The Comic Turns Kickstarter is going strong and I wanted to put all the reviews, previews and mentions into one blog post on here. I will update this blog post as new articles go up online. “Every now and then you see an idea that’s so brilliant you stop and think ‘I wish I’d thought […]
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, […]
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. […]
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.
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. […]
Happy New Year 2015! Once again, here is a calendar that you can print off and use, or make into a nice desktop background for your device. I love making these calendars every year. They are a really fun project for the holiday season. Hope you all enjoy it! I also want to offer […]
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 […]
Manga Competition in Southwark Southwark Libraries are hosting a manga drawing competition for young people aged 7 – 17. You can enter by post and apparently there are prizes! Look at the website for details.
Need to know the date? Like pictures of trees and birdies? Look no further. You can download an A4 size, print quality version for use in your home, studio, office, garage, shop or garret. Have a great 2013! Karen
MKomix is a one-night only comic fair in Milton Keynes, held during the exhibition of art by Pushwagner at the MK Gallery. A number of indie creators will be selling their wares, including myself, Jade Sarson, Sean Azzopardi, Andrew Cheverton, etc. Milton Keynes native comic creator Paul Rainey has been organising this, and it looks […]
Thanks to all at Havering Libraries for hosting a Comics Workshop on Saturday, and for advertising it with this massive sign across the front of the library! Fun was had, comics were produced at breakneck speed, and I learned how to pronounce “Matt Groening”.
Not so much about what I’m doing this time: that can wait! I wanted to let you all know about a project that my good friend and publisher Willie Hewes is raising money for. She says: “I’ve been working on a new comic with dinosaurs. I’m about 3/4 done with the art, I think, and […]
There have been a few online reviews of Blood Magic that I’d like to share with you! From Forbidden Planet International, Comic Bits Online and Anime Picks. Blood Magic is FREE, you only need to pay the shipping charges, which you can do so via Paypal using the email karen(at)karenrubins.com Currently the postage costs are […]