As with last time, some of us drew the people in the room. Here’s David’s.
Here’s what you missed at last night’s Ladies Drawing Auxiliary:
You will want to be at Squishface for next month’s event!
The first Ladies Auxiliary meeting was last night at Squishface. It went great! Rebecca Hayes and Katie Houghton-Ward did great talks about how they got into comics and what they’re working on next (Rebecca: theatrical design, Katie: new story for Heavy Metal).
You should come to the next one. Boys are apparently still allowed to attend. Also, send us suggestions for which lady cartoonists we should ask to speak!
Lots going on at Squishface this week!
The first LADIES AUXILIARY DRAWING NIGHT is this Thursday May 31. This will be a new monthly event wherein two arty ladies will address the gathering and show examples of their fine work. Then drawing will commence. There will be snackage and tea (our new Squishfacer, Jo, will make certain of this)! This month our guests are Rebecca Hayes and Katie Houghton-Ward.
You are cordially invited to The Ladies Drawing Auxiliary
7pm, Thursday 31st May.
The hows and whys of creating comics and cartoons as explained by two guest lady cartoonists. Gentlemen welcome to attend. Drawing to ensue post-presentation. Snacks provided. Gold coin donation encouraged for said snacks, or bring refreshments to share.
Guest Lady Cartoonists:
Rebecca is an animator & artist based in Melbourne who works on a mix of illustration, visual arts and theatre projects. Her comic Shortchanged appeared in the 2011 Melbourne Writers’ Festival’s comic anthology Drawn From Life.
Katie Houghton-ward (image featured above)
Katie has been illustrating comics for over twelve years. Best known for her work with the creator owned series ‘Deckheadz’ which featured weekly for five years in top music magazine ‘3D world’ Katie then went on to work free-lance in New-Zealand with top companies such as Trade Tools and Hitachi for their hit web comic true ‘IT tales’.
She got her first international break with the Harvey Award nominated series Doug Paszkiewicz’s ‘Arsenic Lullaby’ and then went on to work with Doug on the trilogy ‘Laughter of the Damned’.
Katie is now working on her latest comic ‘Khulan’ which has just been optioned By U.S magazine ‘Heavy Metal’.
We hope to see you there!