Sunday, 19 December 2010

Beautiful Daughter!

My wife and I had a beautiful daughter - right in the middle of the most dramatic snow storms for twenty years! We're overjoyed, and spending most of our time feeding and changing nappies.

Friday, 26 November 2010

Murky Depths 14 Cover Art

I was honoured to paint the cover to Murky Depths 14. Here's a quick phone snap of the finished article.  The actual print quality of the magazine is amazing, do check it out. There's  a range of interesting prose and comic stories inside, and a two page Montynero interview with some art examples...I love the Murky Depths vibe, and just tried to encapsulate that in a single painting using imagery from one of the stories the editor sent me.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Three Page Horror Strip

I have no followers :) This is a revolutionary approach to the blogosphere, starting and ending with the words "Well, that's enough about me..."

Anyway, I posted the strip online at the millarworld forum. Be interesting to see what kind of  feedback it gets, if any...

Monday, 8 November 2010

Three Page Horror Strip

Right, let's give this blogging malarkey a shake:

I wrote this script after a particularly unpleasant stay in a well-known budget hotel chain. It would be fair to say I detest the very existence of said chain, who offer zero service and plastic wrapped sandwiches for more than one would pay for a cosy room and slap up fried breakfast at a B&B. To my simple mind their modus operandi is representative of everything that's wrong with modern convenience culture. During my stay (which I hasten to say was not on my coin) it occurred to me that I could quite literally die in my bed and the hotel staff would neither notice nor care until my decomposing flesh clogged the vacuum of a grumpy and underpaid cleaner some weeks later. So, being British, I obviously didn't complain. No! Instead, I wrote and then drew an obscure comic strip that will probably never be seen let alone published. THAT WILL SHOW THEM!

Anyway: as a story I hope it's a good exercise in three page storytelling, aiming for a beginning, middle, and end, a twist on every page, having some fun with the obvious 'predatory vampire pick up' (biting its head off?) and then adding something fresh on page three, while the true point of the tale lies in the long grass until the final panel. Fingers crossed.