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@nunoillustrator illustrations are #handdrawn and #painted with #watercolours and #Gouache and then scanned, and ma… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
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The new Jim Shaw exhibition at @MetroPictures is sure to be an interesting one! His humorous paintings combine them… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
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The Best Burgers: #AmberDay has a 'ton of fun' with these tasty #burger illustrations for @OrangeCoastmag #foodtwitter.com/i/web/status/9…
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#RichardPhipps illustrated the animals on these labels for @WilliamsSonoma sauces #branding #design #animals #foodtwitter.com/i/web/status/9…
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@nunoillustrator has achieved his dream of being published in @BritishVogue in their Christmas special… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
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#Puzzled : The puzzles page of @scoop_the_mag is decorated with the papercraft of @vickysworld #editorial #childrentwitter.com/i/web/status/9…
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"Proof: Francisco Goya, Sergei Eisenstein, Robert Longo" at @brooklynmuseum depicts in black and white the societal… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
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A Special Bottle : #VeronicaCollignon works for @WineEnthusiast #Magazine on their contributor portraits #figuretwitter.com/i/web/status/9…
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@vickysworld wonderful ‘Life’s an Itch’ illustration has been relicensed to illustrate an article on #Psoriasistwitter.com/i/web/status/9…
06:25 PM - 15 Nov 17
#Decluttering : @Countrylifemag commission #JohnHolder for an entertaining family-scene illustration #figuretwitter.com/i/web/status/9…
05:11 PM - 15 Nov 17
'The Way of the West' at Danziger Gallery is a brilliant compilation of #photographs by Ansel Adams and Jim Krantz.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
03:30 PM - 15 Nov 17
A Very British #Christmas : #PeterKyprianou works for @HarperCollins#Publishers on a very British book cover… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
12:30 PM - 15 Nov 17
@birdfrombriar has been experimenting with a limited colour palette and exploring narratives with this self-initiat… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
10:48 AM - 15 Nov 17
@nunoillustrator is a London based, self-taught fashion illustrator who has been developing his contemporary and s… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
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#Bob : Following the success of @armstrong_illus cover image for 'Back to Balance', she is asked to create further… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

Arrest All Mimics Podcast: Character Development

Author and artist Karen McLeod joins Ben Tallon to talk about her alter ego Barbara Brownskirt.

Written by Ben Tallon

Fiction, non-fiction, TV shows, film, stage or real life experiences at the pub. No matter the medium, we all love a good character. But what makes us engage with them? Why do we loathe a good movie villain? What makes us cry when we know a sad moment in a book is not real and what gives you the best chance of succeeding in the world of graphic novels?

Author and artist Karen McLeod joins me to talk about her alter ego Barbara Brownskirt who has a series of upcoming live shows and has performed at the Royal Albert Hall. She takes us along on a fascinating journey, which led to her sitting at the bus stop, reading the world’s worst poetry to anyone who’ll listen. 

Why is it important to understand the backstory of our creations in order to inform what the reader or viewer will see and how much of yourself should you use in character creation.

This is a fascinating insight with much valuable advice for anyone interested in creating literary, audio or visual characters in all disciplines.

Send us your character ideas and creations @arrestallmimics on Twitter

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