John Cei Douglas is a freelance illustrator based in London with a particular interest in stories, comics and self publishing, epitomised by his narrative approach to illustration. He has worked with a variety of clients and projects over the years and developed a strong identifiable lyrical style for his work, often closely linked with themes of mental health and relationships, through picture books and comics to editorial pieces. He published a first collection of stories in conjunction with Great Beast Comics and completed his MA in illustration from Camberwell College of Arts in 2013. Some of his self-published comics you can find at the shop are, Static, Show Me the Map to your Heart, and Holding Patterns.
Tor Freeman is a London born and educated illustrator, she graduated from Kingston University in 1999. Tor was awarded the prestigious Maurice Sendak Fellowship in 2012. She is an accomplished children’s book illustration with over a twenty published books. Some include Digby Dog Delivers, The Toucan Brothers, Showtime for Billie and Coco, Olive and the Embarrassing Hat, Olive and the Big Secret, Ambrose Goes for Gold, and Olive and the Bad Mood. She has coming out a new illustrated edition of The Wind in the Willows. She recently finished a webcomics series Welcome to Oddleigh, which the print collection of can be found in the shop!
Yoyo the Ricecorpse is a doodler, gif maker, bunny head who is obsessed with sweatshirts based in London. She has an amazing line of sweatshirts featuring her delicious look art. She creates handmade plushies and clay figures of her creatures. You can find a collection of her gifs on giphy all based on her own hand-drawn characters over original photography. She blends her original photography with ghostly-like illustrations. She pretty much does everything! We have in the shop wonderful zine collections of her work; Just Doodles, Just Robots, Hi Bud, Winter Blues, and The Containers.
This event will be Tuesday, 18th April at Crown & Horses pub.