Sojo in LeftLion Magazine

I do love LeftLion Magazine so very much! Each issue is bursting with everything that needs shouting about in Nottingham.  They champion awesomeness and help artists like me reach new eyes and ears.  I was so very chuffed to be invited in to LL HQ, along with some of Nottingham’s finest illustrators to discuss a new, mammoth collaborative project!  Let me tell about it…

The Goose is Loose

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For each issue of LL magazine a new version of ‘The Goose is Loose’ would be taken on by a different illustrator (or illustrator/writer team).

Our brief was this…

You know that goose on the goose fair round about? Well he’s gone missing. Now make a cartoon about it. Make sure the first frame is two people in a pub discussing the fact that he’s missing.

My Sojo version was mostly made on my iPhone 6, with a cracked screen, using an app called Adobe Sketch. It hit the streets of Nottingham in the September issue, which of course is the big run up to Goose Fair.

And now that the Goose is actually back, I thought it was the perfect time to share a little Sojo post all about it.

I hope you all enjoy it.

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Today’s Sojo Animation Workshop @Beeston Library

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Hello everybody!

Today was a real beaut of a day because I was lucky enough to meet some brilliant kids who attended my Sojo animation workshop at Beeston Library.  What a gorgeous environment to work from! I felt very lucky 🙂

Thank you to all of the parents who were very accommodating in coping with a suddenly much longer session.  I know these things are tricky!

Thank you for all of your hard work.

Please let me know what you think.  I felt very proud of of all of you for such brilliant ideas, art and voice overs.

Kids Tell the Best Stories!

kids tell the best stories flyer.jpgI’m on a new mission.  I’m collecting stories.  Spontaneous stories told by children.

I am animating a few of them too!  Plus, once the animated series is out I will publish a beautiful book through Sojo Publishing Mouse, so you guys can read the stories every night!

Here is story number 1, written by a 3 year old called Morris.

“The Baby, the Sound and the Bird”

Thunk of the Day ‘Bras’ has been selected to be played @Short Stack, Broadway Cinema, Nottingham.

Hooray! There is nothing more satisfying than watching your film playing out to an audience at the coolest cinema in the universe. Broadway Cinema is pretty much the epicentre of all things creative in Nottingham, so I am delighted to be having another Sojo Animation played on the big screen.

Thunk of the Day ‘Bras’

24th September 6pm as part of Short Stack

Thank you so much to David Lilley of Short Stack, for creating such awesome opportunities for new film makers like me.

This is the 6th ‘Thunk’ in a series of thunks bringing the spontaneous thoughts of children to life through kid’s artwork, and this one is all about BRAS!

Voice and thunk of the mighty Lady T and artwork by the brilliant Summer.

Well done you awesome little girls!

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Thunk of the Day No.6 ‘Bras’

 

The sixth ‘Thunk’ in a series of thunks, bringing the spontaneous thoughts of children to life through kid’s artwork.

Voiced by the mighty T and artwork by the brilliant Summer. These little girls have brought us the most fabulous Thunk. Now we all know why bras are so important!

 

Oh I do love a good ‘Thunk’.

 

Did you know I offer bespoke ‘Thunks’ as precious keepsakes of your little one’s early years thoughts, voice and doodles.  Starting from £200.  Message me for detail 🙂Thunk of the day pic

The importance of hearing our children

The importance of hearing our children

Normally, the commissioned work I do is a separate process to the work I do as a passion, but this film was different.  It is everything that I think and feel.  I loved every moment of creating it because the message is so important and so simple.

That is why I have decided to share it with you all.

‘The importance of hearing our children.’

A Sojo Animation film for the BME network, about the importance of listening, hearing, engaging and playing with our children, featuring the most awesome little girl, Tiana and her brilliant parents Sophie and Alex, and also Norman Wright from The Wright Initiative.
Commissioned by Nottinghamshire County Council, put together by the BME Network with support from their corporate equality group.
Massive thanks to Alison Lewis.