Pick Me Up 2012 Before I went to Bulgaria, I helped out at Pick Me Up, a yearly graphics art fair. My tutor was running a “Drawing Olympics” workshop, and some of us students went along to help. The event was at Somerset House, along the river. I was really impressed with this installation in the courtyard. Last time I was there the area was filled up with a stage with Belle & Sebastian playing. There were various games, like drawing as many everyday objects as you could against the clock, tiled consequences, and continue the comic. My tutor is the man in braces. We all had to make the first panel of a comic, which visitors would continue. Each person could only see the previous panel rather than the whole story. Mine very quickly turned into a pony story in the following panels. Tiled consequences, each drawing can link up with the others on each side. This one looked like Lenin. There were stalls from all different artists. At this stall you could choose an image and screen print it onto a tshirt yourself. There was also a fake museum full of hand-crafted objects. I particularly liked the ghosts and bones.