Sunday, 19 July 2009

Changing media...

Remember this double page spread from Cancertown: An Inconvenient Tooth?*

(Pencils and inks by me, Colours my Melanie Cook)

Well its currently undergoing one of the least expected interpretations anyone could think of. Its being made into a quilt.

Yes I too once thought of quilts as something you wrap around yourself, but after being introduced to their friend Ferret by my Cancertown collaborators Cy Dethan and Nic Wilkinson, I've been intoduced to this new media of art. I've still seen very little, only really what Ferret posts on her blog but its really fasinating stuff and can produce gorgeous results. Ferret's an award winning quilter and seems to be pushing the boundries of the media and in her biggest attempt yet (literally) she's re-creating the above spread in material form.

Here's an in progress photo that I stole from Ferret's blog (hope you don't mind) where you can follow its progress. Can't wait to see it finished!

Ferret's also got her own quilting book coming out that you can see a bit of information on her website here.

*If you don't, it means you probably havn't bought it yet. So get on over to Forbidden planet, Amazon, Waterstones, Whatever comics or order it through your comic stores with Diamond code JUL091827 (Phew!)

Until Wednesday...


  1. No problem at all, I've got the first stitched section up now. If all goes according to plan (could happen?) I should be posting a couple of updates a day aiming to be finished by the end of the week. I will send people here to have a look at the whole artwork.

  2. It's looking amazing and I can't wait to see the full thing when we help Ferret man her gallery space at the Festival of Quilts in Auguust.

    The book will be on sale from her gallery there as well.

    It's in Birmingham - probably too far for you to come, but would be great if you could make it.


  3. Yeah, I would love you see this, but it is a bit of a trek just to see one quilt.