Friday, 7 September 2012

News from Rory Walker

Hi there!

I'm finishing my Masters Degree in Sequential Design at Brighton University in the next week or two.  I've got my finished project in a show along with 26 other very clever people and would like to invite you along to come and have a looksie.  It's on from the 15th until the 22nd of September at the gallery on Grand Parade (opposite Brighton Pavilion).  There's a website here - where you can get a little taster of the thrills and delights that will be on display.  I was going to write lots of stuff about my project to try and entice you along, but decided to draw a gothic looking theatre front instead.  It'll make sense if you come and see the show.

Big ups from Rory!

Friday, 17 August 2012

Some Exciting News From the Desk of D. Lloyd

David writes...

I've been busier than usual because I've been crazy enough to initiate a project to publish an exclusively digital comic art magazine called Aces Weekly, which has taken up much of the time I usually have to spare for the great association of like-minds that Cartoon County represents in our county.
Anyway, I'm going to be boring you more with Aces Weekly at this month's meeting, because, along with my great colleague and Managing Editor on Aces Weekly, Bambos Georgiou - who some of you meeting regulars may have met in the past - we'll be telling you all about it for podcast on Monday, 20th August, at our usual haunt, upstairs at The Cricketers, Black Lion St, Brighton, at 7pm.  Meeting starts normally of course at 6 and progresses onward until we are all expunged from the premises : )
I'll certainly be there and hope to see you too.

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Blank Slate Special

Delighted to have a double act - both cartoonists published by Blank Slate - Laurie J Proud with his first comic book Peepholes, and Cartoon County stalwart Joe Decie, author of ‘The Accidental Salad’, first in the BS Chalk Marks series, and whose quiet, autobiographical comics have been charming the pants off us all. Come and see them get the Fraser Geesin Interview at the Cricketers, Black Lion Street, Brighton, upstairs.  Interview starts at 7.30pm, but we're there for chat and drinks from 6, and you even get a free sandwich thrown in.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Hannah Berry!

Hannah Berry will be signing her latest book Adamtine at Dave's Comics in Sydney Street today from 1-4pm. And it's a stunner...

So if you're in Brighton or can get over there and get yourself a copy, then read it late at night, you are in for a HORRIFIC treat. Or better still, read it in a near-empty train carriage late one night …

And the next Cartoon County meeting is on Monday 25th June, where we hope David Lloyd will be telling us as much as he can about his latest project...

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Ahoy There

Paul Collicutt has just been taken on as the artist mentor for the QueenSpark Books Alt Brighton project. The project is shaping up to be really fascinating. They are still looking for volunteer artists and the closing deadline for submitting is this Friday 18th May. Check out the link for more information and admire the vision below of an Alt Brighton...

This is going to be interesting, the next Cartoon County meeting will feature Hannah Berry for “The Fraser Geesin Interview”: Hannah has a new book coming out with Jonathan Cape on June 7th - “Adamtine”. Can't wait to read it!

Monday, 26 March 2012

Karrie Fransman & Ian Hague at Tonights CC Meeting

If you're about in Brighton tonight drop by todays double-chat evening, in which we hear from the great Karrie Fransman, talking about her career and her excellent graphic novel, The House That Groaned, and also find out about the informative Comics Forum website from Ian Hague.T
As ever, the meeting begins at 6 and just keeps going, with chat from our two venerable visitors starting at around 7.  It's upstairs at The Cricketers, Black Lion St, Brighton,
See you all there!

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Cartoon Cafe

Tim Benson, of The Political Cartoon Society (soon re-opening in the guise of the Cartoon Café in Eastbourne) is coming to talk for podcast on Monday evening about his plans for Cartoon Café.  Tim's a walking encyclopaedia of knowledge on political cartoons and cartoons of all sorts, and he'll be chatting to us from 7.30pm.  As ever, we're upstairs at The Cricketers, Black Lion St, Brighton, from 6 onward.