who’s who at orbital comics!
Earlier this evening, Orbital Comics in central London (just near Leicester Square) hosted an exhibition of self portraits by a whole bunch of fab comics people, illustrators and cartoonists! I met Julia Scheele and Barnaby Richards at the entrance on Great Newport Street.
The show runs until 15 Oct, so do pop by if you’re in the area! Here’s my fab studio mate Ellen Lindner with her self-portrait, which includes our occasional studio dog, Momo. (Yes, the same Momo who did not just one but two book reviews for me!) You can see a larger version of Ellen’s picture here on her LiveJournal blog.
Here is the most excellent David O’Connell! Keep an eye on Dave, he’s editing an excellent new comics anthology called Ink + Paper and I cannot wait to see it. Have a look on the Ink + Paper website for some sneak peeks.
So did you ever wonder what some of these comics people look like? Well, wonder now more. David Hine, for starters, looked rather worryingly like his picture…
Thorsten Sideboard hails originally from Glasgow and has a very distinctive quiff…
I don’t know much yet about Julia Homersham‘s work yet, but I am going to remedy that.
The lovely Josceline Fenton. Yup, that’s the same hair, I can see it!
I need to go do some good exploring on the website of Gareth Brookes.
Here’s Cartoon Museum artist-in-residence Mark Stafford:
Very glad to meet Dan White for the first time.
And one last shot with Sammy, Ellen and Dave, who look deservedly well pleased with the show. You can find links to the other artists I didn’t manage to photograph over on the Orbital website here.