Sunday, 8 November 2009
Tuesday, 3 November 2009
Thursday, 29 October 2009
Saturday, 24 October 2009
Monday, 19 October 2009
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
Thursday, 8 October 2009
Monday, 5 October 2009
Just back from the Birmingham Comics show. I've been busy drawing football action for Kick! magazine, and of course working on Project Luna: 1947 for Markosia. I've been discharged by my Physio, so he's happy with my progress and it's now up to me to keep doing the exercises and build a back of STEEL so I can continue to sit hunched over a drawing-board for hours at a time :-)
BICS was fun, but a slightly more low-key affair (I felt) than the last time I went (2007), probably due to the dark times we live in, etc. Met up with Martin Hayes, writer of Luna - who endured a 6.00 am start to fly over from Ireland, and proceeded to stay up drinking until 6.00am Sunday morning... much respect! Sharon and myself were tucked up in bed before 11.00, watching Lord of the Rings on telly - hardcore.
A demonic Cy Dethan, Martin Hayes and myself
With artist Kev Levell and Martin
We had a good chat with Markosia chief Harry Markos - met up with fellow blogger Kev Levell (who really should be working for 2000AD), Cy Dethan and Nic, the Futurequake boys, bumped into Tony Lee briefly, had a quick chat with Sean Phillips and many more. Oh yes, and Tharg gave my portfolio a quick perusal too. The Leeds Thought Bubble con is next month, so I may drag myself up there too.
Stay tuned for more Luna updates coming soon, as I attempt to make this blog a livelier place!
Saturday, 27 June 2009
Sunday, 14 June 2009
Thursday, 28 May 2009
Monday, 4 May 2009
Well it's been a busy few weeks - my deadline for the latest Kick! football strip is this Thursday, so I've been hammering away at that, as well as a new cartoon for Global Integration and of course more Project Luna work.
In one week's time, the Bristol comic expo kicks off - and sadly I won't be there, despite looking forward to it for a year! My bad back problems have forced me to cancel. The prospect of a 3-hour train journey with crippling back pain doesn't appeal - and after researching the train tickets, I'd have to change 3 times on the homeward trip on Sunday! Running about with portfolio and bags, trying to find the right platforms for connecting trains with a knackered back - no way. We considered staying until Monday, when you can get direct trains, but the costs just started getting silly - as Sharon pointed out, we could have a European holiday for the same price. I definitely can't drive that far right now, so we had to cancel.
I'm looking forward to seeing everyone else's photos and con reports! I'll be making the effort next year for sure, and we even have plans to bring Scott James over from the States for the occasion! After many months chatting online to the likes of Scott, Cy Dethan and Martin Hayes, a face-to-face meeting/drinking session is long overdue!
I'm aiming for the BICS con in Birmingham later this year, so hopefully my plans won't be scuppered (is that a word?) for that one, and we should have a preview booklet of Luna put together for the event - watch this space.
In other news, Sharon has given me a crash-course in Adobe Illustrator, and I am now capable of doing my own comic lettering - something I've been threatening to learn to do for years. I have no idea why, but I really enjoyed lettering the first 8 pages of Luna, and may offer my services out as a letterer at some point in the future!
As soon as the latest Kick! strip is done, I'll be right back on Luna duties - the back ache is thankfully getting better at long last (since I stopped going to the Chiropractor coincidentally...) so I should be firing on all artistic cylinders again soon.
Hmmm... that was possibly the longest blog post so far... who knew my life was so interesting, eh?
Friday, 17 April 2009
Sunday, 22 March 2009
Thursday, 19 March 2009
Wednesday, 11 March 2009
Monday, 9 March 2009
Saturday, 7 March 2009
I am minutes away from finishing the next KiCK! strip as well - this time it's about Wayne Rooney... one panel has been crowd-scene hell, but it's almost done :-) I'll put up some full pages soon.
In other news, I've managed another page of Luna, and our main alien bad guys have officially been designed...
Wednesday, 11 February 2009
I now have another strip to draw for the good people at Manitowoc, and then I can get back into Project Luna again.