Monday, September 30, 2013

JonDay - Rocket Age

A sneak peek at something from a forthcoming Rocket Age adventure from Cubicle 7 - the French controlled Martian city of Kolpith:

©2013 Cubicle 7 Entertainment Ltd


Saturday, September 28, 2013


Stop the sickness that plagues our society! Stop the violence! Stop the sexy sexy

Cough...... you were.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Convention banners!

Convention banners are getting more popular these days at events. The bold 2 metre monolithic displays help to identify each artist and allow for a more visible presence of the talent and artwork. They also provide a helpful marker for when you get lost at the larger events ['you're next to Ben Templesmith's red T banner'] I have a small collection now ranging from project to project. Jack Cross, Dan Dare and Kinghts of Pendragon ALL worked well for me at previous shows but have been retired mostly [except for nostalgic MARVEL UK specific events or personal appearances]

The current banners are near always Roller Grrrls now as I am very proud of this creator-owned project [written with Anna Malady] and they work well at events. With Leeds Thought Bubble fast approaching I realised that I needed to push my other personal projects Incendiary.US, Zachariah Gunn:Dakota, Daenna and Island Life. I sketch out the ideas quickly as shown below. This year I am experimenting with a horizontal table skirt. The dimensions of a normal banner work very well and provide a lip to attach to the table top too.

So... after working out the best designs and deciding which images work best for a landscape and/or portrait orientation I then play with some already drawn artwork. The four panel skirt seemed to be the right choice for my own work as I could promote more projects and display in a conventional portrait form. Here's the Gary Erskine table skirt.

[From the left] Leto, The Irons:Hybrids for Madefire/ City of Silence/Boba Fett/Transformers. Very proud of ALL these images. Colours 1, 2 & 3 by Yel Zamor. Transformers colour by Chris Sotomayor

Here's the Roller Grrrls table skirt. Colour by Yel Zamor!

The single landscape banner/table skirt works very well too and packs a visual punch but it only serves the one project. Even though I like the designs they would probably be better served for a specific launch or promotion instead. Here are the Incendiary.US and Zachariah Gunn:DAkota designs.

The final banner design is for City of Silence [creator-owned with Warren Ellis] This was a three issue series from 93 [originally for MARVEL EPIC] that was eventually published seven years later by Image. A wonderfully eccentric story pre-dating Transmetropolitan and a personal favourite. The lineart is new and colours by Yel Zamor over the original D'Israeli/ Laura De Puy version. Who knows what will happen with this project in the future?

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Phantom wolf

A Phantom wolf from Cubicle 7's Folklore book.  Pencil and digital.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Crowd scene.

There are few pleasures for me in comics and storytelling than working on crowd scenes. The variety of characters and situations are always a challenge. Mostly pleased with this panel. No reference. Some minor scale issues but the panel just works anyways.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

British Cavalry, Waterloo campaign

An Hussar and Dragoon (probably North British Dragoons/Scots greys) get some unwelcome news.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Vampire Nazis vs The British Secret Service

Hello all.
Graeme has allowed to steal his slot today to give a shout out that Vampire Vixens of the Wehrmacht, my own self published project is finally out in the wild. 
The original print run completely sold out on the Saturday of Glasgow Comic Con but I have a second run which is available via mail order (see the contact the address at the bottom of the flyer), Forbidden Planet Glasgow and I'm also waiting to hear back from shops in Edinburgh.
The second Vampire Vixens escapade is currently under way and due for release late next year.

A recent review is attached. Cheers.
You can find more on this and other projects here:

Saturday, September 14, 2013


So I've been working on a pitch for a Graphic Novel explaining the current Syria Crisis. It will be in colour, but using pencil art as a basis.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Batman. Commission. NarniaFumetto, Italy.

One of my favourite commissions from last weekend's trip to the NarniaFumetto event in Italy. Used the hotel room window as a lightbox and photo paper. A couple of opportunities to tweak perspectives and scale but seriously missed my Photoshop step. Legs look a wee bit large.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Better than Any Man

An illustration from Lamentation of the Flame Princess book, "Better Than Any Man".  She needs bodies for some kind of diabolic ritual, IIRC.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Jonday - Mirkwood

Another one from The Heart of the Wild.  Based this one on JRRT's own drawings of Mirkwood.


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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Friday, September 6, 2013

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

39 steps assortment

A bunch of items that you could collect as 'cards' in the digital retelling of the 39 Steps, from The Story Mechanics.  Probably a couple of years old now.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

John Byrne

My first exposure to John Byrne wasn't the much lauded TV series 'Tutti Frutti' but the 'follow up' series 'Your Cheatin' Heart'. Apart from loving the series (probably my first exposure to Tilda Swinton too) it also showed me that the writer, director was also an insanely brilliant artist.

Without doubt the best person to draw John Byrne is actually John Byrne who has painted many wonderful self portraits but as I watched an episode of 'What Do Artists Do All Day' on BBC4 highlighting John Byrne I was struck by his profile in one scene and paused it to sketch it out.