Sunday, February 25, 2007

"DAMNNIT!"

CURRENT SOUNDTRACK: The deafening sound of silence.

Thanks to a critical failure of the digital TV, I'm writing this instead of watching the latest episodes of 24 and Lost. A sick practical joke on viewers by Sky, in an attempt to piss off NTL/Virgin Media customers in their little argument? Or just shit service? You decide.

In the meantime, some cover art from the upcoming release of SEVEN SENTINELS in the new US Format, issues 1 and 2 of which should be out at Bristol all being well:

7sish1cover

7sish2 COVER

7sish3 cover1

Oh yes, the Engine site has also been updated with some REDEYE 6 extra content: http://www.enginecomics.co.uk/redeye/reframeset.htm

Enjoy.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

ONE YEAR LATER...

CURRENT SOUNDTRACK: THUNDER ROAD: TRACKS INSPIRED BY THE BOSS; 'Nebraska', The Cash Brothers

Finally after many months of arsing around, RE6 is back from the printers this afternoon. Many trips up the stairs and borderline cardiac arrests later, the stuffing of envelopes began and will no doubt continue into the early hours of the morning for the Big Post tommorrow.

In the meantime...

IMG_2063

IMG_2201

IMG_2204

Now then, back to that zombie strip...

Monday, February 12, 2007

SKETCHBOOK STUFF 4

A sketch of a spider from the Ancient Egyptian/robot/camel aliens kids comic I'm developing. Just a bunch of scenes at the moment, rough sketches, of robots fighting giant spiders in a King Kong/T-Rex Harryhausen type of way. The spiders, which are like the hounds of the aliens, erupt from the sand from underground tunnels. Originally I thought they were going to be robotic but the idea of having 'spiders from Mars' tickles me a bit more. And letsne honest, there's no way the ugly bastards are native of this world.

It's hard not to reference the great work done by Weta on Shelob, so as time goes on hopefully make the spiders more unique and alien.

spidersketch1

Saturday, February 10, 2007

SKETCHBOOK STUFF 3

More zombie sketching in between pencils of the actual pages. This one Tria markers on 250gsm Bristol board. Nice and smooth for the markers, minimal bleed. Feeling more confident on this than on the layout paper. Used a new black permanent marker found in Hobbycraft, chisel nib one end, fine brush the other, but stil not quite thin enough for what I want. And its a bit big and unweildy for finer details. Hard to find a pen that is thin enough to get high levels of detail in and be quite flexible at the same time. Anyone have any recommendations let us know.

zombiesketch2

Saturday, February 03, 2007

SKETCHBOOK STUFF 2

Trying some different inking techniques as I'm redoing the pages on the zombie strip. This one using markers on layout paper.

zombie sketch1