Tuesday, 31 August 2010

2000AD TALES OF TELGUUTH THE WHEELS OF FORTUNE 2002


Here's some pages of Tales of Telguuth The Wheels of fortune written by Steve Moore , my pencils where inked by John Stokes i really enjoyed drawing this two part story way back in 2002
ARTWORK COPYRIGHT REBELLION A/S 2000AD 2010

Saturday, 28 August 2010

CANCER BLACK FAITH ALBULM PROMO FOR KERRANG 1995


This was drawn for East west records in 1995 for a Kerrang mag promo to promote the new album by Cancer called Black faith

I used 2 different styles in the art with the red ink being done on a cell overlay the poster was too big for a A3 scanner so you need to join page 1 and page 2 to get the full effect and to read it .

i met Dante Bonutto who was working for East west records and his office was a Kiss shrine with Kiss pin ball machine and masks and figures etc ,
had a blast on this job

art JON HAWARD COPYRIGHT EAST WEST RECORDS 1995

Friday, 27 August 2010

Thursday, 26 August 2010

1990'S ART OF KISS!! THE HOTTEST BAND IN THE WORLD

    No secret I've been a big fan of Kiss since i was a teenager
    seen them loads of times on stage with and without their make -up ,

    here's a selection of art i drew in the 90's of the group ,the manga art was for a Kiss fan mag called CLOWN WHITE ,the other drawings and painting where drawn for fun .

    A dream project for me would be a project where i worked with Gene Simmons
    when i was 16yrs old i drew images based on the concept album Music from the Elder a very under rated album with a great story , i would love to draw the Elder as a official Kiss graphic novel i made a pitch awhile ago to Radical comics and Gene so far no feed back


    I did how ever get a fax from Gene Simmons in the 90's
    when i sent a package of art samples to him and the band including a humour comic strip called Shag a heavy metal roadie , Gene liked one of the strips and was interested in using it in a future publication not sure if it ever got used.

    Gene published in 1995 a heavy large book with a slip case called Kisstory which i bought
    in it where pages of fan art page 344 bottom left corner has a image that i drew for the Kiss international fan club it was a birthday card with Gene holding a cake it was signed by a fan convention for Gene's 32th birthday i was thrilled to think after all those years he still had the card it was drawn in 1981

    strange but true Gene Simmons did a TV show called Rock School in 2005
    based in my home town Lowestoft
    his I.T guy who handle his computer set up at the country hall he was staying in
    was from Kirkley Community High School called Paul Margetson the same guy who is my website guru! ,
    sadly i never got to meet Gene in person for a chat about music and comics
    although i sent him a package saying why didn't he have a imprint line of comics called Simmons comics where he was the publisher and have more control of content and art surprise surprise he did with Simmons comics group with IDW Publishing .

    Wednesday, 25 August 2010

    FIT CLUB 5 NATIONAL SCHOOL MEALS /THE DESIGN PARTNERSHIP 2003


    I designed the look of these characters and drew them for a national school meals campaign to get kids to eat healthy food and to exercise in the U.K in 2003
    the art was again coloured by Alan Craddock and the comic strip that was also produced was written by Alan Grant

    ALLI THE ALIEN LUNCH BOX ART

    this art was drawn for a cardboard lunch box promo from The Design Partnership for a school authority school meals promo ,the art was coloured by Alan Craddock who coloured aload of my Panini Spidey comic work the character is a alien called Alli the art was done i think in 2004

    Tuesday, 24 August 2010

    TESTIMONIALS ABOUT JON HAWARD'S WORK

    ''I challenge you to look at Jon Haward's artwork and tell me why this man isn't working at the forefront of mainstream comics in the U.K and U.S, because i see no difference between him and his more celebrated peers.''
    P.M.Buchan writer for Starburst Magazine 2012

    '' One of the hardest-working, most enthusiastic creators of  sequential art I've ever met '' 
    David Lloyd Artist co-creator of V for Vendetta 2010

    ''I've loved the Classical Comics Shakespeare graphic novel adaptions that I've read - Macbeth, The Tempest . I never would have guessed it, but in a way, comics - with their parallel verbal and visual narratives  are perfectly placed to realise the complexity and tonal diversity of a play. It's capturing the lightning in a different-shaped bottle. Amazing stuff!''
    Mike Carey  writer of comics ,novels and film 2009
    •  
    "The concept of Classical Comics is truly inspirational. The stage and page are brought vividly to life. The artwork of Jon Haward is both dramatically compelling and beautifully illustrative. His pictures illuminate the words to perfection and bring these great works leaping to mind and eye. This format is immediate, vital, energetic and engaging. Highly recommended for any student of Shakespeare!" 2009
    Sir Derek Jacobi, Actor and Director 2009
    •  
    "I'm fascinated by your approach to the play and its language.
    I find them gripping, dramatic and, although for me the original Shakespeare is always my reason for turning to these plays, I think that what you are doing in illuminating and making perhaps more lucid, especially for young people, is clever and meaningful." 
    Sir Patrick Stewart, Actor 2008

    ''Jon Haward is without doubt one of the most talented and versatile artists in the U.K today'';    
    Alan Grant , Writer of comics ,novels, tv and Publisher
    •  
    ''your work is beautiful''
    Caroline Munro, Model,Actress,Singer 1997
    •                                                                   
    ''Your package of art was magnificent and obviously you don't need to be told you've got a great flair for art, We all got a big kick out of your portfolio''.                                
    Gene Simmons, KISS Musician, Actor, Producer, Publisher 1990's    

    His CV of work shows the versatility and talents not just as a comic artist, but also as a designer and illustrator as well. His pencil work, ink work and colour work is exemplary and sets a great standard for present day comics here in the UK. He is a vastly underrated artist in my opinion and if ever the title "Hot artist" was deserved then it is in my opinion, due to be given Jon
    His ability to work with licensed characters, humour comics, adventure comics, children's pre-school comics, superheroes and now classical Shakespearian characters shows just how wide a style range Jon can cope with, with his storytelling.
    Tim Perkins Wizards-Keep ltd 
    •   
    He has produced a wide ranging style of work for us, and displays a consistent ability to adapt to changing requirements of publishing houses. Deadlines are met, and Jon takes a great care with any briefs he takes on to ensure we are on the same wave-length which is appreciated.
    He has an eye for detail, flexibility, and a sense of humour to go with it which means i wouldn't have a hesitation in recommending Jon as a enthusiastic contributor to any creative team.
    Phil Tompson Designer Norwich

    Sunday, 22 August 2010

    THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN MARVEL POCKET BOOK PENCILS SPIDER SLAYER


    pencils by Jon Haward 2009
    art copyright Marvel Entertainment/ Panini U.K ltd

    SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN PENCILS SPIDEY'S VILLIAINS 2001


    SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN ISSUE 76 SPLASH PAGE LEGION OF EVIL
    PENCILS  2001 SPIDEY'S VILLAINS DRAWN IN ANIMATED STYLE

    ART COPYRIGHT MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT/ PANINI U.K

    Friday, 20 August 2010

    NEWS

    Competition winner on the Tales of the Buddha before he got enlightened blog is http://jon-haward.blogspot.com/

    just recently celebrated my 45 birthday!!
    met up with John Stokes and his wonderful wife Elizabeth along with my brother Jim ,we at long last presented John Stokes his 70th Birthday tribute card that was featured in a recent blog http://hawardarthouse.blogspot.com/2010/08/all-hail-john-stokes.html

    the card was drawn by Chris Weston , Barry Kitson  myself and my brother Jim the card was over 8 months late but so glad to be able to finally be able to present him with it ,here's a photo of us from the lunch we had in Norwich


    as you know over the years John Stokes has inked my work for 2000ad on Sinister Dexter and Tales of Telguuth and for Spider-man for Spectacular Spider-man Adventures for Panini U.K he's a terrific artist in his own right just see his wonderful work listed on this blog entry http://britishcomicart.blogspot.com/search/label/John%20Stokes

    at the moment i have a few labour of love scripts to draw for friends and Hamlet to finish plus trying to pack my things after my fathers death i have to relocate myself so his house can be sold ,the last 4 years as well as draw i cared for him , I'm grateful though that i had those special years with him and i would like to thanks my friends who gave me support and kindness through those dark days of his illness .

    as you can see recently on the blog i have been reflecting a bit on my 1990's work , all the different styles and failed pitches and the successful work i guess that's due to turning 45 in age/ middle aged where did my youth go? any way thanks for keep viewing this blog , i find it amazing to see I've nearly had 30,000 views 

    very best

    Jon 

    Thursday, 19 August 2010

    SHINOBI MASTER NINJA 1993

    This page was penciled by me and inked by my brother Jim then i coloured it in markers and pencils this story was drawn for a Sonic the Hedgehog annual edited by Barrie Tomlinson ,the story was written by the regular Shinobi writer Alan Mckenzie

    SHINOBI COPYRIGHT SEGA 1993

    Wednesday, 18 August 2010

    ETERNAL CHAMPIONS SPECIAL 1994






    Here's a few pages from the Eternal Champions special i drew way back in 1994 ,in those days i did all the art pencils, inks and colouring using colour markers and pencils some times for the wizz speed lines i would ink using a blue or red pen of course now with photoshop and painter you would be able to do so many more effects

    on reflection this work still looks very strong ,i enjoyed drawing these characters for the special and Sonic the Comic and in 94 i was a keen reader of Spawn so that's reflected in my layouts and dynamics of these pages

    ARTWORK COPYRIGHT FLEETWAY/ SEGA 1994

    Tuesday, 17 August 2010

    SPAWN FAN PIN UP 1994 BY JON HAWARD

    This was drawn in 1994 with coloured markers and pencil ,
    this scan is from a colour photocopy the original art was sent to Todd McFarlane ,
    In the 90's i was a huge fan of Spawn and Todd's work
    his layouts his touches of Manga in his art the use of shadow and the stories where also good
    i owned the first 60 issues.


    Monday, 16 August 2010

    UNPUBLISHED ROGER THE DODGER ART

    Drew this i think in 2004? for the Beano Editor Euan Kerr i was asked to copy the style of R.T.Nixon for the strip ,as far as i know this strip has never been published ,i must admit it was a hard job to do as i am a huge fan of R.T.Nixon.


    ARTWORK COPYRIGHT DC.THOMSON & CO

    Sunday, 15 August 2010

    UNPUBLISHED WORK 1995 THE FEATHERED SERPENT




    writer and friend Kevin Gunstone wanted me to draw a epic story where the Aztec gods would return to destroy the world, these where art sample pages to show publishers ,as you can see the work was drawn in a European type style with the art coloured with pelican inks.

    alas the project never got off the ground but later i would try to draw this story again in a more superhero style but that's another story....

    ART AND CONCEPT KEVIN GUNSTONE /JON HAWARD COPYRIGHT 1995

    Saturday, 14 August 2010

    UNPUBLISHED WORK 1997 SISTER APOCALYPSE







    These four pages where drawn in 1997 as a taster for a mini series to be drawn by me and written by Kevin Gunstone at the time i was into Mike Mignola's Hellboy art style , sadly the idea didn't go any where and has been in limbo since ...still i like the character designs and after all this time the pages still look ok.

    SISTER APOCALYPSE ART/ STORY COPYRIGHT KEVIN GUNSTONE / JON HAWARD 1997

    Friday, 13 August 2010

    KISS DESTROYER ALBUM COVER KEN KELLY INTERVIEW


     my favourite album cover of my youth
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4wwxJyPdzo&feature=related

    JUDGE DREDD VS BUDDHA 2005



    Drew this for fun for Alan Grant ,he liked it and even thought it could be a fun strip to do ,but alas it didn't happen , i was drawing Dredd in ''Henry Flint'' style to fit with the Buddha style

    Thursday, 12 August 2010

    SHOCK HOCKEY TARGET GAMES SWEDEN 1996




    painted a load of weird and wacky Hockey players for a card game
    for Target Games for the Swedish market ,sounds glam doesn't it ?
    but alas it was a quick job and the pay wasn't great ,
    here's 4 of my favourite cards i painted and character created

    SHOCK HOCKEY COPYRIGHT TARGET GAMES SWEDEN

    THE TEMPEST MOVIE POSTER

    saw this on bleedingcool.com , i'm looking forward to seeing this adaption especially how they might treat Arial in his different forms in the play .
    any way this poster has caught my eye
    here's a link to my version of The Tempest http://classicalcomics.com/books/tempest.html

    Tuesday, 10 August 2010

    SPIDERMAN GREEN GOBLIN SPLASH PAGE 2005

    enjoyed penciling this splash page
    this page was inked by James Hodgkins for
    Spectacular Spider-man adventures issue 124 published by Panini 2005

    pencils Jon Haward artwork copyright Marvel Entertainment / Panini U.K Ltd 

    Sunday, 8 August 2010

    ALL HAIL JOHN STOKES

    This art was drawn for John Stokes 's 70th birthday
    I drew the Black Knight with his elf and Fishboy plus penciled Kirk and Spock which where inked by my brother Jim , King Mob was drawn by Chris Weston and Father Shandor and the demons where drawn by Barry Kitson
    Chris, Barry and I have all had our work inked by John over the years he always adds to the art always adding more detail and makes the work look even more fantastic

    John has been a comic artist almost 50years now he still loves the medium and is currently drawing and colouring his own work for Classical Comics on The Importance of Being Earnest by
    Oscar Wilde
    http://www.classicalcomics.com/books/beingearnest.html

    John also has drawn a fantastic adaption of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens for Classical Comics
    http://www.classicalcomics.com/books/greatexpectations.html

    Panini U.K have been reprinting his fantastic work on the Black Knight/ Captain Britain in collected editions
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Captain-Britain-Vol-3-Lion-Spider/dp/1846534011

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Captain-Britain-Vol-4-Siege-Camelot/dp/184653433X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=12812 

    John Stokes is a master craftsman and a wonderful friend

    Tuesday, 3 August 2010

    WASTED ISSUE 5 OUT NOW TO BUY


    WASTED ADULT HUMOUR MAG ISSUE 5 OUT NOW !
    Featuring lots of funny strips including
    10 pages of Tales of the Buddha
    the ten tasks of Hercules
    four stories : the Agronauts !, suits you Circe!,
    The Golden Fleas, Hercules Fucked!
    written by Alan Grant and drawn by Jon Haward
    with Jamie Grant on grey tones and lettering
    http://www.badpressltd.com/buy-wasted.php#5

    Monday, 2 August 2010

    TALES OF THE BUDDHA COMPETITION

     UPDATE WE HAVE A WINNER WHICH WILL BE NAMED ON THE 20TH AUGUST THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED THE COMPETITION
    http://jon-haward.blogspot.com/2010/08/tales-of-buddha-competition-win-signed.html

    WIN A SIGNED SCRIPT BY ALAN GRANT AND A PAGE OF ORIGINAL COMIC STRIP ART BY ME

    Sunday, 1 August 2010

    THE TEMPEST GRAPHIC NOVEL




    Another shameless plug for The Tempest graphic novel published by Classical Comics ltd ,three versions, original text, plain text and quick text of the full play by William Shakespeare out now to buy from your friendly book store or online !

    http://classicalcomics.com/books/tempest.html 

    on myebook.com the books now have had 20,000 preview views