It occurred to me that I never posted the final Q3 on this blog featuring my comic A Space In Time.
Read it here.
I've started a few new projects now that my time at student media is done.
1. Tidbits Newsletter: an occasional (though I try and do one at least once a month and not more than once a week) email newsletter featuring interesting stuff from around the web: old blogs, think pieces, hot takes, cool videos, whatever. You can sign up and also read the old ones at this link.
2. Instagram: I signed up on Insta to showcase some of my doodles as a kind of mini cartoony portfolio.
3. YouTube: Soon. Soon. Got to finish tidying my parents house, fix the internet, buy a new computer, and subscribe to Adobe CC. Then think of some actual ideas. Can't use uni computers any more! But I have an idea for a channel that may be enjoyable.
4. Comics: Probably gonna try getting something published on the web (on say, the Nib or, start small, Ink Mag) or in print (in say, Viz or the Eye). Gotta work on smaller projects to build up my portfolio.
Uni. My entire degree is finished, might go back for a masters if my job search is unsuccessful.
Loot. I really struggled to find things that worked for Loot, so a mutual decision was reached: I'll no longer be writing for them.
You'll actually find two of my cartoons in this week's Gair Rhydd. One is in the usual spot on page 2, using the frame of the Oscar mixup for a cheap shot at Gerry Adams (he he, shot). The other is at the top of my 1000 word article on the elections and how to reconsider the way you think about them- I certainly have! I'm proud of this article. I also interviewed the Jailbreak winners for this week's Societies, and Spotlit Stitch Soc. As well as editing the rest of the section obviously.
Meanwhile, in Quench, I wrote two pieces for Video Games, one on Virtual Reality and one on game pricing. I also drew the back page doodle and contributed to the museums piece.
Having finally got round to finishing my Fringe blog off with a giant post explaining all sorts of things, I'm thrust back into the Cardiff campus scene once again.
(I should add- please do read my Fringe blog, I put a huge amount of effort into it, probably more effort in one month than I put into Quench all of last year. I did most of it on mobile as well or public computers, so it was really a pain to do when fitting between shows and volunteering at theatres. I'm very proud of the finished products and I think I made some good contacts in the theatre world, even though the blog didn't come out that well, I didn't make too many lifelong friends or lovers and I was also really ill and bankrupt by the end.)
Now the job of societies co editor and possibly temporary position as cartoonist on Gair Rhydd have begun, the first issue has only been online because the SU can't afford to print it, which is a real shame. I, and many others who've told me, think I've done a great job on the first cartoon, shown here, and it's a shame to have such a limited audience.
Never mind though- there's a lot more where that came from (hopefully).
I thought I should kick things off here by listing the Issuu links to issues of the Cardiff Student Media publications I contributed to last academic year. It might not be all of them, though.
TV section: Cartoon for "Reality Rivals: TV Standoff." Quench #147
Feature: The world of webcomics. Quench #150
Games section: Mobile gaming marketing. Quench #152
For (And Against): Public health campaigns. GR #1042
Politics section: UKIP: One Man Band? GR #1054
Comment section: Why Wales needs the EU. GR #1056
Comment section: Why a Facebook friend isn't like a real friend. GR #1057
Politics section: Negative political campaigns
A good year, but I could have done more! Shouldn't have been so busy socializing.
Journalism and Sociology graduate from Cardiff University.