Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Terry and the Pirates...

...and some sharks, a few seagulls and a dolly bird.

I put off drawing this for ages, cos I had no idea how to approach the subject matter, and (shamefully) I know almost nothing about Terry and the Pirates. I also know how beloved Terry and (creator) Milton Caniff are in artist circles. So yeah, daunting.

Hope I didn't botch it too badly.


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Doctor Who vs...

The Riddler!

With added Robin and Ace!

This was a commission piece for awesome Twitter pal Billy Tournas, who has just a dozen crazy ideas like this up his sleeve. Lots of fun!

Of course, as any true Whovian knows, the Riddler is quite mad to go up against the Seventh Doctor in a game of chess. I mean... this guy played Fenric and won, right?

God, what have I done with my life.


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Doctor Whoooo (hey!)

...Doctor Who

The new Doctor Who Magazine is out today, and I drew ten pages of it! Pretty mad, huh? The story is called The Screams of Death, it's by Jonny Morris, and it's a seedy, horrible tale of demons and divas in 19th Century Paris. I had a whale of a time drawing it, and James Offredi has coloured it up just right.


I have to be honest, I was a bit worried about drawing this one. I always get a bit of stage fright before doing Doctor Who - he's been a part of my life since I was a wee nipper, so I always feel like I have to really raise my game for him. That probably sounds a bit mental, doesn't it? Anyway, as I've sort of mentioned in interviews before, Matt Smith is a tricky bugger to get right. He's got that Peter Davison quality: distinctive, but mercurial (translation: he looks different from every angle, and he has no eyebrows). I think I nailed a passable caricature, but I don't think I quite got him right till part two (which you'll have to wait till next month to see, you lucky bastards).

Before I got cracking with drawing the actual strip, the chaps at DWM asked me to design a few bits and pieces. And here they are (only look if you don't mind being mildly spoiled for the story):

And that's yer lot. I hope you enjoy the strip!