Monday, 24 August 2009

John Reppion & Leah Moore interview

Just happened across this interview with the lovely John Reppion and Leah Moore on downthetubes. Sadly John and Leah won't be writing me a story for 'Predators' due to the impending arrival of a little Moore-Reppion (or is that Reppion-Moore?). Totally understandable and I hope everything goes well for all of them. I just hope that I'll get the chance to work with them again some day.

They do however say some very nice things about me in the interview which is very nice (and I didn't pay them, honest!).

"Andy Bloor is another artist we've had the pleasure of working with through Accent UK. He has this wonderfully bold scratchboard/woodcut type style that just jumps off the page. I highly recommend Wolfmen written by Dave West and drawn by Andy."

Friday, 21 August 2009

That's gotta hurt!

As I'm sure it does as Grey exacts his revenge against a member of The Wolfmen in another sneaky look at some of my scribblings for Fall Of The Wolfmen... more soon!

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Strange Times

The collected edition of Dave's 'Strange Times' strip is back from the printers and available for sale soon from the Accent UK website. I did the design work on the book and also contributed a pinup image as did some other more talented folk like Shane Oakley, Garen Ewing and Indio himself.

I'm looking forward to getting my copy... I've not seen it yet but have read the book several times when working on the pages. It's a smashing little book that's a deserved part of any collection.

Friday, 7 August 2009

Whatever Happened to the World's Fastest Man

Finally finished my pinup for the book this week and just a little bit of work to do on the interior design of the book and we're there I think. Needless to say the reviews this has been getting are well deserved for both Dave and Marleen... and although my contribution is only a small one in the book, I'm still really, really happy to be in it.

The look of the book is like no other comic I think, and both Dave and I have worked very hard to get this right... I think this will surprise many people when they see it (fingers crossed of course!).

There's a very nice film 'story' in it too that I couldn't help but smile when Dave sent it over :-)

As a little insight into my work (for those interested) above shows the various stages of the pinup.

Pencils first, scanned in and then I inked some bits in illustrator then imported them into photoshop and then printed the whole page out (at 30% cyan, slightly larger scale) and did the majority of the inking the old fashioned way. Finally, the art was scanned back in and greytoned in my very basic style that works for my stuff I think.

Overall I'm pretty happy with it... doesn't hold a candle to Marleens' superb work, but what can?