Author Archives: quirkyjoe

Character-based Sketchbook & More Drawing

I wanted to be doing more drawing in my spare time so a few weeks ago I started a new sketchbook. I decided to give this sketchbook a character-based theme and this has really helped overcome the ‘what do I … Continue reading

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Fabula & Many Ways to Tell a Story

My project, The Animators of Pre-Cinema & Their Demons, has been included as part of Fabula’s ‘Many Ways to Tell a Story’ exhibition at Hove Museum. Fabula is a collective of graduates from Brighton’s MA Sequential Design/Illustration and Design by … Continue reading

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The Unfinished Dream & Animated Projection for Performance

The Unfinished Dream is a collaborative project between myself and writer Sally-Shakti Willow. The project explores the idea of the book as an invisible object in the act of reading. We have used a series of exercise books as a … Continue reading

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Drawing Stories & Flying with Books

My Drawing Stories Course is due to run again from next Thursday (21st April) at Evolution Arts, details here – Drawing Stories – and now I’m also set to run a one day picture book workshop in the summer there too – Make a … Continue reading

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Outside Observations & Drawing Over Them

I was at a writing workshop in an art gallery and I was drawing more than writing. It felt good to be drawing outside of my familiar surroundings. It is something I would like to get into the habit of … Continue reading

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A New Year & A Mystical Marmoset

With last year dominated by the completion of my MA Sequential Design/Illustration, this year my path will be split in three directions (but they will hopefully support each other). Firstly, I am writing a PhD proposal exploring the development of early animation. Secondly, … Continue reading

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The Exhibition & The End of the MA

So I’ve completed my Sequential Design/Illustration MA. The exhibition, from all the feedback we’ve had, was a great success. It was great to see everyone’s work up on the walls and to feel like we’d worked together to make it … Continue reading

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