Thursday, 23 February 2017

Mirror Mirror

Mirror Mirror first appeared in the 2014 edition of Hallowscream and was one of the first ever comics to make use of the Electricomics generator. Drawn by Carol Kewley, this is an experimental story that uses an unusual layout to help tell its tale.

It's quite a subtle trick so look closely.


As per the title and theme of the story, the images within are a reverse reflection of each other. eg the first panel is the same layout as the last panel, the 2nd panel is a reflection of the 15th, 3rd is the  14th, and so on...

This is me being a smart arse. I thank you.


Current Project Progress Update:

I'm still working on several stories, which I promise I'll have ready to upload soon. Apologies for the delay but it really does take a ridiculously long time to draw things. 

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Doodlings

Late last year I attempted to partake in something called Inktober, a fun little project which involves creating one piece of inked artwork for each day of the month. Needless to say, I didn't complete the full month, only managing a meagre 4 days. No surprise there.

In order to keep the content flowing on this blog, I though I'd share a couple with you, while I'm creating some more serious comic strips, which I'll be posting very soon. Enjoy.






Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Fuzzy

I'd love to post more but as I'm now trying to draw some comic strips it turns out doing so is a reallllly lengthy process! It goes:

Write > Edit > Rewrite > Edit > Rewrite > Initial character sketches > Rough page layout > Full page layout > Pencil sketches > Refine pencil sketches > Scan > Ink (digital) > Flat colours > Full colour > Letter & Logo > Finish

At last! A solid excuse for why it's taking so long to get content up. :)

So, in the mean time, here's some filler in the form of Fuzzy.

Fuzzy is a comic character I created back when I was between 7-10 years old (that's a guess really as I've no idea but it sounds about right). I used to draw short stories about Fuzzy and his adventures. I suppose you could say this was my first comic strip.



This framed picture hangs on the wall, above the TV, in my Mum's house. Yep, she pretty much idolises anything I do and is a massive hoarder. (That's hoarDER! Don't go disrespecting my Mother, yo.) 

Friday, 27 January 2017

Monster Vision

It's Friday and I've only posted once so far this year, so, here's a little treat that first appeared in the 2015 edition of the horror anthology Hallowscream. This is a two page story titled Monster Vision and was drawn by the awesome Ryan Taylor. Happy Friday folks. (You can click on the pics below for a better view)



Still working on a couple more stories that I'm part way through drawing. That shit takes time so respect to all the artist out there keeping the indie comic scene alive.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Happy New Year

As the glistening fleshy petals of 2017 peel back to reveal a face-hugging new year of celebrity deaths, cold war sabre-rattling and rising fascism I thought I'd brush up on some drawing practice with this pencilled, then digitally inked and coloured, brain vomit.

Happy New Year everyone.

 

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

PARAGON Annual 2017



I've just finished lettering 8 pages for the new Paragon annual which you can buy via the link below. The script I've been working on was the 2nd part of a 3 part story concerning one of Paragon's long running stories, Icarus Dangerous.

The other 2 letterers of this story are the awesome BOLT-01 and lettering legend Jim Campbell. I'm in exceedingly good company!

You can purchase the 2017 Paragon Annual here.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Apocal-oops

My posts usually start with an apology for the lack of weight-pulling in the updating of this blog and general lack of comic creativity. Well, not this time! I think I've got my mojo back for making comics. So, here's a quick one pager drawn by the always amicable Carol Kewley titled 'Apocal-oops'.



In other ME news, I've just finished lettering a 7 page script for a submission package titled 'Quantum's World'. Written by Frank Martin with art by Raúl Lara, it's a super hero story that spans multiple universes and I'll be lettering the full series if it gets picked up.

I've also just been handed a 8 page script to letter by editor Dave Candlish for the upcoming Paragon Annual, which I'm delighted to be a part of. This script is part two of a story called Icarus Dangerous; Mynx Tale scripted by Dirk van Dom and drawn by Scott Twells.

I'm also currently in the process of writing several stories of varying lengths. Some of these I intend to submit to various anthologies, others to actually get down and dirty and do the artwork myself! I'll be posting the first of these here very soon. Be warned, I've got some issues I need to get out of my system so it's going to get really fucking dark round here.