Neil Gaiman says:

Neil Gaiman says:
pic by Allan Amato

Friday, September 30, 2011

Le Nichoir Wildcard project

Last week I submitted a couple of 5" x 7" pieces of original artwork to the Wildcard Project. The work will be used in an upcoming fundraiser at Le Nichoir Wild Bird Rehabilitation Centre. The sale takes place Saturday, November 19th at Coll├Ęge Sainte-Anne in Lachine, QC. The unframed pieces will hopefully go for $65 (the average cost to rehabilitate and release one bird back into the wild).

My pal Colleen also submitted work, so hopefully between the two of us we can raise a bit of money for Le Nichoir and also get our art circulating for all to see n__n. I'm posting images of the work as a teaser for y'all. If you would like to purchase these originals, you can check them out during Le Nichoir's sale in November!


(c) 2011 images Suzanne Marsden

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

We don't need no stinkin' sleep!

In honour of the upcoming 24 Hour Comics Day event at my place, I took time to post my 24 Hour Comic from this August. Actually, this is a chunk of history in the making... I've completed four 24 Hour Comics out of six tries, and the upcoming event on Saturday will be my seventh go 'round. It will be the first time I've ever tried to do two 24 Hour Comics in one year. Wow!

Anyway, I'd like to thank Troy Little for hosting the August 4th's 24 Hour Comics Day event at the West End Cottage in Summerside, PEI to cap off Comic Book Shark Week. I had a grand time, met some truly creative and cool people and made a crazy, blood-soaked comic. What could be better? Oh and there's swears in it. Sorry!

To check out my contribution to 24 Hour Comics Day history: "The Hour Before the Dawn", please head on over to my Deviant Art account and take a looksee.

Cheers, and hope to see y'all out either at the 'Backwards' comic jam tomorrow at 7pm, or on the weekend for 24 Hour Comics Day.


PS--here's some fantastic photos of the 24 Hour Comics Day event in August! (All photos, including the one below are (c) 2011 Troy Little).

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Grapes of Jelly

A fresh comic for y'all! As I speak, the first jar of grape jelly has pretty much been eaten up. Yum!

For those interested, there are two very cool events coming up: The Ottawa Comic Jam presents: 'Backwards Jamming' Wednesday, September 28th, 7pm - 10pm @ the Shanghai Restaurant.
Next weekend (October 1st to be exact) is Scott McCloud's famous, annual, International 24 Hour Comics Day. Come to DragonHead Studio and give it a 'go'. It is a lot of fun, challenging and a one-of-a-kind experience. That being said, it will be my seventh 24 Hour Comic (so far, I've completed 4 out of 6 tries).

Registration for 24 Hour Comics Day is Sept 28th. Please email me: suzanne(at)brainpowerstudio(dot)com and let me know if you are able to attend. The event begins Saturday Oct 1st, 10am and runs 24 hours 'til Sunday Oct 2nd, 10am. There is ample overnight street parking available and the bus also serves the area (there will be a shuttle set up to pick ppl up at Kanata Centrum--call ahead to arrange: 613-863-8264).

Bus service from Rideau Centre to Kanata Centrum

Sat, Oct 01, 2011
At 8:51, walk to station MACKENZIE KING 2A (3000)
At 8:56, take Bus route 96 (OC Transpo) direction Kanata - Terry Fox.
At 9:37, arrive at station TERRY FOX 3C (3058) (41 min.).

For further info, please head on over to the Ottawa Comic Jam site, or email me and pepper me with questions.
There is also a dandy article in the latest ed. of the Fulcrum, Ottawa U's English newspaper, by wordsmith Keeton Wilcock about the event and the Ottawa Comic Jam. Thanks man!

Cheers and happy jelly-making,

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

That boom-shaka-laka-thang

A comic from last weekend's fun Rock N' Roll Burlesque Show III at the Elmdale Tavern, featuring: the Rockalily Burlesque troupe, the Polymorphines, Chang-A-Lang and a great art show with Mike Pender's amazing illustrations. I didn't really drool in my beer, but in the low light; who could really tell?

I'm off to get some Pump House Blueberry Ale, Donair Pizza and grand company to celebrate my bday. I'm toting my towel with me to underline the lovely fact that I have achieved "The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything".

Cheers, babies!

PS - Check out the fun trailer to Russ Meyer's 1965 Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

Thursday, September 08, 2011


Ever have one of those 6-month stretches? Where you haven't worked on your journal comic? Oops! Special thanks to Lee Kennedy and Jason Bradshaw for helping to re-inspire me to get back at it. I can't promise it'll be daily... but I will try and post more frequently!

Cheers & thnx for reading,

PS--if you have not heard, it is TRUE DragonHead Studio & the Ottawa Comic Jam are co-hosting this year's 24 Hour Comics Day Event. You have until Sept 28th to register. Come out to the studio Saturday October 1st, 2011 and get drawing! (We start at 10am and will continue for 24 hrs. until Sun Oct 2nd at 10am :-) At least, that is the plan. Feel free to email me at: suzanne(at)brainpowerstudio(dot)com and sign up!

For more information on 24 Hour Comics Day, please head on over to Scott McCloud's site, or to the Official 24 Hour Comics Day site.