Tuesday, February 22, 2011

a yarn good weekend

for those of you who couldn't make it this weekend to yarn fest 2011 here are a couple of pics of my contribution as part of the illustrationarium on sunday evening. representing soupa i collaborated with luke waller to illustrate (live!) a story written and read aloud by katy darby.
i have to say i was rather nervous before the event, mainly for the fact i couldn't use my trusty pencil, instead we were drawing with pens on acetate for the over head projector ... all with the added difficulty of drawing upside down - which resulted in slightly wonkey faces hehe! but once we got started it was actually very fun! 
katy's story was a slightly disturbing tale about a man who becomes possessed by the spirit of a murderous victorian artist! *hence the slashed throat!

the first two days of yarn fest were held down stairs in a very beautiful venue called 'the book club' in shoreditch (check out that ceiling - i want to have this in my house!) lots of fun things happened over the festival including zine workshops held by soupa, quizzes by acorn press, and a hilarious improv performance by the scat pack. the festival continued at the queen of hoxton where the wonderful jamie littler took part in a live illustration battle to create a cover for buddha of suburbia ... he totally should have won! for more photos of the various events as part of yarn fest visit the links below

photos courtesy of ok jo, luke and gemma from yarnfest

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