These models are going to be available at ELCAF on Saturday!
From Sister BFFs (by Philippa Rice)
New models! I’m going to have these with me at MCM this weekend.
And then the weekend after I’ll be at CAKE
I’m going to close my online shop while I’m away but when I get back I’ll open it again and add in the new Sister BFF mini-comics.
A mini-comic about two sassy sisters who also happen to be best friends.
Philippa makes collage comics featuring her characters Cardboard Colin and Paper Pauline. She also draws real life romantic comics for her other series, ‘Soppy’. In 2013 She had two Ignatz nominations for her comic Looking Out which was published by Hic & Hoc. Philippa lives in Nottingham, UK.
I’ve been working on the Soppy book for months! Here’s the cover. It’s actually been quite hard to make new comics and not upload them to Tumblr right away when I finish them. Anyway the good part is there’s going to be this long book with mainly new material in it. I’m excited to see the real thing in shops when it comes out!
If you’re in North America you can pre-order Soppy. Here’s some links:
I’ll have details for pre-ordering if you’re in the UK some time soon too
New crochet characters available for sale in my shop!
I’ve been making these over the six months or so. I don’t often sell the crochet characters because they take a long time to make so get one while you can.
A few people asked me for pictures of my gif making set-up and what software I used. I don’t do everything the same way. The easiest way is to take a series of photos with my camera or phone and then open them in photoshop and make them into a gif with the Photoshop animation thing. I do this with 2D animations too with scanned pieces of paper rather than photos.
The software that I sometimes use is “Boinx iStopMotion” (that’s what I’m using in the photo). I have a Nikon D3100 plugged into it (before I had this camera I used to use a webcam). It’s easier to animate with iStopMotion because it has onion skinning so you can see the previous frame at the same time as the new frame. I think any animation software you can find would have this feature.
What else can I tell you? The “set” is just some pieces of coloured card. The background piece of pink card is leaning against some heavy things and also blu-tacked to them so it won’t move. Everything is blu-tacked in place (including the camera which is blu-tacked to that pink sketchbook and the sketchbook is blu-tacked to the table).
If you want to try making stop-motion gifs I would suggest getting a gif making app and film it with your phone. Just make sure you fix your phone in place (with blu-tack if you like) so that it doesn’t move while you take the photos).