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Guest blogger, Kate Brown: maggots

For my final post about Fish + Chocolate, let’s talk about the final story – ‘Matryoshka’. This story really went though the wringer. I usually draft and re-draft everything I work on to varying degrees, but this particular story was … Continue reading

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Guest blogger, Kate Brown: The Cherry Tree

Hello! For my third post looking at Fish + Chocolate, I’m going to focus on ‘The Cherry Tree’. This is actually the oldest story out of the three – I started making it when I was in university, and then stopped … Continue reading

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Guest blogger, Kate Brown: The Piper Man

Hello! Following my post about the process of creating Fish + Chocolate, I’d like to begin talking a little about the actual stories themselves. I’ll start with The Piper Man! ^_^ As I mentioned in the “process” post, the stories … Continue reading

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Guest blogger, Kate Brown: how I work

Hello! Firstly, a big thank you to SelfMadeHero for giving me a slot to chat about some aspects of Fish + Chocolate. I’ll be making four blog posts: this first one focuses a little on the technical bits and pieces … Continue reading

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Three amazing events and three amazing competitions to celebrate the first BD & Comics Passion Festival

There are so many fantastic events taking place as part of the Institut Francais’s inaugural Bande Dessinée & Comics Passion Festival 7–9 October this year that we thought we’d share our top three festival events and let you know about … Continue reading

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Guest blogger, Rob Davis: Don Quixote – The self-made hero

When Cervantes started writing Don Quixote he had no idea where it was going, he certainly never imagined one 500 page novel, let alone two! That sense of a book growing in the author’s hands is there for the reader … Continue reading

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Guest blogger: Rob Davis – stories within stories

Aside from the central tale of ‘mad old man as knight’ and ‘fat buffoon as squire’ there are a number stories within the main story of Don Quixote in volume one. Some are self-contained and some overlap with each other … Continue reading

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Guest blogger: Rob Davis – Are you mad?

Are you mad? When I told people I was adapting Don Quixote they looked at me in much the same way the characters in the book look at the crazy knight of La Mancha himself. “You must be mad!” Turning … Continue reading

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King Lear – production blog (4 of 4)

In this final post I’m looking at how page layout and panel design affects manga narrative. Before drawing up any chunk of script from text adaptor into actual page art, I would first scribble “thumbnails” – small rough sketches that break … Continue reading

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King Lear – the production blog (3 of 4)

Drawing style I deliberately don’t do shonen or shojo: the teenage market styles that so heavily characterise most of what we see of manga outside of Japan. There’s just so much more to manga – an entire comic-book medium or narrative … Continue reading

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