Here are the results of the Thought Bubble Motion Comic Workshop today at Bradford Central Library. We had 32 children participating and I think they did a great job! Doctor Simpo worked with them to create their character, which they then drew, using FriiSpray into Comic Boom. The end results can be seen below:
I’ll be appearing at the 5th Leeds Alternative Comics Fair on 8th December, at Nation of Shopkeepers, selling my new book The Hexjibber Anti Revision Book and lots of other Hexjibber goodies. See the press release below.
The Leeds Alternative Comics Fair returns for its fifth outing on Saturday 8th December, and this time it’s got a distinctly seasonal theme. We’re encouraging everyone to ditch the Christmas shopping and discover a haven of creativity and inspiration from some of the finest artists in the North (and beyond), and there will be plenty of unique and unusual comics, art and crafts that will make great gifts. Once again, it’ll take place at A Nation of Shopkeepers, a spacious bar that has proved to be the ideal venue with its great atmosphere, interesting food menu and well-stocked bar, and as usual we’ll be keeping it intimate in scale so that attendees can have a good look at everything on offer, and get to chat with the creators about their wares.
Exhibitors this time include ‘friends of LACF’ Gareth Brookes, James ‘Couk’ Downing, Kristyna Baczynski, Adam Cadwell, Andy ‘Hexjibber’ Sykes, plus organisers Steve Tillotson and Hugh Raine, and Sean Azzopardi will be exhibiting for the first time, along with more new faces to be announced soon.
It’s on from 12 noon until 5pm and as usual the event is completely free to enter, so come along, have a browse, a chat, a drink and a fish finger sarnie, and pick up some unique presents for your friends and family (and don’t forget to treat yourself of course!).
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It’s taken 2 years, but the long awaited follow up to The Hexjibber Colouring and Activity Book will be unveiled at Thought Bubble – Leeds’ Comic Art Festival on 17th November.
The Hexjibber Anti Revision Book is for people who want to creatively procrastinate, slack off in style and waste time productively. It’s guaranteed to be 100% free of educational value! All the activities inside are based on the most common subjects you would study at School, College or University.
No matter what kind of work you are avoiding, this book has an activity for you! They range from colouring in, drawing challenges, quizzes and puzzles! Pick from English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, Art, Design, P.E., Business Studies, Life Skills and many more. So, open the book up and get ready to wrong your brain up, with some Anti Revision!
So come along to Thought Bubble and snap up a copy! Tickets can be bought here.
You’ll find my stall in Royal Armouries Hall. Where there will also be free, giant colouring in!
Last year saw the release of Hexjibber’s Hobbies Vol.1, which will also be available, as well as The Hexjibber Colouring and Activity Book.
Congratulations to Year 7 at Titus Salt School for having their film ‘Iggy’s Inspiration’ nominated at Bradford Animation Festival 2012! The students had 5 days to make a film with my guidance, from pitch to production and I think they did extraordinarily well. The film is playing as part of Official Selection: Films by Young Animators. Wish them luck on awards night 17th November!
3 new Hexjibber Hobbies over at the Hexjibber’s Hobbies blog. Check ‘em out!