Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Forthcoming Workshops

We will be delivering several comic workshops in the spring, with more to be announced for the summer.

Cardiff Central Library on May 27th for two sessions (1030-1130 and 1400-1500), for 9-14 years old. Free.

To book a place, phone 02920 780953 or email centrallibrary@cardiff.gov.uk

Tramway Family Day in Glasgow on May 8th for their Alice in Wonderland themed day, for two sessions: 1130 - 1230 (for 5-8 years) and 1500-1600 (for 8-12 years). Free.

Book here in advance.

Illustrations

We very much enjoyed doing research and producing images for some educational text books!

Here are just a few of them. More illustrations can be viewed on www.metaphrog.com/illustrations


Evolution of man.


Roundheads vs Cavaliers.


Ancient Mesopotamian.

Friday, 8 April 2011

Eisner Award Nomination

Great news! Louis - Night Salad has just been nominated for an Eisner Award for Best Coloring!

Along with the YALSA nomination for Great Graphic Novels for Teens, this is the second award nomination Louis - Night Salad has received this year!

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Recent Talks and Workshops

Over the past few months we've been busy working on various projects and also delivering a variety of talks and workshops around the country.

We were particulary honoured to be invited to deliver three very different talks: one at the CCA for Words Across the Water last November (along with Alisdair Gray who was also giving a talk); then, last month, at the Glasgow School of Art where we discussed our work and the creative process, and also delivered a workshop; and as part of the Glasgow Film Festival, where we had great fun talking about graphic novel adapations.

A couple of weeks ago, we spent a day delivering workshops at Newington Library in Edinburgh. We had a fantastic time talking about comics and graphic novels to eager participants of all ages, and the workshops were long enough to allow everyone time to create their own comic pages and character designs. You can see some photos below.

The Tales of One City blog for Edinburgh City Libraries also posted some pictures on their photostream here.

Read the feature about the Newington Library workshops on the STV website here.