Well what a thrilling time Dani Abram - Aardman animator and Spiffing Artist - is having at the moment. This past weekend she was at Upfest in Bristol creating a huge, disturbing yet strangely sexual painting as well as truimphantly selling her first canvas - which also happened to be disturbing yet strangely sexual. She blogged about the whole event and not only did she appear in the local news coverage her painting also has been used in the BBC's coverage too! Clearly both the BBC and ITV* know talent when they see it! (*evidence of Britain's Got Talent notwithstanding)
But hey, Ms Abram's fine art and televisual awesomeness is not why I gathered you all here today. Today we're here because the one they call Bintykins wants to announce a new comic she's working on and co-created with fellow Aardman bod Ian Matthews starring kick-ass action girl: KITTY HAWK! Ah, but I'll let Dani make the announcement in her own inimitabubble style...
Ian Matthews and I met while working on Pirates! the feature film at Aardman Animations. I remember meeting his gaze over by the vending machine! I knew instantly that he was a hella nerd! He was all 'hey! I like your art!' and I was all 'yeh whatever!'
Pretty soon we were talking comics and scripts and pretty pictures and saying 'Why don't we put them all together!?' Kitty was born almost immediately. We share a love of all things action and hot gals! I would love to be all businessy and stuff and give you a target audience but it'd be slightly misleading! Ian is writing it for me and I am drawing it for him!
We would like to announce that our first, as yet untitled, comic book will be hitting the Bristol Comic Con 2012. You can follow our progress from first scribbles to Proof Copy at our dedicated blog: www.kittyhawkkicksass.blogspot.com and any special TITbits may be released on my twitter feed as I'm creating it!
Ian and I will both be at Comics Launchpad (18th June) with some Kitty Hawk cards! Come for a chat if you see us!
Love, Dani x
Are you excited? I know I'm excited. Its very exciting. And I'm looking forward to watching this develop over the next 10 months! Dani's a very busy Binty at the moment with a number of projects on the go, but those will have to be announced another time. Stay tuned, SPBMers!