Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Foyles Bookshop Workshop

Hello Loafers. Yesterday in the shiny events' space of Foyles Bristol, little LOAf fans got out their felt tips, junk modelling things, glitter, stickers and all manner of shiny paper and tried to imagine what LOAfMAN and friends will look like in the FUTURE!

                                                         Bagel Bob at the Yucky Disco

                                                              LOAfMAN at the shops.

Strawberry Croissant (Cwacio)

Here's how it all happened!


                                                   The kids also redesigned the LOAf letters.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

LOAf PARTY at Foyles in Bristol!

Get yourselves to Foyles, Quakers Friars, (near Cabot Circus), for the afternoon on Tuesday 27th August for the LOAf issue 2 launch & drawing workshop. Whheee!

Not only will we be continuing to draw HUGE drawings and imagine LOAfland, we will also be dressing up LOAfman and pals in clothes from the FUTURE!

The LOAf artists look forward to seeing you there, felt tips at the ready!

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

LOAf LAND in Bristol is B for Bunny.

Well, in Cambridge the children who were asked to design a place for LOAfman to live, thought LOAfLAND island should be shaped like the next door Cat, but in Bristol, at the Cafe Kino comic making Summer School workshops, they decided that apart from Breadcrumb Island (where you can find a terrifying giant turnstile made out of icecream sticks which the breadcrumb people understandably stay well away from: it has an unknowable password and smacks you hard in the face), LOAfland is shaped like a Bunny rabbit to match the B for Bristol.



The wonderful kids who came to the workshop came up with some amazing ideas for LOAfLAND: Rainbow Colour Land, Beachland, Breadcrumb Island, the Googly Eye Volcanoes, the Strange See-sawing Cliff and the Magic Tallest Tree, Secret Portals to get you hopping here and there across the island, the Matchbox Boat and the Gentle Seamonster, not to mention the Giant Baby who walks the island with huge dignity.

The kids and parents also ogled the new issue of LOAf...

...and made astounding epic sagas about birds hiding eggs and inventing machines and things going awry in the harmonious lives of LOAfman and pals.

Here's the kind of thing you can look forward to at our next Bristol workshop at Foyles Bookshop on Tuesday 27th August!

Hopefully see you there! Don't be a sandwich!

Monday, 5 August 2013

Next stop in LOAfland... Cafe Kino, Bristol!

Hello hello! 
Today from 2-4pm, come and join in with comic making and big drawing themed around LOAfland, the island where LOAfman and his pals reside (drawn and created by LOAf readers at our recent workshop in Cambridge). A big part of LOAf  Magazine is that our readers come up with the ideas and contribute to the magazine, so if you come to the workshop today and tomorrow, you may see some of your drawings appear in issue 3!

The workshop welcomes children of any age but is ideal for the  7-12 age-group. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. It carries on tomorrow afternoon and costs £7 per child for both days.

Read the next blogpost to see the beginnings of the creation of LOAfland in Cambridge last month!

For directions to Cafe Kino, CLICK HERE

Monday, 22 July 2013

maps of LOAfland

We spent Saturday afternoon making an extensive map of Loafland, with landmarks such as Tape City (a very sticky sort of a place), the Zombie castle, Wild Horse Island, a railway for the exclusive use of the travelling forest, as well as any number of here-be-monsters, unicorns, alligators, cauliflowers, and so on..

Odd how

much it looked like

next door's cat..

Monday, 15 July 2013

Coming up at Foyles Bristol on August 27th!!

(by the way, this is what the front cover of issue 2 looks like- getit in the shops next week if not before. GASP!)

The Loaf launched in Cambridge already and will soon be leaping its wheaty legs over to Bristol for a rebound in none other than the fabulous Foyles bookshop! 27th August- don't be away on holiday!

Be there buster or be a calzone!

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Better late than never..

A long time ago in the far off distance, we went to a few comics fairs.. and played some loafish games. At the time we solemnly promised they would be on the blog the very instant we got home but.. the way back was all over quagmires, ancient curses, ravines, wolves, cornershops, you name it.  But here we finally are, and here they finally be.. phew.

comics jams from Comika... the first one made it all the way round the hall I think!

This one got made at our stall:

and this one too:

Then there were some comics jams at the Oxford Childrens Comics Festival:

another monstrous number:

oh, and... hmm more monsters..

We also played some matchbox pictionary - the idea with this game is that someone writes a little something, and the next person draws a picture to illustrate it.  Then they put that picture into the matchbox, covering the writing.  The next person looks at the picture and writes what it might be illustrating, then adds that to the box.. and so on.

this next one follows on suspiciously well..

and one more

There's some mutterings of an exhibition of these games, one day one day.  Send us yours!! By e-mail loaf.magazine[at] or write to Loaf Magazine at 18 Dongola Road, London, N17 6EE.

Hot Loaf Launch the second

MUCH MANY THANKS to the folks at Eggs Milk Butter for lending us their smashing cafe on the hottest saturday yet - and to all you who came along, we lift our hats also.  It was truly baking.


With that, LOAf 2 was up and at 'em!  He'll be scampering into the usual shops, and others besides, in the coming weeks, or order yours online. Hep hep!

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Second Loaf Party!

Hey you people!  If you're at a loose end on the 6th July, come on down and join us at EGGS MILK BUTTER, London's first and most best comics cafe for another LOAf launch!  Lawks crumbs yes tis really that time already, the next batch of LOAf is nearly riz and ready.  Being as how this issue is full of all manner of FRIENDS, what better time (I ask you) for Loaf friends old and new to get together and make an edible comic?  Or two?

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Comika games part 2: hospital dinners

(This is a cheat.  We made it! )

Try it yourselves - the first person writes the speech bubbles.  The second person draws the pictures for those and writes the speech bubbles in the next panel.  Then the first person (or third person, depending how many friends you have) draws the pictures for THOSE, and then writes the speech bubbles for the NEXT panel... and so on..

simple right?