I’m almost ready for ScribbleCon which is being held at The Golden Lion, Todmorden on 28/05/2016. There will be comic book stalls and magazine stalls plus talks including:
10am – 11am: Rachael Elwell (Lines Form Spaces)
Linocut Print taster workshop (age 16+)
Have a go at carving a simple image into lino and try out a range of tools and lino textures at this drop-in workshop with artist Rachael Elwell. Rachael can answer any questions you may have about the linocutting process and introduce you to her print work.
£2 per small lino print.
11am-12pm: Vanessa Guy (PixieBiscuit)
How To Draw A Fantasy Art Character
Witches, warlocks, wizards, fairies, you name it. A practical, hands on session where you WILL come away with an original character that you have drawn. Learn a quick technique to get your imagination on paper from experienced fantasy artist Vanessa Guy.
All equipment is provided free of charge.
12pm-1pm: Sam Parfitt ((at)greendaygal)
Periods, And Why They Aren’t So Bad
An open, light hearted, and body positive discussion on all things menstrual. Learn about alternatives to traditional sanitary products, free bleeding, and discuss what your period means to you with Sam Parfitt, a feminist writer and period advocate.
1pm-2pm: Jinny Woodington (Word of Mouth)
Cosplay Costume Workshop
This is an hour-long workshop with Jinny Woodington, an experienced seamstress, as a Cosplay Costume
Consultant, where she will be offering advice on costume queries and also consult on sewing costumes for
people with ideas and no sewing skills.
2pm-3pm: Dave Boydell
Circles and Squares: The Use Of Basic Shapes To Create Timeless Characters
Since the very dawn of man, on the cave walls of prehistoric settlements, Man, using dirty and Ochre, told their tales and myths through pictures. The umbra lines and shape told of great hunts, the campfires in the sky at night and the passage of time. This talk aims to bring to light, how the use of basic shapes has aided to produce characters that are appealing and timeless for decades. You’ll see how these timeless characters can be broken down into their basic shapes, why this approach has worked for so long and been so successful and how you can use it in your own work. From Walls of a cave, to Printed ink on paper, through to Celluloid and on to Polygons; we shall explore satisfying world of Shape Based Design.
Between 3pm and 4pm, I’ll be doing a talk on the writing process. This will look at the creative side through to formatting. I’ll also read out an extract from one of my books.
The event takes place on the same day as Todmorden Carnival. Things should be colourful.