I wont post too many pictures from this comic lest I spoil it completely, but I thought everyone needed to know this fact. The comic itself will be in black and white with a colour cover :P
Wednesday, 27 April 2011
I went to see Thor at the weekend and I have to say, Marvel did a really good job! It could have been a bit of a mess given that it's a lot more fantasy based than the other Marvel films but it was really enjoyable. Chris Helmsworth was awesome as said God of Thunder and very funny. There was a trailer for Captain America too which is looking pretty good (fingers crossed) and makes me slightly less likely to pooh-pooh the upcoming Avengers film.
Tuesday, 26 April 2011
Friday, 22 April 2011
Wednesday, 20 April 2011
Monday, 18 April 2011
I've been featured in this months issue of Burst, a rather awesome digital magazine that showcases artists from all over the world. The issue was about character design so I couldn't NOT submit something! There are some great illustrators in the issue - check it out!
Friday, 15 April 2011
Well, the last month or so has been a bit hectic; I had some work for a publisher getting samples done for both the Bologna Book Fair and the London Book Fair. I've had feedback and the samples were very well received! Hopefully I'll be doing some more samples for them to present to a supermarket chain (no names yet, I'm afraid) to hopefully get picked up by and distributed. Exciting stuff! Here are some of the pics I did for them:
When I was told one of the books would be about monsters, I couldn't have been happier! This was a lot of fun to do; the book is a novelty book with googly eyes placed throughout, hence the uncharacteristic big eyes, as opposed to my usual dots-for-eyes! I like the square guy and the bat :P
Second book sample was for a farm-based story.
My zombie zine is now at the printers and will hopefully be ready in the next couple of weeks. It's been so long since I did a full comic (I still get people asking me when the next issue of Guide Dog Detective will be done) that I'm not entirely happy with it, but hopefully this just means that the next one will be better. I want to be able to have some books to sell at cons again and this is the first step! The zine will come with some awesome goodies; if you're at the Bristol Expo in May, drop by and get one! :D
Speaking of cons, I've got a few coming up and the inevitable "crap, I'd better start making stuff" mentality has set in! I've just ordered oodles of keyrings, magnets and sticker paper ready for evenings of cutting and clipping and I've got some other ideas on the horizon too. Expect lots of new prints too!
Thursday, 7 April 2011
I finally managed to get hold of a copy of the activity book I illustrated at the end of last year! I'm so much happier with it than I thought I'd be; It has foil text on the cover and just looks great! I've been told it's selling well in the museum and I'll hopefully be doing some more work for them shortly. Now I just need to get up to York and buy a few copies to give to family members! XD
Tuesday, 5 April 2011
I don't know how Wes Anderson does it, but he manages to create the most amazing characters for his films. The Life Aquatic is no exception, with fantastic performances and a brilliant soundtrack. And it's also one of the only films I can stand Owen Wilson in besides Bottle Rocket.
Sunday, 3 April 2011
Zombie Captain America makes another appearance (I painted him a year or so ago) but this time he's got a bird nesting in his head! Hopefully prints of Ultimate Nick Fury and Mr Fantastic will go well. I had to draw The Foul King for my own amusement; I love that film!