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More events TBC

There's 2 more events I would love to attend in the autumn, but I wont announce them until they're booked (competition for mcm tables is pretty high, and if I'm at work when the booking goes live I'll lose out)
Hello!

I’m still on track for launching Giant Rhinos In Space #3 at 12noon on Friday 30th January - 3 pages posted weekly until chapter finish
You will then be able to read 3 pages weekly via ...


Then I'm hoping to take part in Hourly Comic Day and I'll probably be uploading throughout the day via ..


And then spring events are kicking off with .. 


See you there :)
Sammy

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Yo!

Happy Christmas guys!!

I'm just working on some new pages of Giant Rhinos In Space - I just need a buffer ready for some time in the new year. Until then I have a brand new account on Tapastic and I've already set up chapters 1 & 2 to upload with 3 new pages a day! If you like reading long story webcomics by scrolling instead of clicking this is probably a good website for you. The networking side of things is a bit clunky at the moment, but so far it looks great for reading comics. There is also a phone ap (if you want to read GRIS on there I recommend tilting the screen to landscape then the text is readable and you get to view roughly 1-3 panels at a time instead of a full page? - but hey I usually read print comics so what do I know?)

tapastic.com/series/giantrhino…


and then next year I can confirm a table at ...


See you there! :) (Smile)

Tumblr www.sammyborras.tumblr.com
Portfolio www.sammyborras.blogspot.com
Webcomic www.giantrhinos.co.uk
Shop www.etsy.com/shop/sammyborras
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Thanks to anyone who came by our tablet at BCZF on Saturday! I had a really great time and I hope you did too.

I've added some extra events this term ....


and next year I can confirm a table at ...


See you there! :)

Tumblr www.sammyborras.tumblr.com
Portfolio www.sammyborras.blogspot.com
Webcomic www.giantrhinos.co.uk
Shop www.etsy.com/shop/sammyborras
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COMICA COMIKET

Full photos over on tumblr

Thank you to everyone who came by our table at Comica Comiket! I just wish the library was open a bit longer - I was having too much fun

The next event will be the Bristol Comic & Zine Fair on Saturday 4th October 2014. I will be sharing half a table with Sarah Fogg again so we will be bringing slightly limited stock. But we really love making new things so there will probably be something brand new on the table.

We can also confirm that our table at Thought Bubble will be in New Dock Hall!

Events
Bristol Comic and Zine Fair - 4th October 2014
LICAF Comics Clock Tower - 17th-19th October 2014
Thought Bubble (New Dock Hall) - 15th-16th November 2014
True Believers Comic Festival - 7th February 2015
More Events TBC

ZINE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!!

You can read more about the summer pirates issue of What's The Time Mrs. Woolf? here.

WTTMW? has open submissions for women and girls. If you're interested in sending something the submission information for autumn is now online.
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Thank you to everyone we saw at Manchester MCM Comic Con! It was a really great event and I had a brilliant time at the table with Sarah Fogg. The stormy weather meant it was a soggy convention, but that didn't seem to get in the way of the fun! Photos over on blogger.

I launched #2 of Giant Rhinos In Space at the event. Most items in the photos are available to order from my Etsy shop or Sarah's Etsy shop.

The next event we're attending is Comica Comiket at The British Library on Saturday 16th August 
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Hello!

I've printed 2 new books ready to take to Manchester MCM Comic Con on the 19th-20th July. Giant Rhinos In Space #2 and a open submissions Gorillaz Fanzine. I will be sharing a table with Sarah Fogg - we will also have some new free mini comics to hand out and the brand new summer pirate themed issue of What's The Time Mrs. Woolf?

We have added a comics event over the summer - we will be at Comica Comiket at The British Library on Saturday 16th August 2014! (See the right hand side of the blog for current event list)

Giant Rhinos #2 and the Gorillaz Fanzine are now available to order through my Etsy Shop
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Sorry you missed the deadline

Launch: Saturday 19th July 2014 @ Manchester MCM Comic Con

Gorillaz Fanzine includes illustrations, comics, articles, cosplayers, gig sketches and a puzzle page

Contributors A-Z: 1000014, Abi Le Guilcher, Arthur Goodman, Chyphens, CJ Barrett, David Tolu Graham, Foxeye, Giuseppa Barresi, Gray Porter, Homiboo, Jules Valera, Kodi Kat, Laura Watton/PinkAppleJam, Morti, Rebecca Horner, Saffron-jay, Sammy Borras, Sarah Fogg & Toria McCallum

A5
20 pages
Black & white
Blue card cover

More information coming soon

If you have any questions feel free to contact me at sammyborras@gmail.com

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Hello! I just wanted to say that I'm making a Gorillaz Fanzine and you're all invited. Here are the details on submitting! Thanks everyone! (It felt a bit wrong not to ask deviantART after putting all those Gorillaz drawings online here as a teenager.)

Gorillaz Fanzine on Tumblr
Gorillaz Fanzine on Facebook

Call for submissions

Deadline: Friday 4th July 2014
Launch: Saturday 19th July 2014 @ Manchester MCM Comic Con

Please send Gorillaz illustrations, fan comics, cosplay photos, articles and gig reviews. You can feature the animated characters or any of their living collaborators such as Little Dragon, De La Soul and Bobby Womack.

Please note: If this project is too popular I might not be able to print everything submitted

How to submit
Please email sammyborras@gmail.com with the header ‘GORILLAZ SUBMISSION’ and include the following information
Name you wish to be credited as:
Website (optional):


Printed contributors will receive a copy of the zine as a thank you
Please let me know if you are interested in ordering more copies at the unit cost to sell on

Technical guidelines
A5 148 x 210mm or 5.8x8.3in
Portrait
Black & white
300dpi
JPEG or flattened TIFF/PSD file

Photocopying means that your image cannot bleed off the edge of the page.
Please let me know if you would like someone else to illustrate a text based submission.

If you have any questions feel free to contact me at sammyborras@gmail.com
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hello

oh this is weird, hello dA journal.

errr sorry for not updating in about a year, and not really updating before that either. :S

umm I'd like to try and keep on top of updating and looking at peoples pictures and stuff, so I cleaned out all my inbox and stuff. I don't know how long I'll last but I'm hoping it will be fun :D

I'm uploading some of the drawings I didn't upload over the summer, plus some ACEO cards I've been drawing to take to Thought Bubble near the end of the month.

I think one of the reasons why I slowed up on here is because I started almost only drawing comic pages which isn't really what dA's gallery's are useful for. but this year I have been practicing illustration work again (its less forgiving than comics stuff so I get a bit scared of it to be honest)

I was thinking of syncing this journal with tumblr or whatever, but because I'm not a premium user I can't post the images so that wouldn't really work. I guess I'll just have to try to remember to write journals, if not I'll write stupid long comments under the posts XD

www.sammyborras.blogspot.com <- portfolio blog address I give to people
www.jumpingtheshark.smackjeeves.com <- webcomics I just finished
www.etsy.com/sammyborras <- etsy shop for paper comics and zines
www.sammyborras.tumblr.com <- tumblr address encase you don't like dA
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www.jumpingtheshark.smackjeeves.com

not many people read this webcomic, which means its really cool and underground.
and when I finally get around to distributing copies, you can tell your friends you read it first, like ages ago.

its also FREE and updates every friday.

Thanks.
Sammy
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www.jumpingtheshark.smackjeeves.com

not many people read this webcomic, which means its really cool and underground.
and when I finally get around to distributing copies, you can tell your friends you read it first, like ages ago.

its also FREE and updates every friday.

Thanks.
Sammy
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Sorry I've not really been posting/commenting/thanking. dA started going really slow in my usual choice of browser. weirdly its kinda alright today - did they fix it up? .. hrmm ... anyway ...

I've moved my portfolio over to blogger, because I really love blog layouts and rss. its making my life a million times easier than when I was trying to update a mess of homemade html.

www.sammyborras.blogspot.com


So yeh, I've not been posting much partly because I've been working on 2 large university projects ...

Giant Rhinos In Space is a graphic novel spin off from a comic I made in 2nd year. So far I've posted up the first couple of pages and development work and things. you can find that on blogger.

www.giantrhinos.blogspot.com/

The other project is a 'research experiment'. my final product was to create a parody comic. its all done and online for free. so if you're inetested in reading the whole of that, it has its own smackjeeves site.

www.researchexperiment.smackjeeves.com

I usually update livejournal instead of this journal. but that also has gotten old and dieing. a lot of my friends decided to move their whole personal blogs over to tumblr instead. I've not moved 100% - I've decided my posts on livejournal and tumblr will be identical. but yeh, if you're a tumblr user, its here ...

www.mangazebra.tumblr.com
livejournal

How are you? ... hope things are going ok. sorry about being quiet.


You can find all the regular links here too ...

Instant Comics
.etsy.com/shop/sammyborras
Inspired (comic collective with friends)
youtube
vimeo

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hi, just thought I'd mention a new blog I've set up. its to share the progress of my final major project. There's a mix of drawings, sketches and caricatures.

www.giantrhinos.blogspot.com/


Thanks to anyone who voted for the narhwal or any other of my gorillaz character designs. none of them have made it to the final. I did read something about people cheating, which was a bit disapointing to find out about .. because it felt like there wasn't much point annoying all my friends in the semi final .. but oh well.

XD nearly got jamie hewlett to draw a narwhal.

err yeh, links below are same as usual ... comics update every friday still. you can buy copies of comics I've printed on estsy. I still ramble all over livejournal instead of dA. Inspired have a new blog but comics event season is usually slow from now until augouleme and we tend to print new stuff in the summer. I have 2 places where I've uploaded a small amount of animation work.

Instant Comics (updates weekly)

mangazebra.co.uk
.etsy.com/shop/sammyborras
livejournal
Inspired (comic collective with friends)
youtube
vimeo

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yup, I've finally launched a online shop for Best Day Ever and some anthologies

www.etsy.com/shop/sammyborras

The comics events we've been at this year have been going well. this is why the online shop got delayed so much, I sold out of comics and had to print a new lot.


so yeh, anthologies and things are on there too.

thanks for reading/commenting/supporting. :)

sorry I don't write many journals anymore - I ramble all over livejournal instead. ^^;


Instant Comics (updates weekly)

mangazebra.co.uk
livejournal
Inspired (comic collective with friends)
youtube
vimeo

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its only a 3 question character survey. pleaseee add your answers

www.surveymonkey.com/s/MP85CG3

thanks 8D

we have a table at the British International Comics Show (BICS/BrumCon) this year
I have 18 copies of The Best Day Ever full colour comics and 2 designs on pinbadges to sell
we also have a new Inspired Anthology :)

so yeh, if you're going and want a copy of Best Day Ever, be warned if I could run out. sorry I'm not selling any to friends/saving any. if there are some left after BICS (most likely) I will be putting them online. but not saving any. (Sorry, its just too much to keep track of)

Instant Comics (updates weekly)

mangazebra.co.uk
livejournal
Inspired (comic collective with friends)
youtube
vimeo

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gah, for some stupid reason a bunch of 'thank you for the favourite' comments have been changed to some stupid 'out of character' things. must have been a hacker thing? this is why dA was down earlier? (probably?)

sorry if I appear to have said anything weirdly out of character and not actually thanked you for a favourite - now you know why. it was actually a thank you note.

just thought I'd write that here encase anyone was coming to my page in offense. so please note it wasn't actually me.

umm ... what else?

I have books and badges that I've printed. um, I might write a better journal entry with all the info when I have better photos and an online store set up.

until then ...


Instant Comics (updates weekly)

mangazebra.co.uk
livejournal
Inspired (comic collective with friends)
youtube
vimeo</b>

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gah ... dA are snobs. did you know they have a film section where only the elite can post their work? this seems to include animation that's not been made in flash. like what? why?

so yeh ... because I can't submit any animations I'd like to post links to other (less snobby places) where you can find them ...

youtube
vimeo


I'm totally NOT filling out dA's submissions thing to just get rejected. you need to like ... have had reviews of your work. (if you are really that good you probably don't want/need to post it on dA) (this doesn't put me in a happy birthday mood ... even tho I've been here for 6 long years)

thanks for all the support guys

Sammy


Instant Comics (updates weekly)

mangazebra.co.uk
livejournal
Inspired (comic collective with friends)

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Hi, I'm just covering up the journal section with links because I don't often update the journal anymore. I suggest you rss my livejournal if you would really like to see quick updates.

Instant Comics (updates weekly)

mangazebra.co.uk
livejournal
Inspired (comic collective with friends)

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Hi 8D

Sorry I hardly ever reply to anyone or update this place ...

I figured I'd do a quick update - since my last entry was around half a year ago.

the small press expo was cool - if you were wondering :)

Events coming up ...

I'll be at BICS again this year. :) with inspired as usual. its kind of like a 1st anniversary (feels much longer) (and this depends on what you think marks our birthdate)

We have a new anthology going by the name of "pick & mix", because the idea was that it would be without a theme this time. read on the site for information/cover art. We're very prepared this year - to beat the rush at the printers - and I've actually got the comics already :)

what else?

I'm looking for animations - inspired by manga, comics or graphic novels.
so if you have any or know of any - please let me see them!!! :D

did I ever link you to my animation from uni? I can't remember. its here in good quality anyway

I'll probably let you know a couple of other projects and things as we get nearer the time. :)

also ...


how are you guys? still here having fun? been up to anything interesting? seen a good movie? read a good book?

@____@ I got a load of books for my birthday. bit thick comics ones. epic - I wont need to buy any more for a long time (but I probably still will >.<;;;; )




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Stuff

Events coming up

- BICS (Birmingham 3rd - 4th October)
- V&A Manga Day (10th October)

Links

- mangazebra.co.uk
- Inspired (comic collective with friends)
- Myspace
- Livejournal

Where you can find my comics ...</u>

Online

- mangazebra.co.uk (click manga)
Instant Comics (updates weekly)
- webcomic shorts

Currently in print

- Leek and Sushi's Manga Show (Anthology)
- A Slice of Life (Inspired Anthology)
- Blob! (Anthology)

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