Saturday, 8 April 2017
Artist Super Market/Rope Press created this brilliant paper mache comic island at Grand Union as part of Digbeth First Friday. I regularly print risograph music zines with Rope Press and was asked to bring along some comics and zines for the installation. You can also see Nathan Hill's Hotel Anthology on the right hand side of the photo. It was great to have a little flick through before the comic is ready for distribution.
Monday, 27 March 2017
I have 2 ink drawings for sale at the Sketch and Stitch Exhibition at The Gallery in Kenilworth. The original A3 ink drawing for the cover of That Music Zine and The Charlatans gig sketches from the Godiva Festival clipped out of my sketchbook, both in custom made frames. The venue has regular music events - listings can be found on their Facebook.
I'm also dropping off some comics and zines for the Artist Super Market at Grand Union from the 7th April. You can find out more information about various events and workshops that weekend over on their Facebook event page.
Thanks to everyone at The Midland Lo-Operatives Alternative Art Market at The Hare & Hounds yesterday. It was a quiet afternoon, but still lovely to watch live art progress and hang out with other Artists from the local area who wouldn’t normally at the same sorts of events. There were talks about growing the event and the next one falling some time in June so look out for that! Special thanks for Olly for inviting me along. It was great to meet Lewes Herriot who designs great posters for This Is TMRW - a lot of my gig sketches are from their events. You can find more beautiful fantasy/adventure illustrations on his website.
My next booked event isn't until May - I'm hoping to book a couple more events in the summer so check the blog sidebar for an up to date list. Don't forget I have an Etsy shop which ships worldwide. Thanks!
Monday, 20 March 2017
Thank you to everyone who came by my table at Birmingham MCM Comic Con over the weekend. It was a relatively quiet show but still really lovely to catch up with convention friends after a longer winter break. I had fun doing convention commissions for the first time in years, it went ok so I'm considering offering them at future shows.
The next event I'm going to be at is The Midland Lo-Operatives this Sunday afternoon at The Hare & Hounds. I regularly take a sketchbook to gigs and draw bands while I'm stood in the crowd and feature them in my music zines. The Hare & Hounds is a venue I often end up drawing at, so it's nice to be taking the zines there for an Alternative Art Market. Thanks, see you there!
Friday, 24 February 2017
Do What You Want is a zine about mental health compiled by Ruby Tandoh and Leah Pritchard to raise money for 4 relevant charities and non-profit organizations. I wrote and drew a short comic about my own experience with health anxiety in particular. There's a long list of great illustrators on their website, so it sounds like it's going to be packed full of great illustrations to go along side interesting content. Preorders will open on Big Cartel from the 3rd March with the zine launch on the 28th April.
I created a music zine with Sarah Fogg called This Is Not A Serious Music Publication. We discovered it was featured in Kerrang Magazine this week. The zine can be ordered through Etsy www.etsy.com/shop/sammyborras
Saturday, 18 February 2017
I did an interview about music comics and zines for Pipedream Comic's most recent issue of The Pull List. The magazine has a great selection of articles and is available digitally or in print through their website.
Wednesday, 8 February 2017
It was Hourly Comic Day last week - an annual challenge to produce one journal comic per waking hour of the day. I've printed my comic into a mini zine like in previous years. It's now available to order through my Etsy shop. I can confirm I have a table at both Birmingham and London MCM this year. I've applied for a couple events in 2017 so check the blog sidebar for an up to date list. Thank you!
Friday, 3 February 2017
This preview image is from a comic about Arthur Russell I created for Good Comics Dead Singers Society Volume 3. I had a lot of fun listening to his music and looking up radio and film documentary's for research. Broken Frontier have posted a great review about the project - you can read it here. Good Comics have a table at True Believers tomorrow in Cheltenham or you can order online through their Big Cartel shop.
Saturday, 31 December 2016
Happy new year! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas!
I contributed a 3 page comic to this years the Boom! Box Mix Tape anthology. My short story is set at a music festival and includes a puzzle on each page. The publication was released earlier this month and if you can't find a copy at your local comic shop don't forget a digital version is available to order via Comixology.
I still haven't booked any comics events for 2017 just yet but look out for confirmation announcements via twitter
Monday, 21 November 2016
Thank you to everyone at Birmingham MCM Comic Con - it was a really lovely way to end autumn convention season. I don’t have any specific events booked for 2017 yet but I’m looking forward to seeing you guys again in the new year so look out for announcements :)
Don’t forget I have an online Etsy shop for all my comics & zines. Thank you!
Tuesday, 8 November 2016
I launched That Music Zine Autumn 2016 at Thought Bubble - Click here for Etsy Listing!
Gig sketches, illustrations & comics!
Featuring Kate Tempest, Alimony Hustle, Okinawa Picture Show, Dutch Uncles, Sonic The Comic, Frank, Colleen Green, Peace, Gaz Coombes, Stephen Steinbrink, Quarterback, Girlpool, Welcome To Night Vale, Courtney Barnett, Hooton Tennis Club, Soley, John Grant, Villagers, Nada Film, Kiran Leonard, Irma Vep, OPS, Yr Poetry, The Lovely Eggs, Nim Chimpsky, Otoboke Beaver, Tuff Love, Chastity Belt, Hana, Grimes, Ekkah, The Subways, The Mystery Jets, The Charlatans, Emma McGann, Exhailers, Frank, Nachthexen, Martha, Goosebump Baby, The Jelas, Trustfund, Joyce Delaney, Crywank and The Tuts
Printed by Elyse & Reece from Rope Press
A4 staple bound zine (210x297mm/8.3x11.7inches)
24 Interior pages (risograph - black ink)
Double sided cover (risograph - purple and fluorescent pink ink)
Thank you! The last event of the year will be Birmingham MCM Comic Con - 19th-20th November at the NEC. I'll be in the Comic Village with a full table. Sorry I don't have the table number and map just yet - but I'll post the info on my Twitter when it's available. Thanks! See you there!
Tuesday, 1 November 2016
Thank you to everyone who came by my table at London MCM Comic Con! I really love decorating my table for Halloween. I had a great time with my table neighbours @ryuuza-art, @claudetc and @ratherlemony!!
I’ll be at Thought Bubble this weekend in Leeds! I’m sharing table 182b in New Dock Hall with Drew Askew/Ink & Booze.
I’m picking up a brand new gig sketches zine from the printers this week! (Rope Press) It compiles some of the gig sketches from the last year or so plus new comics and illustrations - including ‘Sammy’s Guide to Gig Sketching’ - sharing tips on how to draw on location, in the dark and in the middle of rowdy crowds. Visit my music blog for more gig sketches!
I keep an up to date list of events in the blog sidebar - but don’t forget I have an online Etsy shop if you can’t make it. (That Music Zine Autumn 2016 listing will be added ASAP)
I’m going to be on the Sound & Vision panel in the Cinema of War at 10.50-11.40am on Saturday 5th November. You can find the full Thought Bubble festival program online here.
Thanks! See you there!