A lot of the comics I’ve drawn or written have had a fairly small audience (or a big audience, but in a small location), chances are you’ve missed them. So here are ten comics I’ve done or am doing.
Comics written and drawn by me:
Lac in Black
This was my entry for the Thought Bubble 2013 Comic Art Competition and will be published in the 2014 Thought Bubble Anthology later this year. It’s a conversation between a father and son about the insects used in the manufacture of old shellac records and artist’s ink.
ORT is my first self-published solo comic for a long time. It’s set in Iceland – one of my favourite places on Earth – and has a lot of birds in it. And it
should will be finished in time for Thought Bubble.
Inspired by the star-studded 24-hour comics marathon which Dan Berry is running for this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival, I wanted to try making a 24-hour comic myself. However, domestic and professional time pressures meant that was impossible this month, so I decided to do a 12-hour ‘half marathon’ instead.
I started at 7PM on 11th Feb (with only a vague idea of what I was going to do) and finished at 7 this morning.
140 CHARACTERS is a small sketchbook of some of the drawings I‘ve posted on Twitter. In the previous post I talked about the images from 2008 which make up the first chapter of the book. Here are the drawings from 2009.
Brush & marker pen on paper
Sketchbook drawing of Pete Postlethwaite, done for my own enjoyment.
140 CHARACTERS is a small sketchbook of some of the drawings I ‘ve posted on Twitter. This is the first of a series of posts showing what’s in the book and giving some extra information about each drawing.
When I joined Twitter in 2008 I was doing a lot of comic workshops in schools around Bristol, following the publication earlier in the year of The Bristol Story, a 200-page comic book history of the city written by Eugene Byrne and drawn and lettered by me. It was also the year of a couple of Italian-set comics, Caravaggio and Romeo & Juliet.
Pencil on paper, digitally coloured.
This drawing started life in 2006 as one of a set of illustrations for a book of short stories about Isambard Kingdom Brunel. My favourite in the series, I came back to it and altered it to make a limited edition giclée print. (At the time of writing, there are still some left.) Continue reading
I have some actual news!
On Sunday at Thought Bubble, the winners of the Festival’s 2013 Comic Art Competition were announced. I was honoured and delighted to be awarded second place in the adults category!
I’m finally on my way to Thought Bubble!
I’m exhibiting there — selling new books, prints, cards and even a lunar calendar (I won’t ‘Force” you to buy that!) I’ll have a small selection of original drawings too.
Come and say hi to me at Table 9 in Royal Armouries Hall. I’m there all weekend!
I’ve just found some postcards I sent to my children when I was working away from home a couple of years ago.
I was storyboarding some episodes of The Adventures of Abney & Teal for Ragdoll Productions in Stratford-upon-Avon, and it was the first time I’d been away from my family since my younger son was born. When I got back to my B&B room I would sometimes write (or rather draw, as they were then aged 1 and 3) to my kids. It was for my own enjoyment as much as theirs. Continue reading