Friday, 26 September 2014
Didn't take long to become restless after finishing Midnight Man.
Made a start on the next project already, got a few more lined up. As always it's just a question of my motivation/confidence issues if they'll progress.
That said, pretty confident about this one though, sure many folk will be happy when this is announced.
Wednesday, 3 September 2014
Didn't realise it had been so long since I last updated this blog - but better late than never I suppose, and with one very good reason...
MIDNIGHT MAN TO DEBUT AT THOUGHT BUBBLE 2014!!
Yes indeed, bar some pages yet to tone up, I'm happy to report the book is all drawn and lettered and almost ready to go! I'm currently working on the convention banner and prints that will go on sale at this years Thought Bubble convention on Leeds on the 15th&16th November.
I will be at the con for both days (my first time as an exhibitor so if you're going please stop by and say hello!) and hope to be joined by my partner in crime Mr Mo Ali for at least one of the days.
We will at New Dock Hall for the weekend, which I'm told is the best hall to be in :-D if you click here you will be taken to the link where our icon has pride of place on the exhibitors list!
Here's the official synopsis of the book:
Falling from Big Ben whilst being chased by a possessed horse from the American Civil War,
the time-travelling vigilante Midnight Man has had stranger days.
Can he foil the plans of a malevolent time-spanning cabal, and save humanity in the process?
He might be out of luck, he's possibly out of time, and he's definitely out of his mind.
Get ready for some TEMPORAL. BULLET. ACTION.
Courtesy of Midnight Man.
Will post more soon as the book wings its way to the printers!
I've also continuing to do work for my friends at Accent UK (where our Wolfmen books have been a very good seller at this years cons!) and my design work will be seen in the long-awaited 'Stephenson's Robot' issue 1 with artwork by the amazing Indio! (Raygun Roads) and also in the brand new 'Tales of WesterNoir' spin-off book and possibly the second volume of Dave West's acclaimed 'Strange Times' (although this isn't confirmed yet).
Friday, 14 February 2014
Did this little character sketch yesterday as this is one of the projects I've got juggling around in my head when the time comes to go fully cartoony and say goodbye to the current style of drawing I've done for so long.
I find drawing like this so fun, free and refreshing, it's the complete opposite to the feeling I get with my current style which is incredibly hard work and ultimately frustrating.
Got loads of characters ready to go, one I'm planning on doing as a webcomic, hopefully I'll have more news on that soon.
Monday, 20 January 2014
I did this print/cover design (adapted from an old image I did a while ago) for last years Thought Bubble convention. Sadly I never got chance to go so it just sat on the hard drive.
Maybe this year I'll get some printed up.
Maybe this year there might be some news about this book.
It's been very quiet on here lately, partly due to lack of anything to show or report on really!
A new year means a fresh start, and I've gone though some soul-searching lately and the result being I'm not sure what the future holds for Midnight Man, the book Mo Ali and are I doing.
I want the book to happen, mainly because the story Mo wrote is a cracker, I just feel the work I've done on it is really not up to scratch, and seeing the incredible work of others online, by twitter, deviantart etc it makes me wonder whether I can offer the comic scene anything these days.
A possibility is to get another artist (or artists) to help complete the book which we are looking at - so all is not lost just yet. I'm hopeful of making an announcement on that very soon.
We have been experimenting though with colouring up some of the pages, and being an all round talented individual, Mo himself has had a go at splashing some hues on one of my probably-hard-to-colour-pages and the results have blown me away, so I'm showing a page of that here.
In other news, design work has been completed on book 4 of Accent UK's supernatural western thriller series 'WesterNoir' and it's the best one yet I think. That will be winging it's way to the printers very soon in time for DemonCon (which is mid February I think).
Hopefully the next update won't take quite as long!
Monday, 4 November 2013
Above is my pinup for Jon Lock's excellent book 'Afterlife Inc'.
Jon is a great writer and a regular presence on the UK comic circuit and his enthusiasm is infectious and once you've read these books you'll want to read more.
Two books have so far been released, and the third book 'Life Blood' (funded after a very successful Kickstarter campaign) is due to be released at this years Thought Bubble festival in Leeds on the 23/4th November.
I had several ideas but this is the one that stuck with me the most, I liked the 'otherwordly' feel of it and the overall simplicity of the image.
This is for a little spinoff publication 'The Book of Life' where many other artists have contributed their own versions of Jon's characters.
You can find out more about 'Afterlife Inc' here.
Tuesday, 8 October 2013
I answered a tweet from a lovely guy called Dave Kirkwood on twitter asking if any comic artists wanted to contribute to his promotional leaflet for his Micro Mob prints to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust and other worthwhile causes.
When you've comic legends like Dave Gibbons, John Higgins and Darrick Robertson taking part, no-one is going to notice my effort but I'm glad to have taken part and hopefully help raise some money for worthwhile causes.
You can find out more info on the Mob prints here!