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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!  I have a book). Issue One of Freedom Scorned is available now from comixology Submit. I also have a mini-site right here on gingerjam.co.uk. Freedom Scorned is a the tale of Eric, a man who makes a terrible mistake and falls for the charms of the fire demon that lives in his mirror. More importantly, its the tale of Dawn, his wife, who is not at all happy the situation. Comics has always been my ambition. I even had  a 200 page book, Phoenix Square, published by slave labor graphics, back in the day. It's taken me a while to get back into it. If you are interested, please try issue 1. You can also sign up for email news and keep up-t0-date with my progress. Ginger Jam Comics - into the future...

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...

de Lempicka at Studio 22b

More drinking and drawing in Blackburn, with more fire!     There's to be an exhibition of Drink and Draw work at the Bureau in Blackburn, and I'm hoping to...

Fire Girl v Manet

Merry Christmas one and all....

Merry Christmas from the North Pole

Pole dancing at Drink and Draw in Blackburn. Not for exercise or voyeurism, but as a subject for some frenzied life drawings. I took photos for the main performance pieces...

Pole

I've been inspired and done some more pencils for my comic, Freedom Scorned. Part of my inspiration came from watching Made You Look - an excellent documentary about illustrators and...

Pencils

I love drawing people, it's the best mental exercise there is - and there's plenty of life drawing in East Lancashire to choose from. Currently I'm going to two very different life drawing sessions. For the more formal (not formal like evening wear, I mean formal like nude) life drawing I'm attending studio 22b near Barnoldswick, which is a weekly get...

Life Drawing in East Lancashire

Now this is a bit of an oddity. Angel Falls is a detail from a larger project, the beginnings of which you can see right here. The brief was to come up with a label for imaginary bottled water company Angel Falls. Within the narrative the company brand had be old fashioned, and more than a bit sexist. The label needed...

Angel Falls

The cycling tour of Britain came through Pendle last week, and I yomped up a hill to try and capture some of the action as they finished the crawl up...

Tour of Britain

Here's a drink and draw that I've saved for a rainy day before giving it a good colouring in, and I'm glad I did, because I love vikings. At least...

Vikings

My life drawing's taken a step forward as I've been sketching a nude at Studio 22b. The artists' studio in Sough, near Earby, has started life drawing sessions, and I was there, pencil in one hand, sketchbook in the other. A regular attendee at Blackburn's Drink and Draw, I've also been yearning for some more traditional life drawing. If the purpose of life drawing is to draw figures, to understand how they are put together and work, then you really need a nude - all...

Nude at Studio 22b