Launch Night - February 5th
I had absolutely no idea what I should expect when attending the Like the Wind magazine launch, but as soon as I stepped into the venue (Corbet Place) I knew I was in for a spectacle, over 150 people of various walks of life were packed into the bar.
After a bit of a meet and greet with the creators and other contributors we were treated to 3 guest speakers that all featured in the magazine. The first speaker was Simon Wheatcroft, whose inspiring story I illustrated (which was later chosen as the front cover for issue one.) Simon is a blind 'Ultra Runner' (races normally 50 to 100 miles in length) his story, as you can imagine is one of passion, determination and dedication. At the start of Simon's story he talks about how he got into running in the first place and how he would map his route digitally. You might be wondering, "that's all well and good, but how does he know where he is going when he gets on the road?" Simon's secret to navigating is using his feet (with running trainers on) to feel for the double yellow lines that mirror the road. What I wanted to highlight in my illustration was how stepping off the double yellow lines could land him in all sorts of trouble, hence the double... well, white lines falling away to the dark abyss within my illustration.
The night really was a great success and with all profits going to charity it was an honour to take part. Fingers crossed my illustration helped make a bit more cash.
If you are interested in getting your hands on issue one of the mag click HERE. Be quick, it's sure to sell out!