Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Egaku: Draw for Japan

Peter Willis and friends have organised an arty event to help raise money for the Japan disaster. It's this Sunday 12am-8pm at Jaguar Shoes in Shoreditch.

EGAKU: a one day event to raise money for the Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund. Onsale will be zines, prints, ceramics, original drawings, books and much more, from some of the most renowned illustrators and designers of today - Rob Ryan, Nobrow, Okido, Anorak Magazine, Jean Jullien, Laura Carlin, Frinton Press, Peepshow, Hato Press, Lazy Oaf, Winged Chariot and many many more.

EGAKU means "draw" and "imagine " in Japanese. We hope that we can support Japanese people EGAKU (imagine) a peaceful future by EGAKU (drawing). 100% of all money made will be donated to the relief effort, for more information and a full list of contributors please visit our website:

Monday, 14 March 2011

Shop Now Open!

I opened a shop in the internet realm. If i had a shop in the real world I'd probably make it like a museum, and in a tunnel, and the shop would get gradually smaller towards the end so that only small people could fit and I'd train animals to maintain the shop. But for now I have this shop in the internet realm. It has a few excellent value zines, and I even redrew the 'Underachieving?' book and gave it a sugar paper cover, the other version had too many spelling mistakes, even by my standards, and towards the end the frogs started looking like piglets. You can purchase 'Underachieving?' and other zines/short stories from only 60p from


Thursday, 10 March 2011

London Zine Symposium!

Walrus Zines will be heading East for the London Zine Symposium next month. It takes place at the Rag Factory on April the 17th and will probably be wicked. Accompanying us will be the large group of printed men shown above. Click below for more details of the event.

Houses on Hills

The last two are prints with some drawings and cut outs from the Argos catalogue, and the first one is an etching with aquatint. I still can't believe they sell that lamp at Argos.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Acid and Feathers

Printing is becoming increasingly hard work. I started making an old school etching on a metal plate last week and it's taking forever. There are about 3 chemicals involved, one being acid, a hot plate, a wooden holding and burning contraption which doesn't have a formal name, a degreasing formulae, wax, varnish, and last but not least a feather. The below print is what It's produced so far. Above is a multi coloured print of a previous dry point etching. I don't really know what I was going for when I smudged the ink on but it's turned out quite dreamy looking.
I feel like these printing techniques are really ingenious, I can understand why they were so revolutionary back in the day when there were no photocopiers. Having said that I now have a massive new appreciation for photocopiers and photocopying, they're totally taken for granted.