Sunday, May 03, 2009


Hi gang
Been busy collating, stapling, trimming and sketching this weekend. So far I've done 21 painted sketches. This year I've decided to do a sketch on EVERY one of the 60 books...I must be insane (either that or just plain crazy). OBSCURA the 2009 sketchbook from Black Boar Press is 40-pages of art which you may not get chance to see. Cover sketch-wise I've done quite a few mainstream characters, Hulk, Batman, Joker, Hellboy, Wolverine as well as a few of my familiar old favourites (SHJ, the Highwayman, Ripper). These normally go pretty quickly, and are a great way to help cover the cost of the weekend at Bristol. I'll be sketching on some of the covers over the weekend of course, so if you are heading to the Small Press Expo next Saturday (May9) make you way to my table sharpish;) I'll be sharing with AccentUK. Sunday I'll be sharing their table at the main event (great idea Mr West). If you cannot attend the show then I can do a custom-made one especially for you, just send an email to me at black_boar1@yahoo.com with your sketch request.

7 comments:

Dave West said...

Dave, You've not mentioned that you'll be sharing our table on the Sunday in the Main Bristol event .. is this still on ? Are we still OK to share your Expo table on the Saturday ... ?
Be sure to save me and Colin a opy each of your sketchbook :o)
Dave W

Dave said...

Yup, its still okay Dave, though I'm still waiting for the pack they are sending out to exhibitors. Hopefully we'll both have passes (and more importantly, chairs;)

Brian Jones said...

Very cool..they are all great and I really like the Joker cover. Have a great show and if I can talk you into shipping one state side.....

shane oakley said...

that IS madness! but we love you for it! - don't forget to 'reserve' me one...

Dave West said...

Cool ... don'f forget to leave you stuff with us on Saturday night for Sunday in the main event hall ... save you luging it all home and back again ...

Andy Bloor said...

Can you reserve me a copy too Dave incase I can't make it to the show?

Cheers.
Andy

Gary Crutchley said...

Dave, you mad bugger, they look really great.
I was planning to go Bristol but best laid plans and all that, so I'm asking, like the rest, to save me one and I'll do all the dealings with me hard earned cash, when you get back.
I hope it's a corker of an event fer you and the accent boys.
Cheers.
Gaz