Monday, 20 June 2011

Black Jet: Operation Rainbow Bridge

A blast from the past! Back in the early days of Underfire Comics there was a series called 'Operation; Black Jet' by Cosmo White. It was a WWII adventure story involving an alien craft and test pilot flung in to the future...

Cosmo decided to collect the series in a bound format and wanted back up stories to fill out the book. I adapted a story I had kicking around but didn't know what to do with. So here you go, completed back in 2006-7...


This was the first time I really tried to work textures and tones in to the art and you can see how I got more comfortable with it as I went along. Compare page 1 to page 8 and you can see the difference a bit of shadowing can make.

Hopefully the collected edition will see print one day. Get on it Cosmo!

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

New Sketch

Just a quick sketch, a female Judge from 2000AD, no particular character, sitting on a junk pile.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Bad Day

In an attempt to do a bit of mingling and networking I've been trying to work with people other than the Underfire lot and my own solitary endeavors. I found the nice Matt Garvey looking for collaborations and this is the result.

Check out this post over on the Millarwrld forums for the lettering and some other insights http://forums.millarworld.tv/index.php?/topic/97938-i-would-love-to-know-what-you-think/




Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Colours

I've never been too confidant at colouring. Below are two versions of the same panel from one of my upcoming stories. In the first version you can see my attempts at colouring and in the second you can see me being totally outclassed by Fin Cramb (inkinmyfingernails@hotmail.com) who coloured the rest of the strip.

I always find this kind of thing interesting so I thought I'd share it. I will get around to posting more of the story some point soon.

My attempt...


Fin Cramb's version (note the attention to light sources)

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Hello down there...

Hello and welcome to my new blog. Here's a little treat for you all, Upside Down, a story inspired by floating in a rubber ring while on holiday on Croatia. It was kind of an exercise of setting a whole story in a single location, the whole thing being just a man in a life ring. If the colouring looks a bit garish it's because the pages are currently in CYMK for print. Enjoy!