Sunday, 12 September 2010

Cartoon Diary of Mongolia

Having come, for no great compelling reason, down into Mongolia, I have been writing my travel diary as a comic. I will probably produce this as a small run zine when I get back to the UK.

Here are most of the pages so far, all drawn on the move in the gaps when the minibus broke down / we stopped for lunch / there was 20 minutes with nowt to do. So as usual not professional or planned out, and not even in this case about anything in particular, but definitely fun to draw and fun to share with people (if you start drawing a cartoon, it isn't long before a shadow appears at your shoulder).

I'm in Mongolia for another few days so I'll probably pad it out with a bit more before posting the sketchpad back home (seen in the first picture being read by Travis, again).

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Trail Zine

I am currently in Siberia.

Staying in a group of 16 Russians and others on the shores of Lake Baikal, I persuaded everyone to make a collaborative zine - we all contributed a page. Today I printed it today in Ulan Ude, which I'm rather proud of considering how bloody long just the WORD for photocopying is in Russian, let alone the waits at counters. But actually it worked out fine, and I got a lot of love sent back to me through the pages of the zine.

These pictures are of Travis reading my 'beach zine' [to come] which I gave out as an example, and of some of the zines with our blind dog. For some of my pages for the zine, see the anarchist pilgrimage blog.