Tuesday, September 30, 2008

See you at the Show?

Although I'm too busy, skint, and still got a crappy cold(thank you Ryanair for your freezing, filthy plague-ridden recycled air)I'll be at this weekends Birmingham International Comics Show. I'm on a table with me good chums Leah Moore and John Reppion, 12 noon-till-1 in the theatre lobby. If you'd like to have anything signed, get a quick sketch(i don't charge!)or buy original artwork, please come and say 'ullo'.
I'll be at the launch party too, so if i owe you a drink, or you owe me one, let's form an orderly queue.

A few of the better sketches i did in Spain. Done with Zig, Faber brush pen and Letraset markers, and a little messing in Photoshop.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Cool Forever

Gracious. Charismatic. Gentle. Rebellious. Unpretentious. Tough. Funny. Kind. Strong. Cool.
Actor, husband and father, who was sincerely dedicated to life and the movies. A rare breed, a giant talent, RIP Paul Newman.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

From Spain with a Double-barrel Boom!!

Not long got back to dear old Blighty, after a leisurely loll-around in Spain. And though it was good to get my pale arse outta my cobwebbed studio and walk in the sun and sea air, i must confess i'm rubbish at relaxing, and do 'nothing' very badly. I'm not a sun-worshipper(though it's preferable to a grey, wet and miserable English summer), i don't like the typical tourist sight-seeing stuff, and i don't drink gallons of lager and stay out whizzing-of-me-tits to German techno.

I suppose i just never really 'switch off', I like to have my brain engaged with something.

And just before we left for our holiday, it was firmly engaged with three very exciting projects. One, which is already scheduled, is a horror-thriller mini-series written by the masterful hand of Alan Grant. Which I'll be starting before the end of the year. Another is a 16-page colour adaption of a story by Louisa May Alcott for Graphic Classics. And the third, just came outta-the-blue. It's a pitch collaboration with an amazing talent from outside the comics industry, it's in it's early stages, but its one of those projects you dream about and fall in love with - and I'm head-over-heels!

More on all, soon. Meantime, a sketch from that pitch and the logo-less covers to Cthulhu Tales #9, and Zombie Tales #8, both out in early November.

Saturday, September 06, 2008