Monday, December 21, 2009

The Bridge!

The BRIDGE is the school magazine for Handsworth Grammar, in Birmingham, which is the school that the mighty Mini-Bolt went to till earlier this year. Why am I posting about this- well it is because for the second year running, I out it together for them. The editor; Mrs Elaine Brown, was one of Mini-Bolts teachers and after she learned about my small-press activities they asked me to help out. I was only too pleased to accept- especially when they offered to pay me!

I'm quite pleased with how the mag looks, though there are things I want to sort for next year- making the interior pages tidier, fixing some nasty formatting shortcuts I got lumbered with due to the school's inexperience (ohh, hark at me!) with print techniques and generally giving it a bit more polish. That's if they ask me, after all...

Oh, and because I did the layout work I was able to push it to my usual printer for comics, which has hopefully given them a lovely x-mas bonus as well.

Friday, December 04, 2009

Friday 4th december.

My Entry for the 2000ad online message board Advent Calendar. Quite pleased with this.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Friday 27 November 2009

This week I have been recovering from Leeds and sorting stuff ready to start on the new Crusader strip. thumbnails are all done, but I've got to put it on the back burner for the Bridge- which is going to need a lot of work to get ready for printers.

I've also done some lettering for another member of the 2000ad message board hive. A strip that is for the board advent calender that starts on Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Sam Slade!

This started out as a 'You have 15 minutes to draw Robo-Hunter entry on the 2000ad online message board, but I got carried away.

The pencils took 15 min, inks approx 40 min, then I scanned it and started playing. I really enjoyed this.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Back from the depths- TIME TOURS

Time for a little light pimpery.

A couple of months ago I drew a single page strip for the BACK FROM THE DEPTHS Fan publication headed by Malcolm Kirk.

The full issue is now available to download and I heartily recommend it. There are some cracking strips and some lovely artwork- including pieces by Johnny McMonagle and Matthew Soffe

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Really must get back into this...

I can't believe it has been nearly a year since I posted here!


Okay- Working on:-

Mostly promoting the new comics, getting more Zarjaz made and amending the cover for the latest Dogbreath. Got a lot of ppost to deal with as the comp copies need to be organised.

Drawing wise I'm not up to much. I've a terrible cold at the mo, which is leaving me feeling really fucking horrible, and has majorly affected my concentration. However I have managed to ink the first two pages of the second half of the SD strip I'm working on.

I'm going to be getitng some lettering work from Insomnia comics apparently. I need to drop them a line and say sorry for not speaking at BICS last weekend.

Afternthe SD strip I am going to begin work either on a new Dreddheads- or more likely the next Crusader strip- and I'm going to try to ink that digitally. I reckon that I should be able to finally overcome my hand-eye issues with the stylus and hopefully get a greater level of detail into my work. If nothing else it will make for an interesting experiment.

For next time I'm going to try to get a picture to post as well- Surely I can do THAT...