Wednesday, 23 November 2011


Hereby we got the honor to present our glimmering, glittering, splendid cover! Yes, we are publishing an anthology next year. (Keep your eye on this blog - the date: March 2012.) Featuring comics made by us, the comic interns, and the youngsters we're teaching at our comic workshops. 

So! Don't hesitate! Are you between 16 and 20? And you want to be published as well? Joining our majestic comic collective, enter your comic now!  

Anthology brief:
Click to download

Requirements: One page comic about "Parallel Lives", Full colour. (Optional).
Deadline: 16th January.

- Shamisa


The londonprintstudio comics collective shared a table together at COMIKET, organised by Paul Gravett. We featured all of our wonderful and diverse work, ranging from comics books, zines, prints, badges and so much more. Unfortunately, Merlin was feeling unwell and couldn't make it, but we really hope to attend another convention/event with her next time, the whole entourage! 

We also got to meet the previous interns, William Goldsmith who was supporting the Jonathan Cape table, Joe Kelly with his eye catching screen prints and the "Graphic short story" winner, Isabel Greenberg

The event was more intimate/comics focused than other cons that I have attended. I definitely recommend any comic lovers to attend the next COMIKET! It's a wonderful atmosphere to network or just to meet your favourite comics artists, with signings occurring all over the venue.

The highlight was most definitely seeing all the amazing comics artists draw LIVE in the parade~ such as Luke Pearson, Warren Pleece, Posy Simmonds and our loveable Karrie Fransman.  
Our table were still in awe over Frederik Peeters. He was so hardcore, drawing an intricate perspective piece with ink brush pens, with absolutely no penciling...! Brecht Evens amazed us all by drawing the venue in colourful inks...! 

Another vulnerable comics strip by our Abe~! Lily and Jade journeyed to Thought Bubble over the weekend, another great comic convention, held in Leeds...! To read about Jade's adventures, hop over to her blog.

- Susan. 

Meeting Self Made Hero + Frederik Peeters


The comics interns at londonprintstudio, had the privilege of stepping into the Self Made Hero head quarters, a place where dreams come true...! We were warmly welcomed with tea and cakes, surrounded by shelving of comics...! To top things off, we also got to meet the legendary comics artist, Frederik Peeters in person.

For a man who creates such extraordinary work and won so many awards, he is still extremely modest and you can genuinely tell he loves creating comics…! He even kindly allowed us to touch his original drawings, of which we literally hovered them in our hands, as we were afraid of damaging them.

A great motivational figure… and someone to work towards…! I think all the interns felt the same way, as soon as the meeting ended, I had the urge to scramble home and grab a pencil to start drawing…

Frederik's newest English translated book is: Sand castle.
He also did a great Zombie drawing exercise... take a look here!

- Susan.

Abe was hugely inspired by the meeting that he drew an awesome comic about Frederik...! 
Don't forget, you can read Abe's daily strips on "Doodle Daydream".

Wednesday, 9 November 2011



In the words of our lovely Abe, "HURRAH!" 
londonprintstudio comics interns will be attending COMIKET. Best of all, we'll have our own table to display our portfolios, sell our wonderful creations and we are planning special activities for you all~!

If you're free this Saturday, be sure to attend! For the reasons that: 
1) It is completely FREE
2) Many comic professionals will be attending... the possibility of meeting your favourite comics idol? 


In other news, a HUGE congratulations to Isabel Greenberg, (a previous intern at londonprintstudio) for winning First place in The Observer/ Graphic short story competition
There is currently an inspirational exhibition featuring the 5 finalists and Isabel's winning comic piece, in Foyles Bookshop, Charring Cross. The exhibition is running till the 4th December, so there is plenty of time to visit...! 

- londonprintstudio

*Poster by Isaac Lenkiewicz

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Holy Comic Workshop!

Holy first comic workshop of the season!!!

The londonprintstudio interns travelled to Ealing Hammersmith & West London College to teach.... Comics! Surprise surprise! 

The folks over at the college made this short film of Merlin, Shamisa & Abe's session... Hurrahh!

Hey, look, another blog comic! Make sure to read it at full size! This time it's about the workshop we had on screenwriting with Ben Davies, which was amazingly informative and fun.

Ben has taught on the MA Scriptwriting course at Leeds Metropolitan University and has worked for Disney, Sesame Street, and many other companies. He also taught us one more thing that I forgot to write on the comic:



Friday, 4 November 2011

London MCM Expo Reportback

Hi guys, Jade here. The expo on the 29th and 30th was so much fun! Susan and I both really enjoyed the weekend, and we also had quite a lot of interest at both our tables! I must say, Susan's illustrations made for a beautiful stall. Unfortunately she didn't get any pictures but I took home some of her lovely prints, which you can check out on her website:
My stall was so broooown in comparison to Susans, but still managed to gather some interest hahaha - perhaps because I was sharing with the wonderful Amanda Elanor Tribble, or perhaps it was due to the confusion regarding my cosplay. (A lot of people weren't sure if I was Velma or not - all I shall say is: JINKIES!) I had a lot of great supportive people come and buy comics from me on the Saturday, and to my surprise a lot came back on the Sunday to congratulate me on a job well done. My thanks to everyone who stopped by either my or Susan's stalls - we really enjoyed talking to each and every one of you! And many more thanks for buying any of our prints and comics!

I'll be writing a further report on my personal blog for anyone who is interested to check out at
Don't forget to look us up at future events in November too~ Our comics collective will be around to chat to at London Comiket on the 12th, and Lily and I will also be attending Leeds ThoughtBubble on the 19th and 20th. Don't hesitate to come over and say hello!

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Ellen Lindner and the Anthology!

Dear fellow comic lovers,
Recently we had a lovely workshop by Ellen Lindner, an American/British comic artist and
illustrator. She taught us all about anthologies as she had become an expert in it over the years. Showing her collection we were all amazed. How many anthologies must have filled the world already? She brought only a small sample, but still there was no more space on the table. I was shocked. I've never been in one, how was this possible?
Before I discarded anthologies as I thought that nobody ever read them. But then she pulled up a 'little' anthology called 'Raw'. 'Raw' should be an historical artifact (if it isn't already). The most established authors of our time are displayed, one by one, some even before they ever made it big.
Anthologies can start careers and create bonds between artists all over the world. You won't see me discarding anthologies any time soon: keep 'm coming! First up is our own anthology, 'Parallel lives'!