Fancy a little sand and sea to go with your lead this summer? Tiny Pencil is joining Atlantic Press in Falmouth for an exhibition and series of drawing events at 64 Killigrew Street!
Featuring a specially curated exhibition of original drawings, this two week mini-fest also includes special drawing events! Comics marathons, book-making sessions, drop-in pencil-drawing, and a giant collaborative pencil drawing based on Cornish folklore! Check out event details below!
THE BIG DRAW! COLLABORATIVE DRAWING!
Cornwall has a rich tapestry of myths and legends from Piskies to Mermaids, Giants and Owlmen. Falmouth Bay is home to Morgawr a ‘plesiosaur-like cryptid’ sighted from time to time – their own Cornish Nessie! Watch these creatures come to life in pencil on the wall of 64 Killigrew as local artists take turns wielding their pencils on a large-scale collaborative drawing. Taking inspiration from Cornish legend and folklore, the illustrators will create a dystopian diorama of epic proportions based on the theme ‘As Above, So Below’.
Artists already confirmed to join include: International children’s book illustrator Caroline Pedler; Award-winning Illustrator and Tiny Pencil contributor Tom Hubmann; The weird and wonderful Jimp; insane comics genius Pete Murgatroyd; Tiny Pencil and Atlantic Press illustrator John D. Kilburn, enigmatic irish myth Dav Steed and 64 Killigrew street’s anarchic virtuoso Vincent Larkin….Watch this space for further updates and some very special guests.
If you’d like to take part, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with some examples of your work. (Materials generously provided by Derwent Pencils.)
THE COMICS MARATHON!
A select band of artists will be forging graphite masterpieces over four days during the festival.
Every Monday and Tuesday, 30th June, 1st, 7th, and 8th July. 10am – 5pm each day.
(We have ONE remaining place available so if you think you have the skills get in touch! Email email@example.com.)
OBSERVATIONAL DRAWING SESSIONS
Experiment with pencil! Each Thursday (3rd and 10th July) from 2 – 6 pm come to our observational drawing sessions, where we’ll be playing drawing games and creating images inspired by weird and wonderful treasures found along the Cornish coastline.
DROP IN AND DRAW!
Open drawing sessions every Thursday, Friday and Saturday during the show! Drop by the shop, pick up a pencil, and add your drawings to our collection.
All work created during ‘As Above, So Below’ event will be showcased online. And all artists will be considered for future publications (we’re always on the lookout!)
ATLANTIC PRESS IN PROGRESS
Every Atlantic Press book is individually crafted in collaboration with the artist. Each Wednesday, come along and see the Atlantic Press team in action as as they demonstrate some of their special hand-cutting and rubber-stamping techniques used in creating unique editions such as Alys Jones’s ‘Beyond the wire’ and ‘A Wordless Story’.
Showcasing original drawings by both established and emerging artists whose narrative works have graced the pages of these small but perfectly formed presses. Artists featured include Steve Braund, Amber Hsu, Barnaby Richards, Paul Slater, Heidi Ball, Harriot Lee-Merrion, Rose Forshall, Alys Jones, Katriona Chapman, Nick Sheehy, Mat Osmond and John Kilburn.
If you are wandering down to Falmouth and would like to participate in any of the events, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you can’t make it to Falmouth, you can still get involved! Take part and contribute your own pencil comics during the exhibition! We’re running a special drawing #hashtag-athon with special prizes to celebrate the upcoming release of Tiny Pencil #4! (Which you should totally PRE-ORDER HERE.)
The competition is FREE and open to all ages and abilities – professionals and amateurs alike! Just make sure your drawings are in PENCIL and include the hashtag #DrawAThon! Full details here!
10 winners will be chosen by random draw and 3 special winners chosen by the Tiny Pencil and Atlantic Press editorial team. (All submitting artists will also be considered for future issues of Tiny Pencil!) Full details on prizes and competition here.
We love all kinds of drawings – still life, colour, comics, abstract, wild, accurate, messy, tiny, enormous or dangerous, but please remember – PENCIL ONLY! All images must be posted by midnight, GMT Sunday 27th July. So get drawing!!
Alright folks, that’s enough for now…see you in the socialsphere! FOLLOW THE HAPPENINGS at @thetinypencil, facebook, tumblr and instagram (#asabovesobelow and #DrawAThon) where we’ll be posting artists’ work, interviews and reporting live from the events!
See you there!