Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Had an exciting meeting with Ben Haggarty this afternoon.

"Launching in the brand new weekly subscription comic, The DFC September 5th 2008 'MeZolith' a stunning Stone Age Horror Strip by Ben Haggarty (Story) & Adam Brockbank (Art) Only in The DFC ! www.thedfc.co.uk" Ben is a storyteller who I met last year at the leeds Storytelling festival 'Beyond the Border' and he is writing comic strips for the new comic 'The DFC'. He came to talk to me about another potential comic strip that he has planned, in chatting he showed me some samples for the strip that will be appearing from September in the DFC. Now, I know from the internet that the DFC has had mixed reception but I must stress that you must start buying it for Mezolith, by Ben and the artist Adam Brockbank. Looking at the samples, I had the feeling I had when I saw Miricle Man by Gary Leech and Alan Moore, when I saw Glen Fabry art work in a Sunday supplement, when I saw Sky Between Branches by Joshua Middleton and when I saw Blankets by Craig Thompson. these moments are few and far between but I am so pleased for British comics that it has happened again for me with Ben and Adams work on Mezolith. Sad thing is I can't show you any of it.....

Thursday, 24 July 2008

A Cnyht in the Woods.....

These are sketches for something I'm working on involving the psyche of the Cnyht Bachelor. My original thought was I would use these as sketches to work from and then do something a bit neater for the finished Drawing. I like the feel of the pen and ink and brush and think I am going to go more along the lines of enjoying the process rather than stuggling with making things look right.

Friday, 18 July 2008

Quick Update...

I have been really bad at keeping this blog of late. There is too much going in my world, which is good, right?

The Harry Potter project in Rotherham went well, here is one of the drawings I did in class, the kids ended up calling him Dumbledoodle.

Senior Moments, the Game.....

I should have posted this a few weeks ago when the publisher sent me the box (featuring my drawing), must have had a momentary lapse of memory and forgot.

Friday, 4 July 2008

HP in the studio....

I am doing a bit of preparation for a project in Rotherham next week, based on a Harry Potter project organised by the Clifton Partnership. This is my third year of going into schools and showing the basics of character design to the children. My public workshop drawing style tends to be quick loose so I prepare beforehand by doing more detailed pencil studies to get to know my characters, here's one of Dumbledore.....