Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Strumpet Fan Art: Becky Hawkins

Woo hoo, some Strumpet fan art to share with you all! I was so excited to get this rad postcard from Strumpet Kickstarter contributor Becky Hawkins - check out her work at French Toast Comix!
Fancy getting your own copy of our new issue? Visit our Etsy while stock still remains! We're in the planning stages of issue 3, so now is the time to nab issue 2!

Monday, 14 January 2013

Newsflash! Miss Moti, by Strumpet Kripa Joshi, in the Guardian and on BBC 4!!!

Such exciting news!  One of our very own - two-time Strumpet Kripa Joshi - has been experiencing a bit of a media moment.

Miss Moti resplendent!

Kripa is the SVA-trained, Surrey-residing creator of Miss Moti, a delectably plump lady who has a penchant for some truly surreal and wonderful adventures.  In Nepali, her name means both 'plump' and 'pearl', depending on how you accent the 't'.

You may remember her very fashionable (and romantic!) night out in Strumpet 1, and she appeared again on the back cover of our second issue in slightly less formal attire (Miss Moti is not afraid of a little nudity now and then).

The Guardian has published one of her lovely stories online (namely Miss Moti and The Cotton Candy) a rather worshipful article all about Kripa and her buxom creation.  (The Strumpet even gets a namecheck - we're blushing!)

...and now she's on blinkin' Woman's Hour!  With Posy Simmonds, no less!

Here's the link to her appearance...enjoy!

Congratulations, Kripa!  We Strumpets salute you!

Kripa herself at our Issue 1 launch. 

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Kickstarter Sneak Peek Part 1: Jeremy's Portraits!

Ah, Kickstarter.  You have been so good to us, hooking us up with comics fans all over the world.
And in return, we have used you as a conduit to reward certain special folks - those who've been especially generous - with the sorts of things we'd like to receive in the post now and again.
Strumpet Jeremy's amazing seaside portrait series is just one example.

Looks like a drawing, right?  And it is - but what is that drawing made from?

To create these individual portraits, Jeremy drew all these little bits - some of which, like the reeds at the top left, are actually dimensional.  Some lucky folks got a kiss-me-quick penguin in their drawing - some, a sightseeing centaurette. 

Ah, Jeremy.  She's a mad genius - but she's our mad genius!

Speaking of mad geniuses - are you reading Strumpet 2 contributor Rachael Ball's Inflatable Woman?

We really think you should!

Next in our Kickstarter reward look back: the Strumpet begins to accessorize.