OFF LIFE – Britain’s only free street press comics publication – is returning to London’s House of Illustration on 18th September 2014 for another night of fast-paced illustration. Tickets always sell out fast, so grab them while you can!
#QuickDraw is a live drawing night that gives people a chance to draw shoulder-to-shoulder with dozens of other top comic and illustration artists. There is no judging or competition aspect, we simply set themes and let the artists pen their interpretations. Work produced is then hung in the House of Illustration gallery space and even projected on big screens across the venue!
Artists from around the world will also be taking part via Twitter, using the #QuickDraw hashtag to have their illustrations beamed around the House of Illustration in real-time – making it a truly interactive event.
This is the fourth time the OFF LIFE team have held the event and it has packed each venue every time.
“As well as being a chance to flex your drawing skills, #QuickDraw is a great opportunity to meet fellow artists,” enthuses editor Daniel Humphry, “and collar OFF LIFE or the numerous published artists on hand about all things comics and publishing.
• For more information on the event visit http://offlife.co.uk/2014/08/quickdraw-live-returns/
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.