Wednesday, 22 May 2013

There's a little echo calling

The Liverpool Echo have written an article about the project I did with FACT and Holy Cross Primary School. The animations are not mentioned, but it does talk a lot about the veterans and the pupils' reactions to meeting them, which is nice. The article includes a really nice letter one of the children wrote in the last session. Very sweet!

Here's a photo of one of the students with Jack, one of the veterans. To read the full article, click here.

Friday, 10 May 2013

Stop Before You Start

We've just begun work on our second film with poet Sheila McGill. It is part of an "anti-starting" campaign about smoking. The scheme is being piloted across schools in Bolton and Sheffield.
We had our first sound session last week and all went very well. Our three voice artists Sheila, Matilda, and Josh did a great job and nailed it first time!

For more information about Stop Before You Start visit: 

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

I fought in a war

For the past couple of weeks I've been working with FACT and Holy Cross primary school in Liverpool to create a couple of animations as part of the Battle of the Atlantic celebrations. This May will be the anniversary, and there are plenty of commemorative events going on in Liverpool.

I was commissioned to work with a class of 8-9 year olds. We were visited by John and Jack, two veterans of the Battle, who kindly talked to the children about their experiences. Inspired by these, the children are creating two animated films, helped along by me.

Here's a sneak peek of some illustrations which will be displayed at FACT. I collaged together different children's drawings to create the pictures, one for each film.

The animations will be finished in the next week or so, so I will post again about their exhibition.

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

We always have a laugh and then we all get in the bath

This Sunday we're in Manchester with a stall at the Victoria Bath Fanzine Fair. If you're in the neighbourhood, come check out our wares. Emily's recently added to her tattoo collection with some Arctic themed ones, including an orca, an arctic fox and some very pretty icebergs, ready and waiting for some happy buyers. See you there!