Thursday, May 29, 2008

Early Griffin Update!

early griffazoids

Three new prints over at Early Griffin from French, Rachel Cattle and Tom Gauld .
Check the website for all the proper details!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Wish implosion

Been trying to catch up with drawing so really got into a session today, this one was a bit of a weird one, it's a drunk man falling into a wall of wishes, like the one's in japan, where you write your wish down on a piece of wood and hang it up. I don't know what effect his boozed up stumble will have on these folks wishes.
He does have some mighty bad slip on shoes though, check them oot!
Hopefully can post some more of the sketches I've been doing once they are a bit more refined.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Sketch of falling/floating

Slow process of falling, needs a lot of work, to make it look like something is actually happening, like maybe hair, plus loads of thhings really, hopefully will have more soon.

The Harmony...

Updated with a new promo vid, it's guid.

Run monday

do the running man rave dance likes
Testing some animation things this was a happy accident.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Moebius - Out of Body

Jean Giraud aka Moebius talking about out of body experiences and taking magic mushrooms.
I just got a bunch of his old comics, the attention to detail is crazy.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Creating Worlds with Paul Pope / Orgesticulanismus

Found this talk by Paul Pope the other day, it's quite interesting, it's segmented between Peter Franfurt a designer for Imaginary Forces, who did the titles on Seven and Danny Yount who also does film and tv titles.

Whilst looking for something else I found a link to Orgesticulanismus, a film made by Mathieu Labaye, as a tribute to his dad who got multiple sclerosis at 29 years old. It starts out a little slow, but the subtitles help, and by halfway through it's the best. It's pretty much how I'd like to draw when I grow up, each frame in that last sequence is genius.

Favourite Super Hero

As far as comic book heroes go, I think Wolverine is my favourite, I could say I liked an obscure one but I'd be lying. The only other comic book person I remember as a kid was Rogue Trooper. After aged 13 I got into Crisis and Heavy Metal, so super heroes just seemed a bit boring after seeing European comics.
Check out this guys Wolverine Daily Blog, that's a whole lot of Bub.

Friday, May 16, 2008


Action test

Been trying to get movement for ages, so been reading a Manga about Karate, so far it hasn't made much sense, 40 episodes in, but the fight scenes are good for seeing the movement. I think also the next few drawings I do, I'll put some backgrounds in too.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Ian Laurie's Capitano

This is a drawing I got from Ian Laurie, the comic book artist, who draws Black Cape, I met him the other night at the Gary Erskine talk the other week, it's mad that Gary Erskine draws Dan Dare and Iron Man, to name a few and is from Glasgow, that's pretty great. I would have liked to have seen the Frank Quietly talk too but missed that one.

As I've been checking a lot of comics lately and speaking with Ian, there is a chance of hopefully making a small comic zine together with some other folks. Should be bonus.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Ooodles of Doodles

Been trying to do some more drawing again, sort of slackened off there for a little, so did these drawings today, mixed with some computer colouring ontop of the inkwork. I did the first one a while back.
The final outcome of the drawings wasn't great but some of the methods were good to try out.
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