Author Archives: Karen

Comic Turns

Way back when, I made a deck of playing cards as an experiment. The playing cards each had a comic panel, and the idea was that you could rearrange the panels into near infinite combinations to make new stories. That deck of playing cards was called Hand of Fate. There were a few copies made, […]

Sharjah International Book Fair

I was surprised and delighted to be asked to come as a guest to Sharjah International Book Fair, to run comics workshops as part of their children’s activities programme. It was an honour to be asked, although, at first I was a bit apprehensive, because I’d never been to anywhere in the Middle East before. […]

MCM London Comic Con 28th-29th May

I’m going to be at the MCM London Comic Con this weekend with my NEW COMIC: The Tale of Tony Cinderello as well as Alidade, Urban Beasts, some Phoenix back-issues and various other things for sale. A new comic featuring as much silliness and glitter as you can handle. Tony Cinderello dreams of joining the […]

Happy New Year 2016!

Following my tradition of previous years, I have made a calendar for 2016 that you, dear reader, are invited to print out, display and scribble on. This year’s theme is “trickster animals”, with one for each month sprinkled around the forest. You can download a hi-res version of this image (nicer for printing) here.  

The Japanese Village! New Shiny Book! At Thought Bubble!

This book has been in the works for a while! Now it’s very nearly here and will be having it’s debut at the Thought Bubble con in Leeds this weekend. It’s a big fat fully colour volume featuring several interlocking stories written by Gwen Kortsen and illustrated mostly by Angela Wraight, but with stories also […]

MCM London Comic Con

  I will be at MCM London Comic Con this weekend (24th – 25th October) with Tammy Taylor. We are listed as Dreamtripper Comics at table CM6!   I will have copies of my newest comic Alidade to sell! There will also be a set of badges that you can collect by visiting all of […]

Steampunk Promarker Set!

A while ago, I produced a character illustration coloured with Promarkers for use on new Letraset Manga Promarker packaging. This guy is drawn with Kuretake Mangaka Flexible pen on Winsor and Newton Bristol Board. Everything is coloured in Letraset Promarkers. I love Letraset Promarkers and Trias so much … I have literally hundreds of them. […]

Lakes International Comic Art Festival

I am going to be at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, otherwise known as LICAF this weekend, where I have a table in the Comics Clock Tower. I’m on the first floor, and here’s a map: Check out my lovely neighbours who include the multitalented multimedia comics experimenter Daniel Merlin Goodbrey, and cute-but-thought-provoking manga […]

The Shivers is back this week in The Phoenix!

Daniel Hartwell and I have a NEW Shivers story out this week in awesome children’s comic The Phoenix. This one is extremely special as it’s our first two-part Shivers, meaning there will be twice as much fun and twice as many scares. Not to alarm anyone, but this Shivers story features everyone’s favourite terrifying creature […]

MCM London Comic Con!

Yes, I will be at the extremely massive MCM London Comic Con (formerly known as Expo) this weekend Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th May, where I am sharing a table in the comic village with Tammy Taylor AKA Dream Tripper Comics. Unfortunately my name isn’t listed on the programme, but just look out for Dream […]

Your Country Needs You … to Make Comics!

This April I am excited to be once again running children’s workshops all across London as part of CityRead London! Cityread London is an annual celebration of literature that aims to bring reading to life for the whole capital. Each April, Cityread asks London’s citizens, workers and visitors to pick up a book – the […]