Monday, 28 September 2009

The Accidental Animals...

Recently received a printed copy of The Accidental Animals with my illustrations decorating the covers and insides.

Book Production

I was sorting out my paper work from 'The Accidental Animals' on the studio floor the other day and thought you might be interested in this. By no means a representation of all the work that goes into making a publication but I think it gives some idea of my process.

The publisher wanted to work in a specific way which meant producing images from a synopsis, the writer (Natasha) then wrote the text around the guts of the book. I remember hearing once that this is how Marvel Comics were produced. Some of the illustrations used in the book are on the back of the sheets shown above. I like to draw in the moment and not worry about presentation. That's what computers were invented for.

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Horned Tomato...

Sample from our crop of tomatoes this year. If you squint hard enough you might just see the eyes of the well known comic character Hellboy staring back at you.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

The Accidental Animals...


Ah - Ha! Have just got back from five days in sunny Spain, (I'll show some photos of that a bit later on). The day before Helen and I went away I'd finished doing the illustrations and book design for a 28 page children's book called 'The Accidental Animals'. Hopefully to be published real soon. Here is a sneak preview...





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