Sunday, 21 October 2012

Drawing with no real intent...

Just drawing for fun...

A spaceman...


...and some kind of winged thing...






That's all.

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Some Kind of Spaceman

Here's my final entry for this years Northern Sequential Arts Competition, 'Some Kind of Spaceman'.


Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Vikings and Spacemen


It’s been a busy few months. 

First up, I’ve been working on a pitch with Andy Winter for a historical Graphic Novel set against the Viking raids of the 10th century. It’s been a thoroughly enjoyable process, from designing characters to assembling complicated battle scenes, and I really think I’ve made great leaps in my inking. Here are a few samples from the pitch pages.  






Also, I’ve been working for a competition entry for the Northern Sequential Arts Competition. Here’s my entry, sans colouring and final dialogue edit, for the competition.


 

Friday, 13 July 2012

Busy, busy, busy...


I’ve not posted in awhile but it’s not through lack of working. I’ve completed two five page stories for two different anthologies which have yet to see print so here are a few tasters:

This is a panel for a story set to feature in a well known small press horror anthology:


This panel will also feature in a brand new upcoming, as yet unnamed, horror anthology. This is the opening panel, anything else gives too much of the story away:


I’ve also been working on a pitch with someone for an OGN set in the middle ages. Here are some character designs for main protagonist and antagonist.




Thursday, 24 May 2012

Monday, 2 April 2012

9th ART

I contributed to the 9th ART magazine a while back (www.9thartmagazine.com/)and they asked me if I wanted to contribute to a little project they had going. It sounded quite interesting so I thought I'd give it a go. 

The concept was that all we got to work with was the following:

What is that?
 Better not get too close.
 I want to touch it.
 They said not to touch anything.
 To hell with them and their rules.

From that I had a few ideas, an infected growth in a hard to reach place, a conversation across two time zones... Nothing really came to seemed to come together so I thought about rearranging the context of the dialogue. that lead me to:


It was good colouring practice and I'm quite happy with how it turned out.


Sunday, 1 April 2012

Zombies

There is a distinct lack of leaving cards on the market that cater for the zombie loving amongst us. Thus, as a leaving present for a Zombie obsessed teacher, I give you:

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Psircus #1 ON SALE NOW!

If you'd like to get your grubby little mits on a hard copy of my newest comic book then follow the link below and check out the BUY THE COMIC link.

Psircus: The Origins of Kathy and Icarus



Psircus #1, 24 B&W pages and colour covers featuring the adverntures of Kathy & Icarus, only £3.00 plus £1.00 P&P.

If you don't want a hard copy you'll just have to look really hard at the previous post.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

From the Archives: The Psircus

A few years ago I had a number of different story ideas floating around my head which never seemed to fit anywhere or go away. They were good ideas for an element of a story but not an actual story within itself.

Then one night, it all seemed to come together and from a world where these ideas became a story and characters came in to being. I started off with a series of origin stories featuring the characters that would eventually go on to form The Psircus. The idea was to tell a series of short stories that would each stand alone as complete, but also form a larger ongoing story.

This was the first, illustrated by Katja Linblom (check out her website here http://och.nu/MethatronII/ ). I was going for a old fashioned ghost story kind of feel. There are several elements which would have contributed to a larger story. I give you 'Kathy Isn't Right'. 

First published in Rapid Fire Vol II.I. 









The second was partially inspired by a dream I had abut the film 'Leon'. Guess the rest speaks for itself. Illustrated by Iain Buchanan (http://astrocomics.blogspot.com/ ), he came up with some great ideas that have made it in to a pitch we put together and have sent off to a few publishers.

First published in Rapid Fire Vol II.II





Finally, this story never saw print as it was meant to be the third instalment but we gave up on printing Rapid Fire as it was beginning to become a massive cash cow. If the previous instalments were introduction to the characters, this story was to feature a stand alone outing for Kathy and Icarus and give an insight in to what they did as part of The Psircus.