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The Midland Lo-Operatives Alternative Art Market


Thanks to everyone at The Midland Lo-Operatives Alternative Art Market at The Hare and Hounds yesterday. It was a quiet afternoon, but still lovely to watch live art progress and hang out with other Artists from the local area who wouldn’t normally at the same sorts of events. There were talks about growing the event and the next one falling some
time in June so look out for that!

Special thanks for Olly for inviting me along. It was great to meet Lewes Herriot who designs great posters for This Is TMRW - a lot of my gig sketches are from their events. You can find more beautiful fantasy/adventure illustrations on his website.

My next booked event isn't until May - I'm hoping to book a couple more events in the summer so check the webcomic homepage for an up to date list. Don't forget I have an Etsy shop which ships worldwide. Thanks!

posted by SammyBorras @ March 27th, 2017, 4:46 am  -  0 comments


Birmingham MCM Comic Con March 2017


Thank you to everyone who came by my table at Birmingham MCM Comic Con over the weekend. It was a relatively quiet show but still really lovely to catch up with convention friends after a longer winter break. I had fun doing convention commissions for the first time in years, it went ok so I'm considering offering them at future shows.

The next event I’m going to be at is The Midland Lo-Operatives this Sunday afternoon at The Hare and Hounds. It’s at a venue I often end up gig sketching at, so will be nice to be take the music zines there for an Alternative Art Market. Thanks, see you there!

posted by SammyBorras @ March 21st, 2017, 2:58 pm  -  0 comments


Chapter 5 Coming Soon


Hi! Sorry for taking such a long break between chapters. 2016 ended up being a busy year for anthologies and music zines. It looks like I’ve finally found an opportunity to get this project back out. I’m super excited to start drawing these aliens again! I’m not going to make any promises on exact launch dates just yet, just in case other work comes up - but I’m currently aiming for late spring.

Chapter 5 is going to be the last in the story, so to make the release extra special I’m compiling a gallery of illustrations to go in the back pages of the printed comic. If you’d like to draw the characters and see them in print, now’s your chance!

Deadline

Wednesday 3rd May 2017

Technical Specs

Black & White
300dpi
A5 with 2mm bleed (That’s 148x210mm trimmed. The file should be 152x214mm)

Email files to sammyborras@gmail.com and include the following information

Name you wish to be credited as:
Link to your work:
Address (to post you a complimentary copy of the book):

Thanks!

I had a long break from conventions over winter, so I’m really looking forward to seeing you all again! Here is a little list of booked events so far (check the webcomic homepage an up to date list of events)

Birmingham MCM Comic Con - 18th-19th March 2017
Alt-Art-Mart at The Hare & Hounds - 26th March 201
London MCM Comic Con - 26th-28th May 2017
Glasgow Comic Con - 1st July 2017
Thought Bubble - 23rd-24th September 2017

posted by SammyBorras @ March 1st, 2017, 1:09 pm  -  0 comments


Birmingham MCM Comic Con November 2016

Thank you to everyone at Birmingham MCM Comic Con - it was a really lovely way to end autumn convention season. I don’t have any specific events booked for 2017 yet but I’m looking forward to seeing you guys again in the new year so look out for announcements :)

Don’t forget I have an online Etsy shop for all my comics + zines. Thank you!

posted by SammyBorras @ November 21st, 2016, 4:12 pm  -  0 comments


Thought Bubble 2016


Thank you so much to everyone at Thought Bubble over the weekend! Special thanks to John iordan for inviting me to be on the Sound & Vision music comics panel. It was really lovely to spend the rest of the weekend chatting about music with people at the table - Thank you so much for coming by! I had a great time with my table neighbours Ink & Booze and Good Comics. (If you're into music comics, you should check out their Dead Singers Society zine)

If you can’t make it to UK conventions - please don’t forget I have an Etsy shop for comics and zines - ships internationally!


The last event of the year will be Birmingham MCM Comic Con
- 19th-20th November at the NEC. I'll be handing out free mini comics as usual in the Comic Village with a full table. Sorry I don't have the table number and map just yet - but I'll post the info on my Twitter when it's available. Thanks! See you there!

posted by SammyBorras @ November 8th, 2016, 2:33 pm  -  0 comments


London MCM Comic Con October 2016

Thank you to everyone who came by my table at London MCM Comic Con! I really love decorating my table for Halloween. I had a great time with my table neighbours @ryuuza-art, @claudetc​ and @ratherlemony​ !!

I’ll be atThought Bubble this weekend in Leeds! I’m sharing table 182b inNew Dock Hall with Drew Askew/Ink & Booze. I’m picking up a brand new gig sketches zine from the printers this week!  (Rope Press) It compiles some of the gig sketches from the last year or so plus new comics and illustrations - including ‘Sammy’s Guide to Gig Sketching’ - sharing tips on how to draw on location, in the dark and in the middle of rowdy crowds.

Visit my music blog for more gig sketches! I keep an up to date list of events in the blog sidebar - but don’t forget I have an online Etsy shop if you can’t make it. (That Music Zine Autumn 2016 listing will be added ASAP)

I’m going to be on the Sound & Vision panel in the Cinema of War at 10.50-11.40am on Saturday 5th November. You can find the full Thought Bubble festival program online here.


Thanks! See you there!

posted by SammyBorras @ November 1st, 2016, 3:27 pm  -  0 comments


BCZF 2016


Thank you to everyone at Scotland MCM Comic Con Thanks to everyone at BCZF! It was really great to be back again this year, I love meeting so many fashionable Bristolians. Special thanks to the organizers for hosting such a lovely event! Next show will be London MCM Comic Con at the end of October. I'll be spread out over a full table in the Comic Village - which means I can bring a folder of ink drawings. Please come say hi and pick up 2016's free mini comic! For table number and map location keep an eye out for tweets nearer the day. See you there!

posted by SammyBorras @ October 16th, 2016, 12:25 pm  -  0 comments


Scotland MCM Comic Con 2016


Thank you to everyone at Scotland MCM Comic Con over the weekend! It was really lovely to see people from last year and meet new people. I have a 1/2
table at the Bristol Comic & Zine Fair this Saturday. Best zine fair of the year - see you there?! I’ll be bringing FREE MINI COMICS as usual!


If you can\'t make it to Bristol, there\'s a list of autumn events in the blog sidebar and don\'t forget I have an online Etsy shop - ships worldwide.

posted by SammyBorras @ September 27th, 2016, 8:30 am  -  0 comments


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