Friday, July 28, 2006
The above is the opener in Bryan Coyle's Cannibal Salad strip that we did for Lost Property 02 as a crossover with the Yammer. Starting next week I'll be running an episode of both at the same time so that the strips will hopefully make sense.
This week we got some nice reviews in comics International. Check the
forums for scans.
This week I have finished the third Dreddheads strip, and put a couple of pictures up on the 2000ad Online website.
It has been announced that there is going to be a two-day comics event at the Custard Factory in December! A result for me as it is a local happening. More news as it happens.
Friday, July 21, 2006
This week sees what is possibly the last episode of Yammer that I will draw. I’ve been drawing this feller for over ten years now, and I’ve finally reached the end. I do have an idea for more, but that is for waay down the line.
Starting next week I’ll be running the Yammer strips that ran as part of last Octobers Lost Property comic, alongside the Cannibal Salad strips by Bryan Coyle.
This week I’ve learned that if you don’t save multiple layer documents before you flatten them, then close, you will be left with a hard time trying to amend any of the layers.
I’m half way through the inks on the third Dreddheads strip with Paul Glasswell, and really enjoying myself. Hoping these will continue.
I’ve also been tempted to start drawing 2000ad characters for the message board as well.
Matt Tallon from the Mean Arena; A strip that has yet to receive a proper reprint.
Ace Garp, designed by the Maestro Bellardinelli.
and finally Nick Stone, another Bellardinelli character and a sketch I’m quite pleased with.
Friday, July 14, 2006
This week saw the climax of the Albert & Myrtle strip, and it's delivery to the editors. Hopefully it will be available at Mecon in Ireland in the next few months.
I've also reached page 4 of the new Whistler strip for Dogbreath, as well as signing off on commissions for the first strips for the new comic. Exciting.
On the FQP Front, the cover to issue 07 of FutureQuake has been commissioned, and artists have been approached for interest in strips.
Forbidden Planet have just added a UK Small Press section to their website, and if you look under 'F' you may find something familiar...
Lost Property 03 has had some attention this week as well, with some new strips arriving and news of other strips that might be actually happening now. All good news there as I stil lhave 3/4 of the comic to fill.
Friday, July 07, 2006
Been a strange week, here at bolt towers, with the exiting of a script editor the completion of a set of line work pages and the commissioning of possibly the most fantastic opening script it has ever been my delight to read. More on 'that' particular piece of comic strip genius as it arrises.
Those of you out there who remember Jon & Gorath will be pleased to know that the first ten spisodes have now been accepted for printing in an up-coming title. No details as yet, but I'm very pleased to see those strips out there again.
I've also had a new batch of scripts, so when the Yammer concludes (12 weeks yet) I will have a lot more J&G for you to read.
Thanks to a recent sale in Thargs house of loveliness (www.2000adonline.com) I am now the proud owner of a Strontium dog action figure. Or rather I was, my six year old won't give it back and has taken to shouting 'Number four cartridge!' whist pointing the little Westinghouse blaster it came with. Dead proud me...