Zinefest is like a very small comic-con for people who really like photocopiers and are neither here nor there on sequential art. The Weird Birds book sold well, and lots of people picked up Grin, giggled at the page 2 reveal, and then put it back down. A surprisingly high number of people stood in front of my table and read the whole thing cover to cover and then put it back down, which I think is kind of rude but am too meek to say anything about.

Overall it was a loud and exhausting afternoon but I’m glad I did it. It was cool to hang out with my friend Marc (poorly caricatured in panel 1), and it’s inspiring to see so many artists making so much cool, diverse art. I already have like a million ideas for books I want to do for next year’s event (which I will add to my totally manageable to-do list…)


Hey folks! Just thought I’d let you know I’ve set up a Patreon campaign for my various comics. If you’ve been enjoying Sloths and Trolleys, Jenny Music, or any of the other stuff I’ve been making then please consider supporting them by becoming a patron. Even just a small pledge makes a difference!

You can also get early access to new strips, Patreon-exclusive sketches, and possibly even a say in which projects I work on in the future.

And as an extra bonus – the first ten patrons will go into a draw to receive a unique one-off illustration as a hi-res PDF (The winner will be selected at random once ten people sign up, so get in quick if you want to win).


They’re here! Sloths and Trolleys mini-comics are now on sale – check them out over here. 24 pages, A5, featuring a selection of strips from the last couple of years. There’s limited numbers, so better get in quick if you’d like a copy!