Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
"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.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
For mostly financial reasons I've been something of a hermit these last couple of years, with only last years Thought Bubble being my one foray to a convention. Attempting to turn that around this year, and just realised what I'm going to, so...
15/3/2014: I'll be at LSCC as a visitor pimping the portfolio.
29/3/2014: I'll be leading the Nort Contingent in Leeds, part of a nationwide celebration of the 37th Anniversary of 2000ad with fellow squaxx. Even got a special t-shirt printed up for this.
5/4/2014: I'll be introducing Judge Minty at a screening in Warrington as part of Otherworlds Convention 2014, with possibly a Q&A afterwards, while on the same day in Scarborough Minty director Steven Sterlacchini is doing the same for another screening.
5/5/2014: I'll be attending Lawgiver- A Dredd Celebration in Birmingham with my fellow Minty alumni. I'll also have a table from which I shall be doing sketches and stuff;
And all being well I might actually get to the likes of Bristol and other shows later in the year. It will be nice to rejoin the human race again.