Friday, February 19, 2010

Yes, friends it's true, I'm officially Addicted to Amazon (and sometimes .com) I first started noticing there was something wrong when my local comic shop closed down last year. I needed that weekly fix, flipping through those fresh pages, smelling the paper ahhh... you can't beat it. The nearest comic shop is about 20 miles away in Nottingham, so I don't get there very often. I'm so out of touch with the comics scene and I always like to 'look before I buy' (there's nothing worse than buying a comic with a great cover, then finding crap interiors) so it rules out ordering online.

Now I'm forced to buy collections, which is good in a way as I stacked up comics on a weekly basis and only got to reading a few. So, you see, in a round about way I'm saving money. Well, that's what I tell my wife each time the next cardboard packet/ large box arrives:)

This is a my most recent stash....

Friday, February 12, 2010

Here's a thing. A few nights back I got home from work and there was a packet from Amazon. I thought 'that's weird, I'm trying to kick the habit' anyhow I opened it up and there was a blank cover copy of DRACULA, with a request to sketch on it. It was a fun thing to do, and I may well do some for myself sometime down the line----here's the initial stage, I've finished it, put some colour on it and sent it back, but as it was requested as a B'day pressie I don't want to show it here just yet..just in case

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Shredded Shirt: Week 1

Good evening lady and gents, here's a strange one... this drawing is in the process of being done for comic colouring veteran Tom Smith (he's worked for all the big comic companies over his twenty+ years in the business). Tom asked if he could add some colour to one of my recent peices and it kind of sparked a possible idea, which I'll tell you more about if anything ever happens. I've called this blog 'Shredded shirt' simply because Doc Savage could not possibly buy quality when it comes to his shirts. No Saville Row for him. Can't be Primark either coz they're good shirts they are. So, this begs the question, where did he buy his trousers?

As I was drawing this a horrible thought occurred to me... I've (nearly) spent twenty years TRYING to get into the comics biz!

Be back soon with 'Shredded Shirt:Week 2---Wolverine'