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Leaders

Available for immediate full-time/freelance work

2019 is going to be a challenging year filled with changes for me. I'm now looking for immediate design or narrative work, be it freelance or permanent. If you have anything that suits my skills, please get in touch.

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Industry

Shortlisted for a Creativepool award... but I need your help.

I don't win much... I definately don't win awards. The last time I won anything was in primary school for a 'design-a-christmas-card competiton'; I won a book token. Since then I've been trying (and failing) to attain such a victory once...

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Inspiration

Moving goalposts...

2017 was a bit of a strange year for me. I had worked extensively in the comic sphere for a while when projects suddenly started to dry up. It wasn’t that I was doing anything wrong, but I found that the market had stagnated for me. Even with the...

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Workshop

Making your intentions clear on professional media platforms.

I’ve noticed a trend recently, of creators trying to leverage a senior Linkedin or Creativepool contact they have connected with. I’m also witnessing a negative reaction to this approach by some seniors, especially those who hold key positions in...

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Inspiration

The Art of Creation.

The Comic Story… I’m sometimes asked in interviews, ‘Where do your ideas come from?’ It’s an interesting question and truthfully, there is no right or wrong answer. I’ve always found ideas can originate from a multitude of sources at any...

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Workshop

Comic Pitching Tips.

I recently posted on Twitter a bunch of #ComicPitch #Tips. I was subsequently asked to re-blog them in one handy place, so here you go! In no particular order: • Make sure you include some professional lettering and colouring. Try to supply a few...

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Workshop

Comics, Community and Collaboration.

Brands are fast recognising the need to build and utilise a strong community. Everyone from Starbucks to Lego are working hard to nurture a fan-base. Communities can help drive a property forward, propelling it beyond your immediate social reach....

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Inspiration

Gavin of Romford... Part 1

Often I find myself toying with the idea of writing a novel, as opposed to always writing comics. So, purely for self-indulgent purposes, and because I know this kinda sh*t never gets published anyway, I present to you Gavin of Romford! Expect big...

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Workshop

Writing: Your State of Mind

Writing is an extremely isolated experience. Often one that requires a degree of closure to the rest of the world. Sometimes, when I’m lost to those lonely moments, I’ve found myself questioning my writing ability, convinced that nobody is ever...

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Workshop

Getting your Comic Pitch right...

Let me caveat everything I'm about to write by saying that I am making no guarantees this is going to work for everyone. I'm more than aware that luck plays an enormous part in getting a project picked up. However, I will say this... if you don't...

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Inspiration

Beating the Writer Block Blues...

My imagination is a bit of a tsunami. It's flooded with ideas, a sea of half thought out concepts which washes over my consciousness. My brain is continuously paddling this storm, sifting through the flotsam and jetsam of 'what-if' scenarios, trying...