James Turner's blog
Submitted by James Turner on April 1, 2009 - 19:21
My cartooning confidence has been at a real low so far this year - every day I see great comics on the web that make me wonder how I can justify posting my own comics online. I thought I was doing ok when I started drawing Beaver and Steve comics for the Thing, but when I saw the amazing amount of talent on display there it knocked me right back down. Gah, stupid self confidence! Does anyone else struggle with this or is it just me?
Submitted by James Turner on March 30, 2009 - 10:11
The Webcomix Thing was brilliant - the day started with me working out a revolutionary new way to staple involving a spoon (no, really) and only went up from there, mostly thanks to all the wonderful people who came and still seemed to remember who I was. Thank you people with good memories! I even managed to sell out my hastily constructed minicomic 'Beaver and Steve volume 2 1/2 : the Owl of Regret' - sorry to anyone who missed out on the badly printed action!
Submitted by James Turner on March 23, 2009 - 08:59
Just a reminder: I will be at the UKÂ Webcomix Thing in London this Saturday - I am going to try to have a mini comic available to sell on the day, but so far I've only managed to create one page (see my previous entry), so it may be very mini. I'll also have books and badges, and even if you don't want to buy anything it would be lovely if you wanted to come by and say hello!
Submitted by James Turner on March 19, 2009 - 19:55
A couple of hours ago I passed out at my computer, and when I came to this strange comic was on my screen. Where did it come from? Who is that strange lizard/dinosaur character? And why can I taste tin foil?
P.SÂ looks like the Guardian has failed to post my comic online AGAIN this week. IÂ am sending in a polar bear to devour the newspaper pixies responsible.
Submitted by James Turner on March 9, 2009 - 06:44
Well, it looks like the Guardian has completely forgotten about episode two, and right now I'm not really sure who has the rights to everything so I don't know if I can post it myself, but for the mean time here is episode three!
There are only two facts you need to know from episode two to catch up with the story:
Submitted by James Turner on March 3, 2009 - 19:17
So it looks like the DFC is going to be publishing it's last issue this month - the publishing house that's been backing it is putting it up for sale, and it's pretty unlikely that a buyer is going to turn up. Here's the press release:
Childrenâ€™s Comic, the DFC, Up For SaleÂ
The DFC, a weekly comic (launched May 2008) for boys and girls is up for sale, following a decision by The Random House Group to cease publication.Â
Submitted by James Turner on February 23, 2009 - 06:27
Ok folks, here's a link to the first episode of my comic on the Guardian website- IÂ hope you like it!
I'll post episode two next week!
Submitted by James Turner on February 20, 2009 - 06:09
Last night I realised that my wacom stylus came with one felt nib, which means that my pen doesn't slip all over the screen when I draw anymore. It's a whole new drawing sensation!Â To test it out I had a go at drawing another DFC character, Lazarus Lemming, by Dave Windett. It wasn't a horrible experience!
Submitted by James Turner on February 19, 2009 - 09:36
My latest Super Animal Adventure Squad story will be running in the family section of the Guardian for the next 12 weeks, starting this saturday, so if you'd liek to see what it's all about I suggest you head down to your newsagents and get yourself a copy.