Tuesday, May 19, 2015

COUNTDOWN TO LAWGIVeR MK2... THE COMMISSIONS LIST (COMPLETED)

With lots of other Real World stuff going on at the moment, having these commissions for Lawgiver MK 2 to concentrate on has been a welcome distraction. Although I'm not able to attend the convention now, at least I know the original art is on its way to the convention organisers to pass on.













I'll be doing another ten commissions for those on the reserve list, once my deadline commitments are out of the way for May and June. The next convention I'll be attending is Thoughtbubble in Leeds where I'll have (half) a table and hopefully some honest to goodness new comics to sell. Fingers crossed.


Sunday, May 10, 2015

COUNTDOWN TO LAWGIVeR MK2... THE COMMISSIONS LIST

So last year I attended the first Lawgiver convention, an intimate gathering of Dredd fans and creators in Birmingham. Much fun was had by all, however I was disappointed with my sketching skills on the day. I've been out of the con circuit for too long and my chat and scribble muscles were massively out of practice. Unfortunately once you let the sketches out into the world, however poor, they can always come back to haunt you.



A year later and Lawgiver MK2 is at the old Ramada Hotel in Bristol, a well known destination for the UK comics fan, and I decided to open up an advance commission list on the Lawgiver FB page. Within ten minutes all ten spots were claimed, which was encouraging, and although I don't charge for sketches as a rule, I did ask for people to make a minimum £10 donation to a children's charity. As the requests started coming in I started to spend far more time on the sketches than I would at my con table- using them as an opportunity to try a few different techniques and warming up the drawing hand before moving onto the stuff on my deadline list.




This is one I'm relatively happy with- technique wise I wasn't really sure where I was going, but it seemed to have come out ok. I'll post a few more as time goes on.






Saturday, April 11, 2015

FQ 26 OUT NOW





Left is a detail from HIGHER POWER which appears in the weighty new issue of Futurequake #26. Find details here about picking up a copy.




Sunday, March 08, 2015

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

MILLENNIUM SKETCHBOOK


Some Lance Henriksen ink/colour tests based on a screengrab with a (completely unofficial of course) cover mock up.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Getting Better

CURRENT SOUNDTRACK: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

"Picture yourself on a boat on a river..."

Making a list of stuff I've done recently, with stuff yet to do, which is far far larger. Most recent is Zarjaz 21. It is the annual Dreddworld special with 9 new strips featuring the denizens of Mega-City one in a stunning wraparound cover by the one and only Patrick Goddard. This issue is so thrill-packed it comes in at a whopping 56 pages. My contribution is JUDGE DREDD- Fantastic Voyage with writer Richard McAuliffe. I don't think I've redrawn a strip so many times than this one, purely because I just couldn't let it go until the deadline.

Upcoming I've a few things for DOGBREATH, FUTUREQUAKE, AAIIEEE!!!, and SOMETHING WICKED. I'm also shooting reference this weekend for the first title from a relaunched Engine Comics in 2015. Called 'Starlight Starbright', it follows young couple Rob and Louise as they head for the Scottish border to escape a gradually fracturing England. After this I have nine other projects waiting to start on, but considering my previous erratic output, I won't be announcing them until they're actually done. Unlike previous years, Engine Comics will serve as the imprint for my own solo work from now on, rather than publishing others.