Monthly Archives: February 2014

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
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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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STRANGERS AND FRIENDS by Rebecca Burgess with Jenny McKeon

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Strangers and Friends
When a series of murders haunt the small town of Wootton Bassett, Hemu becomes an easy target. He has his fair share of secrets, but what are the other locals hiding? Strangers and Friends… part thriller part fantasy with a splash of social commentary!
hemu.smackjeeves.com
Writer/Creator: 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.
Guest Artist: Jenny McKeon
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.

Strangers and Friends normally looks more like this…
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HEADCASE by Rebecca Burgess and Holly Caddick with Evelyn Hewett

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Headcase
Devin Beckett is committed to a psychiatric clinic, after being convicted of a murder he swears he didn’t commit. The new patient doesn’t think he’s mentally ill, but that won’t stop anyone else from thinking so- what kind of truths will he uncover about himself and the other patients in his stay at the hospital?
hccomic.smackjeeves.com
Writers/Creators: 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!
Guest Artist: 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.

Headcase normally looks more like this…
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FOLKLORE by Sarah Turner with Reed Hawker

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Folklore
Follow the lives of a party of mythical creatures who are in a battle to save the world from evil.
http://www.manga
magazine.net/manga-and-comics/Folklore/detail-page/604
Writer/Creator: 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
Guest Artist: 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, Culture Shock.

Folklore normally looks more like this…
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HMS CROCK DOCTOR by Paula Albaneze with Rebecca Burgess

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HMS Crock Doctor
It’s kind of like Heart of Darkness meets Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
http://hmscdrcomic.
wordpress.com/
Writer/Creator: Paula Albaneze
Paula Albaneze spends most of her time fawning over opera singers and hunting for stories about hunchbacks that aren’t French.
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

HMS Crock Doctor normally looks more like this…
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