Friday, April 24, 2009


Is it "goo-ash", or "gwash"? Whatever, I bought a set of goache paints over the hols and did some arseing about with 'em.




Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I Noo You'd Say Dat

About a year ago, I put together a sample package for 2000AD. And honestly... it was rubbish. The art was okay - it was early Jersey Gods stuff - but I was really busy at the time, and so made little effort to come up with much in the way of Dredd/Tooth-specific stuff. So, inevitably, I didn't hear back. This hasn't worked out too badly for me - with JG and Who, I'd be too busy to do much else anyway - but I have a soft spot for old Stoney Face and feel a little sad that I won't be drawing him any time soon.

This isn't what I sent to Rebellion - I drew these in the park over the weekend, based on a vague idea for a sample strip I had on the go a few years back. Working with these characters - and in a coarser, slightly wilder style - was a LOT of fun.

The putative villain of the piece, plus a futuristic bike.

Old Stoney Face in a bit of hot Lawgiver action. Or do I mean Lawmaster?

Judge Dredd. As played by Dan Hedaya, apparently.

Judge Anderson, PSI Division. REALLY fun to draw. And note the cross around her neck - the last time I was seriously reading Dredd, she had gone Catholic, see.


Monday, April 13, 2009

The Pretenders/The Avengers

One of my favourite ever videos, this:

I love how the chiming harpsichord bit echoes that sixties, Avengers-ish vibe. And there aren't many women who are as effortlessly cool as Diana Rigg's Emma Peel, but Chrissie Hynde comes damn close. T'riffic. (though I seem to remember a version of this video with more Avengers clips in it - have I lost my mind?)


Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Catwoman and Rorschach

Catwoman and Rorschach:

Drew this with my tablet last night when the internet was down. The internet should go down more often - makes you bored, eg. creative.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Optimus Prime

Optimus Prime:

Wacom, photoshop, drawn after reading a bunch of old Transformers UK and with John Shuttleworth in the background.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Jersey Gods - numero three!

Jersey Gods no. 3 is out this week and, hyperbole aside, I really believe this is the best of the run. I'm reasonably pleased with the first two issues, but I think from the last few pages of no. 2 the series kicks into a different gear. So if you like any of the following things:

retro-chic artwork
fun characters and zippy plotting
some of the best damn colouring on the racks
superhero comics
superhero comics with a bit of romance
duelling space gods
the song "I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper"
anything awesome

Give it a try. This issue, we also have an absolutely cracking back-up strip from messrs Mark Waid and Joe Infurnari. I've read it and it's disgustingly good.

$3.30 at all good comics retailers, but you can read the first few pages for free RIGHT HERE.