Thursday, 25 March 2010

Facing the end..

Been doing a lot of work on Slaughterman's Creed these past few weeks, but unfortunately as we get into the last chapters the pages, and even most panels, are all getting a little spoilery so I can't really post much here.

Speaking of Slaughterman's Creed, Ollie Masters, who gracefully posed for a couple of  Mr. Green reference shots at Bristol comic con last year, has his short story that he contributed to Bob Heske's 2012: A Final Prayer GN on show over at Wowio. The story acts as a preview for the GN (which features 8 pages of art from yours truely) that's now available to download at the Heske Horror Wowio page.

Panel progression. Loose pencils, tighter pencils, then grayscale rendering for panel featured in 2012: Final Prayer GN

I've booked tickets and flights again for this year's Bristol comic con, or rather the Bristol International Comic & small press expo to give it its full name, so I'll be hanging around the hall with my portfolio on May 22nd and 23rd. We'll also have a signing session for Cancertown which I should have times confirmed for soon.

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Colour of fear... or maybe afraid of colour?

Happy St. Day-after-St. Patricks Day. Was out gigging (and drinking) yesterday so didn't get a chance to update the blog, or get much proper drawing done, but trying to make up for it today. Even if it was a late start.

I've been working on a commission illustration (non comics stuff) and was thinking of painting it using some of the materials my brother got me for Christmas. There was a mixture of watercolour, pencils and acrylics so I did a little paint test on a over quick ink Daredevil sketch. Please ignore the bad anatomy and consider this a painters pallet than a proper sketch as I really just wanted to have something to paint on rather than sitting making random inks and paint marks on a piece of paper.

I'm going to put a proper finished superhero drawing up here one day...

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Carving it out...

UPDATE: Added Andy's inks for this page.

Over own his blog, Cy Dethan is showing off some of my favourite new pencilled pages from the later chapters of Slaughterman's Creed, including this one below for which I've shown the layout, blue line, then pencils:

I've started using blue line again as I find its helpful at differentiating between my scribbles and the tighter pencils, so Andy Brown, who's inks can be seen above, should have an easier time at it.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Tales of The...

On April 4th myself and a few other creative types are launching the website The plan is to be an online weekly blog-style anthology incorporating all types of creative media and a platform for N.Ireland creators to showcase film, artwork, prose, audio and just about any other type of creative endeavour you can think of.

A new piece will be published every Sunday and similar in style to “Tales of the Crypt“, “Tales of the Unexpected”, or “Tales of insert term here” we're creating exciting fiction, without being tied to any particular genre. We're going to have the odd themes, and April kicks off with 'Tales of the Cthulhu Quarter' (a pun on Belfast's Cathedral Quarter), but for the most part creators and collaborators have free reign to create and share whatever they want.

This sort of grew out of the comic book creators meeting we have in the Garrick every week month and the love of different media the group had. Its grown a little since then and hopefully will continue to do so as the site launches.

The first theme features a radioplay-style podcast, a comic, prose, an original painting, a short film and a couple of accompanying short essays, so if you want to see what a group of N. Ireland creators come up with in their spare time you could do worse than to bookmark

The above image is the logo I designed for the project so technically this post features a bit of my art, but there'll be a return to some proper stuff next week...