Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Who Forgets The Elephantmen?

Me, that's who. Not sure why I didn't make a bigger deal of this at the time - maybe because I was in deadline hell with the end of Jersey Gods, or maybe 'cos I didn't want to gazump the issue before it came out - but I contributed a page to Richard Starkings' utterly fantastic Elephantmen. And here it is!



From thumbnail...


...to final piece.

I have to admit, I kind of panicked when it came time to draw this, and I think it shows. Rich has been a hero of mine since I was a nipper, one of the hallowed bullpen at Marvel UK in the eighties, and therefore involved - in one capacity or another - with some of my favourite things. Doctor Who, Transformers, Thundercats... I was even pretty nuts about The Real Ghostbusters for a while. So when it came time to draw something for him, I probably froze up a bit (bear in mind, this issue also featured pages from other industry legends, not least Dave Gibbons, Steve Pugh, Gary Erskine, Dougie Braithwaite and Paul Grist... No pressure, then). And while I'm quite pleased with how this page came out, I really would like another go...

Friday, September 24, 2010

Hide and Peek!



Another snippet from my forthcoming Doctor Who strip. The Doctor and Amy Pond lurk (almost) out of sight, while a villain sets about his dastardly plan...

Monday, September 20, 2010

"Halt! In the name of Emperor Bonaparte!"


Another little teaser from a forthcoming Doctor Who strip (art by me, script by Jonathan Morris).

I thought it might be fun to do the portly police officer in an Adventures of Tintin style - he's exactly the sort of huffing, puffing, humourless bureaucrat Herge liked to send up in his stuff.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Jersey Gods - ORIGINAL ART SALE/BABY NEEDS SHOES

Hi gang! If you like me - and you surely must - you might be interested to know that I'm selling some artwork from JERSEY GODS!

This is from issue 7...



This is from issue 9...



And this one's from issue 11:



Here's the LINK - why not have a look? And keep your eyes peeled - there's more to come.

D

Monday, September 06, 2010

SHAZAM!

This is my submission for last week's Comic TWART. The subject - Captain Marvel!



And here he is without the inks - I kind of prefer him this way:

Thursday, September 02, 2010

The Deep Hereafter!

DOCTOR WHO FANS! You might be interested to know that Rob Davis has posted our DWM strip over on his blog. It's called The Deep Hereafter, and it takes the Doctor (and his then companion Majenta Pryce) into some distinctly Will Eisner/Spirit-ish territory.



I had a ball writing this one. I'd planned my tenure on the strip like a season of the show - start off with a speedy romp to introduce (or in this case reintroduce) the companion, then a couple of small adventures where we seed in some of the arc beats; a tentpole story with a returning baddy (a la The Sontaran Strategem, Daleks in Manhattan). Follow that with a couple of weirder, more experimental instalments, then back in time for tea and doomsday. The Deep Hereafter, as you can probably tell, was one of the weirder ones - a love letter to noir in general and The Spirit in particular. It's one of my favourites, not least because Rob Davis produced such stellar visuals. He grabbed the Eisner idea and ran with it as far as it would go.



Ah, it's a lovely looking thing. Thanks, Rob.

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