Order from

I just received my order from jetpens for some new nib (and lovely wooden nib holder). Also in the order are some Tombow brush pens and a small click eraser.


Looking through some files in a sub folder I found one of the missing pages of artwork from the comic Z-Factor I wrote about last year. It still saddens me that I may never see the other pages or the colour work I did for them.

New Collier book

New book from Canadian comic artist David Collier Collier also did the inside album artwork for Canadian musician Luke Doucet,

Etsy Cirlces

I was excited to hear about Etsy Circles*, a new networking feature on Etsy. I have always lamented the difficulty of keeping up to date with favourite stores and I am hoping this will do the trick. I made a post a long time ago about LJ users that were on etsy. Which I will list again below. If you have an Etsy store and you are not on this list leave your user name in the comments. This also prompted me to relist some items so my store didn't look so bare! *other peo

New ideas

More story ideas coming into my brain. This has to be one of the most fun writing experiences I have ever had! It's a project that I hope I can see through to publication. I am following an old creativity rule that states not to let idea out of the bag prematurely which could possibly deflate the energy of the project. I know it is pointless then just to talk of some vague project so I apologise in advance. My main reason for mentioning is that i have never had much luck writing fiction, I usually end up feeling like the whole thing is pointless or just thinly veiled autobiography anyway. Also how cool is this big Golden Book? There's not many pages (28 p.) and has a hardcover; which is perfect for the library shelf. Dimensions are roughly 21cm wide by 27cm high I would love to publish something this size and format.

Creative outputs

I am starting to get into the swing of full time work, however I am still finding it hard to do much else. The simplest of things like pay bills or pick up something important or needed from a store is so hard when you work in busines hours and can not make the post office or electronic stores. However I have always told myself that I never want to hear myself say that I work full time now and do not have time for art. Needless to say I still have the overwhelming desire to create and draw and I have been trying to release this energy in a few ways. For example, Photography - I was never really interested in analogue photography (And still not) but I love the flexibility of digital, the ability to play and experiment at no cost; except for the camera itself. I have been getting into using the instagram app that you can get for iPhone and I have been uploading the pictures to my flickr account. Reading - Working at a library you see all kinds of cool and interesting books you hav

2010: Year in review

It has been a varied year comics wise with some highs and lows. I thought it might be good to look back and sum up what has been happening in awcomix land in 2010. State library work At the start of the year I was lucky enough to be able to volunteer to catalogue part of the State Library of Victoria's comic collection. I got to see a lot of gems both in zines and comics, including work from Mandy Ord, Tim Danko, Michael Fikaris, and Amber Carvan. It gave me a good sense of how things are not necesarily lost with time and printing your own publications has a strange pertinence and importance in both art and literary culture. Comics camp (Codename Chugnut) 2010 What can I say good times, good people, good food,  drawing and reading comics in the bush for two days. Lots of jokes to be had and new friendships were formed. I had real Masa corn tortillas for the first time (Thanks to Pat Grant), and ate the most fluffy and delicious pancakes in my life (Thanks to Andrew Fulton).

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