whatsthetimemrswoolf:

Attention Woolves! What’s the Time, Mrs Woolf? is now accepting submissions for our Autumn 2014 issue! Our Autumnal theme this year is GHOSTS…

We will consider ghostly articles, comics, short stories, poetry, illustrations, recipes, instructions and how-tos, fact sheets, puzzles and anything else. If you’d like to read it when you pick up a zine, we’d like to see it! (Even if it’s not strictly ghost-themed.) For this issue we especially encourage classic and original ghost stories, and real-life paranormal experiences…

As usual our resident fairy, Poppet the House Hob, is also ready to answer questions and give advice and information to hapless humans. Questions for Poppet are always welcome!

The deadline for this issue is Saturday 20th September. Any submissions received after this date will be considered for the Spring zine.

Please send submissions to whatsthetimemrswoolf@gmail.com

The format is A5, black and white or greyscale, 300dpi JPEG files. If you’d like to submit a cover illustration, the cover format is A4 (landscape), full colour, 300dpi, JPEG. Please read our full submission guidelines for further information, or email/message us with any questions.

Please note: due to life events Lilywoolf and I have decided there will be no Winter zine this year. If you are thinking of submitting we encourage you to submit to this Autumn issue! While we do accept submissions at any time, the next zine after this one won’t be printed until Spring next year.

There’s still time to submit!

I count everything that arrives before I get up on the 21st as being within the deadline, so there’s still two days to make/finish a piece!

More aliens (still humanoids), this time the Alith-Nen. These ones are loosely a sort of semi-aquatic monotreme, a bit like a platypus. What appear to be antennae are more like whiskers, and help them orient themselves underwater. They’re the only humanoids who don’t typically wear clothes. Their planet is very hospitable and the only serious hazards or large predators are in the deep oceans, so they don’t have much in the way of natural wariness or caution. They’ve had to learn to be less trusting since encountering other space-faring species. 
This guy’s name is Kunin Ame (family name first).

More aliens (still humanoids), this time the Alith-Nen. These ones are loosely a sort of semi-aquatic monotreme, a bit like a platypus. What appear to be antennae are more like whiskers, and help them orient themselves underwater. They’re the only humanoids who don’t typically wear clothes. Their planet is very hospitable and the only serious hazards or large predators are in the deep oceans, so they don’t have much in the way of natural wariness or caution. They’ve had to learn to be less trusting since encountering other space-faring species.

This guy’s name is Kunin Ame (family name first).

I’ve been working on the designs for various aliens I made up as a teenager.

These are the mysterious and secretive Shiren. They’re about the size of a human 12-year-old and always wear those long robes and hoods. All the other space-faring species know about their lifestyle is that they’re primarily aquatic, but able to change shape in order to move on land.

You can see I decided somewhere in between the two pictures that they should only have four digits.

Do you want to see some old art of even older characters? Of course you do.

Please also enjoy my teeny-tiny handwriting.

sammyandsarah:

Thank you to everyone who came by our table at Comica Comiket! I just wish the library was open a bit longer - I was having too much fun

The next event will be the Bristol Comic & Zine Fair on Saturday 4th October 2014. We will be sharing half a table again so we will be bringing slightly limited stock. But we really love making new things so there will probably be something brand new on the table.

We can also confirm that our table at Thought Bubble will be in New Dock Hall! for further information on events see the blog sidebar.

whatsthetimemrswoolf:

Avast, Woolves!

With rather un-piratelike apologies for the lateness of this post, we present the Summer 2014 PIRATES issue of What’s the Time, Mrs Woolf? for your viewing enjoyment! This issue contains articles, comics and illustrations from many dastardly wenches, and in the spirit of law-breaking and thievery a ROGUE MALE has even sneaked his way in…

In this issue:
A shockingly coloured internal cover by the talented Gem ‘She Got All The Gems’ Sheldrake.

Article: Lesbian Heroes: Anne Bonny and Mary Read by our own Lilywoolf.

Illustration: Things Sarah Sees: In The Living Room by Sarahwoolf (my own self).

Article: Oceans… Oceans… an article on the good lady Tetra in the pleasant parlour game Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker by our ROGUE MALE, James ‘Long Jim Silver’ Smith.

Article: Sailing Superstitions, a fact sheet of some common nautical beliefs by Sarahwoolf.

Recipe: Old Jamaica Coco Pop Bars by Lilywoolf.

Comic: Pyrates by Meg ‘Grisly Girl O’ Golden Guineas’ Guindon.

Article: Sailor Moon vs Peppa Pig, an analysis of gender roles in children’s programming, by Nel ‘Nefarious Nautical’ McDonald.

Instructions: Sewing Sans Pattern: Adding A Sailor Collar by Sarahwoolf.

Comic: Pirate Radio by Mair ‘Terror Of Tortuga’ Thomas.

Article: Vile Bodies, an analysis of Mama Dola and the figure of the older woman in Studio Ghibli films by Lilywoolf.

Comic: Stale Symphony: Lost Socks Pirate by Sammy ‘Barbarian Of Barbados’ Borras.

Ask Another Question! our ship’s fairy answers the questions of another hapless human.

Special thanks to our own Lilywoolf, for doing the cover, intro, contents, credits and other extra admin stuff for this issue, allowing myself a much-needed break for some freelance jobs. Keep an eye on the woolfblog, for in thanks I will be recording myself reading her excellent pirate-voiced intro aloud and posting it here on the blog.

Arrrr, while we be takin’ this here issue and the three precedin’ to Comica Comiket tomorrow, that’s not a lot o’ notice fer an event, so this issue also be available for purchase on our online shop!

Here’s a thing I will have at Comica tomorrow! I apologise for being awful at announcing events within reasonable notice.

Does anyone remember Outlaw Star? I re-watched it lately and surprisingly still kind of liked it! So I doodled up some of the characters. I started out with my favourites (Jim and Aisha) then added Suzuka because I didn’t like having that huge white gap at the top of the page.

Then during a different episode I drew Melfina and Harry because I wanted to see if I could translate their mad 90s anime hair.

While I’m slowly dying of heat-related stress, have some more journal pictures!

Lots of illustrations from dreams in this set. Also something I labelled as a snake but discovered, watching Springwatch later, was probably a slow-worm, which is a legless lizard.

sammyandsarah:

Thank you to everyone we saw at Manchester MCM Comic Con! It was a really great event. The stormy weather meant it was a soggy convention, but that didn’t seem to get in the way of the fun!

Most items in the photos are available to order from my Etsy shop or Sarah’s Etsy shop. (and the Adventure Time/Attack On Titan poster on the far right is by our table neighbour Ryuuza)

The next event we’re attending is Comica Comiket at The British Library on Saturday 16th August!

A preview of the new free mini-comic I’ll be taking to Manchester MCM with Sammy this weekend. If you want free mini-comics from me and Sammy, the secret password is ‘do you have a business card?’

I’ll also have the new Summer issue of What’s the Time, Mrs Woolf? and some new hardback notebooks, while Sammy will be launching issue 2 of Giant Rhinos In Space, so I hope you can come and see us there!