Wednesday, 6 August 2014

A tangled debate- new illustration

Untangling the foreign aid debate
"Mainstream narratives about aid are clumsy and confused: here's how to talk about international development." I read this article on the New Statesman about the way we talk about foreign aid and decided to do a tangley illustration.


Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Comics reviews and ELCAF 2014

In case you missed this on twitter, I had some corking reviews of both my latest comics, Single Black Glove, and also Sam Jamwitch and the Sad Wooden Ferrets (co-written with Ed Hawkesworth).

Andy Oliver from Broken Frontier wrote this smashing review of Single Black Glove and suggested it as an ELCAF 2014 must buy.

You can also read the lovely Illustrated Forest's words about Single Black Glove and Sam Jamwitch on their website.

 Both comics are available to buy from my online shop as well as Gosh! Comics and Orbital Comics in London.


Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Sam Jamwitch and the Sad Wooden Ferrets- hits the shelves


Sam Jamwitch is a witch made of jam who lives in a house of toast with her sidekick bird Pectin.
This fine comic full of jam related japes can now be in your hot sticky hands for the introductory bargain of £2.50 from here: http://katehazell.bigcartel.com/
Not only that, but it will be on sale at ELCAF (East London Comic Arts Festival) 2014.
Also, the wonderful and amazing Gosh! Comics and Orbital  are now both stocking this as well as Single Black Glove. 

Thursday, 24 April 2014

The secret's out! My 7" record design can now be revealed.

Someone out there somewhere has the only copy of this 7" record. My chosen track was Strange Creatures by Jake Bugg and this was my design. All in aid of War Child, a great exhibition from Secret 7" at Mother London. Have a look and listen at the same time. 
https://soundcloud.com/secret7s/jake-bugg-strange-creatures

Monday, 7 April 2014

'Single Black Glove' comic now available to buy!

A tale of triumph over misfortune for lost gloves
£3.50 + 60p postage
12 page A5 colour booklet
Email: orders@katehazell.com or buy via 
"I laughed, I cried. It was better than Cats." E. Buffam

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Makers Month exhibition at the Old Fire Station in Oxford 4th April

Looking forward to tomorrow's opening night of Makers Month at the Old Fire Station in Oxford.

Week 1 of the show focusses on drawing and includes my pen and ink drawings 'Inferno Skull', 'Strange Creatures' and 'Skelly Ghosts'. 
Week 2 looks at printmaking and will feature my etching 'Man with Fish'. 
Week 3 focusses on painting.

See the programme below for a whole list of workshops, events and talks that will be going on throughout April. Other artists involved include Kristin Bjornerud, Nick Wood, Alicia Tennant, Jack Eden, Jason Kerley, Catherine Watson and Jaya Mansberger.




Monday, 24 March 2014

Secret 7" record exhibition raising money for War Child- all to be revealed on April 19th

Very excited that my secret design has been chosen to be one of the limited edition Secret 7" record covers, to be exhibited at Mother London on April 12th and 13th 2014. 

It's all top secret about who did which design and for which song until 'record store day' on 19th April when you can buy a 7" vinyl from the exhibition for £45 and the money goes to War Child. More info here: http://secret-7.com/home#section-2


ELCAF East London Comics arts Festival 2014

Delighted to be part of ELCAF this year where I'll be selling two new comics including Single Black Glove, a 12 page A5 story about what happens to the single gloves you see dropped and abandoned in the street.

It's on Saturday June 14th and will be on show in the small press area.


Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Exhibition 2014- Heaven and Hell at the Espacio Gallery



'Inferno'. Pen and ink drawing currently on show at the Espacio Gallery Heaven & Hell exhibition.
159 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 7DG

The natural curiosity of what happens after death has been explored extensively throughout art and literature and I focused on illustrating the themes of hell depicted in Dante's Divine Comedy. 'Inferno' shows elements envisaged in the first part of Dante's epic poem which describes the 9 circles of hell. It's created in the style of a Vanita which throughout history have been produced to remind the viewer of the fragility of life and death. Vanitas are symbolic works of art whereby a skull shape is formed by objects and shapes often associated with reminders of vanity, mortality and the brevity of earthly life.

Friday, 8 November 2013

Detail showing 'uncommitted souls'. Part of new drawing for Heaven & Hell exhibition at Espacio Gallery Jan 2014


In Dante's Inferno, the 'uncommitted souls' (those who were neither good nor bad or those who didn't take sides in the Rebellion of Angels) lurk at the entrance to hell while maggots feed on their blood and tears.