Hi, my name is Olga Hendel and I am the guest blogger for the November meeting of London’s Laydeez Do Comics. I work with an art collective called Negative Space and am attending my third year at Camberwell College of Art, BA Drawing. You can find some of my work here; http://olgahendel.blogspot.co.uk
I decided to create a comic strip to illustrate the presentations of the amazing artists that showed their work at the event – Jill Gibbon, Liz Greenfield and Brian Sanders. Firstly, because I’ve always wanted to make a comic strip as for now I am just a drawer. Secondly, because even though I don’t really see myself as being a good writer, I saw this as a great opportunity to experiment with new ways of telling stories.
Before the presentation, Nicola and Sarah usually ask the audience a question to give everybody the opportunity to introduce themselves. This time, Nicola wasn’t there as she had family commitments to attend to, so Sarah presented the event one her own, and asked everybody to “Talk about something you have missed in life because of a family issue”.
Brian Sanders was the last guest speaker. In the illustrations I made him narrate his own story, so you can feel the same way I felt when was listening the presentation; as if we were all children hearing a beautiful bedtime story to smile and dream about.
Blog post created by Olga Hendel Illustrator http://olgahendel.blogspot.co.uk
Jill Gibbon Artist http://www.jillgibbon.co.uk
Liz Greenfield Writer and cartoonist www.lizgreenfield.com
Brian Sanders Artist and Illustrator http://artofbriansanders.blogspot.co.uk