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Inktober is complete!

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I’ve participated in Inktober a few times now but this year I had a few things going and wasn’t sure the distraction would be good. I ended up jumping right into it and set myself two rules, 

New comic! Imagined Mysteries

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‘Imagined Mysteries’   By Anthony Woodward.  My new comic is out and you can download it for free from the Caravan of Comics website run by Andrew Fulton. This comic explores my thoughts and feelings after the passing of Leonard Nimoy earlier in the year. I immediately felt inspired to try and explain what Nimoy’s portrayal of the TV character Spock meant to me and how I felt he fit into the cultural landscape. The comic itself was a different direction for me from what I have done before and the work I plan to do in future, but it was this weird little ball of inspiration that had to come out. After finishing this story, I sat on it for a while, because I just didn’t know where it sat, was it worth saying, and what do I know anyway… Ultimately I’m proud of how it turned out and I think it says something important about our collective subconscious and about the importance and danger of the human imagination Grab yourself a copy here

Learning to be who you are

Last week I had one of those gob smacking revelations about my art practice. Something so simple, yet it had eluded me for years.

Notes on Productivity

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I've struggled with productivity over the years. At some stages I have had superhuman productivity and at other times super slug levels of activity.

Desperately need new sketchbooks

HELP!! I'm on the last few pages of my very last sketchbooks! I need help trying to locate where to buy my favourite sketchbook from Australia.

Snowflake like method for writing comics

I just finished reading the Snowflake method for writing fiction. It’s a method of outlining a novel to ultimately help you complete writing a novel. I liked the idea of taking a small germ of an idea and naturally growing into a fully shaped novel and the steps you take to get there which the Snowflake method describes. I started thinking about the parallels between the Snowflake method and making a comic.

Where do ideas come from?

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This is a question dreaded by anyone doing creative work, as usually, the first truthful answer is, "I don't know". I have also previously said that looking for ideas is like asking your brain please and it eventually comes up with the goods...Which in short just means, keep asking questions and eventually answers, or at least parts or answers will come.

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