Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I'm watching you...

Tomás de Torquemada,2000AD,Comic,Nemesis the Warlock,illustration,Graeme Neil Reid

I ran out of time in the last week to do something new so I've dipped back into my archive and found this picture of the villainous, fascist, racist and religious leader of the future human race Tomás de Torquemada. This nut case of a man became one of 2000ad's most popular characters and was the warped and evil child of writer Pat Mills and artist Kevin O'Neill appearing in the series 'Nemesis the Warlock'.

This was drawn three years ago for the last issue of a fan made magazine called 'Eagle Flies Again' which celebrated not only the 80s version of the Eagle comic but all British comics. As a farewell they asked for contributions from writers and artists and I picked Tomás here to deliver a message to them. I've updated the text for this viewing to one of his more familiar rants. This image was also a first for me in that it has been the first (and so far only) time that I've inked a piece entirely on a computer. I know many artists have moved to using a computer for inking and I'll admit that I've yet to try the much talked of 'Manga Studio' for this process but I still prefer to work with a brush or pen and have a material object at the end of the process.


  1. Lovely! I'm always impressed by stuff I cannot do, like a clean drawing!

    Andy has used a fair amount of Manga Studio. Perhaps he'll share his experiences?

  2. Manga Studio all the way man! It pays off when you're working on a full comic. Knocked out three finished pages yesterday. Blammo!!

  3. I do fancy having a go of Manga Sudio but I'm sure I'd miss my pens and brushes too much!

  4. Ah Torquemada & Nemesis, Used to love reading that stuff in 2000AD Comix