Friday, June 28, 2013

Kirkcaldy Library

As well as working on the branding and illustrations for the new Kirkcaldy Museum,  I also created some illustrations for the Children's sections of the new Library. Not the best photos of the vinyls but adequate enough.

Faster than a speeding bullet

I'm on the road right now and have been for a week or so now ( hence my delinquent posting )

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Some more Roller Grrrls character trailers.

The Roller Grrrls project that I am working on with Anna Malady has been unfortunately postponed over the last few months due to work and schedule commitments and personal distractions. Back on the series for a July release of the first episode. Here are some new teaser trailers for the characters. We have around thirty principal and secondary characters in the story and this format is proving to be a good way of introducing them to a new audience.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Lamentations of the Flame Princess

Some NPCs for the free game day RPG event, for James Raggi's Lamentation Of the Flame Princess.  All evil ladies in a witch-filled village, as far as I could gather.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Time Bomb

AlphaTimeBomb_GNREID.jpg photo AlphaTimeBomb_GNREID_zpsa27d5816.jpgI've said a few times I love when a private commission hits my own 'geek spot' and illustrating Johnny Alpha from the 2000ad strip Strontium Dog always hits that spot. A4 in size and finished with inks, Copic pens and Promarkers there has since been a few nice added bonuses for the happy owner of the piece. The illustration will be putting in an appearance in not only the fanzine Dogbreath published by FutureQuakePress but also appeared in the pages of 2000ad sneaked in as a cover to a future issue. I've written a 'reference' piece on my blog about the strip for those who like knowing all the details.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Dredd doodles

Clearing out some old folders and found a couple of Dredd thumbnails in an old sketch book - uniforms look like they were based on the original Judge Dredd (Stallone) movie so i imagine i doodled them round about then.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Clockwork beast!

A giant gorilla rampages through the Crystal Palace.  © Cubicle 7 2013

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

2000AD - Time Is The Only Enemy

2000AD Prog 1837 is out tomorrow (19th June) and features a four page Future Shock tale I illustrated written by David Baillie called 'Time Is The Only Enemy'. It has been close to two years since I did any work for the Galaxy's Greatest Comic so it was a welcome commission and a joy to be back in my favourite comic.

The Forbidden Planet Blog has a preview of the comic to tempt you and finding it on the shelves of your local newsagents should be easy enough with this stunning Judge Dredd cover by Scotch Corner guest Chris Weston.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Jonday - not actually dead

Apologies for my prolonged absence.  I keep running out of Monday.

Here's a variation on a recent cover I did.  Graphics by Paul Bourne.

©2013 Cubicle 7 Entertainment Ltd.

Saturday, June 15, 2013


Drawn from the Dare2Draw. We had some cosplayers to model for us. I forgot which character this is.  She looked good though.

I'm back

Apologies for the lack of posting over the last few weeks. Managed to end up in hospital a few weeks ago and miss some posts (and a million other things). Really need to set up advance posts for future emergencies. Will try to do a few extra posts to 'catch up'.

Anyway, the new Kirkcaldy galleries opened up last week - apparently most of the banners were obstructed on the opening day due to it being so busy and Gordon Brown (and his entourage of armed security etc.), Jack Vettriano and val McDermid etc all being there. But you can make out most of the illustrations done for the various banners and posters on this shot.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Life Drawing: Under The Skin [Perfect Spiral]

When I am not drawing comics or working on storyboards for the film and games industry I can also be found teaching with my wife Dr. Mhairi Stewart as part of our Perfect Spiral venture. We have both had experiences holding independently run workshops at schools, libraries and universities, and hosting public events but decided to bring our skills together as a team. Mhairi brings the science and I bring the creative and arty side to the lessons. The cross curricular aspect to the Perfect Spiral classes are definitely proving popular and we have already worked with the Glasgow Science Festival, Scottish Book Trust, Bute Astronomical Society and many other bodies.

Last weekend we ran our new favourite class Life Drawing: Under The Skin for the Glasgow Science Festival. It was a free event held at the Hunterian Zoology, Glasgow University and even with the draw of the West End Festival parade and the sunny weather outside, our workshops were filled with children and parents/guardians all excited about drawing and learning. The demand for the classes had been so great that we were encouraged to offer a follow-up evening class on Tuesday and decided to make that an adults only night. Some of the specimens were more graphic than the public event at the weekend and other items were especially fragile [over a hundred years old and rarely put out on show] Most of the specimens are also unable to be put on display as there are so many of them archived in the building. Maggie Reilly, the curator of Zoology at the Hunterian, Glasgow University was especially generous with her time and allowed us access to some amazing pieces.

I have included some of my own photos of the evening and a link to the Life Drawing: Under The Skin specimens [photos taken by Timothy Drysdale] which I hope you will enjoy and be inspired by. The cuttlefish and Hammerhead shark skeleton specimens are my favourite and I will no doubt be referencing them for future horror or sci-fi work.

For details about the Perfect Spiral please click here.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Victoriana Style Aquaman

Running a Jules Verne vibe with this week's post © Cubicle 7 2013

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Iain Banks

IainBanks_GNREID.jpg photo IainBanks_GNREID_zpse6821c38.jpg “There's an old Sysan saying that the soup of life is salty enough without adding tears to it.”

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Superman - Puncher of Planets

So I've drawn several pics of Supes looking all dreamy and angelic. Lets not forget that in his most extreme incarnation he was capable of punching planets out of orbit!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Roller Grrrls cover and spread sketches.

Been a while since I posted any Roller Grrrls work. Here are some sketched ideas for the cover and a double-page spread. The main concern for both layouts was the number of Grrrls in the series. Each team has fourteen characters and we have three teams. Only George Perez could pull off such a cast heavy group shot. I decided to split the characters over the two images instead. Tiered levels [either from physical steps or perspective] helps to make the scene less of a line-up. Prioritising main primary characters over secondary ones is a wee trick too. Overall I am pleased with this initial pass but it needs more tweaking before committing to inks.

You can see more progress on Roller Grrrls on our Facebook page

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Victruvian Man

An illo for Cubicle 7's Victoriana 3rd edition, based, of course, on Leonardo's Vitruvian Man.  © C7 2013