So, another Greenbelt Festival is upon us. Here are some things I have done or will be doing for it.
Reasonably accurate site map
I draw one of these every year. It required a bit more work this time around as the site has changed more than usual – no tracing this year. You can get a copy in the ‘Guide to Greenbelt’, available on site from the Bookshop on the Friday night, or there will be people giving them out on the thoroughfares. Also this year there is an app (free) that has the map too. It is for Apple devices, but I am told an Android one will follow in the future (not for this year’s festival). And if you are a Greenbelt Angel you should have been sent a map. Thanks to everyone who supplied me with jokes.
Ten minute talk on ‘How to be a cartoonist’
I am doing a very short talk. This is the only talk about anything that I am doing anywhere this year, it may in fact be the first talk or speech I have done anywhere for two years, I’m not sure. It is on Friday evening at 6pm in the GTV tent, which is called The Treehouse. I am told (I don’t really look at the programme until I get there) that it clashes with Milton Jones. The title is ‘How to be a cartoonist’ which is, shall we say… ironic.
2014 calendar, teatowels, books, etc
Greenbelt is a great opportunity to buy various church-themed cartoon whathaveyous. If I am around ‘helping out’ in the bookshop, which I will be some of the weekend, I will gladly sign or draw on things.
Launch of ‘Rules for Reverends’
As I posted yesterday I have done some illustrations for a book. There is a launch and signing on Saturday at 6.30pm in the bookshop / Church Times tent.
I have a badge-maker and will have it at the festival. I may make some hand-drawn badges for people. I don’t know how, where, or when. The main problem is that I don’t have a place to do it. And also the badges are small so most things won’t fit on them. In fact, if the truth be told, my badge-making plans are an utter shambles. I will post more about them on Twitter, possibly. (This is an entirely unofficial operation by the way.)
I’ll be loitering here and there, so please do come and introduce yourself, let me buy you some tea, etc. Please don’t say after the event ‘I saw you but was too shy to say hello’ as that makes me a bit sad.