Friday, May 22, 2009

L.A. Mood's invites you to meet comic artists and creators:
Diana Tamblyn and Willow Dawson
Saturday, May 30, 12-4 PM at the store.

Diana is an Ignatz-nominated cartoonist and illustrator living here in London. She has written several mini comics such as The Rosie Stories and Duty Must Be Done: The Story of Frederick Banting. She is currently working on a full length graphic novel From Earth to Babylon: The Story of Gerald Bull and the Supergun. The first chapter of the book, The Paris Guns, is now available as a mini comic and she will have some on hand. I find her historical biographies to be reminiscent of Chester Brown's Louis Riel. Diana was also pleased to be chosen for the 2009 London Artists' Studio Tour at the beginning of May and her work was on the cover of the April 2009 issue of ArtScape. As well as her comics, she will have original art, t-shirts, and buttons available! You can check out a Q&A with the National Post here.

Willow, who is originally from BC, lived here in London for a brief period, working for us at L.A. Mood's! (We like to think we had a positive influence in her journey as illustrator in the comics industry.) Willow is currently working on a semi-autobiographical web comic called 100 Mile House.

She is also the illustrator of the graphic novel No Girls Allowed: Tales of Daring Women Dressed as Men for Love, Freedom and Adventure, published by Kids Can Press written by Susan Hughes and Violet Miranda: Girl Pirate with Emily Pohl-Weary. You can view a video of No Girls Allowed here.

You can visit Willow's web page here. As well as her comics, Willow will have original art, buttons, and t-shirts for sale! You can check out a Q&A with the National Post here.

Both ladies will be happy to sign their work and talk about the comics biz and their experiences getting started in this male dominated industry.

No comments: