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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGROcpum2no&feature=youtu.be Every once in a while I get to be part of thing of joy. Like this. As part of Painting Padiham 2018, the Men from NAFA urged the people of Padiham to gift them poems and words that would be launched into space. I was lucky enough to provide ground support in the form of graphic design and film making. Find out more about the Men from Nafa here. Their unique brand of participatory arts project is available for schools and festivals, so go check them out....

The Men from NAFA

Now available, the Complete Freedom Scorned! This project seems to have spanned the history of this little blog, starting as a one-off sketch back in 2012, and is now a complete...

Complete Freedom Scorned

Merry Christmas you all! Here's a happy Santa for you, and as a bonus Christmas gift, here's a black and white version for you to colour in at home!  ...

Happy Santa

Sadly in 2017 I've not done as much life drawing (2018 - do more life drawing). Here are some highlights from Blackburn's Drink and Draw earlier in the year. An...

Life Drawing 2017

Inktober's a great exercise and, though I clearly failed on the drawing per day, I did do drawing - yay! All drawings completed on iPad pro with Apple Pencil. No...

inktober 2017

Issue Three of Freedom Scorned is in the bag. That is, all the artwork is done and its off to Comixology for approval. Here's a quick video of page 23...

New Year – New Freedom Scorned

A quick comic, no script, no plot, no plan. Just for fun....

Red Riding Hood

Creating Comics was a workshop I ran as part of the Burnley Literary Festival. I was invited as a result of my recently published comic, Freedom Scorned (available from comixology submit). The event took place in the basement of the Mechanics Theatre on the 31st October and, I think, went splendidly, thanks to enthusiastic and talented attendees. Creating Comics the GingerJam way I took the opportunity...

Creating Comics at the Burnley Literary Festival

I had a primal, neandarthal life drawing session at Studio 22b this week. The theme for the session was prehistoric cave drawing. In keeping with the concept I left the ipad pro in my bag and went to it armed with nothing but earthy coloured charcoal. Lots of excellent, dynamic poses from the model and appropriate cave/mood lighting empowered my inner caveman...

Prehistoric daubs at 22b

I'm branching out, with the launch of Ginger Jam Comics. This may sound rather grand, especially as right now I have a total of one self published book (actually, hurrah!...

Ginger Jam Comics

Fantastic nights drawing at drink and draw with enthusiastic, if occasionally fidgety, young models showing off a range of dancing skills. ipad Pro now seems like the only drawing implement...

Dancers at Drink and Draw

I took the iPad Pro along to life drawing - a session inspired by the work Tamara de Lempicka,  at Studio 22b. iPad Pro is a great drawing tool, alongside the Apple pencil and Procreate app. Taking it to a life drawing session was a really good test - it allowed me all the flexibility of working on a computer (all the undoes - all the colours and layers) with a portability and convenience that's even better than my sketchpad and...

de Lempicka at Studio 22b