Some pictures of the 3D My Cardboard Life comic I made for "That's Novel!" The comics exhibition at London Print Studio.
This is the 2D version of the comic. All the lower panels open up into three dimensions.
Here's the comic again, with the panels open.
And here it is in the exhibition!
If you want to see the comic in person, the exhibition is open til the 18th December at London Print Studio.
13 Oct 2010
Some new things (actually, the badges aren't new, who am I kidding). I'll be bringing this stuff to APE this weekend (16th-17th October) Also other upcoming conventions, and then I'll put them for sale on the website too.
A comic made of all the wasp strips that I made a few months ago. It's tiny. 3.5 inches squared.
Leon likes it!
Here's a 32 page comic of all the best Colin and Pauline comics.
I plan to make more of these collections with the other characters.
This is a special tool I've invented for making new friends. Or maybe upgrading your existing friends. It's the BFF application form. Each booklet comes with 50 forms.
Find someone you like, get them to fill in the form, tick the 'approved' box (if you like their answers) and there you go. New BFF!
10 Oct 2010
Exciting news! I've finished a sketchbook! So I've scanned a couple of things out of it.
Here's my page of coffees. I only started drinking coffee in February, so I thought I'd start a tradition of drawing every coffee I ever have (except for instant coffees!). Sometimes I've added the date, sometimes not. Maybe in my next sketchbook I'll have a more organised system. It will make things a lot easier when I write my coffee memoirs.
I've started on a new sketchbook now. I think it might be a lucky one!
2 Oct 2010
Some Paper Paulines and Mysterious Spirits of Romance which I cut out, but they were wrong so I didn't use them in any comics. Here's the Mysterious Spirit of Romance's first appearance in My Cardboard Life.
A handsome floral cat. Not sure what his name is.
My pal Tony Scrapman.
1 Oct 2010
Gilbert Pep. He's a good friend of mine, and he can be your friend too. He wants to make you happy.
Here's Gil Pep the movie, in which Gil Pep performs a special cheery smile he has developed.
13 Sep 2010
14 May 2010
Hey Look at these badges I've made. They're for people who are best friends. Oh apart from the mean one! My Granny came up with that slogan. Honestly.
This is the My Cardboard Life strip that the badges are from. I'll have them ready for London MCM Expo in a few weeks, and then I'll put them on the website after that.
Here's another thing I've ALREADY GOT for MCM Expo. It's my stickers for the Dino-Saw-Us sticker collecting game. Yay.
Oh and here's something else entirely. If you follow me on Twitter, you might have seen these photos that I occasionally take of the various 'colleagues' that I work with. Well here they all are in one place (a Flickr set that is). Am I going to do any more of these? I dunno. Maybe. Probably. Depends whether or not my colleagues do anything worth photographing I suppose.
3 May 2010
A few weeks ago me and my cousin Molly made a friend out of a balloon and some paper. His name was Plego, and then it was Paleego and now it's Palingo. He's probably shriveled or popped by now. I don't want to think about that. Anyway, I recreated him in collage so he will live on forever.
A doodle which looks almost exactly like another doodle I did, but you know, what of it?
And here's a collage which is based on a real romantic fling between two real life labradors. I'm not saying who they are because they probably don't want everyone knowing their private stuff.
13 Apr 2010
5 Apr 2010
I've finally added the My Cardboard Life mugs to the My Cardboard Life shop, which is actually a new shop when you think about it. The Doctor Bandaid mini-comics are in there too, as well as the My Cardboard Life mini-comics. Go and have a look if you like.
You see that cake in the picture? It's supposed to be a real life version of the cake in my tea party diorama. I wanted to replicate all the food from the tea party, but thought better of it in the end.
Here's some pictures of the Doctor Bandaid mini-comic "Doctor Bandaid's Hot Guide to Romance".
Doctor Bandaid is kind of disgusting really. Sometimes he hangs around my local swimming pool. No one's ever happy to see him there. He's a serial lady ogler you see.
Anyway, as gross as he is, I quite like Doctor Bandaid and that's why I made this mini-comic all about him. Mostly it's done in the usual My Cardboard Life collage way, but I've also put some OTHER styles in there. There's some watercolour illustrations, a gouache painting and also a poem.
1 Apr 2010
Here I am drawing a cityscape. And below you can see the finished drawing. I think I might make a time-lapse video every time I do drawing/illustration from now on. I faff around a lot less when there's a camera watching me and taking my photo every second that passes.
The music on that video is called 'Coconut Groove' and it's from the YouTube music library. I just saw the word coconut and I was like, oooh coconut. Also it made me think of coconut mall, one of the best tracks in Mario Kart Wii. Anyway, this morning after I had selected 'Coconut Groove' for the video I couldn't stop thinking about coconut, so I went to the cake shop and got one of those danish pastries with coconut on top. I'm gonna be brutally honest now. It was a bit dry.
If you've got an anecdote about coconut, please do share it with me I'd love to hear it.
17 Mar 2010
This is the tea party diorama that I've made for UK Web & Mini Comix Thing which is occuring soon (27th March). There are more pictures of it from various angles in a Flickr set here. Hopefully I can get it to the convention and onto my table without damaging it too much. Should be okay. Paper and card typically don't shatter when dropped.
Which is more than I can say for this...
No not Carl, you can't shatter him. No I'm talking about the My Cardboard Life mug. This is just the prototype. When I've got the finished articles I'll make them available to buy. I might also be bringing them to the UK Thing!
Could it be a worthy receptacle for your favourite hot drink (or cold drink if you're a bit of an oddball)?
Oh and here's yet another thing for the Thing. My stickers for the DINO-SAW-US challenge, which involves collecting stickers from different exhibitors. Also my special "APPROVED FOR FRIENDSHIP" stamp, for stamping dino-saw-us passports, or anything else I want to approve (for friendship). If you've received anything from me in the post lately you may recognise that stamp. I approved you for friendship, we're best friends now. FOR LIFE!
11 Mar 2010
Doodle that I did whilst I was watching Neighbours and thinking about how don't enjoy peeling oranges very much. This is the solution (to the oranges. There is no solution to Neighbours. Neighbours is a soap opera and therefore never ends). It doesn't work. Where do you even put the orange? I think I'll just stick to satsumas.
10 Mar 2010
Some new crochet animals. Not quite sure what the light pink thing is. Maybe a cat.
This was supposed to be a frog, but once I'd added the button eyes it looked more like some kind of snake's head. We are not friends. He's an eyesore and I hate him.
2 Mar 2010
Here's some drawings of Cardboard Carl from my sketchbook. Also a preliminary Carl who had a knitted beard. I didn't knit it myself, I cut it out of a scarf. The final beard was cut out of an old vest. Recycling you see, it's good for the environment. Did I wash the vest? No I did not.
If you've not seen Cardboard Carl in action yet here he is.