I pretty much owe my “career” in comics to Jamie S. Rich. He gave me my first job when I just finished university and we’ve collaborated on two projects so far, the first being a short story in the Belle and Sebastian anthology and secondly the two volume graphic novel series Love The Way You Love (which you can buy from here). He is probably most famous for appearing in the margins to Blue Monday yelling insults at its creator Chynna Glugston. At least that’s who I knew him as for years.
He’s joined here by Emi Lenox, whose art I’ve only recently been introduced to, but I totally love it. She has this great OTT style, but always manages to get the right expressions and mood across. Some great cartooning and her webcomic Emi Town is one to watch. Thanks Emi!
Here’s an exchange between Jamie and Anna which I didn’t know about >_<
I’m so sorry, Joelle.
I met Terry Blas on my first trip to San Diego Nerd Prom, which the above strip and below strip both take place. He knows Jamie S. Rich, but you can’t judge a man by the company he keeps, eh? Terry is a gent, I think I bemused everyone that week with my English sensibilities and phrases like “that’s well ropey”. Ah, well.
Oh and here’s a photo of Terry carrying me in a gigantic Superman bag.
Chris Doherty‘s comics are splendid. For me, he’s one of the under praised stars of the UK Small Press scene. His comics have gorgeous storytelling and crisp linework, and come later next year you can witness it yourself when Blank Slate release his debut graphic novel Video Nasties. Cor, I can’t wait.
Next up is Andrew Waugh who does similar autobio comics. Below is an extract from his new mini comic, Coupledom. I like it a lot, it’s got an Ellerbism-vibe to it doesn’t it?
Here’s Lizz Lunney‘s second Ellerbisms strip…
Last, but by no means least, we have Adam Cadwell. Adam is no stranger to you all, so I won’t go on about who he his, because he should be as familar to you as me and Anna are, seeing has he’s a regular character in not only this strip but his own autobio comic The Everyday. He really does draw a beautiful Anna and I love his LRB200 illustration to bits. Thanks, buddy, it really means a lot to us.
So I guess that’s it for this week’s arsenal of illustrations, strips, words and photos.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR SUBMITTING ARTWORK I LOVE YOU LOTS AND LOTS.
Thanks also to you, the lovely reader, for staying with me for 200 strips. I’m always a little perplexed that anyone actually reads this comic and why they would, but thank you.
As it always seems to be the case with these milestones, I’m unsure of the future of Ellerbisms so won’t say anything as stupid as “here’s to another 200″ as that would be misleading. Instead I’ll just say “here’s to some more comics about me and my lovely girlfriend, until it gets to the point were I just want to stop and draw something different, y’know?”