Tuesday, 23 April 2013

First Oxford Children's Comic Festival! Coming Soon!

On the 4th May, LOAf will be joining the Phoenix for the first Oxford Children's Comic Festival, hosted by the Story Museum from 11am - 5pm.  Other folks definitely worth coming for include ANORAK, 2000AD, Sarah McIntyre, the Etherington Brothers, Neill Cameron and Adam Murphy amongst others.  And a chance to meet some of the Loaf crew of course!

News is that advance tickets have SOLD OUT, but there will be some on the door. Here's the poster, visit or contact the Phoenix for more information.  See you over there..

STOP PRESS: Mutant Loaf storms Madrid!

The most creative international
publications will take part in Libros
Mutantes Madrid Art Book Fair 2013

Their press release says:

From April 23rd  to 28th Libros Mutantes will hold its fourth edition as the most relevant self-publishing event of the Spain art scene. The main venue for this art book fair will be La Casa Encendida (Madrid), where a wide range of activities, workshops, lectures, concerts and going-ons will take place to celebrate the rise of independent and experimental publishing. From Friday 26th to Sunday 28th the central courtyard of La Casa Encendida will host the main event of our project: the Art Book Fair with more than 40 international publishing projects.

Look out for Loafy in the children's reading corner:

mixed feelings at the approach of grinning bread

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

loafing about at the fair ~*

LOAf will be at TWO WHOLE fairs this weekend!

Come visit us at the Bristol Artists Book Event, held at the Arnolfini on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st from 11.00 - 17.00.  It's totally free!  do come down, we'd love to see you.

We will also be at Comika's Spring Comiket on Saturday, held this year at Central St Martins from 11.00 - 19.00.  Entry's free to this one too, so you could even scoot to both: tuppence ha'penny for the Megabus and Loaf's your uncle! Oh if only..

Comics! Games! Badgers! Be here, or there! Or be elsewhere - but y'know, you'll be missing out...

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

LOAf at Laydeez Do Comics Bristol, AND Drop-in Workshop at Heffers, Cambridge!

At the next meeting of the Bristol branch of Laydeez do Comics, on the 8th April, Rosie will be talking to keen fellow comicoes about how the LOAf came to be what he is, our first ideas, our progress and various dreams for possible future noses.

She'll be getting up alongside Joff Winterhart, who wrote Days of the Bagnold Summer, shortlisted for the Costa Book awards 2012, also generally well-known as a contributor to the first Loaf.

Also Hannah Berry, Illustrator and author of Britten & Brulightly.

If you're in town, or nearby, or deadset on being there however far you have to travel, here are the details: 

(books will be on sale from Foyles with authors available for signing from 5pm before the event)
Upstairs at Foyles,
6 Quakers Friars,
Cabot Circus, Bristol, BS1 3BU

ENTRY: FREE with contribution for drinks


On the 11th April, Loaf will be hosting an afternoon's drop-in workshop at Heffer's Bookshop, Cambridge, from 2-4pm.  Parents with accompanying small-to-large children all welcome!

Monday, 1 April 2013

Ah good, the sea

So a little while ago (around the 6th of March), Loafy took the sleeper train to Falmouth for the Illustration Forum, this year all about COMICS.  Isabel Greenberg, Tom Gauld, Barnaby Richards and Catherine Anyango all told a piece about their current goings on and past projects.  The Loaf made some new friends - world-class crossworders Nathan and Hayley who also find time to run No Guts No Glory down in Exeter.  He may be found there now most days of the week, and in the evenings back at Beerwolf Books in Falmouth, who supply drinks, books and nooks of all sizes for readers great and small.  

The thing about Falmouth is.. they've got dandy beaches, rocks, castles, pasties, all that stuff - but you better look out for the seagulls.  Especially the breadlegged amongst you.  Watch your step.

The bins by the sea have lids on to keep these bloodthirsties out.  Just keep your back-end on the slender side...

You'll be relieved to hear that this ended well -
could've been crusts for the Loafman, but Second 
Battalion the Royal Chip Brigade never admit defeat.
Despite an occasional battering.