Nicola Streeten
Well what a time it's been! I hope you are all OK and I wish you and your loved ones well.

This week I'm launching my new cartoon project LIFE IN THE HARD SHOULDER. Here's the first one below. I will be emailing cartoons weekly on Mondays from today.

For this week's newsletter, I'm including other recent activity.

Life in the Hard Shoulder #1


Click on the image to forward to a friend


I enjoyed writing a blog post for the British Council in March about making a living... it may need updating though since any physical talks or workshops are for the time being out of the question... however, I've included suggestions of how to get started for anyone new to comics, so it may offer a diverting read here

2020 LDComics Festival Online

One of the events that couldn't take place was the third annual LDComics Festival. We responded with speed to turn around an online festival event which was an exciting challenge. We now have content hosted on the LDComics You Tube hub where you can visit to enjoy some of the amazing entries, as well as our shortlisted entries... take a look - it's worth it and do subscribe


I am intending to host an online event and will keep you posted.



Meanwhile if you haven't read Billy, Me & You yet, now is a great time to snap up 
a massive discount until 30 April on the kindle version on Amazon.

Graphic Novel Online Mentoring 

I am continuing to offer mentoring one-hour one-to-one skype sessions customised to assist you in the production of your graphic novel or project. I offer guidance for all levels of experience and skill. Drop me a line if you think this is what you are looking for. I am happy to be flexible with the activity The offer:
  • Guidance on structured planning and time management
  • Setting manageable targets
  • Assistance with narrative and character development
  • Critical feedback on work in progress 
  • Professional advice and friendly encouragement

Dr Nicola Streeten is a published graphic novelist and comics historian. With over twenty years’ experience as a freelance illustrator, since 2009 she has been working specifically with the comics form. Nicola has extensive experience of delivering comics workshops, both nationally and internationally in a variety of contexts to people of all levels. Since 2014 she has taught on Art and Design undergraduate courses at London College of Communication (UAL), Kingston University and Brighton University and on courses at The Creative Writing Programme, Brighton. Her work mentoring artists individually has been a central element of her role in developing and delivering outcomes for the British Council “Creating Heroines” project since 2018. She has sat as judge on the Myriad First Graphic Novel competition and for the Laydeez Awards prize.

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