Si Smith is an illustrator and comic-maker from Leicester who now lives in Leeds making really beautiful stuff. I got a bundle of three comics called ‘Abide With Me’ (one story told from three viewpoints) and had a good cry. He ties much of his work in with already existing music – some of his comics have suggested playlists to listen to while you read. Si spends a lot of time sketching people while out and about, and many of these faces will eventually make it into his comics. His sketches of people really are gorgeously observed. Have a good gander at his rich blog:
SPEAKER # 2
PALOMA ARMÁS FRONT
Paloma has moved to NORTHERN ENGLAND from CALIFORNIA.
She is currently in her third year of a graphic design course in Leeds.
She is extremely funny, talented, and has good taste in all things comics and cartoon -related. You will want to monitor her progress (in a non-scary, supportive kind of way).
Make sure you check out her hourly comics!
Sketchin by Hannah McCann (on twitter @hannahwotmccann)