Oh look, it’s March already – time for a little E-merl News Update! Top of the news pile is an upcoming event – on Wednesday 18th April I’ll be speaking about digital comics at the British Library as part of their “Digital Conversation” series. The event is being organised by John Freeman, who provides the full details over on DownTheTubes.net. If anyone fancies coming along, tickets are on sale over here.
In the “things that I probably should have mentioned last year but didn’t” department, back in December I spoke about hypercomics and game comics at the Pixel Show in São Paulo, Brazil. It was a blast! I’m going to be visiting São Paulo a couple of times a year in my new role as link tutor at EBAC, so keep an eye out for me at more Brazilian events in the future. This also feels like a good place to plug the very long digital comics interview/conversation I had with Anthony Raguel that final saw publication in December. I say “finally” because the piece took shape over more than a year’s worth of back and forth e-mails. I think it’s a pretty good read if you’d like to get a snapshot of my evolving thoughts on the topic.
And lastly, in “comics what I have been working on” news, Ghosts of The Great Mistake continues apace at E-merl, with 26 strips under the belt so far (wow, half-a-year’s worth already!). I’ve also recently been able to start chipping away at the final chapter of volume three of Necessary Monsters – check out co-conspirator Sean Azzopardi’s blog post for an update on the artwork side of things.