Friday, February 18, 2011

Continuing my rummage through the 'projects in the ether' files, I came across these pages of a 'Green Knight/Gawain' tale. I illustrated 12 pages to be submitted to various comic publishers, the chap who wrote the script wanted a complete story, but as I have found out, better to do 12 pages than 100 pages when not sure of the outcome. He touted around a few places but it wasn't taken up by anyone. Let me know if you want to see more of these pages....

Also this week, there's a great review of The SIXPENNY MURDER short story I drew for KULT CREATIONS. I'm really glad that this peice of work has come to the attention of Forbidden Planet, there was such a lot of meaningful, emotional work in it. Nip over to their blog and see what they say

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Hello everyoneHere's a few more pages that have not seen the light of day before. These are from a well-known children/teen book publisher, so I had to change my style a little, as there are comedic elements within the story too. The author of the would-be gn, was a NY Times best seller, he'd had about 15 books under his belt. I guess that's why his trousers were tight.

Sunday, February 06, 2011

A few days ago a good friend of mine pointed out that there were two pages of my original art for sale on ebay. The pages are from Spirit of the Highwayman my first ever gn. I only produced 500 of these books way back in '99 (cor, time really does fly) and they have become a sought-after comodity-- one went for £50 last year on the same auction site. Funny really as no one wanted them when I had 500 to sell. I guess that's how the world of small press works, you can hawk your wares around for months, seemingly with no joy, then someone sees it, word spreads and before you know it you are a millionaire.

I lied about the last part:) Anyway, why not have a bid?

Friday, February 04, 2011

Good evening everyone,
I've been busy having a massive cleanout at home, ready for an imminent house move. During this ardous task it set me thinking about posting some archive bits and bobs, which for one reason or another you may not have seen before. Here's a few to start us off. I used this Batman illustration as a little colouring tester, as you can see I got bored a few minutes into it. I'd love to apply a 'set pallette style' to my stuff, but I just can't bring myself to spend ages on a peice. Secondly this was the first page of 'Boy Brimstone' an all-ages gn from Bloomsbury, I'd done 20odd pages and the rug was pulled, due to big management changes, sadly the book never saw the light of day. Pop back soon for another update.