Comic Book


Oh! I’m so close! So close to finishing this book of my comics. I hope I’ll finish it off  by the end of next week. 200 comics in there, atleast 240 hours of work. So much is documented in those pages. Friendships and the rise of my love for really special bands like Wildbirds & Peacedrums and She Keeps Bees. And of course, Alessi. I drew the first time I saw her and put in shouty caps that she was ‘AMAZING’. I know a winner when I see one! I wonder how many bands and people in the book. And how many times I drew my triangle head. And wrote the words OM NOM NOM.

I want to publish it. If you know how to self publish, know anyone that could help, or have any tips at all, please get in touch: At the very least I think it would make me so happy to give copies to some of the wonderful people in these pages who have made this year so full of win. Plus it would be kind of cool to say “I published my first book when I was 19″. Though, the word ‘book’ implies a classiness that perhaps is a bit non-existent. But shhhhhh! Anyway. Here is a list of all the comics in there (some of which you can see here):

What I Did Today 29.10.2008
The Time I Met Jenny Lewis 17.10.08
The Day I Saw Tilly And The Wall at ULU 25.10.08
The Day Jennifer Came To Visit And I Saw Anni Rossi at The Borderline 20.10.2008
When I Saw of Montreal at Rough Trade East 13.10.08
The Time I Saw Two Gallants at the Amersham Arms 12.09.2008
When I Went To See Bodies of Water at Cargo 14.10.08
What I Did on Friday October 31st- Halloween
Monday 4th of November, Mumford & Sons at Rough Trade
What I Did Today: November 5th 2008
Friday 7th Nov. An Uneventful Day…
The Time I Saw Chris Garneau 10.10.08
11th November 08, Okkervil River at Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Thursday 13th November 2008
Sunday 16th November 2009- I Went to Eastbourne
November 18th: Pure Groove
November 19th: A Day of Revision, then… Woodpigeon & Babel
Thursday 20th November 2008: Andrew Bird at St Giles, Soho
November 24th 2008: Jeff Lewis @ The Brixton Windmill
November 24th 2008: Jeff Lewis @ The Brixton Windmill (cont’d)
25th November I’m From Barcelona
28.11.09- The Last Three Days Have Been Boring
29.11.08- The Life Aquatic (without Steve Zissou)
Tuesday December 2nd: Beach House at Cargo
Monday 8th December: Loney Dear and Gregory And The Hawk
Tuesday December 9th: Vivian Girls and Mumford and Sons
Wednesday December 10th: A Day of Boring Math Exam (But Good Music)
Friday 12th December 2008: A Lazy Day Followed By Slow Club at the Buffalo Bar
Decemer: The Weekend Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th 2008
December 16th Fee Fie Foe Fum
December 16th Fee Fie Foe Fum (cont’d)
January 24th: of Montreal w/Casiokids at the Brighton Digital
January 29th Sky Larkin at the ICA
February 5th: When I Went to see Frida Hyvonen at Bush Hall
February 6th: Alessi’s Ark at the Barfly, Camden
I Went To see Marth Wainwright sing at the Ballet January 31st
February 11th- Sky Larkin at Rough Trade
Tuesday 19th February- The Joy Formidable & Women
Thursday 19th- Passion Pit and Asobi Seksu
Saturday 21st- Owl Parliament
Sunday 22nd: Alessi Bandstand Busking (yay!)
M Ward at the Borderline and Chairlift at Pure Groove 25.02
Best Show of 09! Wildbirds & Peacedrums at the Social 02.03.09
Wednesday 4th: Alessi and Mumford and Sons at the ICA
Weekend at Home: 7th and 8th of March
Thursday 12th: Patrick Wolf at Heaven under The Arches
Friday 13th: The Acorn at The Brixton Windmill
It’s A Musical at the Dublin Castle 19.03
March 23rd, Chew Lips at Pure Groove
March 24h: The Sprite Can Stake Out
27.03.09: The Leisure Society at The Luminaire
March 29th: Yes Way in Peckham and Tally Ho in Finchley
Broken Records at the Monto Water Rats 31.03
April 1st: Wildbirds & Peacedrums at The Prince Albert, Brighton
April 2nd: Alessi’s Ark at the Troubadour
Bandstand Busking with Slow Club and Theoretical Girl April 5th 2009
Wildbirds & Peacedrums for lunch, Wildbirds & Peacedrums for dinner
Dent May 13th April 09
April 14th Loney Dear at Scala
Friday 17th April, A Day At The Zoo
April 18th- Record Store Day
Tuesday 21st- Jeffrey Lewis at Pure Groove, St. Vincent at Hoxton Bar and Kitchen
Scary Mansion in Paris!
Jeffrey Lewis live at Scala 23.04
Camden Crawl 2009
Work at Songkick and then Blue Roses
Orphans and Vandals and Alessi’s Ark at the ICA April 29th
May 1st- My Last Day At FatCat/One Little Indian
Bandstand Busking and Kid Harpoon
May 6th- Au Revoir Simone at Bush Hall
Bishop Allen at Bardens Boudoir
Stars of Sunday League and Electroacoustic Club’s 5th Birthday
Leisure Society in Oxford and Love Is All in London
The Whispertown 2000 at the Windmill May 13th 2009
Maths Exam and Alessi and Yann Tiersen
May 15th 2009- Peggy Sue, Alessi’s Ark and Blue Roses
18th May 2009: Kimya Dawson at the Union Chapel
May 19th- Metric at the Electric Ballroom
Sharon Van Etten live at Rough Trade and at the Borderline
Monday 25th: Cryptacize at Cargo, lunch with Songkick and afternoon with Sharon
Tuesday May 26th: Cryptacize at Pure Groove then Bowerbirds at the Borderline
Monday 1st of June- Matt & Kim at the Old Blue Last
Friday 5th of June- Wildbirds & Peacedrums at the Coronet
June 7th – Alessi’s Ark and Emmy the Great at Sellindge
June 9th- Curly Hair at Pure Groove and Lisa Mitchell at Water Rats
She Keeps Bees in Hackney
A Day of Stuff June 14th 2009
Alessi’s Ark at the Sanderson Hotel June 18th 2009
Yndi Halda at the Union Chapel 20th June 2009
June 25th- Shonen Knife and the Low Anthem
July 1st- A Lovely Day With Alessi and She Keeps Bees
Bella Union at O2 Wireless Festival
Slow Club at Pure Groove and Alessi’s Ark at Lexington
Friday 10th July- Rich gets a Salt Beef Bagel and Alessi and I get a free Whole Chicken
Saturday July 11th Stuff, like walking and Eating with Alessi
Tuesday 14th- Alessi’s Ark on a boat! A boat!
Friday 17th- Willy Vlautin at Pure Groove
Sunday 19th July: Emmy the Great at QEH
Thursday 23rd July Soko at Dingwalls
Friday 31st July 2009
Bandstand Busking August 2nd
Monday 3rd Dent May at Pure Groove
Treetop Flyers in Notting Hill 04.08.09
August 7th at Café OTO with Alessi’s Ark and Mariee Sioux
August 8th: Holiday with Alessi
Alessi at the East Resevoir 09.09.09
Tuesday 11th August 209 Devotchka live at Cargo
Friday: Forest Fire at Luminaire
Sunday eating with Adam then Forest Fire at Flowerpot
Monday 17th: She Keeps Bees in Brixton
Friday 21st: Beach House at Union Chapel
Saturday 22nd August 2009
I’m From Barcelona at Favela Chic
Day of Stuff August 29th 2009
Tuesday 1st September 2009
Wednesday September 2nd The Antlers
Friday 4th The Antlers and The Antlers
End of the Road Festival Friday 11th
EOTR Saturday 12th
Sunday 14th September- End of the Road


11 Responses to Comic Book

  1. sayhikatherine October 3, 2009 at 8:35 pm #

    PHWOAAARRR that’s awesome!

    • anikainlondon October 5, 2009 at 9:56 am #

      thank you!

  2. gerlin October 3, 2009 at 9:51 pm #

    Looking goooood!! Even though I’ve already read most of them, I would very much like to purchase it, if ever it would be published. Hope you find someone to do it.

    • anikainlondon October 5, 2009 at 9:57 am #

      Thanks Gerlin! I have lots of recent ones to scan.

  3. Amber October 4, 2009 at 1:23 am #

    Congratulations! I love your comics so much, I read them all on Flickr. I hope you can get ‘em published, it’d be an awesome sort of annual.

    • anikainlondon October 5, 2009 at 9:58 am #

      Thanks for saying! I sometimes wonder if anyone reads them… and why (!).

  4. rickjo October 4, 2009 at 11:25 pm #

    This may help:

    • anikainlondon October 5, 2009 at 9:59 am #

      Thanks, that would be perfect but they don’t seem to offer A5 with pictures…

  5. Gisèle October 5, 2009 at 8:36 am #

    I can imagine this being a hit. Go for it. Good luck!

    • anikainlondon October 5, 2009 at 9:59 am #

      Thanks Gisele!

  6. Dan October 5, 2009 at 6:13 pm #

    Here you go:

    Good luck!

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