Here are a few of the illustrations I’ve created for the forthcoming Heroes and Villains LiveFriday event at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.
Ashley here is a heroine inspired by some of the incredible women from archaeological history. She lives her adventurous life by the watchwords ‘Explore! Protect! Save!’ which I’ve tried to capture in the comic strip.
As the Aegean gallery, full of Sir Arthur Evans’ wonderful discoveries, has long been one of my favourite corners of the museum, I enjoyed drawing Ashley examining some approximation of a Minoan jug here too.
The event is on Friday 29th January from 7pm. You can find out more about the evening, which promises a host of performances, talks, workshops and more, and purchase your tickets here. Perhaps I’ll see you there!
I’ve contributed to The Infinite Corpse, an ever-expanding collaborative webcomic about a skeleton named Corpsey. My panels follow Sammy Harkham’s – take a look here.
This project is a lot of fun and I’m looking forward to seeing it grow even more tangled and strange as more people join in. There’s no beginning or end, just dive in and enjoy getting lost in it – you’ll discover lots of brilliant artists too.
Tombstone Island by Simon Reid, April 2013
The Minotaur Meanwhile by Simon Reid, October 2012