Thursday 31 May 2012

Workshop dates.

Hi everyone!
We are officially announcing our exciting FREE workshop dates.
Please click to image to enlarge. Hope you can all attend~!

- londonprintstudio

Thursday 29 March 2012

the interns at Laydeez Do Comics

A big thank-you to Nicola Streeten and Sarah Lightman for hosting londonprintstudio Comics Collective at their comics forum, Laydeez Do Comics, on the first Monday of this month! The comics interns got to talk about their work as well as the comics internship as a whole and the upcoming exhibition. We also got to bring along some of our workshop participants, too. 
A little entry is now up on their blog reporting on the talk we did there, (thanks to Robin Barnard). 
Thanks also to Karrie for the photos, in spite of the dark!

Sunday 18 March 2012

Lily's Belgium catch-up post

A little catch-up post to add my comic reporting on November's Brussels trip to the mix.
At Strip Turnhout festival Merlin, Abe and me had coffee with the lovely Rachid Alid of FIBDA (Festival Internationale de la Bande Dessinee d'Alger, or the Algerian International comics festival), who gave us an anthology of work by young Algerian comics creators. We were lucky to meet people from the international comics scene - including Shamisa's classmates in Bande Dessinee Studies at Sint-Lukas university in Brussels. 

A big thankyou to John Lyon's Charity for providing us with the opportunity to travel to Belgium and spread the LPS Comics Collective love...Thanks also to Karrie and Nadia of londonprintstudio for accompanying us - we home you had as good a time as we did!

Friday 16 March 2012

Emma Gives Good Advice...

How'do folks... Heres Abe's Blog comic... last month the lovely Emma Hayley (of Self Made Hero) came to the studio to talk us through pitches and life as a comics publisher... She gave good advice. Lots of it...

click and open image in a new tab to zoom in like a superhero!

For more actual informative information on pitching et al...

Tuesday 21 February 2012

Walker book publishing.

The comics interns were invited to practise their graphic novel pitches to the lovely book publisher, Walker. There, they were introduced to Lizzie Spratt and David McDougall who presented us the history of Walker, through the books they have published. It was enlightening to see the range of books they have published over the years, how much they've grown and which international titles they picked up. They shared their insight to what they hope for Walker in the future. It was great to see how passionate they were about comics and they understood how comics in Britain was still developing.

Here are some photos from our visit:

Tuesday 14 February 2012

Sheer Brilliance!

The anthology has been sent to the printers...! Now the interns are working hard on their exhibition and book launch.
This will be held at londonprintstudio on the 22nd March... and you are all invited...!

Facebook the Event.

To pre-order on Amazon.


In other news, Jade won third place in the 2012 Manga Jiman competition! Her wonderful comic collaboration with Dean McKnight. You can read her blog entry here and read her entry here!