Mini tour diary – Brixton Windmill & Edge of the Sea festival Aug 2013

This previously unpublished cartoon  is from August 2013 – we played Brixton Windmill in London and the Edge of the Sea Festival in Brighton.   If you are interested in past gig diaries you can see all previous Flying Wing cartoons here – http://www.flying-wing.co.uk/performance_reports_list001.html

Flying Wing are currently on a break and you can see stuff about my new and exciting band Black Light Ray here – we have gigs coming up SOON!

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Better late than never! Flying Wing performance test 0.07

Finally have gotten around to finishing a couple of previously unseen gig diary cartoons from a while back – although please note Flying Wing are currently on a break and you can see stuff about my new and exciting band Black Light Ray here – we have gigs coming up SOON!

Anyway, this cartoon  is from Dec 2012 (!) – another longer one to follow very shortly from a mini-tour last summer.   If you are interested in past gig diaries you can see all previous Flying Wing cartoons here – http://www.flying-wing.co.uk/performance_reports_list001.html

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My very first linocut

My first attempts at linocutting as part of Black Light Art Collective

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I’d never dared to think of myself as any kind of artist, other than dabbling for fun at home, until encouraged by my (far more talented) BLAC partner in crime, who fancied a go at linocutting earlier this year.  I decided to join him, encouraged by his belief in me and excited about trying a new medium;  knowing absolutely zero about how to start other than reading warnings against stabbing yourself with the ultra sharp tools (I sustained a couple of minor injuries under the thumbnail, but other than making playing the guitar uncomfortable for a while, nothing major!).

I don’t think much of my drawing skills, so have been developing my own style and subject matter, using photographs or images, stylising them in a way I like before (or even whilst) then tracing them, transferring onto the lino and then carving the image out.  The most difficult part is to…

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Development of a Linocut

See how the other (extremely talented) half of Black Light Art Collective is developing his latest linocut! Thanks to http://www.hannahfestival.com for the encouragment and support!

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I have only been making linocuts since earlier this year, and although I did a linocut at school (a very long time ago!) my technique has mainly been through guesswork and looking at other people’s linocuts. And more guesswork. I’m sure most people start the same way but I was interested in how other people started and developed. The main thing I gathered from reading a few blogs was to try to avoid stabbing yourself with the linocutting tool. Nothing too gruesome so far. I thought it might be of interest to some people to see how I go about creating a linocut, so I’m going to document the processes from start to finish. As always it’s a bit of an experiment, and you never really know how it’s going to turn out until you peel the lino off the paper to reveal the first print. So far most of…

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