Monthly Archives: September 2010

Influence Maps: "We didn’t start the fire / It was always burning"

OK, so the influence map meme is as old as the hills in terms of internet time, which seems to operate along the same principle as calculating the age of a dog. By my reckoning that makes the Influence Maps meme about … Continue reading

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Chico and Rita – the trailer

This is trailer for a film called Chico and Rita. It is AMAZING and will be coming to an cinema near you soon. SelfMadeHero will be releasing the graphic novel created by the same team that made the film, Fernando Trueba … Continue reading

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I.N.J. Culbard: Some sneak peeks from ‘The Valley of Fear’

One hundred broken fighting men Round up the usual suspects. I have been drawing a lot of criminals today. The Valley of Fear certainly does have its fair share, including head bad guy number 1, the greatest fictional villain of … Continue reading

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Rob Davis: a graphic novel within a graphic novel

I set myself 144 comic pages in which to fit the 500 text pages of Don Quixote part one. I had a few tricks in mind to compress certain elements, and of course the dialogue would have to be reduced … Continue reading

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Guest blogger, Will Bingley on the Imaginary Worlds of Dr Hunter S Thompson – Part 2: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

The only thing that vaguely alarmed me about your letter was your statement, to wit: “You know it was absolutely clear to me reading Las Vegas 1 that you were not on drugs.”  This is true… But fuck all that, … Continue reading

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Reminder! Dance By the Light of the Moon

Dance By the Light of the Moon – invitation Originally uploaded by SelfMadeHero If you’re coming along to the launch of Judith Vanistendael’s amazing graphic novel auto-biography, ‘Dance By the Light of the Moon’, this Wednesday. Please be sure to … Continue reading

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Guest blogger: Rob Davis – Don Quixote, volume one

I’m 12 days into my allotted 8 month adaptation of Don Quixote – Volume One. Before I even started drawing a pitch or writing scenes I had a few basic ideas that would define my adaptation, one of these was … Continue reading

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Moomin Cookbook children’s picnic (booking now!)

SelfMadeHero have teamed up with Hardy’s restaurant near SelfMadeHero HQ to offer an amazing Moomins Cookbook event for parents and children. This really is an extra special chance to taste some lovely food from an excellent London brasserie, sample some Finnish … Continue reading

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Pickled Award – Call for Entries

Charlie Bowden from the new Illustration Agency ‘Pickled ink’ has been in touch about their new illustrator award called the Pickled Prize. The prize is £1000 and a contract of representation with the agency. Pickled ink are working with Jenny … Continue reading

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Guest blogger: I.N.J. Culbard ‘Hiding in a burrow like a wild beast’

Occasionally I forget that the work that I am doing is eventually gathered up, printed, bound, sold, read and indeed reviewed. A string of six-month schedules over the last couple of years has kept me on my toes. As one … Continue reading

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