Friday, October 07, 2011
Ah, it's happening! Check out this lovely looking comics anthology, a selection of classic folk and fairytales re-routed through a sci-fi filter, all wrapped up in packaging by the great Farel Dalrymple - see title page above. I did my own bit for it (artwork for a delightful re-telling of 1001 Nights by Tara Alexander) a good eighteen months back, so it's great to now see the entire collection very nearly finished and officially on the lookout for a potential publisher.
Naturally there's a big online promotional push going on, via the likes of Bleeding Cool and Facebook; do please stop by and have a peek for further info and artwork previews.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
These were part of a delusional, market-oblivious attempt to pitch myself as a greetings card artist many, many years ago. Must have been 1997 or thereabouts - I'd not long moved down to Brighton and was feeling all energetic and enthusiastic about, ooh, everything, if not remotely clued-up about any of it. One of my many doomed schemes from the time was a huge batch of 'funnies', all carefully rendered in pen & ink with zero colour, because, well, badly drawn, colourful greeting cards seemed to be incredibly popular, so obviously what people must really have wanted was some well drawn black and white ones. Erm, heh heh. They didn't have the desired effect, of course, but god it was fun doing them. Most were surreal, silly gags - for these three I wandered off down a more specific side road (the title being a big obvious tip of the hat to Michael Palin and Terry Jones's 'Ripping Yarns').