Here's just one of the many oddballs and lowlife's who might be featuring in a new thing i'm working on. He has been provisionally titled nosebleedman. Here we see him buying some new furniture.
Tuesday, 21 April 2009
Drink 'em in. There's nothing better than receiving original art in the mail from other scribblers. Today I got these two beautiful pieces from mindpuss creator Ronan Kennedy.
I'm starting to build up a small but growing collection of original work. OK, it's VERY small, but still, these will get framed and hung next to my note from Phil Barrett and my original panel from Mr. Amperduke by Bob Byrne which contains the mighty Panzer Meister.
Hey, if anyone else visiting this blog wants to post me something feel free to email me and we can swap some doodle-do's. And let me publicly thank Ronan for sending me these two beauties. I love them. No, I lurve them. No, no, I LUFF them...
Wednesday, 15 April 2009
It's perpetually pissing rain in the midlands today. Maybe I'll start doing weather forecasts alongside the doodle posts. It's pissing rain. Perpetually.
I bought La Strada for 6 euros yesterday. I've never seen it before but I'm sure it's worth 6 euros.
The Windell Showcase is at the printers and should be finished before the end of this week. There'll be a cabaret to launch the book with Noel V. Ginnity as compere. He's already promised me he'll do his WEE-WAW routine so it's gonna be a fucking great night. More details soon.
Wednesday, 8 April 2009
I know the new Abrams movie is just around the corner but today I decided to draw some of the old guys instead. The new movie certainly won't stink but it remains to be seen just how good it's going to be.
I'm more of a casual Star Trek fan than one of the true believers, but given the times that are in it, I think everyone going to the cinema this May could do with a good dose of entertainment and a bit of optimism.
Wednesday, 1 April 2009
This is a new page for something that might happen later in the year. I think it's about the fourth page in a six page sequence. It's at a very experimental stage. Lots of floating ideas without any structure. When I'm starting something like this I try not to pressurise myself into making too much literal sense of the drawings 'cos it'll just end up getting nailed down to some bullshit explanation without other possibilities being explored first. I like this page so it''ll definitely end up in the comic, whatever other decisions I make from here on in.
It's enjoyable because you're basically free to mess around with as many unrelated doodles as you want. I've mapped out about six opening pages where the sequences were created almost entirely on instinct. I might have stopped once or twice to ask myself what the fuck I'm doing and then alter my decision about what I'm drawing but most of the inital material is drawn intuitively. For better or for worse.