PinkAppleJam @ UK events 2018
Comic-Con Leicester :: Sat 9 + Sun 10 June 2018 :: Confirmed
Will Adams Festival (caricature portraits) :: Sat 8 September :: Confirmed
Thought Bubble Festival :: Sat 22 + Sun 23 September 2018 :: Confirmed
Doki Doki Manchester Japanese Festival :: Sat 10 November 2018 :: Confirmed
PinkAppleJam @ UK events 2019
Sunnycon Liverpool :: Sat 10 + Sun 11 August 2019 :: Confirmed
Past events :: Ayacon, Amecon, AmeChibi, AnimeCon 2001, Cambridge Geek Con, CamCon, DokiDoki Festival, Golden Festival (Cambridge), Hyper Japan (London), Japan Expo (Paris), Japanorama (Leicestershire). Minamicon, MCM London Comic Con [was: MCM London Expo], MCM Midlands (Telford), Nottingham Comic Con, Peterborough Comic Con, ShinNenKai 2 (Heathrow), Thought Bubble (Leeds), True Believers (Gloucestershire), Will Adams Festival (Kent).
What can I commission your work for, Laura? :: How do you charge for commissions? :: Can you work outside Cambridge? :: Could you draw me a picture?
I occasionally take on paid commissions for illustration work, but I am taking a break from drawing for others for the timebeing as I want to concentrate on my personal works for a time. Thanks for your support! I mainly post my art on Instagram and Facebook page. If you use those sites please feel free to follow! :)
If you are an artist and want to do an art swap, or if you make comics and want to swap comic issues, get in touch!
What are your comic credentials?
I have delivered demonstrations and talks since 2005; publishing comics since the 90's; involvement in video game artwork since 2002. I have written articles and illustrated fanzines since the 90's, and have had works published professionally since the early 2000's, mainly in Shout Magazine as well as How To Draw Manga books. In recent years I have contributed to NEO Magazine and have been a guest at UK comics events such as Japanorama and Nottingham Comic Con.
Can I use your art on my site/blog?
Please email me first with your plans, we can discuss what you require further. Thanks!
How long have you been drawing?
Since 1992, but I sat down and properly concentrated on making comics since 1994. I also went to University in 1999-2002 to study Illustration and Animation. I have freelanced off and on pretty much since graduating.
Pink Apple Jam - what is that, exactly?
It's a cute and happy thing, but also forever bitter with a sharp aftertaste (!)... I made the name up in 1995 when I was at school (when I started making my own comics on photocopiers).
Natural Media :: smooth A4 paper, soft coloured pencils, brush pens (Kuretake brand is my favourite), any fineliners (Sakura Microns are a preference), Copic or Letraset markers, really small correction fluid pens, cute plastic erasers...
Digital Media :: Adobe Photoshop, Clip Studio Paint, Paint Tool SAI.
Thank you for reading and for your support!