d put up a few preview pages!

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My short is set in an Officer camp, these were prisoner of war camps made especially for higher ranking officers, which from what I’ve read were a huge step up from the awful conditions of other POW camps.

I read a very old (and hard to find!) book written by H.G. Durnford, an officer who escaped from one of these camps, in one of the very few recorded escapes in WW1. As a modern reader, the thing that struck me the most was how blissfully unaware the officer was of how lucky he had it!! If you read the book, you’ll see what I mean! I also found that Orderlys (servants to Officers, and the main character of my little short) were very important to helping the officers escape, but they didnt get much appreciation from this particular escapee!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What I did get was fantastic detail into what it was like digging and going into an escape tunnel. I hope I managed to pull off how cramped it was in my comic.

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I’ve always had a bit of a emotional fascination with WW1. I relate to the idea of how much horrific things the world had to go through at the time. So much change, and no way of ever going back to a time that was more simple and easier to handle. Something that must’ve taken a lot of mental courage to get through.

My story is one of the more light hearted ones, but the anthology in general sets out to show a less romanticized view of The Great War. It seems like it’ll be something that you’ll really be able to get your teeth into, and from the previews and names that I’m already familiar with, I’m pretty excited about reading the other stories in there!

I won’t go into much detail here, but check out all the other artists (and the amazing cover!) at the main website:

http://toendallwarscomic.wordpress.com/

You can also preorder the comic from amazon now too:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1908030135/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=19450&creativeASIN=1908030135&linkCode=as2&tag=downthetubes

 

 

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A comic about Asexuality

A comic about Asexuality

I did a little comic in spirit of Asexual Awareness week about a month ago now. I put it all over the internet but forgot to put it on my blog!
The term ‘asexual’ is hardly known or understood by the majority of people. I don’t think my comic cleared it up at all! But I emphasized instead on the ambiguous nature of asexuality, and sexuality in general. If you’d like a more simple explanation of it in general, I would google it ;)

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Patchwork Sky

Patchwork Sky

The thing I have always loved about Morag Lewis’s work is her gentle pacing and attention to detail, which is only emphasized with her traditional inking technique. Her stories are always fantastic too, they tend to weave a much bigger world and philosophies into subtle, thoughtful and easy to read stories. Click on the picture to check out her stuff!

Calling all webcomic artists!

http://www.tempolush.com/wasp/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/How-WASP-Works-Comic.jpg

 

WASP is going to be starting again soon, that is, a really fun webcomic swap that goes on over a week or so next year. We already have a bunch of artists taking part, but we’re looking for more! So hey, if you draw a webcomic and would like to have someone else draw a page of it, drop by here:

 

http://www.tempolush.com/wasp/could-your-webcomic-be-part-of-wasp-2014/

 

And contact Richy. It would be great to have more artists on board!! I took part last year too. It was so fun! And I discovered some new webcomic treasures through it heheh :)

Strangers and Friends continues

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My webcomic, Strangers and Friends, is still going strong, and we’re about 10 pages into the…6th chapter? I can’t remember what chapter I’m on, I’ve been drawing this for so long!

At the moment, I am only updating on one website, but please go check it out! It updates a page every Thursday:

 

Hemu.smackjeeves.com