Monday, 18 April 2011

Absence - A comic about Epilepsy

Absence is a comic written by fellow Belfast creator Andy Luke about his experiences with epilepsy throughout his life and drawn by me at the start of this year. Absence is a touching, informational, funny and maybe most important of all, FREE comic funded by Unltd. Its drawn in quite a different style for me to suit the A5 print and was really fun to draw.

We're having a launch party this Thursday, the 21st April, at Catalyst Arts, 5 College Court, Belfast. Free comics, free entry and maybe even some free nibbles and refreshments. All welcome so come along for the craic.

If you prefer to read your comics digitally, has just launch and hosts the entire comic, with details to get free copies delivered right to your door. The site will be updated with details of our Apple Store launch via Oxicomics in a few weeks.

I'll also have some copies on our table at the Bristol Comic con in a few weeks time, so pop along for a free comic.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Kapow! Sketches

I had a great time at the Kapow! comic con in London last weekend. The room was buzzing the whole weekend and my table was constantly busy. I only had a few copies of Cancertown (as much as my hand luggage could hold) but sold out by noon on Saturday and just about all my prints were gone by closing time.

I was constantly commissioned for sketches, with a small queue forming at a few points, and I've seen a few pop up online that I've posted below.

Daredevil for Stew

The Shadow for Alan

Iron Fist for Luke

Venom for Ben

I'll be at the FanSciCon in Dublin this Friday selling Cancertowns, prints and hopefully doing some sketches. I've added a little 'upcoming events box' to the left sidebar so you can keep up with my con season schedule. FanSciCon Sounds like a fun day, so I'll hopefully see a few of you there. 

Monday, 4 April 2011

Jennifer Wilde Cover Art

Jennifer Wilde is my latest project, created and co-plotted by Rob Curley with a fantastic script from Maura McHugh. The book will be published through Atomic Diner and draws from Irish history, with ties to the great Irish writer Oscar Wilde, to tell a supernatural pulp noir tale that starts in 1920s Paris. 

#1 Cover art:

"At the start of the Jazz Age in Paris in 1921, young French artist Jennifer Chevalier becomes embroiled in death, espionage and revolution which takes her across the three nations of  France, England and Ireland - ably assisted by the ghost of Oscar Wilde." - Jennifer Wilde Synopsis

I'm half way through drawing the first issue of the 3 part miniseries and I think you can tell by the description above there is so much fun stuff to draw and play with.

 There's a Facebook page here, where you can follow the creative process. 

Big Blog: Slaughterman's Creed Bristol Panel, Order Cancertown, Jennifer Wilde, Kapow! etc.

Lots and lots happening recently so it's time for a big blog roundup!

Slaughterman's Creed panel at Bristol: I'm really excited that I'll be part of The Task of Blood: Creating Slaughterman's Creed panel at the Bristol Small Press Expo. It will be held at 12pm on Sunday 15th May at the Mercure Hotel and will be hosted by Scott Grandison of Comic Book Outsiders. It'll bascially be Cy, Vicky, Nic and myself chatting about making the book, showing some work in progress and I hear there may also be some Mr. Green facepainting and sweet. If you're a Facebook-er you can keep up to date on the events page.

Kapow! Con: I'll be attending the Kapow! Comic con this coming weekend 9th - 10th of April. I'll be at table 87 ("in the island beneath the Tardis and Darlek."). I'll be drawing custom £10 sketches and selling the prints that  you can see in the Shop section. I'll also have previews of Slaughterman's Creed, Jennifer Wilde and other stuff on display so if you're attending drop by for a chat. 

FanSciCon: Just a week later on the 15th April I'll be a guest at the free, one day FanSciCon in Dublin. It will be held at UCD Students Centre in Dunlin from 9am and promises to be good fun. It's in association with Rob Curley's Sub City so I'm sure we'll be showing off some Jennifer Wilde Stuff. Speaking off...

Jennifer Wilde: The Facebook group for my latest project Jennifer Wilde from Atomic Diner has just started up its Facebook page. If I haven't mention before it's written by Rob Curley and Maura McHugh with art by me. There's little a Preview of the #1 cover over there, which I'll post in a bigger format here once I get the logo added.  

Order Cancertown and Slaughterman's Creed: We had a little trouble with Amazon, but you can now pre-order both Slaughterman's Creed and the Cancertown re-release through both and If you prefer to shop in a comic store, Cancertown is on Pg 218 of the latest Previews catalogue for shipping in June and available to order in-store now. Slaughterman's Creed was in last month's catalogue, but Forbidden Planet Belfast have ordered a few copies and are taking reservations for them at the minute. 

Digital Revolution: If you prefer to read your comics digitally on your iPad, laptop or even phone you can download all of Cancertown via for under $6 here. I wish I had a tablet to see how it looked. 

Phew! All this stuff going on and I still have to get the actual art done.