Sunday, May 30, 2010

Lazy Soosan - F & G!

So yes, as promised, it is finally time to reveal Lazy Soosan's latest offering. It's been a long time coming, but we now have 2 brand spaking new issues of The Alphabet Series!

Thats right! Not one, but two! We had the pleasure of releasing the two new zines at yesterday's Zine Symposium and had some great responses, so be sure to grab yourself a copy of each from our Etsy Shop

To celebrate our new releases, we have fully re-stocked the shop with some fresh pressings of every issue, so if your collection is missing an A, B C, D or E, heres your chance to complete the set!

Happy shopping!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

The London Zine Symposium 2010

Yesterday was the sixth annual London Zine Symposium at The Old Rag Factory in East London, and Lucy and I were again lucky enough to be allocated a spot for Lazy Soosan.

Lighter, brighter, bigger and better than last year, the day saw the usual mix of zines, small-press comics, distros and radical culture. We had the pleasure of being sat amongst Tukru of the Kent based zine distro - Vampire Sushi, Girl Photographer (aka Eleanor Jane) and the Brighton Zine Fest Collective: all absolute proffessionals and ol' timers at LZS, so it was great to be surrounded with such experts!

Other highlights include Love To Print/Girls Who Draw, Mark Pawson, Sh*t Birthday, Forest Publishing, Bel's Art World and of course, Josie Long who was there promoting her zine: Drawing Moustaches in Magazines Monthly, which you can dowload here, and also giving zine readings along with Charlotte Cooper, Isy Morgenmuffel and Patrick Saff.

It was also great to catch up with Fever Zine who, despite an epic print fail, which was a giant shame, still managed to be there to help on the main zine table, and of course, shop! And speaking of shopping, I picked up some great little treats, and although I've had a quick flick through them all (I couldnt resist..!), I'll be saving the big read for my fast approaching flight to Canada. I'm starting to feel a little anxious about the 7 hour trip alone, and am collecting each every distraction I come across! Suggestions are most welcome!

The main Lazy Soosan news from the day, was of course that we launched 2 new issues to coincide with the symposium which made it a little bit more special, and was great to see such a great response to our now 7-strong collection of zines. More news will follow soon on that though!

But yes, going back to the big day, we had such a great time, met some super people, discovered some perfect little zines and we're very much looking forward to next year!

Monday, May 24, 2010


It has been so very hot the past 3 days, well, very hot for England, 28ºc today, which I suppose in the grand scheme of things isn't all that hot, but definitely hot enough to warrant a constant desire for ice cream! It's reported to be cooling down over the next few days which will be a bit of welcome relief! Although soon enough it will be winter again, then I'll be cursing myself for ever wishing the sunshine away!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

It's coming....

It's that time of year again - the busy time...! And Stimpfield time! Well, in 2 and half months it will be, so time to get planning, organising, making and buying! And finally, the first two items on the list can now be crossed off! 1 - setting the date. 2 - designing the logo. Now there's just the small matter of the remaining 582 items...!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Good enough to eat...

... well, at least I hope they are!
I've spent my Monday evening making a batch of cupcakes for a bake-off at work tomorrow. I used a brand new buttercream icing recipe from this delicious book - unfortunately it is quite possibly the naughtiest thing you could ever eat (butter, eggs, sugar etc) but its dangerously tasty! Yum Yum Yum!

Sunday, May 16, 2010


Napoleon Dynamite is almost, if not my favourite film of forever and Jon Heder is far too awesome for words. Even more awesome - the city of Preston in Idaho held an actual Napoleon Dynamite festival for 4 consecutive years following the release of the film including events such as a tater tot eating competition and of course a dance competition for recreating that most excellent dance. So, with my last two hours of Sunday night, I'm going to watch the film, join the happy hands club, borrow a chapstick from the school nurse and do whatever I feel like I wanna do, gosh!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Birthday Cake

T'is the birthday season it would appear! This time it's a veryvery happy birthday to my 91 year old grandma. Now thats a pretty huge achievement if you ask me!

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Glastonbury 2010

The Glastonbury T-shirt Competition for the 2010, 40th anniversary festival was launched back in April, and here are my two entries.

I've had a peek at some other entries and theres some pretty stiff competition so I won't be holding my breath just yet! Mr Eavis will be hand picking the winner himself any day now with less than 40 days to go until the festival kicks off...If you are lucky enough to be going - I wish you a super fantastic time. Although last year will take some beating in both the music AND the weather department!

Wish me luck!

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Bon Anniversaire!

Hier c'était l'anniversaire de ma ami Hélène. Et parce que Hélène est la meilleure belge je sais, j'ai fait une carte pour lui dire tout ça! Hélène Joyeux anniversaire! j'espère que vous avez eu une belle journée d'hier!

Sadly, because of the sorry state my french is in these days, I managed to somewhat mess up the gender...! I had best get practicing my verb conjugations before I get to Montreal - time to dig out the GCSE French Dictionary methinks!


Tuesday, May 04, 2010


On Sunday, Lucy and I took part in the first ever Rummage at Superette organised by Leona Clarke of Lady Luck Rules OK. It was a rather rainy start to the day, but having eventually braved the elements and the busses with our trolleys full of jumble, we had soon managed to set our space up and were raring to go!

The doors opened at 12, and the shoppers came streaming through for the next 5 hours! It was pretty much non-stop from the word go, but we did manage to sneak a quick look around the other great stalls, see some very lovely prints and illustrations, meet some great people, have a bit of a natter, and munch on cream cheese bagels and cup cakes!

If you couldn't make it down yesterday, heres a small selection of the excellent illustrators you missed out on!
Suzy Q and the Owls, Cat Sims, Noodoll, Anorak Magazine, Garudio Studiage, Leona Clarke, Belinda Chen, Katey Harvey, Girl Gang and Brennan and Burch. For details of everyone else who took part, visit the Rummage Facebook page.

Roll on Rummage number 2!

Monday, May 03, 2010

Pick Me Up

On Saturday I went to Pick Me Up - a contemporary graphic art fair at Somerset House. Alongside some limited edition prints on sale and works on display from the likes of Mr Bingo, Melvin Galapon, Claire Scully and Siggi Eggertsson, there were pop up shops from Nobrow, Le Gun, Concrete Hermit and the amazing Peepshow Collective.

The big treat of course, had to be the perusing around Rob Ryan's studio that had been temporarily transported in it's entirety to Somerset House for the duration of the exhibition. Seeing the man and his crew in action - screen printing and cutting out those obscenely intricate paper cuts was pretty damn interesting!

Plus, Print Club London ran a series of screenprinting workshops and live demos featuring a very long list of guest designers - a veritable feast of up and coming graphic design and illustration goodness!