Tuesday, 30 March 2010

THE TEMPEST GRAPHIC NOVEL PLUG











Just a reminder that The Tempest graphic novel is available to buy so if you have a son or daughter who's doing this play at school the three different versions help with their studies these are plain text quick text and original text

ARTWORK JON HAWARD PENCILS/ GARY ERSKINE INKS/
NIGEL DOBBYN COLOURS
ARTWORK COPYRIGHT CLASSICAL COMICS LTD 2010

Sunday, 28 March 2010

DICK GIORDANO R.I.P


very sad to hear that Dick Giordano has passed away at 77

i loved his art growing up reading Batman Green Arrow and Green Lantern,Wonder Woman as a artist and as a inker.

He was a very nice chap who gave me time in 1988 at UKCAC for a chat and he introduced his hot new talent to me the young and shy Mike Mignola

Dick was also a great Editor and Exec of DC comics a true great of the medium he'll leave a big hole in the industry but leaves a huge wealth of fantastic work.

Saturday, 27 March 2010

SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN ADVENTURES COVERS the animated style







wow my 275th post plus over 20k hits on my blog in 13 months so to celebrate another blast from the past SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN ADVENTURES COVERS the animated style published by Panini U.K ltd when i started Spidey in 2001 the style was aimed for young kids who followed the Spec Spidey animated show i penciled and inked the covers and they where coloured by Alan Craddock here's a selection from my first 2 years on the title.

ARTWORK COPYRIGHT MARVEL /PANINI UK

Friday, 19 March 2010

A SELECTION OF COMMISSIONS









Here's some of my favourite commissions I've drawn over the years ,as you can see i drew different styles for some.

Thursday, 18 March 2010

TIGER STEEL BRACELET 2005





Thought i would show this first is my rough ideas of what images would appear on the metal bracelet

then you'll see my pencils for page 1 of the comic strip
and then the inked finished page
then the finished image that was used on the product.

i thought the idea to launch a range of jewellery based on a new comic character was a very cool idea

TIGER STEEL COPYRIGHT TATTOOED STEEL 2005

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

WASTED ISSUE 4 COVER BY DAVE TAYLOR


Another shameless plug for the adult humour title Wasted
featuring Tales of the Buddha before he got enlightened by Alan Grant and me,

the more people who buy the mag the more chance my Buddha book collection will happen so if you want a chuckle and want to support a small publisher you can order Wasted in Previews or buy direct from the website or buy a copy at a Menzies paper shop in the U.K

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

news update


well busy drawing more Hamlet layouts and approving David Lorenzo's pencils for the graphic novel .

drawing a Captain Britain vs the Fury commission at the moment as well which will Be fun to finish just sent off four versions in roughs for the client to approve

also I'm drawing a creature pin up for a friend to raise funds for Chile earthquake victims

been trying to get other work off the ground for this year the recession as far as I'm concerned is alive and well ,got in touch with a couple of publishers so keeping my fingers crossed I'll get some good feedback .

Monday, 15 March 2010

PETER GRAVES R.I.P


Very sad just read that Peter Graves has died aged 83 as a kid i loved watching him as Jim Phelps in Mission: Impossible r.i.p sir.

SPIDEY ROUGHS AND PENCILS FOR A COMMISSION



When I'm asked to draw a commission for a fan or client i tend to draw at least 4 different pics to show the character in different poses,then the client/fan can say which image they like best for me to then pencil this was for a birthday so Spidey is holding presents in his web bag,here's my pencils for the commission quite loose as i inked this.

Friday, 12 March 2010

Avatar Star Sam Worthington Is... Dan Dare?



saw this on bleedincool.com ,well he's got the nose and chin and he's starred in the biggest gross film of all time.
so the public have a taste for epic sci-fi and we now have the tech to have 9ft Treens on the big screen.

i would cast

Timothy Spall as Digby
Amanda Holden as Prof Peabody
Bernard Hill as Sir Hubert Guest
Andy Serkis as the Mekon

director? some one who has a love for the comic medium, i would like the guy that did Sky Captain and the world of tomorrow Kerry Conran he has a flare for retro goodness and Dare needs to look Hampson retro to look different enough to be not just another sci-fi film .

interesting to read Warner Bros are doing it as well

fingers crossed it will happen and be a good film

Thursday, 11 March 2010

A FEW HAMLET LAYOUTS




Here's a few Hamlet layouts for view ,i draw more detailed layouts for Spainish artist David Lorenzo to follow than i would draw for myself ,i put the odd note on the page for him to aid him with his drawing ,i'm currently working on Act3 scene 2 this is a massive book 186 pages almost a third more pages than The Tempest.

ARTWORK COPYRIGHT CLASSICAL COMICS LTD 2010

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

HAMLET CHARACTER DESIGNS




Here's a few character designs for Hamlet that i'm art directing for Classical Comics

ARTWORK COPYRIGHT CLASSICAL COMICS LTD 2010

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

MUTANT CHRONICLES: TRENCHER AND GREY GHOST GUARD 1997



My final two paintings from the Mutant Chronicles Warzone casualties of war book both painted in gouache and water colour, i remember i redrew the female Grey Ghost character about 6 times before she got approved she was a real pain to get right for the client

ARTWORK COPYRIGHT TARGET GAMES SWEDEN 1997

Monday, 8 March 2010

MUTANT CHRONICLES: HURRICAN WALKERS 1997


Back to the past again with another painting for
Mutant Chronicles Warzone
casualties of war book.

i remember this being a tricky job to draw i think i redrew it about 4 times till the client liked it enough to paint, in a way i still think it's a fun design painted with gouache and watercolours

ARTWORK COPYRIGHT TARGET GAMES 1997

Thursday, 4 March 2010

TAKING COMMISSIONS

i need to be able to draw while i visit my father in hospital so if any one out there wants a black and white drawing A4 of their favourite character drawn by me please let me know.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Monday, 1 March 2010

MACBETH INTERACTIVE MOTION COMIC


weird seeing my art move but i think it's going to look great
here's a preview from Classical Comics
http://www.classicalcomics.com/imacbeth