Thursday, August 20, 2009

Bride of the Deep

Another old sketch. Originally an idea for a Cthulhu Tales cover, a mash-up of Aubrey Beardsley and Gustav Klimt.

Obviously far too subtle, so i binned it, but it helped inspire a comic book series; an Edwardian detective horror story, with monsters in the sewers, assassins that kill in dreams, exploding dolls and a painting that bleeds out madness.

Coming sometime this century!

Monday, August 17, 2009


Old character design from a story yet to be told.

Pencil, grey marker and a little photoshop colour.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Bucky does Ba'al

You've heard of Mark Buckingham, right?

Y'know, the fella who drew Marvelman and Batman and Spiderman, and just about every other major character in the Marvel and DC universe.

Rich, succesful, talented Mark buckingham who's kept Fables at the top of the Vertigo sales charts for centuries, the fella who editors name their children after, the fella with graphite and rotring ink spliced into his genes, the fella who can't seem to put a foot wrong with his adoring legion of fans, who helps old ladies across the road, sings Xmas carols, cries at christenings, buys everyone drinks at conventions(even Kev Sutherland); the fella who chuckles and smiles like Jimmy Stewart playing Jiminy Cricket, the fella who is always sweet and polite and gentle and charming, who, in the middle of deadline pressures, guesting at shows, playing host to visiting family, doing the washing and walking the dogs, manages to paint a gorgeous variant cover for Channel Evil# 2 just cus i asked him to, well, you wanna know summat?

He eats with his mouth open.