This is my entry for THE 2010 THOUGHT BUBBLE CONTEST. The theme was "NOVEMBER IN THE NORTH OF ENGLAND".
It was extremely challenging for me - it was the first time I'd done anything longer than a single panel cartoon - and the contest rules were very strict: at least 6 panels, only one page, and it had to be a new story with new characters and not part of any larger story.
I decided to base my piece on "Night of the Dead", an all-night horror film festival that happens in Leeds every year in November. I love horror films - and I also wanted to draw something with a bit of humor. The best part of the festival is the being surrounded by people who are smart, sexy, and fun - and who are not afraid to participate in the event (by wearing zombie make-up, or shouting out commentary during the Q&A with filmakers, etc). My brain got flooded with ideas when I started writing, and since we were only allowed one page to tell the story, I wanted it to be a glimpse of people (like you would get if you were really there, standing in line).