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!