Thursday, 31 October 2013

Comics Are My Rock And Roll

Daniel Baldwin is a film-maker who has spent three years putting together a love letter to DIY culture in the Small Press scene with his documentary film Comics Are My Rock And Roll.
It follows the efforts of a band of inspirational comickers and zinesters as they attempt to build from scratch an International Small Press Fair in London.
Daniel has completed filming and just requires funding for the post-production work so the film will be ready to be released.
Here's the trailer -

And here's another clip where Daniel tells part of the story using a comic -

Comics Are My Rock And Roll: Intro sequence from Daniel James Baldwin on Vimeo.

It looks to be a tremendous film, especially if you have any interest in comics.
Daniel has set up a Kickstarter here so do back it if you can so that we can all celebrate people making wonderful things whether they are comics, festivals or films about comic festivals.

Monday, 22 July 2013

Process # 5 Optional Exercise: Make a Zine!

In honour of International Zine Month it would be n
ice to see what people can cook up over the next couple of weeks in the way of a zine to bring along to the next Process meetup.To keep it simple the brief is to make a black and white comic entirely by hand.No colour, no computers and no collaborators.The most advanced technology you should need is a long arm stapler to put it together!(The use of photocopiers to reproduce the finished work is also acceptable...)Any subject, any size, any style is acceptable.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Artist Required!

Writer John Dunning has got in touch to try and find an artist for a new project he's working on.
John has been published before by Walker Books, with 'Salem Brownstone'.

He says -

Monday, 15 July 2013

Wu Wei

'Wu Wei' is an anthology of comics themed around spirituality that has been organised by Mike Medaglia and features an incredible selection of comics talent including Elliot Baggot, Richy K. Chandler, Francesca Dare, Matthew Duncan, David Ziggy Greene, Howard Hardiman, Tim Hassan, Kripa Joshi, Zarina Liew, Lizz Lunney, Tanya Meditzky, Adam Murphy, Owen D. Pomery, A.J. Poyiadgi, Alex Potts, Emmeline Pui Ling Dobson, John Riordan, Kimika Sweeney, Christian Ward and Aneurin Wright.

The book itself is a mix of strips, stories and illustrations, like this stunner from Christian Ward -

The first 100 pre-orders will get a free bookplate from this amazing selection -

Including these beauties from Christian -

Zarina -

Elliot -

And Richy -

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Dan Berry: Make It Then Tell Everybody

Dan Berry makes excellent comics, has a website that showcases how he makes excellent comics and has a podcast that talks to people about how THEY make excellent comics.

Friday, 17 May 2013

Breaking Into Comics

A panel from a convention with various creators sharing the story of how they got their break in comics.

Monday, 22 April 2013

Optional Exercise # 1

This is an entirely optional exercise for people coming along to Process #2 at Gosh! on the 1st of May.
Of course anyone else that wants to can give it a shot as well.
If you can't make it on the night but would like to have a go please feel free to share it on the Process Facebook page or email it through to and I'll upload it here.

The exercise is to adapt the scene below into a comic.
There's no restrictions on pages or panels and no proscribed format.
You can only use dialogue that occurs in the scene but apart from that you have a free hand.
You can present it as a breakdown, full script, thumbnails or finished pages.