Thanks for reading!

Well, that’s it for WASP 2014!
I hope you’ve enjoyed all the amazing collaborations and discovered some new strips and creators.

Thanks to all the amazing writers and artists involved, for hard work, collaborating nicely with each other and getting it all done on time!

Thanks to Francesca Dare for designing the WASP 2014 logo!

Thanks to the comic news sites that supported and promoted the project, in particular…
brokenfrontier.com
forbiddenplanet.co.uk
comicrelated.com

Finally, thanks to anyone who took the time to read any of the webcomics!  Much appreciated!

Here’s one last visual treat for you from WASP 2014!  Princess Ara from Francesca Dare’s Penny Blackfeather as depicted by Zarina Liew

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And if you’re wondering, there may just be a WASP 2015!  Watch this space!

ONE GOOD THING by Rachael Smith with Paul Shinn 3 of 3

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One Good Thing
One Good Thing is a diary comic drawn by Rachael Smith.
Rachael started this comic in 2011 in an effort to beat depression and look at the good things around her. As well as being therapeutic for Rachael herself, One Good Thing has also inspired many of it’s readers to be more positive as well.
“If One Good Thing is Rachael Smith’s attempt to deliver something good into the world, and make the reader’s day a little better by sharing life’s ups and downs, then this smile on my face says she’s done the job.”
Richard Bruton, Forbidden Planet International
http://rachaelsonegoodthing
.
blogspot.co.uk/
Writer/Creator: Rachael Smith
Rachael Smith began creating comics a few years ago, starting with weekly comic strip Vicky Park for the Leicester Mercury (which still runs today). She also keeps a diary comic One Good Thing. Her first two story comics The Way We Write and I Am Fire were both released to critical acclaim. Her third, House Party, is set to be even bigger.
“She has the style, the line, the skill to slowly build up an audience and be the next big thing.”
Richard Burton, Forbidden Planet International
Guest Artist: Paul Shinn
Paul Shinn is a freelance illustrator and comic artist who likes to create images which make people smile. Paul has produced comics for the bands Emmy The Great and Emperor Yes, as well as uploading various comic strips on his blog: lookwhatidrawed.blogspot.com. Paul is aiming to release his first self-published work later this year!
paulshinndraws.com

One Good Thing normally looks more like this..
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PENNY BLACKFEATHER by Francesca Dare with Zarina Liew

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Penny Blackfeather
Penny Blackfeather is a Regencypunk webcomic about a young lady who wishes to go on an adventure. It features monsters, regency balls, ghosts, magic and a parrot.
www.pennyblackfeather.co.uk
Writer/Creator: Francesca Dare
Francesca Dare is a VFX artist from London. In her spare time she writes and draws comics, when she is not fighting giant lizards with a big stick. She likes tea and dogs.
Guest Artist: Zarina Liew
Zarina Liew is a London-based, freelance fashion illustrator and comic artist. Her work has appeared editorially in various publications and advertorial campaigns across Europe and her comic art work includes Rosie and Jacinda (co-creator), Le Mime Webcomic and The Higgs. She’s addicted to savoury snacks and collecting plushies.

Penny Blackfeather normally looks more like this…
PENNY BLACKFEATHER by Francesca Dare Sample Comic

EERIE PD by Jenny McKeon & Alex Chaunyan with Holly Caddick

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Eerie PD
Eerie PD is a weekly webcomic that follows the supernatural adventures of a gun-armed detective named Cam and his strange new partner, the magical girl Eiri. It is also the story of their hapless creators, Nathaniel and Hunter, and how these newly forged friendships interconnect and lead to exciting new stories!
www.eeriepd.com
Writer/Creators: Jenny McKeon & Alex Chaunyan
Jenny McKeon and Alex Chautin like comics almost as much as they like each other. Alex does most of the writing for Eerie PD while Jenny does most of the art, with some overlap between. When not working on their webcomic, they pretty much make more comics, as far as school and work will allow! The two creators live in western MA with their cat, Majora.
Guest Artist: 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!

Eerie PD normally looks more like this…
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THE INBETWEEN by Holly Caddick with Sarah Turner

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The Inbetween
As a Reaper he had never questioned his job before. It had always been, there was no reason to wonder what it meant – he was a key piece in the natural order of things. Until he meets someone who ultimately throws his whole belief in the system into chaos.
inbetweencomic.smackjeeves.com
Writer/Creator: 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!
Guest Artist: Sarah Turner
I’m Sarah, A Social Media Consultant by day/ Crazy Musician Doodler by night. I’m from Oldham, live in Leeds and enjoy a good cup of tea.
http://sarahturner04.me/new/illustration.html

The Inbetween normally looks more like this…
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FRUIT MACHINE by Evelyn Hewett with Paula Albaneze

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Fruit Machine
Fruit Machine is the story of Jason Fellows: a cocky young man who meets his match upon falling in love at first sight. His savoir faire and sharp tongue soon prove to be little barrier against the shrewd eye of Sheridan, the new love of Jason’s life.
fruitmachine.smackjeeves.com
Writer/Creator: Evelyn Hewet
I’m Evelyn Hewett aka Mimi: Arty Student by day and Comicker by night. My work tends to rotate around bright colours, pop culture, comics, fabulous fashion, fine art, youth, beauty, truth, freedom and LOVE! …*ahem*
If you wanna make me happy then please go and check out my beloved webcomic: Fruit Machine. A story of a young man struggling with all of the above.
Guest Artist: Paula Albaneze
Paula Albaneze spends most of her time fawning over opera singers and hunting for stories about hunchbacks that aren’t French.

Fruit Machine normally looks more like this…
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LE MIME by Zarina Liew with David O’Connell

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Le Mime
Le Mime Webcomic is an ongoing strip about a mime artist and his friends, delivered every Friday, in small, mime-sized performances.
What is Le Mime about? I’ll let you decide… Why mime? Because, like traditional painting and cut-and-paste comic art, it’s a precious art form, that needs to be revived!
le-mime.co.uk
Writer/Creator: Zarina Liew
Zarina Liew is a London-based, freelance fashion illustrator and comic artist. Her work has appeared editorially in various publications and advertorial campaigns across Europe and her comic art work includes Rosie and Jacinda (co-creator), Le Mime Webcomic and The Higgs. She’s addicted to savoury snacks and collecting plushies.
Guest Artist: David O’Connell
David O’Connell is a children’s writer and illustrator living in London. He is the creator of the webcomic Tozo, and is the editor of the comic anthology ink+PAPER. His children’s book series MONSTER & CHIPS is published by HarperCollins, and he has a picture book collaboration with Sarah McIntyre coming out in October 2014 from David Fickling Books called JAMPIRES.
scribblehound.com

Le Mime normally looks more like this…
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A YEAR AT 50 by Nicola Streeten with Richy K. Chandler

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A Year at 50
Streeten began this series of cartoons after turning 50 as a way of reflecting on the day to day experience of life as an older woman. Hounded by the same old questions and dilemmas, as well as a few new ones, the cartoons document family life. These are based on Nicola’s own family, including husband John, teenage daughter Sally and Holly the dog RIP.
http://nicolastreeten.
wordpress.com/category/ayearat50/
Writer/Creator: Nicola Streeten
Nicola is an anthropologist-turned-illustrator and comics scholar. Her graphic memoir, Billy, Me & You, about bereavement following the death of her two-year old son was published by Myriad Editions in 2011. It is the first published long form graphic memoir by a British woman and received a British Medical Association Award in 2012. Her second graphic novel, Hymn, a fiction exploring issues around abortion, will be published in 2015.
Currently Nicola is working on a PhD at the University of Sussex on British feminist comics for which she has been awarded an Arts and Humanities Research Council Scholarship.
She is co-founder of Laydeez do Comics, a unique graphic novel salon with national and international branches.
www.streetenillustration.com
Blog: http://nicolastreeten.
wordpress.com/

Contact:
nicola@streetenillustration.com
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 Lucy the Octopus and co-creator of Rosie and Jacinda.
He is the originator / editor of WASP and teaches comic creation to children and adults.

A Year at 50 normally looks more like this…
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CULTURE SHOCK by Reed Hawker with Jade Sarson

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Culture Shock
A medieval knight and a lovesick Japanese ninja share an apartment in a modern-day American city.  Together they fight corruption and cross paths with a variety of misplaced warriors.  Can they unravel the mystery that brought them together without killing each other in the process?
cultureshockcomic.com
Writer/Creator: Reed Hawker
Reed Hawker works as an artist in the video game industry and has maintained the Multi-Aritst eXchange when he’s not working on his comic.
Guest Artist: Jade Sarson
Jade Sarson is a Bletchley based illustrator, writer and comic artist who likes tea and old books. She graduated from the University of Lincoln in 2011 with a first class honours degree in Illustration. Her work is a fusion of British and Japanese influences, and combines digital and traditional techniques – it has been featured in Neo Magazine, Kerrang! Magazine, and anthologies such as Ink+Paper and Parallel Lives. In 2013 she was nominated for Best Emerging Talent in the British Comic Awards. Her current projects include the popular tea-inspired webcomic Cafe Suada, and her graphic novel Siddown!

Culture Shock normally looks more like this…
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ONE GOOD THING by Rachael Smith with Paul Shinn 2 of 3

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One Good Thing
One Good Thing is a diary comic drawn by Rachael Smith.
Rachael started this comic in 2011 in an effort to beat depression and look at the good things around her. As well as being therapeutic for Rachael herself, One Good Thing has also inspired many of it’s readers to be more positive as well.
“If One Good Thing is Rachael Smith’s attempt to deliver something good into the world, and make the reader’s day a little better by sharing life’s ups and downs, then this smile on my face says she’s done the job.”
Richard Bruton, Forbidden Planet International
http://rachaelsonegoodthing
.
blogspot.co.uk/
Writer/Creator: Rachael Smith
Rachael Smith began creating comics a few years ago, starting with weekly comic strip Vicky Park for the Leicester Mercury (which still runs today). She also keeps a diary comic One Good Thing. Her first two story comics The Way We Write and I Am Fire were both released to critical acclaim. Her third, House Party, is set to be even bigger.
“She has the style, the line, the skill to slowly build up an audience and be the next big thing.”
Richard Burton, Forbidden Planet International
Guest Artist: Paul Shinn
Paul Shinn is a freelance illustrator and comic artist who likes to create images which make people smile. Paul has produced comics for the bands Emmy The Great and Emperor Yes, as well as uploading various comic strips on his blog: lookwhatidrawed.blogspot.com. Paul is aiming to release his first self-published work later this year!
paulshinndraws.com

One Good Thing normally looks more like this..
OGTsample2