Saturday, March 06, 2010

The Finished Line


The best line in my studio, is the one made from string, pinned from wobbly bookshelf-to-bookshelf.
Rather than have the completed pages of art on my rubbish tip floor or in overstuffed folders, i like to peg them up. It's a quick and easy way to scan and grab, and stops me bending my poor back so much.
But most of all, it's a massive morale booster walking into the room and seeing 22 pages of FINISHED art looking back at ya.

Channel Evil #2 is done and gone and in the hands of letterer Jamie Grant.

Praise the lord! And pass me the whisky...










19 comments:

paulhd said...

Stark sharp expressive, and brilliant.
Some great scary stuff, but the park scene's beautiful.

Mark Buckingham said...

CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!

Although I don't have pages pegged to a line, I do frequently blutack pages to the walls and bookshelves around the studio... so that, like you, I can give myself a little boost seeing an issue take shape around me.

The pages you've included here are all absolutely phenomenal and display new heights in your already astonishing talent.

Well done mate!!!!

Andy Bloor said...

Absolutely outstanding Shane - topping even the quality of issue 1's work I think... stunning stuff, can't wait to get my hands on the book, keep it up!!

Neil D Vokes said...

What more can i add...beautiful work,mate...;o)

Laughing Indio said...

I love your Skulls, what a panel, glorious!

Ade Salmon said...

What Neil said! Don't photographers peg pix on a line? I know Dave Sim used to have his pages tacked to a wall so he could see the progress.

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Roland said...

Great Stuff. Good to see this finished. You must be pleased. Looks great

John H said...

Heh. Spikey skulls, lovely stuff.

Gary Crutchley said...

This is gonna be even better than issue 1.
Crack-MUNGUS art Shane.

Sean Covernton said...

It's a Christmas Miracle! Congrats mate! BTW where can I pick up issue one since I'm out here?

shane oakley said...

paul - thanyou for the praise.

among the skulls, dead bodies and gore, i REALLY enjoyed drawing the two page park scene. think i was yearning for summer....

bucky - cheers, mate! does feel amazingly good finally sending it to alexander.
eye's crossed i stay healthy and high-spirited so #3 doesn't take a fekkin lifetime.

andy, neil and indio - many thanx, fellas.

ade - yeah, peg-sellers used to do big business in the days folk mucked around in darkrooms.
mebbe that's where i picked it up from, since i did photography(pre-digital) for two years at college...that and i woz always treading on pages with my size elevens.

roland, john and gary - glad you like, thankyou.

sean - where you been?
you never got back to me about that meet-up, else i could've shown you all the best comics shops to rummage in, where no doubt you'd find copies of CHANNEL EVIL#1 crushed into some 50p bargain box in a shadowy corner.

try ORBITAL near covent garden, or MEGA CITY COMICS in camden.

Larry Shuput said...

Looks brilliant, razor sharp and pitch black. loved the first issue and look forward to the rest of the series

Marcos Cohen said...

Hi Shane, thanks for your comment on my blog.
Man! These are awesome! Love the graphic shapes and awesome composition

ANDY KUHN said...

awesome! beautiful work, as usual. can't wait.

Sean Covernton said...

Hey sorry about not getting back to you. I was all over the place the last week with work and planning and the olympics and all that. If you're able I'm in town again on probably the 23rd 24th. Love to hook up for beers!

shane oakley said...

sean - alas, that rare window of opportunity is bricked and cemented over. and until these mighty walls are rushed asunder,i will remain toiling alone in the darkness. do not forget me, my friend.

jon haward said...

wonderful stuff congrats on fin issue 2 (it's like climbing a mountain sometimes i bet you feel the weight off your shoulders now )i know i did when i finished the tempest phew that was a struggle.

Sean Covernton said...

Devil's bones. Well I'll have one in your name when I'm doing my last stint in Old London Town before I bid Europe adieu and head back to my art-hole.

shane oakley said...

larry - glad it hit the spot and that we have another fan.

marcos - thankyou. everyone go look at this guys amazing work.

andy -cheers!

jon - the struggle sposed to build character and backbone...
and i'm just about to climb another mountain. godspeed us all!

sean - NEVER speak my name aloud...