A load of the Draw The Line artists will be at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival in Kendal, UK on October 13 and 14.
Not through any prior organisation of our own, you understand, but more because the Lakes is such a fun, friendly, enjoyable event, with so much going on, that it just seems several of us will be in the same place at the same time.
We’re still crowdfunding
And we’ve got a way to go, so if you haven’t already, hop on over to the crowdfunder page and make a pledge so you’ll get all 120 Draw The Line comics in one gorgeous hardbound first edition book once we’re fully funded.
Profits go to the excellent charity Help Refugees.
Some of us will be wearing big embarrassing badges
So you’ll know we’re available to answer questions or explain more about Draw The Line, we’re putting sartorial concerns to one side. Just look for these whopping beauties on our lapels:
We’ll likely have leaflets too, so you can get the lowdown even if you don’t fancy a natter.
And some of us will be drawing pictures or selling goodies in support of Draw The Line
If pledging for the actual book is out of your budget, you can still come along and pay a little bit less and get something really unique.
At pretty much any time (‘cos it’s our table), Zara Slattery and I will be there. Zara’s going to be drawing her Alice character from her ‘Radical Roots’ Draw The Line contribution (click to see it at a larger size), and I’ll have notebooks featuring the hopeful cyclist from my ‘travel cross country’ strip.
Here’s a hastily-scrawled indication as to where we’ll be: basically the room on the left on the ground floor as you go into the Clocktower, same position as always:
Check out the windows
As if that’s not exciting enough, several Draw The Line artists will also be having their strips displayed on the windows trail — so look out for them in the shop displays as you walk through lovely Kendal.
Buy an excellent comic
It feels wrong to be putting this last on the list, because it’s so cool, but this is more to do with the Thought Bubble festival, running in Leeds this weekend as I write.
Aneurin Wright, one of Draw The Line’s artists, raced against time to bring out a comic he could sell at Thought Bubble, with proceeds going to Draw The Line.
He’s taken all the nuggets of wisdom he’s gleaned from comic artists speaking at various events, and put them together with illustrations drawn on the spot, so it’s a great way to enjoy the pictures while also learning more about the art of cartooning.
You can read more about it here, and the only reason I’m putting it right at the end like this is that I don’t know if he’ll have any copies left once Thought Bubble is over. The person to ask about that would be Nye himself.
So… wow, that was a lot of information, wasn’t it? I hope I’ll see some of you in Kendal next month!