Thursday, 3 September 2015

Nettle Beer - Ligatura/Centrala

Hi guys,

Took part in a comic recipe competition by run by Centrala Comics (Ligatura) this summer, alongside with a few of my other incredibly talented friends.

The anthology includes 93 different comics from all over the world, like Australia, Denmark, Belgium, Japan, Poland, USA and so on. Over 120 works was received and I was one of the lucky few to get published with them.

The anthology was made for the international comics culture festival Ligatura in Poznan, Poland.

The book can be ordered online or if I'm not mistaken, you can pick up a copy at Gosh!, London.

Have a great weekend!

Lots of love,

Anna D.

Thursday, 4 June 2015

How to make Nettle Beer!

Last month I've entered a Comic Cookbook competition! 
Joining comics and recipe’s, making beautiful and tasty things in one! 

I decided on making a beer comic, since its a something I've personally tried myself.
Be warned! It's a very.. acquired taste. 

Enjoy! But responsibly!

Lots of love,

Anna D.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Web Artist Swap Project 2015

This year I got to take part in the exciting WASP project started by Tempo Lush Chandler.
The two excellent people in charge of 2015 is Francesca Dare and Sarah Turner.

The idea of the project is that a group of comic artists decide to swap scripts with each other.
So you are sent a script by another artist to draw, whilst you also send your script to a different artist so they can draw your comic in their own style.

Thereby ending up with a whole load of new comic strips!

I was selected to draw Alex Brenchley's Overground. 
The story is all about these fun London pigeons getting up to all kinds of shenanigans.

This is what I drew from the script I was sent by Alex.

After that it was my turn to write a script from Don't Feed the Pigeons for the fantastically talented  
Francesca Dare, creator of Penny Blackfeather.

This is what Francesca drew.

Hope you enjoyed this, you can find more WASP comics at;

Or read more webcomics of these amazing artists;

Lots of love,

Anna D.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Gronk Island

Hello people!

As some might know the Observer/Cape/Comica comic competition has finally chosen a winner.
I did enter again this year, sadly I didn't win anything.

But I'm happy to take part each time since it still pushes me to create something new!

This short story I made was inspired by a dream I had just before falling asleep, thats why it is a bit spacey. It took me ages to complete and I can honestly say I had a massive blister on my thumb by the time it was done.

Hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed drawing it!

Lots of love,

Anna D.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Tiny Pencil drawathon


Just wanted to share that I entered a twitter competition this summer, run by the awe inspiring Tiny Pencil, and Atlantic Press!
The rules were to draw an image (or images), with pencils of course, under the title As Above So Below.

Sadly I wasn't among the three winners, but I did win a random prize! Which included a poster, a comic, fancy pencils, erasers, stickers, etc!

And I had a huge following with my image! I wanted to share it here if there are people that missed it!


Lots of love,

Anna D.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

POP-UP NIGHT 23rd of August at Oxford

Hello comrades.

On Saturday the 23rd of August we had another one of our amazing Pop-up nights a la Fusion Arts Centre, in the middle of the arts friendly Oxford town.

The big news this time was to unveil the complete collection of the World Cup Panini Sticker Album, created by Alex and Sian Pratchett.
A total of 639 footballers!
(Also contributed to by Aiden Canaday and Jeffrey Lewis!)

You can read more at:

or the bbc news interview with them here:

Other artist adding more colour to the evening that night were; ANDREW MANSON, 
                                                               GRACE McINTYRE, AIDEN CANADAY, 
                                                               GRACE HAILSTONE, MATTHEW DAVIES and ME!

Matthew Davies

Aiden Canaday

Grace McIntyre

Andrew Manson

Grace Hailstone

Anna Dowsland

As well as some awesome musical tunes in true Oxfordian style by; SOPHIE McGRATH,
                                                                                                              REICHENBACH FALLS 
                                                                                                              and BE GOOD

Sophie McGrath

Reichenbach Falls

Be Good

Next time, please come along, make it a day trip if you're not from the neighbourhood!
It's awesome!

Lots of love,

Anna D.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Zuper Zombie Fun Time lucky 13

Finally came back from a lovely break from London. Was planning to keep on updating my weekly zombie, but my wifi had other plans. Either way, was a nice escape and had more time thinking up new bad puns for more zombies! Wohey! I will be selling some comics and nifty gifty stuff you can enjoy.

Also, exciting news! Comiket will take place at the British Library this Saturday the 16th, and I will have a table there for the first time ever! 
So please come and say hi if you are indeed passing by! 

In the meantime, do take a break every once in a while from your phones otherwise this might happen. 

Lots of love,

Anna D.