Thursday, November 27, 2014

GONE APE!

So where have I been for the last month plus change? I've been drawing the DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES comic for Boom! Issue one came out yester (26/11/14) and I juuuuuust finished issue 2. It's earthy, heartbreaking stuff, just as you'd expect a Planet of the Apes thing to be.

If you haven't read issue one, go and do that now. If you have, click below to see ALL the roughs for issue one, get a look at my behind-the-scenes process... that sorta thing.























Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Panels of the Apes!

so a few months ago, I was asked to try out for Boom Studios forthcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes book. I initally said no, if you can believe that, as I had a pretty full plate at the time. But my friends and family essentially convinced me that to turn this book down would be the actions of a lunatic (I think my missus called me an asshat?), so I crawled back to the lovely people at Boom and told them that yes, indeed I would love to try out, and sorry for being an idiot earlier. And below is what I done did:




I believe the thinking here was to see how well I could deliver the world of the apes, and how well I could convey Malcolm's world, the fall of man. Looking back, I could do these better now, but they did the job, landed me the gig, and the rest, as they say, is yet to come.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Cap! Jumping!

I've always struggled with how to draw Captain America, trying to assimilate the "black, blobby mask" look of 70s Byrne and 80s Zeck, the inky, muscular approach of Jack Kirby... and the underrated, energetic style of Ron Garney. Man, Ron Garney... what an underappreciated talent. Anyway, it's never really clicked for me. But...!


I did this today, and I'm super-pleased with it. I felt like I'd subconsciously worked a hefty slice of Mazzuchelli into the mix, but someone on Twitter pointed out this has a Calvin and Hobbes vibe. Which wasn't deliberate, but is definitely on the money...

So there you go. Cap! Jumping! Thinking I might draw in a Bucky to complete the pic...

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Cheeky!

A few panels from my Dawn of the Planet of the Apes tryout pages. These were a TON of fun to draw. I don't want to jump the gun or anything, but I was born to draw this book


SEX!

A few snippets from issue 17 of Image Comics/Joe Casey's SEX. I'm a big fan of this book, and it was a thrill to be a part of it. Joe gave me a fantastic script to draw: all shadows and urban grit and kung fu. You'll see the rest of it in, I think, October. Should be good.





Monday, September 01, 2014

Kirby

Happy Birthday to Jack Kirby, who would have been 97 last week. An endless source of inspiration and energy. Here's his comics avatar, Ben Grimm AKA the Thing


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Vandroid - NUMBER THREE

Vandroid Issue Three hits tomorrow - GET SOME.


If you want to catch up, issues 1 and 2 are in the Dark Horse digital store.

-D

Thursday, April 24, 2014

ART STORRRRRRMMMMM

Hello there! Just thought I'd put some of my recent colour here, in one neat, easy-wipe, handy-dandy place and... Uck, what an irritating shctick. Yeah, so... no one looks at blogs any more, do they? But still, this tends to be the address I send people to when I want to showcase my work, so I REALLY SHOULD UPDATE from time to time.

As threatened - here comes the art:



This is Abslom Daak. I've got a big colouring job coming up soon - finally finishing Time Share for Oni Press, if you can  believe that. It's been years! Anyway, in order to get myself set for it I've been doing some colour warm-ups. This is a slightly older piece, but it looks pretty nifty in full colour.


This is the Question. I love drawing the Question. The vibe I was going for here was kind of a Graham Greene, American in Tangiers during WWII thing. He's roasting in that get-up, but he's damned if he's letting standards slip.


This is Clara de Noche, who I know next to nothing about but I think she's a character from Bernet's Torpedo? It's not a great likeness, so honestly it could be *anybody*, but I really like the colour job I did here.


And finally here's Abby and Swamp Thing. A bit of a love letter this, to Wrightson, to Moore, to Totleben, Veitch and Bisette and of course to big, ugly old Alec himself. If someone offered me a Swamp Thing job tomorrow, I'd take it like a shot.

OK, that's it. Thanks for stopping by. If you want to see more of my art, you can follow me on tumblr or on my Twitter feed, where I post quite a lot of art on the reg, as they say. And I'll be back here with more stuff... soon. Ish.

Dan

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sunday, April 06, 2014

F-F-Fantastic!



This is an unfinished, partly coloured, not quite there yet Sue Storm/Doctor Doom piece I did. Why do I keep calling her Sue Storm, instead of Sue Richards? She's been married or about 40 years, fer crying out loud. Sue Storm just sounds cooler, I guess.

This is her in her Future Foundation duds, which I really liked.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Vader in Colour...

But *which* colour? I couldn't decide if red or blue worked better... Can YOU?


Tell Your Sister...

I've been thinking a bit about Darth Vader recently. He's good, isn't he?


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

CATALYST COMIX - NIBURU STRIKES!



This is pretty much the penultimate design for the creature that attacks New York in CATALYST COMIX 1. The only note from Joe was to set the head lower into the body. I also ended up changing the head into some sort of pitted skull-thing, as though lots of different kinds of creature had all simultaneously materialised in the same place at the same time, killed each other, and the remaining creature had somehow retained enough primal sentience to go on a destructive kill-spree. I might be thinking too much about this. Anyway, a nice design.