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Zoom had a fantastic time at The Lakes International Comic Festival this weekend selling his comics and Merchandise

Other LICAF17 highlights included being drawn as a Zombie by one of his favourite Cartoonists, Charlie Adlard

.....and meeting MAD Comics Legend Sergio Arigonés

 

Zoom’s prediction for the new Electric Car by Dyson in this week’s Private Eye

 

 ‘WHAT’S THE WORST BLOODY THING THAT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU?’

Zoom’s special edition comic inspired by his favourite Peter Cook and Dudley Moore sketch is now available in Zoom’s online Shop!

Zoom says about his latest undertaking, ‘I think ‘What’s The Worst Bloody Thing That Could Happen To you?’ is a really great question to ask in people in the doom and gloom atmosphere of 2017. It’s also a sketch by Peter Cooke and Dudley Moore that I found on YouTube.  I’ve got a transcript of it in a book, but it’s not as funny as when they performed it live, so I decided to draw out my own version.

 

Zoom’s ‘Skanky Pigeon – Corbyn’ Strip is selected to be published in the forthcoming ‘Jeremy Corbyn Comic Book’ which is being published by Self Made Hero and launches at the Labour Party Conference on Sept 25th

 

Someone writes to Private Eye to tell them that Zoom can’t spell !

 

Zoom draws Tower Bridge as part of his forthcoming ‘London Tourist’ Range

 

‘Results Day’ by Zoom in Private Eye this week

 

Zoom at Herne Bay Cartoon Festival. He had work in the ‘Fake News’ exhibition and took part in the ‘End of the Pier’ live drawing session alongside Professional Cartoonists including; Glen Marshall, Andrew Birch, Nathan Ariss, Jeremy Banx and Martin Rowson

 

Zoom works on Buckingham Palace artwork for his forthcoming ‘London Tourist’ range

 

Zoom responds to Donald Trump’s Visit to Paris for Bastille Day

 

Zoom updates the audience on his most recent work at The Big Draw Awards Ceremony at Carpenters Hall, London.

 

Zoom was honoured to meet Cartoon Legend, Gerald Scarfe at The Big Draw Award Ceremony at Carpenters Hall, London.

 

Following a freak accident in the home, Zoom had to have 14 staples in his head. Thanks to everyone at the Whittington Hospital for putting him back together again.

 

Zoom makes his debut in Private Eye Magazine, making him their youngest ever contributor, Age 16

 

Zoom launches his latest range of Collectible Mugs at Gift, Crouch End, London.

 

Zoom at his Show at Arthouse Cinema, Crouch End, London

 

Artwork for Zoom’s forthcoming show at Arthouse Cinema, Crouch End, London

 

Zoom’s drawing of Big Green Bookshop, Wood Green now available as Ltd Ed print exclusively from Big Green Bookshop for £25 all proceeds go to upkeep of the shop
Link:

‘Dixy Chicken – 1895’

 

Skanky Pigeon – Trump’ Archival Quality Print on Canvas Ltd Edition

 

Zoom’s Hornsey’s Last Gas Holder now available as a collectible mug

 

Zoom draws Hornsey’s last remaining Gasholder due to be dismantled in March

 

Skanky Pigeon goes busking on London Underground in this week’s Beano Comic

 

Zoom draws the ‘House of Fabrics’ building on Turnpike Lane, N22

 

Hospital Club’s Seasons Greetings featuring Zoom’s artwork

 

Zoom does live drawing and interview with The One Show’s Lucy Segal at press launch for the Frank Pick Memorial, Piccadilly Circus

 

Zoom’s Cards and Mugs specially commissioned by TFL go on sale at Piccadilly Circus Underground Station

 

Zoom took part in a panel discussion at Ogilvy Advertising Agency.

 

Zoom’s Artwork on the cover of The Hospital Club Art Guide

 

Read interview with Zoom   [+Link]

 

 

Zoom’s Art on display at Piccadilly Circus Underground Station!

 

Meanwhile in this week’s Beano...

 

Zoom was at the Royal Society for The Big Draw’s STEAM Powered Festival Event. Here he is drawing Skanky Pigeon with Microbes!

 

TIME OUT Magazine Commissioned Zoom to draw Skanky Pigeon on his way to Comic Con in London – Here’s the result!

 

Zoom went down to Parliament to do a speech about the importance Arts in Education. In attendance were over 150 MP’s and Peers from across both houses. Drawing of Zoom doing his speech by Children’s Laureate, Chris Riddell.

 

Zoom’s been announced as  ‘Resident Artist’ at The Hospital Club, London! His Exhibition will run until Nov 27th. Here’s his window installation on Endell Street, Covent Garden

 

Zoom donates exclusive piece of artwork to the h. Club Foundation’s new ARTFOR10 initiative

 

Zoom was at The Beano Re-Launch today in London – Check out their cool new logo and website beano.com !

 

Zoom was up at The Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester for the launch of this years Big Draw STEAM Powered Festival #STEAMBDF16

 

Zoom @ The BALTIC , Gateshead for the Big Draw’s #STEAMsymposium

The Big Draw are campaigning to get the Arts taken more seriously in education alongside the 4 STEM subjects,
[Science, Tech, English, Art and Maths = STEAM] so they asked Zoom to join them at their #STEAMsymposium.
Zoom spoke about how Creativity has helped him in school across all subjects. His talk included the screening
of an animated film he’d been allowed to do for his science homework when he was 14 - a good case in point
as he just got an A in Triple Science GCSE!

 

Find out what happened to Dad’s Pants in this week’s Beano!

 

Zoom draws The Hospital Club, Covent Garden, London

 

Zoom is announced as an Ambassador for The Big Draw http://www.thebigdraw.org
He’ll be supporting a wide array of The Big Draw's events and activities to help champion the power of drawing
and the importance of visual literacy in schools and beyond, including the STEAM Symposium: Laboratory of Visual
Exploration in Gateshead on 9-10 September and The World's Biggest Drawing Festival from 1-31 October

 

Zoom was asked to design a T-Shirt for the #LetTheChildrenInCampaign
The artwork is now being used for the whole campaign - You can find out more about this fantastic charity
and buy the T-shirt here: http://www.jcore.org.uk/let-the-children-in

 

Zoom spent some of the School holidays interning @The Beano’s London Offices.
He had a fantastic week working on some top secret new projects!
Here’s his drawing of their building on Fleet Street!

 

Meanwhile in this week’s Beano...What’s Skanky Pigeon planning to do with that Toothbrush?

 

Zoom designed a Jewish New Year Card for Congregation of Jacob – It’s one of the last 3 functioning synagogues in London’s East End  - It’s on sale at The Jewish Museum in London and online in Zoom’s shop [link]– All proceeds go towards the upkeep of the building

 

An Advert that Zoom did for The Big Green Book Shop when he was 12 has been used for the design of their new official Tote Bag! You can buy it online here: http://www.biggreenbookshop.com/

 

Zoom worked on another Private Commision – this time a view of Crouch End Clocktower facing The Chicken Shop.

 

Something’s not right about those doughnuts in this week’s Beano!

 

Zoom’s drawing of Alexandra Palace makes the cover of this week’s  Le Cool London http://london.lecool.com/inspirations/zoom-rockman/

 

Zoom works on another Private Commission to draw someone’s house

 

Skanky Pigeon helps out with some art! In This week’s Beano

 

3 Knitted Skanky Pigeon Action Figures Practicing their Circus Skills in the Office!

 

Zoom launched his new Mugs and Greetings cards in the window of Gift, Crouch End, featuring a blow up Artwork print of local landmark, Crouch End Clocktower.

 

Photos from the Private View for Zoom’s Show @ The Queens, Crouch End
Guests included, Emma Scott CEO @ the Beano Studios, Kate Mason, Director @ The Big Draw, Neil Kerber, Cartoonist Vogue, Private Eye, The Mirror and Juliette Banner, restaurateur [pictured with Zoom’s original artwork of her London Restaurant]

 

Zoom works on Private Commission to draw someone’s house

 

Meanwhile in The Beano...Skanky Pigeon gets dunked in a bucket of water

 

Posters for Zoom’s forthcoming show arrive and go up in local shops

 

Zoom’s Frame of original artwork sells for £850!

 

Zoom chats to London Live @ Press Preview for Christie’s Auction

http://www.londonlive.co.uk/news/2016-03-07/the-big-draw

 

In this week’s Beano: Skanky Pigeon demonstrates how to stay dry using a banana skin!

 

Zoom’s work selling @Christies!
Zoom’s original artwork from ‘Saturated Fat Rat’ will be on sale in an online Christies auction from the 10th – 23rd March. The money raised will go to the ‘It’s Our World’ charity of which Zoom is their young ambassador

Lot No.27 in the Christies Catalogue!

Zoom’s work on display at the Christies Press Photocall alongside a David Hockney, Anthony Gormley and Bridget Riley!

 

 

World Book Day!
Zoom was at Trinity Primary School in Wood Green, London for World Book Day. He talked about his work in a special assembly and then ran ‘How to do Skanky Pigeon Comic strips for The Beano’ workshops in all Year 5 and 6 classes.

 

Crouch End Clocktower
Zoom spent the weekend drawing one of his favourite local landmarks. The final artwork will be used to create a range of local prints and merchandise to be launched later in the year at Crouch End Festival.

 

Skanky Pigeon travels by Underground in this week’s Beano!

 

Zoom draws Old Street Roundabout which he’ll be using for a background in a future comic.

 

Pizza No No – How it got made!
Pizza No No is one of Zoom’s favourite stories in his latest comic.  This frame includes his original pencil roughs, inked in pages, typed text script and the picture references he used to develop the character drawings.

 

Skanky Pigeon’s up to no good again in this week’s Beano

 

Zoom draws the soaps!

 

Skanky Pigeon play’s Hook a Duck in this week’s Beano

 

Zoom draws Downton abbey

 

Zoom’s working on his digital Xmas Card

 

Zoom was a guest at Hampstead & Highgate Literary Festival and ran a comic making workshop

 

Zoom chats to London Live about his comics, working for The Beano and his plans for the future.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8QzgTnWjpE

i-D Interview Zoom about London and his first Solo Show  

https://i-d.vice.com/en_gb/article/young-comic-artist-zoom-rockman-presents-his-first-solo-show

 

The Zoom! Show Private View
A mixed crowd showed up at Westminster Reference Library, Leicester Square to help Zoom celebrate his first solo exhibition, the launch of the new issue and hear him in conversation with Journalist, curator and co Director of London’s Comica Festival,  Paul Gravett.
Guests included: Michael Elson and Georgie Beattie from DC Thompson, Andy Oliver [Broken Frontier] , Mark Lewis [Solicitor], Jeremy Banx [Financial Times cartoonist], Victor Olisa [Chief of Police, Haringey], Patrick Moriarty [Zoom’s headteacher], David Brandes [Zoom’s Rabbi] , Steve Marchant [Cartoon Museum], Will Broome [Fashion Illustrator], Sarah McIntyre [Children’s Illustrator], Melisa Hasan [Popjam] , Juliette Banner [Restaurateur] and Paul Rainey [Author and Graphic Artist]

 

The Zoom! Show – Details – Time Out Features Zoom’s forthcoming show

 

The Zoom! Goes on sale @Banner’s Crouch End.

 

Early copies of The Zoom! No.11 now on Sale @ The Cartoon Museum, London

 

Meanwhile in The Beano, Skanky Pigeon was hanging out in a vending machine.

 

Lots of people turned up at Zoom’s Muckburgers Bar @ Lake Comic Art Festival for Skanky Pigeon drawing classes and to try and win themselves an ‘Unhappy Meal’ ...even a Dalek!

 

Here’s Zoom Dj-ing at The Lakes Comic Art Festival alongside Jonathan Edward, Louise [Felt Mistress] Evans and James Stacey [Tokyo] Tunes in his set included; Evidently Chicken Town by John Cooper Clarke, The Sopranos intro and the theme from Bad Lad’s Army by Daniel Pemberton. Plus here’s the Event Flyer that Zoom designed.

 

Skanky Pigeon takes a bath in this week’s Beano Comic

 

Zoom spoke to John Freeman @downthetubes.net about the forthcoming Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Read the Full interview here: http://downthetubes.net/?p=25404

 

Zoom’s busy working on his next comic! Here he is drawing the backgrounds for a brand new story!

 

Tickets are on Sale for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival 16th – 18th October.
Zoom will be there running his ‘Muckburger Burger Bar’ taking Skanky Pigeon drawing  workshops,  selling his brand new comic and DJ ing at a Party to be announced soon.
http://www.comicartfestival.com/index.php/family-zone/workshops-and-events

 

Meet Skanky Pigeon’s Grandad!

 

Zoom Reviews the new Termintor Film for TimeOut

 

Somebody stole Squirrel’s Bushy Tail – And Skanky Pigeon knows who it was!

 

Zoom was @ Crouch End Comic Art Festival [CECAF] selling alongside other comic creators including ; Sean Azzorpardi, Marting Eden, David Baillie, Craig Conlan, Paul Rainey, Roger Langridge, Alfie Galagher and Danny Noble. Here’s a picture of him on his table and Andy Oliver, Ed @Broken Frontier with Zoom’s 4 new mini comics; ‘IKEA BABY’ ‘Apple iSmell’ ‘Charlie and The Cadbury Factory’ and ‘Google – There’s a glitch and we lost everything’.

 

Skanky Pigeon rescues a friend in This Week’s Beano !

 

Zoom was @ the Spirit of London Awards 2015 launch party last week. Back in 2012 he won their Media Category Award. Great to catch up with fellow ambassadors, CEO @Dare2Lead and UK Big Brother Winner, John Loughton,  Singer Songwriter and winner of BBC’s The Voice 2014, Jermain Jackman and writer and poet, Dean Atta.

 

Zoom was honoured to make it onto the Jewish News Newspaper’s List of 40 Under 40 and 25 Under 25 set to define Anglo Jewry in the Future. Here’s the invitation for their reception @Facebook HQ  [designed by Zoom] and some pics from the event with CEO JW3, Raymond Simonson, Labour MP For Liverpool, Wavertree, Luciana Berger and Editor @ Jewish News, Richard Ferrer.

 

Zoom did a Preview/Review of the new Star Wars Exhibition @ Madame Tussauds for TimeOut magazine. Here’s some  pics from the photo shoot:

 

Meanwhile in The Beano...Skanky Pigeon phoned The Queen!

 

Zoom had a table @ the Alternative Press and Radical book Fair #Takeover

 

In The Beano this week: Skanky Pigeon show’s us his favourite recipe for Dip!

 

As part of the Comics, So What?’ events going on all round the country this weekend,  Zoom was @The Cartoon Museum in London speaking about The Beano. Other guests included; Hunt Emerson, David Hine, Posy Simmonds and Andy Oliver from Broken Frontier.

Karrie Fransman also gave a talk and it was great to see Zoom’s Mini Graphic Novel, ‘IKEA BABY’ alongside her latest book, ‘Death of the Artist’ in the Museum shop!

 

Scott McCloud is in the UK promoting his amazing new book, ‘The Sculptor’.Zoom went to see him in conversation with Paul Gravett @The Comica Festival/Self Made Hero event @The British Library

Here’s Zoom meeting Scott McCloud at the end.

 

Meanwhile in this week’s Beano Comic...

 

Don’t miss the ‘Comics So What?’ event at The Cartoon Museum next Saturday!
There’ll be workshops and talks by comic creators including; Karrie Fransman, Posy Simmonds and Hunt Emmerson. Zoom will be talking about The Beano at 4.30pm.
For further info click the link: http://www.cartoonmuseum.org/events/events/comics-so-what

 

Zoom was asked to speak at the ‘Art of the Graphic Novel’ discussion and workshop @Jewish Book Week 2015 . The panel [Chaired by Ariel Kahn] included twice Eisner Award Winner Rutu Modan, Artist/Writer, Yirmi Pinkus and Artist/Writer [and co-founder of Laydeez do comics], Sarah Lightman.

During his presentation Zoom spoke about recent projects, including the creative process behind his Skanky Pigeon work for The Beano

Here’s Zoom back stage in the green room hanging out with the other panel members; Sarah Lightman, Ariel Kahn, Rutu Modan and Yirmi Pinku

...And meeting Howard Jacobson and Cartoon Editor at The New Yorker, Robert Mankoff

 

 

Zoom was at the only UK screening of ‘Cartoonists – Foot Soldiers of Democracy’ followed by a panel discussion with David Aaronovitch, Martha Richler and Jodie Ginsberg.

 

Here’s a sneak peek at Zoom’s ‘Homeland’ inspired story for the Spring Jewish Quarterly. You can download their app and read it now @ https://www.exacteditions.com/read/jewish-quarterly

 

Zoom has just published a Mini Graphic Novels called, 'IKEA BABY', It's a bit like Tarzan but set at Brent Cross IKEA.
Watch the trailer Here - http://youtu.be/AdqNWiASmkY

 

Zoom was commissioned to do an exclusive 2 page comic for ‘Jewish Quarterly’ Magazine Spring Issue. Here’s the cover – it’s out soon!

 

Skanky Pigeon moved house again in this week’s Beano!

 

Zoom recently chatted to Alex Fitch @PanelBorers for his show on Resonance FM. You can now listen to the full interview here: https://panelborders.wordpress.com/2015/01/30/panel-borders-funny-monsters-zoom/

 

Zoom’s interview with ‘The New British’ Magazine for their ‘Legacy’ Issue. See if you can spot him in the very cool app trailer here: http://vimeo.com/114270029

 

Zoom was at Orbital for the launch of Paul B Rainey’s incredible Graphic Novel ‘There’s no time like the present’ published by Escape Books. Zoom reckons Paul is the new Douglas Adams!

 

Meanwhile in The Beano… What was Skanky Pigeon planning to do with that yellow sock?

 

Zoom’s met Orson a few times over the years at comic events and it was great to buy a copy of his first graphic Novel called, ‘The Adventures of Hal Dekenzen’ which is brilliant as expected!

 

Zoom’s just started GSCE triple Science so it was really interesting for him to be @Paul Gravett’s Lecture on Science in Comics @The Royal Society of Chemistry last night. Here’s Zoom with Multimeda Editor @Chemistry World, Benjamin Valsler and Paul, and little brother, Ace discussing his ‘Attack on Titan’ Theories.

To watch an animated film Zoom did recently for his Chemistry Homework click - this link!

 

 

Meanwhile in this week’s Beano…........Skanky Pigeon’s feeling the cold

 

James Harvey’s Bartkira Project is going to be exhibited in Tokyo in 2015 and it’ll include this artwork that Zoom did for it back when he was 12! On the right is the official image for the Tokyo show.

 

Zoom was interviewed and modelled for the Legacy Issue of The New British Magazine. Here he is @ The Apple Store Launch with Editor-in-Chief, Kez Glozier.

Zoom got to meet Sci-Fi writing Legend, Brian Aldiss @Big Green Bookshop and get one of his all time favourite books signed!

 

Zoom was up @Thought Bubble Festival in Leeds this weekend selling and signing his latest comic alongside The Zoom! merchandise. It was a full house for both his scheduled workshops and he had regular visits from Beano fans wanting to learn how to draw Skanky Pigeon!

Was great to catch up with; Jake Detonator [How To Speak Wookiee], Corinne Pearlman [Myriad Editions], Darryl Cunningham [with his brilliant new book, ‘Supercrash’], Shah Nazir [LaptopGuy ], Martin Eden [Spandex], Sean Azzorpardi [CECAF organiser, Necessary Monsters], Ash Pure [who brought along some cool ‘Zoom and Ace’ artwork he’s done for a project he’s working on] and Kev F from The Beano who did a fantastic portrait of Ace. Also great to see Zak Simmonds - Hurn [Monstrous Comics and The Phoenix], and Matt Baxter [The Phoenix] and Sarah McIntyre [also from The Phoenix]

Thanks to everyone who visited and all the Thought Bubble organisers and staff [especially Graham in the Royal Armouries Hall]

 

Zoom was at Park Theatre, Finsbury Park tonight working on the 'Blackboard Artwork' for 'Jonah and Otto' a play by Robert Holman. It's Directed by Tim Stark [pictured with Zoom] and runs until Nov 23rd, here's the link if you want to find out more info or book tickets: http://parktheatre.co.uk/whats-on/jonah-and-otto

 

It was the first Crouch End Comic Arts Festival [CECAF14] yesterday. Here’s some pics; Zoom selling on his table, Zoom with Paul Rainey, Zoom, Skanky Pigeon and Andy Oliver @ Broken Frontier trying out a ‘The Zoom! Elastic Band Shooter’, Alex Fitch interviewing Zoom for Resonance FM and Ace gets to help out on Gary Northfield's table. Big thanks to the organiser Sean Azzorpardi!

 

Haringey Chief of police, Victor Olisa asked Zoom to draw 5 local landmarks for the new Super Police Station in Wood Green. It's taken over a year to get all the work done but they're finally ready to go. Here's a sneak peek:

 

 

 

In this week’s Beano:

 

The Zoom! merchandise goes on sale online! (shop link at top of the page!)

Zoom’s been planning to do some merchandise for a while and it’s finally ready to sell online. Watch the online adverts he’s animated here by clicking the image links:

 

Zoom’s learnt how to animate his stories and he’s just started a new youtube chanel to show them on. Watch his first film ‘Argos Aliens’, here: http://youtu.be/jr2Ijgoto3s

 

Big Green Bookshop is an independent bookshop in Wood Green which has been a massive supporter of The Zoom! since the very first issue. Here’s the co owner Simon with latest ‘The Zoom! No.10’ on the shelves and a flashback to Simon and Zoom at the 2009 launch of The Zoom! No1!

 

Meanwhile in The Beano

 

Jamie Smart has created and edited a brand new, one-off, 36 page digital comic called ‘Moose Kids Comic’, featuring exclusive characters by 40 artists. The Cartoon Museum hosted a fantastic Saturday event where loads of the artists showed up and ran workshops. Ltd Edition printed versions were on sale. Here’s Zoom with Jamie and Ace’s actual signed copy.

 

Zoom was at 'London's Biggest Breakfast' which was presented live on Magic fm by Neil 'Doctor' Fox from City Hall.

Zoom's a member of the Mayor's Fund Youthboard and his Special 'Skanky Pigeon' Mini Strip helped to publicise the event on social media

 

It was Hampstead & Highgate Literary Festival on Sunday and Zoom was there to run a workshop and sign his latest issue in the author's tent.

 

Zoom speaking at City Hall last night at the launch of the PYNHaringey Poster Campaign. He also got to catch up with Tottenham MP David Lammy who was looking forward to reading The Zoom! No.10

 

Here's the poster of Zoom that will be going up in Schools and Youth Clubs across Haringey this month!

 

Interview with Zoom in the Ham & High

 

Skanky Pigeon finds some drinking straws in this week’s Beano!

 

Zoom and Woodrow Phoenix talked about their 14-18Now/Radio4 work, at the Cartoon Museum’s ‘Daze,Dazzle & Draw’ event. Zoom did an interview with LondonLive and Ace helped Steve Marchant draw wartime postcards

 

Chief of Haringey Police, Victor Olisa is a big fan of 'The Zoom!'. He kindly agreed to have Zoom’s little brother Ace arrested for a forthcoming comic story! 

 

The Zoom! No.10 goes on sale @Rajco Newsagents!

 

The Zoom! No.10 previews at The British Library

 

Skanky Pigeon gets Pizza!

 

IInterview with Zoom in Ham & High

 

Zoom’s ‘Gandhi Theft Auto’ Comic Strip’ goes on show @ ‘Beside the Surreal Side’ on Herne Bay Bandstand

 

‘Human Tour’ came round to Zoom HQ to film an interview for South Korean TV

 

Zoom went down to the House of Lords on Mayor’s fund business and met Lord Fink

Zoom’s one of 12 cartoonists chosen to respond to the events of 100 years ago in the run up to WW1 alongside a real time series on Radio 4.

‘Day by Day’ 14-18Now is an Exhibition of the artwork @The Cartoon Museum in Bloomsbury.

At the private view Zoom got to meet the Historian Margaret MacMillan [who’ll be presenting the Radio 4 Show] , Steve Bell [Guardian cartoonist] and catch up with Kate Charlesworth and Woodrow Phoenix who are also in the show.

The exhibition runs from June 25th – October 19th

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Zoom’s ‘Gandhi theft Auto’ cartoon (see this link) is in the ‘Pastiche, Parody and Piracy’ exhibition @The Cob Gallery, Camden from 20th June – July 5th. Great to catch up with co curator Jeremy Banx at the Private View and meet Miriam Elia who’s spoof Ladybird Book ‘We Go to the Gallery’ [which Penguin UK threatened to pulp] inspired the show. Also good to meet Royston Robertson, Mike Turner and Martin Rowson. Ace was delighted to see Steve Appleby again – his ‘Guide to Life’ is one of his best books! Zoom’s favourite exhibit was ‘Photo Op’ by Peter Kennard and Cat Phillips and it was cool to meet them both on the way out!

 

Zoom was at The Willow Primary, Broadwater Farm Estate,Tottenham last Friday and spent the morning chatting about his comics and running comic making workshops.

 

'It’s Our World' is a massive Arts Project to get kids to draw, paint or photograph where they live. Anyone in the UK ages 4-19 can take part.

The launch was this morning at Waterloo Station to coincide with World Enviroment Day and Zoom was there in his role as ‘Young Ambassador’ to meet press, lead a live drawing class of the Waterloo Skyline and see his artwork displayed on the biggest digital screen in Europe!

It was great to meet with organisers from Weber Shandwick, Start UK, JCDecauxUK, The ‘It’s Our World’ Team, Julian Huppert [MP for Cambridge] and Daniel Raven-Ellison [Guerrilla Geographer]

For further information and to register see www.itisourworld.org

 

Zoom was honoured to have his work included in the Comics Unmasked exhibition @The British Library.
Here he is alongside his exhibit.

 

@The British Library, Comics Unmasked Private View with: Paul Gravett, Chloe Pursey, Corinne Pearlman, Daryl Cunningham, Andy Oliver, Hugh Armitage and Jake Detonator.

 

Zoom helped to launch the Mayor’s Fund’s ‘London’s Biggest Breakfast’ Campaign by co hosting a breakfast at the Tower Bridge Hilton and doing them a special cartoon strip featuring Skanky Pigeon and Boris.

 

Zoom with Brian and Mary Talbot and Kate Charlesworth at the ‘Sally Heathcoate’ event @ the Cartoon Museum

 

Back in The BEANO, Skanky Pigeon gets the bus to Wood Green

 

Zoom took his Burger Bar to The Hoo’s Book Festival and ran 2 comic book workshops. Great to catch up with Gary Northfield who won himself an Unhappy Meal !

 

Interview with Zoom in the latest issue of Anorak!

 

Zoom’s an ambassador for the Bucheon Comic Festival in South Korea so it was great to see Paul Gravett and Ilya chatting to Yoon Tae Ho about  Webtoons at the Korean Cultural Embassy

 

Meanwhile in The Beano…Skanky Pigeon steps in something horrible…

 

Zoom attends the Pick Me Up Graphic Festival Private View at Somerset House where his latest comic is on sale in the shop.

 

Zoom is now an ambassador for Noahs Ark Children’s Hospice in Barnet. Here he is at their Easter Eggstravaganza teaching kids how to make comics

 

Skanky Pigeon’s mum makes an appearance in The Beano!

 

Zoom attended the One Big Community event to discuss knife crime in London at City Hall. Speakers included; Duwayne Brooks, Tim Campbell and David Cohen from the Evening standard, and he got to catch up with Shaun Bailey who’s a big comics fan and fellow Spirit of London Ambassadors Jermain Jackman [who’s just won BBC’s The Voice] and Jeremiah Emmanuel [who launched the 1BC campaign]

 

Arthouse Cinema Opens on Zoom’s road! – and here’s his art which is on display inside.

 

Zoom ran 2 kids comic workshops @Watermill Comic Con in Birmingham

 

Zoom with Dave Cohen [Comedy and Horrible History song writer] at the Launch of his new book ‘How to be averagely successful at Comedy’

 

Zoom receives an award from MP for Tottenham David Lammy at the Houses of Parliament for being a Positive Youth in Haringey.

 

Zoom delivers a ‘Motivational speech’ at The Diana awards ‘Inspire Day’ @Barclays headquarters, Canary wharf

 

Zoom makes the H.Club100 list, top ten in the ‘Publishing and writing’ Category. He was up against some very tough competition including J.K.Rowling, Iain Banks and Caitlin Moran. Here he is with his award presented by Jolyon Rubinstein.

 

Fantastic Comic Artist, James Harvey [Masterplasty, Bartkira] has drawn Zoom !

 

Zoom makes the ‘Beano Town Buzz’ page!
And here’s his Halloween Special Skanky Pigeon story in the same issue.

 

The Zoom! No.9 goes on sale at Rajco Newsagents!

 

The Zoom! No.9 launched at Comica Comiket! Customers included Stephen Collins [The Guardian] ,Andy Oliver [Broken Frontier] and Hannah Berry [Adamtine] Zoom spoke to organiser Paul Gravett on stage about the new issue, then joined Gary Northfield for the finale in the drawing parade.

 

Zoom’s entry to this year’s ‘Young cartoonist of the year’ Competition.
…He came runner up for the second year running!

 

Zoom runs a workshop at Wood Green literary Festival.

 

Zoom’s artwork is the cover of ‘Harringey People’ Magazine!

Zoom's been named as one of London's most influential Under 25's  by The London Evening Standard in their Power 1000 List. Here he is on BBC London News chatting about it to Brenda Emanus
 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-24163405

 

Zoom makes his debut in The Beano!

The Beano's 75th anniversary included a full page interview with Zoom Rockman alongside an exclusive ‘Skanky Pigeon’ mini strip, his first contribution to the iconic comic, and the first of a regular monthly strip.

Zoom said "The Beano inspired me to start making comics when I was 8 so it’s really cool to be working for them now."

 

Zoom designed and ran a 'MuckBurgers Burger Bar' as a 'Daily Special' for the Pick Me Up Graphic Festival @Somerset House

Visitors were invited to win themselves an 'Unhappy Meal' using the Skanky Burger Catapult
Meanwhile his Special 'Pick Me UP Packs' containing reprints of No's 6 + 7 plus the new issue went flying out the Festival shop

 

The Zoom! No.8 get's a fantastic review on Boing Boing
Read the full article here: http://boingboing.net/2013/04/24/the-zoom-great-satirical-comi.html

 

Interview with Zoom in the London evening Standard          
Read the full article here:  http://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/london-life/zoom-rockman-the-comic-kid-whos-more-than-a-marvel-8582257.html

 

The Zoom! No.8 'The Burger Issue' Hits the shelves at Rajco Newsagents

 

Preview copies of The Zoom! No.8 'the Burger Issue' went on sale at the Comica Festival's Comica Comiket

 

Zoom and the PM at Downing Street!

 

Roy Hudd interviews Zoom and his little brother Ace for BBC Beano 75th Feature...And Steve Marchant drew Ace!

Watch the interview here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p014fxfp

 

The Zoom now on sale at Colette Paris!

http://www.colette.fr/the-zoom-numero-7-london-issue-zoomkiothez7-1-fr.html

 

The Zoom! No.7 reviewed on Broken Frontier

http://old.brokenfrontier.com/columns/p/detail/small-press-the-next-generation-the-zoom-spandex-and-gargoyle-by-moonlight

 

Zoom makes Evening Standard’s Rising stars of 2013 - Top 20 to watch’ list

 

Zoom Makes Vogue’s Hot list for 2013!

 

Zoom and Paul Gravett in Conversation on Dazed Digital (read here)

 

Zoom wins Spirit of London Award for achievement in Media!

SOLA 2012 Achievement Through Media Award - Zoom Rockman

 

SOLA VIP Parties at O2 Arena and Nandos with fellow Media Category nominees, ‘Mandem on the Wall’ and Achievement in Sports winner Matiullah Haida

 

The O2 Arena asked Zoom to do a Special ‘The Zoom!’ cover to be signed by all the artists performing at the Spirit of London Awards and auctioned for the Damilola Taylor Trust. Here’s the artwork before it got signed:

 

As a Spirit of London Awards Nominee Zoom goes to reception at Canary Wharf, Houses of Parliament and Drinks with the PM at Downing Street

 

Zoom met Hannah Berry at the Comic Event she curated for the Comica Festival. Bumped into Gary Northfield [Ace’s favourite cartoonist] on the way out.

 

 

Zoom visited his first Thought Bubble Festival up in Leeds. [Kebab Shop of Horrors won a prize] Ace got to draw monsters with the Phoenix Team and meet an extremely scary Star Trek person.

 

 

Zoom was very happy to receive tickets to the Art Speigelman film launch…he’s a massive fan. Great to see Aneurin Wright on the discussion panel!

 

 

The real George from the Fish’n' Chip shop with his new Advert in The Zoom! No.7

 

 

The Zoom! No.7 Previews at Comica Comiket!

 

 

Zoom’s nominated for a ‘Spirit Of Of London Award’ in the Media Category.
This means he’ll be going to Downing Street on the 29th and Award Ceremony at the O2

 

 

Zoom had a fantastic time at the Bucheon International Comic Festival [BICOF 2012] in South Korea. His extremely busy schedule included accompanying Chairman Park on the red carpet, several interviews and photoshoots, a 2 day intensive computer workshop with Australian Interactive cartoon legend Sutu AKA 'NAWLZ', a 20 minute speech delivered to a massive audience [including the Mayor and a Member of parliament] and competing in a 3 hour competition [under exam conditions!] which he won!!

 

 

Aug 11th
Zoom’s on the cover of the independent Magazine…and a 4 page interview inside!

 

 

Zoom’s looking forward to flying out to South Korea on the 13th to represent the UK at the Bucheon International Comic Festival 2012. He won an award there last summer and this time they’ve asked him to do a speech at the Opening Ceremony!

 

 

Zoom does an interview and photo shoot for The Independent Review Magazine at his favourite comic shop [and The Zoom! Stockist] –
GOSH! 1, Berwick Street, London W1

 

 

Zoom was really flattered to be asked to join professional comic artists team; Jamie Smart, Gary Northfield, Sarah McIntyre, Jamie Littler, David O’Connell, Neil Cameron and Moshi Monster designer Nana Li @ The Comics Big –Top of AWESOME as part of the POP-UP FESTIVAL taking place at Saint Martins College of Art in London. Zoom talked about his comics on stage and showed how to draw some of the main characters. It was a great day!

 

 

Zoom’s re-working of ‘Planet of the Apes’  - ‘Planet of the Ace’ featuring his little brother Ace as the Ape wins ‘Best Story’ at the BD & Comics Passion Festival. At the award ceremony he was presented with £100 worth of art materials [Including professional drawing board] from The London Graphic Centre, which he’s already using to work on his next issue.

 

 

Zoom launches The Zoom No.6 – Jubilee Issue at Comica Comiket Festival at the Bishopsgate institute in London. Cupcakes were supplied by The Zoom! advertiser 'Storm in a Cupcake' and it was a fantastic day for sales!
Later that week Zoom received a letter from the Queen to say thankyou for doing a Jubilee issue and that she enjoyed reading it!

 

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