Pick Up A Free Book!

You can now see my full comic, alongside really interesting articles about Bristol in World War One, in The Great Reading Adventure! Copies are available free from Bristol Libraries, find out more here:

http://www.bristol2014.com/great-reading-adventure.html#.VE5gjPl_tU0

I’m also really pleased as one of the illustrations from my story has been used on the cover, and is featured on a banner in the centre of Bristol.10609624_630429497075577_6380835056274967332_n

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British Library Talkin’

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Last week I went and sat on a panel at the British Library, to talk about World War One in comics and graphic novels! I talked about my book Beyond the Wire and the Bristol 2014 project with Pat Mills, Paul Gravett, Sarah Jones and Karim Iskander Flint. I think people were interested in the relationship between the war and local communities, and using comics alongside essays, poetry and stories.

http://www.bl.uk/whatson/exhibitions/comics-unmasked/events/event164701.html

Thanks Andy Oliver, I stole your photo of me selling books!

Bristol 2014: Initial sketches and ideas…

I’ve started by working in my sketchbook and on loose sheets of paper, coming up with character ideas and thinking of stories for them. I use photographs as reference for clothing and locations sometimes, but I like to invent characters faces. I hope that as the project progresses, you will see the detail in the images and narrative develop alongside, these are just some very rough initial sketches. Please click on an image to view a larger version.

I’m very grateful to Clive Burlton and Eugene Byrne for the help and information they have provided so far, and to Andrew Kelly for inviting me to take part in the project.

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You can see more of my work on my website:

alysjonesillustration.weebly.com

Or contact me by email:

alys.jones@yahoo.co.uk