Saturday, October 29, 2011

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

Batman Fall

Shoe polish, uni-ball white gel pen and the thunderous rhythm of Art Blakey.

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Pardon me, but your teeth are in my neck

Over in Little Shoppe of Horrors #27 the full moon shines down on Dance of the Vampires/The Fearless Vampire Killers.

This is my contribution. At a quick glance it should look like Sharon Tate.

Fang you for looking.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Growing out of it

Back in 1988, i was invited to work with Jamie Delano on a 4-page story for AARGH!,(Artists Against Rampant Government Homophobia) a collection of comic strips, illustration and text pieces, all opposing Clause 28.

It was a time when i considered myself a novice; an enthusiastic one, but still a loooooooong way from professional. I doubted my work could stand up next to industry greats like Frank Miller, Dave Gibbons, Kev O'Neil, etc. But i believed in the book, and in making protest - my ego could take the knocks.

The art is rough, VERY. I was still learning and struggling, and you can see that; the lack of control and refinement, how scrappy and unfinished it looks.

Still one of my favourites.

It helped cement a friendship with Alan Moore and Jamie, helped me conquer my 'stage fright' and marked a dramatic change in my attitude towards art and storytelling.
Beyond it's crudeness i can see a playful spirit and personality that still defines the way i think today.

It's available to read, Along with a retrospective review of AARGH! at The Gay Comics List