Monday, October 23, 2006


For those of you who don't know (and that's gotta be just about everyone right?), the title of this here blogpost is me doing the Doctor Who theme. Cos this here post (and many of the forthcoming posts) will have... a Doctor Who theme! Do you see what I did there?

Anyway, has been a while and sorry about that. Hope you like these: I'm putting together a few samples to send to the editor of Doctor Who Magazine because God *damn* I want to draw Doctor Who comics. A few headshots to begin with (some from refs, most not) then, over the coming days and weeks, a few sequential pieces and more concepty stuff. Quick note: although I really want to get the essences of these characters right, I'm going for a slightly more comic booky take on them - so if they're a tiny bit on the abstract side, that's why.

Feedbacks welcome!

Friday, September 08, 2006

The Last-Minuters - page 10

Page 10 is up on my other blog. If you comment over there, there *may* be badges...


Monday, September 04, 2006

The Last-Minuters - page 9

Page 9 of my online comic strip is up over on my other blog ( Why not mosey along and have a look? I'm pretty pleased with this one!

Next person to comment gets a sticker!


Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Welcome to Dundee

I did this a few years ago for a friend of mine. It was supposed to end up on a website promoting Dundee (I think...) but those plans stalled and so did the strip.

Anyway, here's the first six pages. It's got some flaws but there's some really nice storytelling in here I think. I'm particularly pleased with the bit about the Law... And look out for appearances from Desperate Dan and Frankenstein!

Tuesday, July 18, 2006


Feeling poorly this week, so The Last Minuters is going a little more slowly than usual. But I'm trying to stay in the game by doing some colour sketches every day. So here's more Justice League stuff I done:


The Question:


Booster Gold and Blue Beetle:

That is all! More soon!

Sunday, July 16, 2006


Superman and Martian Manhunter. Hurrah!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006


From Justice League - Green Lantern and Wonder Woman:


Loving Justice League Unlimited! So here's Batman and Flash from that - oh yes!

Green Lantern, Hawkgirl, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter and Superman to come!

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

TLM page three...

There's new stuff coming to this here blog soon enough, but in the meantime page three of my comic strip The Last-Minuters is rockin' and sockin' on my other blog. Have a look at it, why dontcha? It's bound to make you feel good about yourself!

OK, tired now.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

It's Alive (again!)

Pages one and two (and a stylin' cover!) of my online comic strip are available for perusal at The Last-Minuters, my other blog. From next week, I'll be updating with a new page every seven days. It's bound to be moderately amusing, occasionally exciting, and generally very pretty. So why not check it out?


Saturday, June 17, 2006


A little break from the TLM stuff - a quick photoshop sketch of Superman. Hurrah!

Thursday, June 15, 2006


Toothache. Graah - feel all weird and hallucinate-y, like I'm going to turn into the Hulk. Excellent. But am I slacking? No, I'm not. Here's some stuff (whimper).

We'll start with a heads page for Sky-Knight, showing a couple of different expressions and an indication of the colour treatment I'm probably going for with the characters. Tintin style: flat shaded with a hint of lighting or tone here and there. I likes it:

What else (sob)? Oh yes, here's a (quite rough) sketch of SK's plane, Tempus Fugit. This is pencil, pen and photoshop tones. I don't think I'm anywhere near getting the shape of the plane right (thanks Leanne!) but I like the treatment a lot:

...and two different views of Sky-Knight. Here's him at the height of his powers, driving Excalibur into the ground after, presumably, winning World War One.

...and here's him at the, er, bottom of his powers. Ordering a drink at some godawful dive.

Actually, you chaps could help me out here a bit. Little style question: do you prefer the more densely-shaded character in the pic above or the flatter one in the pic below? Your answers will help me decide which is best (see? Interactive comics!).

Thanks. Also: ow.

Sunday, June 11, 2006


A test panel from TLM. I drew the SkyKnight using pencil and marker, then coloured it in Photoshop. The main shot I did entirely in PS. I'm pretty pleased with it, and if you cats dig it, then it'll definitely be the format for the strip (even though it took FOREVER (OK, one hour) to do).

Feedback very, VERY welcome.


A couple of fairly significant things to post this time (I think so anyway). Firstly, there's page two of the strip that I'm drawing for my friend Niall Doherty. I drew this a little over a year ago and coloured it last night. I think it looks pretty cool (click to enlarge):

Sky-Knight! Probably my favourite of the Last-Minuters. He wields Excalibur (THE Excalibur mind, not a knock-off or that) and flies a fabulous futuristic biplane called Tempus Fugit. Despite that, and because of a drinking problem and low self-esteem, he is rubbish at what he does.

This is Alphaman, the Superman analogue in the TLM-verse. To be honest, I'm probably going to make him a bet less Fleischer and a bit more Owen Wilson. He needs to be attractive to the heroine, and so must be cool heroic, not cheesy heroic. Anyway, I dig this design and the colours. That's an A on his chest.

And there's something else coming quite soon I hope - if Blogger doesn't blow up. Hmmm. Anyway, let me know what you think of the above!

Friday, June 09, 2006


A couple of slightly older, rougher pieces. Firstly, a sketch of Captain America, possibly running at some damn Hydra terrorist or something. Found this languishing on my hard drive at work, so thought it might be nice to let it get some air. As it were.

Then a little doodle I did at work while I was knocking some god-awful manuscript into shape. It's an ice skater. I really like her slightly cheesy grin and her legs. Nice.

And lastly Wonder Woman. I did for this for a jam on I think it looks a little bit like Cat Deeley (inferior British celebrity, for the benefit of our overseas readers).

Feedback welcome as always...

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

For great taste with nutrition, why not try... DYNAMITO! Now with COLOUR!

I finally coloured this guy. Hopefully this means that The Last Minuters (my nascent comic book about a load of bum superheroes) will now get the much-needed boost it, er... needs. Anyway, look out for more from TLM soon!

And for that wacky eighties manga vibe, here's the same again with a nifty colour halftone effect. Yay Photoshop! (click to see this effect a little better)

What else...? Oh yeah, check this out: these are the character designs for the game Vegas: Make it Big! (the exclamation mark is theirs not mine). This was for a world-building game for Deep Red Games, for which I also designed the scenarios. There are a few fun archetypes in here: the suave British spy, the mad movie mogul, the Penelope Pitstop-esque racing driver, but my favourite is probably the Texas steel baron. He's just a cool looking guy!

Last one: another piece for DR. This was a mood piece for a Hobbit-themed world-building game which - sadly - never got off the ground. Not all of this picture works, and I reckon the colouring is a little ropey, but I'm really pleased with the dragon!

Feedback welcome from one and all!

Sunday, May 14, 2006

...and Lex Luthor, too

Indeed (click to make him bigger):

He's got the body of a spider... but the mind of a baby.

Shh, alright. Alright. Calm down please. The bell is for me not for you. Yes, I'm back. A bit. Shh. Not a lot to say just yet - I'm a hard-working guy dammit - but here's other stuff for you to look at. SPOILER ALERT: this post contains drawings.

What's this? It is Optimus Prime, the leader of the Autobots. My favourite, but only in his original, excellent die-cast metal form. All subsequent Optimus Primes have been rubbish and not nearly as good as the original Optimus Prime, who is the best Optimus Prime of all the Optimus Primes. Anyway, enjoy my Optimus Prime sketch.

My bad-ass robot wrestler guy from my comic book which I will never in a million years finish. However, I like this guy a lot. There's a colour version coming, you lucky people (please click to enlargen).

Bad wolf!


You like? This one and the Wolf and the Optimus Prime are in a style that I'm sort of heading for: thin lines, quite pared down and cartoony. We'll see where it goes. Be excited for me you people!

Back back back in time, to the space year 2001, when I was working for a games company in Milton Keynes. Very futuristic, I'm sure you'll agree. Anyway, while I was there I worked on a very exciting project which alas came to nothing. It was called Emberland, and was the adventures about some mice in an old house. The Borrowers meets Stuart Little if you will. Some concept art for that:

And there'll be more soon. Please tell me what you think of these things!

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Frankenstein Lives

Further to a semi-recent post about Frankenstein, here's another pic of the classic horrible monster from Monster-Land. Grr. Is it apparent that I'm writing this while sober and with very sore arms? Yes.

It's a three page sequence from a comic that came to nothing, showing the monster looming out of Scotland's magnificent River Tay. It is quite old now and I'm not very proud of it, but I'm vainly showing it off cos it's obviously better than anything you lot can do. Ha ha ha! Obviously, if that isn't true, please email me your Frankenstein pictures to prove it and I will post them on my blog, probably with a scathing comment underneath.

Saturday, February 25, 2006


Do it!
I have drawings for you to see. How come I'm always posting when I'm half-cut? I detect a pattern...

This is Zen Bradley, from my pal Kyle's comic book which he has in the works. I've probably done her seksier than Kyle would like, but here it is anyhow:

And how about this? The same again, but by Christ in colour. Ye are blessed:

And now, something a bit different: a promo pic I did do for a - probably rightly - abortive games project. All photoshoppy, all the time:

And I'm desperately grasping for some sort of charm vote here, using this: