Sorry for the lack of posts this month. It's actually because I've been super busy. As well as my usual English and French language stuff, in the last weeks I've had the pleasure to have had my work in Polish and Portuguese too. My work for the anthology New British Comics #3 has been translate for the Polish version...
and I did an editorial piece for Brazil's most read newspaper Folha de S.Paulo! (I'm not sure I'm allowed to show it but here's a peek)...
I also have my usual promise of more news very soon.
So things are heating up around here and I've entered the final stages of my book for the ultra amazing publisher Même Pas Mal.
The book will be a French edition of the best stuff from my previous book Swimming With Shoes On.
But as well as that, Nager Avec Des Chaussures will also have over 40 pages of new stories and art!
I will keep posting news but look out for it early 2012. Here is peek of a freshly inked page.
Donc, les choses se réchauffentautour d'iciet j'aientréles étapes finales de mon livre pour le uber-amazing éditions Même Pas Mal.
Le livre va être un édition Français de la meilleure choses de mon livre Swimming With Shoes On. (En Anglais)
Maisainsi que celle, il auront plus 40 des pages des nouvelles histoireset l'art!
Il va sortir en tôt 2012.
Voici un coup d’œil a un tout neuf page.
At the risk of turning this into a political blog, I want to post this little report I did in March this year about the coalition governments attempt to sell of the public forests.
I'm posting this because tonight I found out that the Public Bodies Bill is having it's third and final reading in the house of commons. (It's last stage of parliament-people standing around making changes before the Queen approves it and we live under it.)
Within the Public Bodies Bill was the proposal to sell the forests. The report explains more...
The bill appears to be coming in and it still affects a lot of things. It will allow the Government to close or merge 495 public bodies who deal with things like nature, legal aid, sports, arts, human rights and more.This is actually an interesting read on the process of the bill: http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/SN06092.pdf
I went along to the protest which blocked Westminster Bridge last weekend.
It wasn't the most exciting demonstration I must admit. Very relaxed and more like a street party.
I still stayed a while and saw some amusing stuff. These were some of them. A lot of peculiar and funny things do happen at protests.
A new Stool Pigeon has hit the streets. It's the fantastic free music newspaper available all over the place.
And of course it has a new gig review by some guy (me). It covers the recent show by excellent The War On Drugs. Grab a copy to see the whole review plus exclusive David Lynch interview and loads more essential music stuff.
I'm going stick a music video here which I made a little while ago. It's kind of celebrating the fact that it got a mini plug on BBC 6 radio! The lovely jubbly Marc Riley (of The Fall fame too!) played an amazing band who I've loved for a long time, Bo Ningen, I sent him a message and he surprisingly mentioned that I had made the video for the track and that I also worked with the legendary Cats In Paris! Thanks Marc.
Et voici ma participation à Même pas Malfait son cinoche, deuxième édition. Je vous invite en attendant à acheter des tas de trucs sur le site de Même pas Mal, éditeur de charme, qui fait des affiches, des t.shirts, des livres, des badges, etc, dont des trucs à mézigue. (Merci Tanxxx)
Dessins de Besse, Charb, Luz, Riss, Tignous... and moi!!! Prix: 4 euros - Clic la couverture -
Vous ne voulez plus voir la laideur du monde? Vous ne voulez plus rien savoir de la violence des hommes? Ne vous crevez pas les yeux! Plongez-vous dans les jeux à la con de Charlie Hebdo! Rien de ce que vous y apprendrez ne pourra gâcher vos vacances, puisque vous n’y apprendrez rien. En tout cas, ce que vous aurez appris, nous vous garantissons que vous l’aurez oublié avant la rentrée. Bronzer idiot est un droit de l’Homme! La bêtise est la plus puissante des drogues et elle est en vente libre… Bon voyage au cœur du néant.
(Trouver les réponses de mon jeu dans le dernier Charlie - 992)
Yes and so another fantastic festival in the French town of Montargis has passed. It was so good to see friends again and make new ones. It's always great to have people come along to have stuff scribbled in.
This year was another stunning festival of great books, great people, great food and great memories. A massive thanks to Arnaud Floc'h for creating the festival and Francois, Marie, Thomas and all the fest staff for making it special. A big thanks to all the creators too who gave me one of the warmest welcomes ever! Bring on Montargis Coince La Bulle 2012!