Two Comic Art shows in central London this week – all next week I will be showing at The Showcase in St John’s Square, Clerkenwell; and then on Sunday – which is Fathers’ Day – I will also be selling at the Marylebone Summer Fayre.
The Showcase, Clerkenwell – Monday to Sunday
The pop-up shop will be at The Showcase, 33-35 St John’s Square, London EC1M 4DS from Monday June 13-Sunday June 19.
Our opening times will be 9-7pm from Monday to Friday and 11-4pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Marylebone Summer Fayre – Sunday 19 June (Fathers’ Day)
I have a stand at the Marylebone Summer Fayre on Sunday, 19 June, from 11am until 5.30pm. The stand is in New Cavendish Street, at its junction with Marylebone High Street.
I am the first screenprinter in Europe to have permission to use the archive of French publisher Editions Albert Rene to make screenprints of its characters Asterix, Getafix, Obelix and Dogmatix. I have a similar relationship with Britain’s top comics publisher, DC Thomson, to make screenprints of its icons from The Beano, The Dandy, The Victor, Commando and The Sunday Post. These include Dennis the Menace, Minnie the Minx, Desperate Dan, The Bash Street Kids, Rodger The Dodger, Lord Snooty, Beryl The Peril, Alf Tupper, Oor Wullie and The Broons. Olive Oyl and Popeye are also in by stable of world comic icons.
Many of my panels and images are selected from the 1960s and 1970s, and should make a great gift to anybody who is into retro, vintage, old-school design. I tend to choose material from this era because it was the time I was growing up and my tastes and preferences were being formed. But also it’s a pre-digital age, and the drawings are all made by hand rather than computer aided. Obviously, as I’m a screenprinter, I’m biased in favour of the handmade, so this style is right up my street. I hope it is yours.