There are few pleasures in life that surpass having a Fred Blunt comic drop into your inbox. The prolific illustrator is back in issue #4, not only with his regular Tales from the Big Top strip, but also a standalone story of a hedgehog’s encounter with a colour-full fungi. It will blow. Your. Mind. Man.
Don’t forget: ink+PAPER will be at the Thought Bubble Festival this weekend – table 61 in the New Dock Hall. It’s the biggest Thought Bubble yet and should be pretty spectacular. See you there!
When I asked illustrator Fred Blunt if he’d like to contribute something to ink+PAPER for issue #2, he very kindly said he let me have some of his unpublished comics. There was, in fact, enough material for several issues of i+P, which is lucky for all of us as these jolly little episodes really light up the book. Here’s a glimpse of one of the strips from issue #3:
It’s a real privilege to be able to share Fred’s comics – he’s one of those artists who are able to pack a bucket-load of humour, energy and movement into the minimal number of lines. Make sure you look at his blog and Flickr stream for a massive archive of his work (WARNING: you will be there for hours…).
i+P #3 can be pre-ordered right now and don’t forget, if you’re in the London area on the 9th November, please come along to our launch (with our good friends of The Strumpet). If you’re on Facebook, there’s an event page here.