LUCY THE OCTOPUS by Richy K. Chandler with Midori Harako

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Lucy the Octopus
Lucy the Octopus is a weekly webcomic about a teenage girl who happens to be an octopus.
Lucy is staggeringly unpopular both at home and school. Still our heroine soldiers on, armed with a guitar, a pufferfish and the occasional Chunky Muffin shake.
“Inventive and witty, with a colourful cast of characters, Lucy the Octopus remains one of the most engaging UK originated webcomics out there.” Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier
lucytheoctopus.net
Writer/Creator: Richy K. Chandler
Richy is the creative force behind Tempo Lush, producing comics, illustrations and design.

He’s written for the Wallace & Gromit newspaper strip and Almost Naked Animals and Adventure Time comics.

Richy is creator of weekly webcomic Lucy the Octopus and co-creator of Rosie and Jacinda. Both titles saw new printed volumes in 2014, along with children’s comic Bang! Crash! Whizz! (with art by Sally-Anne Hickman) and Tempo Lush Tales: an comics anthology of stories written by Richy and drawn by Matt Boyer, Francesca Cassavetti, Martin Eden, Tim Hassan, Steve Horry, Inko & Chie Kutsuwada, Mike Medaglia, Aaron Murphy, Van Nim, Karen Rubins, Paul Shinn and Keara Stewart.
He is the originator of WASP and teaches comic creation to children and adults.

 

Guest artist: Midori Harako

Midori (aka Himmi) is a full time potato who sometimes works on children’s books and game designs in Leeds.

When she’s not drawing, she is wailing over fictional characters whilst drinking tea by the pint.

CAFE SUADA by Jade Sarson with Rebecca Burgess & Holly Caddick

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Cafe Suada
Down by the riverside there is a quaint little teahouse run by our heroine, Geraldine, who’s only desire is to spread her love of the golden beverage – But what’s going to happen to her business when a new coffee house springs up right next door?! And what is the meaning of Cafe Suada?Tea leaves, coffee beans and a dash of romance, what’s not to like? A quaint, slightly eccentric twist on the slice of life genre with teastained visuals.
cafesuada.smackjeeves.com
Writer/Creator: Jade Sarson
Jade Sarson is a comic artist and illustrator, and winner of the Myriad First Graphic Novel Competition 2014 with an extract from her book For the Love of God, Marie! Sarson was also nominated for Best Emerging Talent in the 2013 British Comic Awards. She graduated from the University of Lincoln in 2011 with a first class honours degree in illustration. Her current projects include the webcomic Cafe Suada, and contributions to many anthologies. She spends most of her time in front of her drawing tablet, which flits between Bletchley and Lincoln, UK.
Guest artist: Rebecca Burgess…
Rebecca Burgess is a illustrator, comic artist and time traveler living in Bristol.
She has a particular love for history and culture, which she manages to squeeze into all her comics someway or another.
Read Rebecca’s webcomic Strangers & Friends here: hemu.smackjeeves.com
…and Holly Caddick
I studied illustration at Bristol UWE, but moved to study in Swindon in the second year. I have made my glorious return to the motherland (Bristol) and am hoping to actually do some creative work. Colourist and co-author for Headcase, I haven’t done much work on comics in the past, The Inbetween being my first attempt although it’s been long in the making!

WASP-WASP’S WEEK by Lauren Murphy and Paul Shinn #3

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WASP-Wasp’s Week
A super-surpise-bonus-mystery-comic by Lauren Murphy and Paul Shinn!
Writer: Lauren Murphy
Lauren L. Murphy is a Writer and singer of growing repute. After growing up in the rain soaked north west of England, Lauren traipsed off to London with her knapsack on her back in 2003 and has not looked back, mixing office based jobs with a range of exciting writing projects. From stat laden rugby reports to writing end editing for Coldplay, she has always tried to infuse her writing with as much heart and humour as the subject allows.Since defecting to comics, Lauren has been (albeit slowly) on a graphic novel set on the comedy circuit and has contributed to the anthology To Arms! She also sings with Côr Llunsain who can be seen on the upcoming Côr Cymru competition on S4C this Easter.
Artist: Paul Shinn
Paul Shinn is a freelance illustrator and comic artist from London. Paul likes to create images which make people smile. He recently drew a 12-page story (written by Richy K. Chandler)for the comic anthology Tempo Lush Tales, as well as self-publishing two comics collections: March Of The Penguins and Look What I Drawed

paulshinndraws.com

SAPPHIRE DAYS by Mewa Chu with Alex Brenchley

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Pokemon Days follow the lives of six Hoenn Pokemon as they deal with their everyday lives.
After the completion of the Pokemon League of Sapphire the Pokemon spends their days resting and training hoping to one day continue on their Pokemon Journey… m.facebook.com/mew.ville/albums
Writer/Creator: Mewa Chu
Mewa is a girl who does things on the internet.
She loves drawing and creating manga styled illustrations and stories and have been creating them since 2007. Mewa creates a variety of different stories all with different and unquie characters in the fun setting of Mew-Ville or Ruby City.
Many of her stories can be read at www.mew-ville.weebly.com
Guest artist: Alex Brenchley
Alex Brenchley is an artist and musician based in London. He has designed album artwork for Noah and the Whale, and illustrated for the British Museum’s children’s magazine, ‘Remus’. He has exhibited and performed at Barbican Art Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum and Battersea Arts Centre, and his solo album ‘Only Bad Actors’ will be coming out very soon in 2015.

DON’T FEED THE PIGEONS by Anna Dowsland with Francesca Dare

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Don’t Feed the Pigeons
Don’t Feed The Pigeons is an ongoing webcomic about three fable characters living in an alternative London, trying to figure out life and love. Alex and Mona live together in what they call the hippie house with a friends-with-benefits relationship. In comes Gary, a divorced werewolf with no future. As well as a chain smoking pigeon that follows them around spreading bad advice and foul stench.https://dontfeedthepigeonscomic.wordpress.com
Writer/Creator: Anna Dowsland
Anitos is Anna Dowsland, a freelance illustrator based near London.
And with a keen interest in comics, she has also been a marketing assistant for Markosia Publishing since September 2012 and prior to that worked as an intern for IDOL Magazine, creating illustrations and layouts for the print edition.
​Anna’s work can be seen in children’s books, CD covers, t-shirt designs, animations and online comics, and she is a regular at Comic events around the capital.
And she has contributed to comics like TO ARMS, Adventures in Comics by Marine Studios and the Double Dare Ya collective cards. She also exhibits at pop-up nights in the south east of England, that mixes the local talent in music and the visual arts.
Guest artist: Francesca Dare

Francesca Dare is a VFX artist from London. In her spare time she writes and draws comics. Her work has appeared in comic anthologies Wu Wei and To Arms! and issue 2 of Richy K Chandler’s Rosie and Jacinta. Her own comic Penny Blackfeather has recently been published by Sloth Comics. She lives underground in a nest made of string, pocky and old issues of Dan Dare (no relation).
She is one of the WASP organisers so if you want to get involved all you have to do is wait until midnight on a full moon, knock three times on the ground and offer her a wheel of cheese on a stick. Or just message her on twitter.

WASP-WASP’S WEEK by Lauren Murphy and Paul Shinn #2

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WASP-Wasp’s Week
A super-surpise-bonus-mystery-comic by Lauren Murphy and Paul Shinn!
Writer: Lauren Murphy
Lauren L. Murphy is a Writer and singer of growing repute. After growing up in the rain soaked north west of England, Lauren traipsed off to London with her knapsack on her back in 2003 and has not looked back, mixing office based jobs with a range of exciting writing projects. From stat laden rugby reports to writing end editing for Coldplay, she has always tried to infuse her writing with as much heart and humour as the subject allows.Since defecting to comics, Lauren has been (albeit slowly) on a graphic novel set on the comedy circuit and has contributed to the anthology To Arms! She also sings with Côr Llunsain who can be seen on the upcoming Côr Cymru competition on S4C this Easter.
Artist: Paul Shinn
Paul Shinn is a freelance illustrator and comic artist from London. Paul likes to create images which make people smile. He recently drew a 12-page story (written by Richy K. Chandler)for the comic anthology Tempo Lush Tales, as well as self-publishing two comics collections: March Of The Penguins and Look What I Drawed

paulshinndraws.com

OVERGROUND by Alex Brenchley with Anna Dowsland

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Overground
‘Overground’ is a comic strip by Alex Brenchley. Set in London, it follows the lives of a group of pigeons and their day to day experiences in London.

http://www.overgroundcartoon.com

Writer/Creator: Alex Brenchley
Alex Brenchley is an artist and musician based in London. He has designed album artwork for Noah and the Whale, and illustrated for the British Museum’s children’s magazine, ‘Remus’. He has exhibited and performed at Barbican Art Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum and Battersea Arts Centre, and his solo album ‘Only Bad Actors’ will be coming out very soon in 2015.
Guest artist: Anna Dowsland
Anitos is Anna Dowsland, a freelance illustrator based near London.
And with a keen interest in comics, she has also been a marketing assistant for Markosia Publishing since September 2012 and prior to that worked as an intern for IDOL Magazine, creating illustrations and layouts for the print edition.
​Anna’s work can be seen in children’s books, CD covers, t-shirt designs, animations and online comics, and she is a regular at Comic events around the capital.
And she has contributed to comics like TO ARMS, Adventures in Comics by Marine Studios and the Double Dare Ya collective cards. She also exhibits at pop-up nights in the south east of England, that mixes the local talent in music and the visual arts.

GO! GO! METRO! by Chie and Inko, with Richy K. Chandler

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Go! Go! Metro!
Autumn 2010, two Japanese Manga artists, Chie Kutsuwada and Inko decided to start personification of tube stations in London.In  Go! Go! Metro!, you might have a chance to meet your local station in person…?!

Check out who they are and what they’re up to!

http://gogometro.blogspot.co.uk/

Writer/Creator: Chie Kutsuwada & Inko

Chie Kutsuwada and Inko are 2 Japanese manga kamikaze girls. They normally work separately (if you’re interested, here are Chie’s works: http://chitan-garden.blogspot.com/ , and Inko’s: http://dokoteiinko.wix.com/inkoredible).

They both grew up in Japan loving manga, and they are actually a crisps-munching hare & a dancing parakeet!
Guest artist: Richy K. Chandler

Richy is the creative force behind Tempo Lush, producing comics, illustrations and design.

He’s written for the Wallace & Gromit newspaper strip and Almost Naked Animals and Adventure Time comics.

Richy is creator of weekly webcomic Lucy the Octopus and co-creator of Rosie and Jacinda. Both titles saw new printed volumes in 2014, along with children’s comic Bang! Crash! Whizz! (with art by Sally-Anne Hickman) and Tempo Lush Tales: an comics anthology of stories written by Richy and drawn by Matt Boyer, Francesca Cassavetti, Martin Eden, Tim Hassan, Steve Horry, Inko & Chie Kutsuwada, Mike Medaglia, Aaron Murphy, Van Nim, Karen Rubins, Paul Shinn and Keara Stewart.
He is the originator of WASP and teaches comic creation to children and adults.

WASP-WASP’S WEEK by Lauren Murphy and Paul Shinn #1

Monday panel

WASP-Wasp’s Week
A super-surpise-bonus-mystery-comic by Lauren Murphy and Paul Shinn!
Writer: Lauren Murphy
Lauren L. Murphy is a Writer and singer of growing repute. After growing up in the rain soaked north west of England, Lauren traipsed off to London with her knapsack on her back in 2003 and has not looked back, mixing office based jobs with a range of exciting writing projects. From stat laden rugby reports to writing end editing for Coldplay, she has always tried to infuse her writing with as much heart and humour as the subject allows.Since defecting to comics, Lauren has been (albeit slowly) on a graphic novel set on the comedy circuit and has contributed to the anthology To Arms! She also sings with Côr Llunsain who can be seen on the upcoming Côr Cymru competition on S4C this Easter.
Artist: Paul Shinn
Paul Shinn is a freelance illustrator and comic artist from London. Paul likes to create images which make people smile. He recently drew a 12-page story (written by Richy K. Chandler)for the comic anthology Tempo Lush Tales, as well as self-publishing two comics collections: March Of The Penguins and Look What I Drawed

paulshinndraws.com