Stealing a March...

It’s the start of March and supposedly a nudge towards Spring. Snow that looks like the backdrop of Doctor Zhivago belies that fact. But I have sunshine in my heart, thanks to a series of significant breakthroughs that occurred this week.

The news that I am to be making my comic illustrating debut with Titan Comics has been given much attention at the comics website Bleeding Cool. 

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My last mainstream comic job was doing finishes on a short story by Mark Buckingham for Vertigo. This job marks a significant breakthrough for me as an artist and is the first time an actor has drawn their own character in a comic!

 

The biggest breakthrough this week was getting the green light from my editor, Lizzie Kaye at Unbound for the full script of “Life Drawing. A Life Under Lights.”

Now for the drawing process to begin! 

 And the Universe continued to smile on me as I have confirmation that I am to play controversial politician and Tesco heiress, Lady Shirley Porter in a stage premiere of “ Shirleymander ” by  Gregory Evans.  This is a rare opportunity to play a meaty role in a non musical. The play was originally produced for radio starring Tracey-Ann Oberman and was well received. Given the The Playground theatre is within sight of Grenfell Tower, its themes of government corruption are timely.

And the Universe continued to smile on me as I have confirmation that I am to play controversial politician and Tesco heiress, Lady Shirley Porter in a stage premiere of “Shirleymander” by Gregory Evans. This is a rare opportunity to play a meaty role in a non musical. The play was originally produced for radio starring Tracey-Ann Oberman and was well received. Given the The Playground theatre is within sight of Grenfell Tower, its themes of government corruption are timely.

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On Oscar night Sunday I got my “gogglebox” moment, sitting on a sofa and commentating  on the glittering gaffs of erstwhile awards ceremonies on the Channel 5 show, “When Awards Shows Go Horribly Wrong.”

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This coming week I’ll be head to the grindstone, producing rough thumbnail pages for my book, “Life Drawing. A Life Under Lights.” Reporting progress back here! 

Ciao for now! 

Jessica Martin