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WASP 2018: The Fluffs

Stefan Alexander's The Fluffs illustrated by Francesca Dare

About the author:
Stefan is a comic artist and illustrator who creates comics and zines that inspire him and enjoys creating with brush pens and watercolours.

About the artist:
Francesca Dare is a London-based VFX artist and comic creator. She has worked on anthologies Tempolush Tales of the Tanoox, To Arms!, and Wu Wei. Her webcomic Penny Blackfeather is published by Sloth Comics. She likes tea, dogs and naps.

WASP 2018: Fighting Dreamers

Manny Kat's Fighting Dreamers illustrated by Sarah Turner

About the author:
Manny (or Sarah) is a cat-crazy cartoonist with an unhealthy obsession over ghosts and super-powered felines.

About the artist:
Sarah Turner is a part time comic book artist from Oldham, who’s now living in the bright lights(?) of Pudsey… she’s loves a good cup of tea and a biscuit! When she’s not drawing her own comics, she likes to make visual novels and help people with their IT problems… not the clown (thankfully), the computer stuff.

WASP 2018: Penny Blackfeather

Francesca Dare's Penny Blackfeather illustrated by Will Caron

About the author:
Francesca Dare is a London-based VFX artist and comic creator. She has worked on anthologies Tempolush Tales of the Tanoox, To Arms!, and Wu Wei. Her webcomic Penny Blackfeather is published by Sloth Comics. She likes tea, dogs and naps.

About the artist:
Will Caron holds a BA in fine art from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a minor in creative writing. He is a journalist, magazine editor, community organizer and activist, and a cartoonist and illustrator and his artwork/cartooning reflects a passion for progressivism, critical analysis and critique of the current socioeconomic system and an over-reliance on pop culture and dad jokes. He spends most of his time writing about and advocating for social, economic and environmental justice at the Hawaii State Legislature and Honolulu City Hall, and has trouble making time for his artwork because, “Shit be whack, yo.” This means that having chances to draw comics for collaborative efforts like WASP is especially valuable and rewarding for him.

WASP 2018: The Sun Also Shines On The Moronic

Will Caron's The Sun Also Shines on the Moronic illustrated by Manny Kat

About the author:
Will Caron holds a BA in fine art from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a minor in creative writing. He is a journalist, magazine editor, community organizer and activist, and a cartoonist and illustrator and his artwork/cartooning reflects a passion for progressivism, critical analysis and critique of the current socioeconomic system and an over-reliance on pop culture and dad jokes. He spends most of his time writing about and advocating for social, economic and environmental justice at the Hawaii State Legislature and Honolulu City Hall, and has trouble making time for his artwork because, “Shit be whack, yo.” This means that having chances to draw comics for collaborative efforts like WASP is especially valuable and rewarding for him.

About the artist:
Manny (or Sarah) is a cat-crazy cartoonist with an unhealthy obsession over ghosts and super-powered felines.

WASP 2018: Kairos

Victoria Aasher's Kairos illustrated by Paula AlbanezeVictoria Aasher's Kairos illustrated by Paula AlbanezeVictoria Aasher's Kairos illustrated by Paula Albaneze

About the author:
Victoria Aasher is an small-time author of a novel who secretly wishes to live in an city with bustling lights and urban menagerie. She also enjoys taking her maltese, Brownie, out for starry walks.

About the artist:
Paula “Chess” Albaneze is an artist, author, neo-classical composer, and recently, a drag king (Cesare). She runs her den of evil from the rainy, gay city of Seattle, Washington.

WASP 2018: Aunt Rebecca’s Triplet Sons

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About the author:
Cherish York is an illustrator/comic artist who creates comics that are inspired from things she sees that are cathartic, fantasy and romance. When she isn’t creating comics she is either learning languages or glued to a book or her kindle. Her current webcomic Aunt Rebecca’s Triplet Sons is heavily influenced by romance, languages and history.

About the artist:
Stefan is a comic artist and illustrator who creates comics and zines that inspire him and enjoys creating with brush pens and watercolours.

WASP 2018: Hoof Fellas

Paula Albaneze’s Hoof Fellas drawn by Courtney Svatek

About the author:
Paula “Chess” Albaneze is an artist, author, neo-classical composer, and recently, a drag king (Cesare). She runs her den of evil from the rainy, gay city of Seattle, Washington.

About the artist:
Courtney Svatek has a passion for art, video games, theatre, pointy toothy things, and making others smile. Look her up as Altermentality on tumblr, twitter or twitch, and check out The Fourth, which she creates with her partner Victor.

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
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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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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