I recently drew a cartoon for U Berlin, a blog about Berlin life for two English expats. The article was produced together with Be My Guest, who offer short stay Berlin apartments. You can read it in full here. As you might guess, it’s about finding unconventional ways to improve your German!
A new Afanc strip! Tried to loosen up and break free of the rigid four panel format of previous efforts. Experimented with a dip pen in places and regretted it. I do like using dip pens but I don’t think they suit the look of this project. Some day soon I’ll have to come up with something that does suit using a pen. Hopefully something with spaceships and robots. Until then please continue to enjoy these historical shenanigans.
Another quick progress report on Brighton – The Graphic Novel. All scanned and on the colour work now – the end is in sight!
Some rather dark smartphone snaps of what I’m working on at the moment (pretty full colour clean scans coming soon). It’s deadline time at the end of the month, looking forward to seeing everyone else’s contributions too! Find out more about Brighton – The Graphic Novel here.
Happy New Year. A bit late I know. Here’s my latest Afanc strip to help lift the January blues…maybe. This one and more strips now have a special home here. Tumblr users, feel free to ‘follow’!
A somewhat dodgy photo of a recent commission. Ink and water colour on board. Concept is client’s idea.
I’m always up for commissions so email me if you have something in mind! And I ain’t that pricey either.
Getting slack on the blog posting again, sorry kids. Here are some recent efforts: a new illustration to advertise an upcoming series of seminars at Sussex Uni, a preparatory sketch for a private commission featuring a giraffe in cricket whites (!) and another strip added to my Afanc weekly web comic (hopefully to become at least bi-weekly in the new year). Have a great Christmas y’all!
Ok, so I couldn’t resist posting the first strip on this site too – but from now on you will be able to read regular Afanc strips here: afanc-comic.tumblr.com
Enjoy and don’t forget to tell your friends!
Here are a selection of thumbnails from a new project I’m working on with illustrator turned budding comics writer Rob Simpson. Its basically a 17 page comic about Brighton based 19th Century inventor Magnus Volk and his crazy seafront railway called The Pioneer. Should be fun to draw! Very H.G. Wells.
It is also part of a larger project called Alt-Brighton, a collaborative graphic novel to be published by Queenspark Books in 2013! More info to come as the project progresses.
On another subject, my last mini comic Afanc is finally up to read in its entirety on the COMICS section of the website…
I’m now off to Thought Bubble for the weekend with my trusty portfolio! Wish me luck!
That’s right folks, it’s Comiket time again! I will be selling my usual stuff (plus some spangly new prints and volume 1 of Pathless Places) alongside the super talented Lucy Irving and Adam Moore. Doors open at 11am and its absolutely free to get in! There will loads of amazing publishers, writers and artists there selling some top notch comics and related goodies, plus the ever entertaining Drawing Parade. All happening at the usual venue (Bishopsgate Institute) near Liverpool Street Station, London. Come! Come!