Thursday, December 21, 2006

Work Method

Seeing as I haven't put anything up for a while...

This is the way I work. I do a small rough about 80% of the printed page. I like working small as it seems easier for some reason. You can eyeball the whole page so prportions are easier to keep in check. Perspective at this size is simpler too as the vanishing points don't have to be so far away.

I then scan this into the computer and put the gutters in. On this page I moved one of the figures over in the middle panel too. I'll often scale up certain panels or move things around at this stage too. I then convert the image into a light blue colour and print it out artsize on the board. Really after this I should go straight to the inking stage but instead I mess about tightening bits up so it's less likely that I'll make mistakes in the inking.

My Comic Space

This is shaping up to be quite a cool site, I did have a myspace page but never really did anything with it, anyway here's the address

Wednesday, November 29, 2006


just found this:

What's the point of pretending something was drawn by me, lol! I phoned the guy and told him they weren't by me anyway.

Fun Panel

I love drawing this type of thing even if it does take forever.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Life Drawing

I managed to get to life drawing this week, haven't been for a while. There's a class every Monday walking distance from my flat, which is cool. This one turned out ok.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Men's Health Illos

Just saw the mag out in the shops, so I thought I'd stick these up.

Random Sketchbook Page

Just thought I'd stick this up. This is what most pages in my sketchbooks are like and it's pretty much the same as the way I used to fill up most of my exercise books in school, just loads of random images. Still fun to do though.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006


Thought I'd have a go at an all digital picture.

Monday, October 16, 2006


Here's a sketch I did a while ago trying to come up with an Idea for a Dredd strip. Basically about a "juve" who finds a Klegg egg and ends up keeping him as a pet, couldn't come up with a decent plot though. If you look closely at the bottom panel you can see the kid fishing, this would have been where he found the Klegg egg.

Sunday, October 01, 2006


Ah well the sketches idea didn't last long. I've been quite busy doing illos for the past couple of weeks but hopefully I'll get back to the sketches at some point. Here's a tryout I did for DC a while back I don't think it's going to see print, the colours won't as I just did them myself for fun.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Smoking in the Woods

Here's one using the characters from the 2 sample pages posted earlier on the blog. Not bad the greys are a bit messy tho.

Friday, September 15, 2006

More Stuff

Here's some more headshots and a cheesecakey figure shot of that Character. I'm still sticking to my safety zone of figures and faces at the moment hopefully as I go on I'll branch out a bit.

Thursday, September 14, 2006


Here's another one then did it last night after I finished some inking. Don't quite know what's going on with his stomach and the cape but I quite like how the wall came out just done with a big fat marker that was running out and then some tippex on top. Done a little bit of photoshop on top of it too.

One of my fave characters to draw Batman, I did actually draw a strip about 9 years ago for a Batman 80 page giant, just my luck though Batman wasn't actually in it just a little cardboard silhouette of him. It was fun drawing ventriloquist though.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006


In an effort to try and use my blog more and get better and faster at drawing. I'm gonna try and do regular sketches to put up here. I use a sketch book quite a bit and enjoy cos it's sort of non pressure drawing. The problem is I never really seem to get anything in them to any great level of finish and a lot of the stuff in there are just initial ideas for covers and page layouts which probably only make sense to me.

Anyway, here's the first sketch it's a character that a friend and I came up with years ago but recently started talking about maybe doing something with. I sketched it out pretty quickly in blue pencil then inking it roughly with brushpens.

Looking at it now up on screen it looks pretty ropey hopefully they'll get better as I do more.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Phew that wasn't too difficult. Anyway there are a few links there to be going on with. The Sean Phillips one is especially good check out how fast he works and how good the stuff looks. PJ's blog is also worth a look, I've been checking it out for years now and it's a really good insight to the way he works.

New Cover

Here's my new 2000ad cover in b+w and colour. I think I prefer it in it's b+w state as the contrast seemed a bit better. I'm going to try and sort out some links to other blogs soon as there are some really cool ones out there at the mo .

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Space Judges

Here's a cover I've done for the next Extreme edition from 2000ad.

I was trying for a new simplified style, leaving out hatching and heavy blacks, and trying to do more of the work in the colouring. It was supposed to speed me up but ended up taking just as long, if not longer, than usual. To make up for the lack of hatching I went a bit mad on all the detail, fun tho. I had a bit of fun with the costumes too I tweaked them a bit to make them a little more up to date, hope it worked.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006


Just for you then Mark,
Here's a montage of some of the panels from my upcoming Hex, I don't think it gives anything away.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

New 2000ad cover

Here's my latest cover for 2000ad, not sure I like the drawing that much but I'm quite pleased with the colour scheme. My Jonah hex issue should be out in early June.

Thursday, January 12, 2006


Here's a cover I've done for 2000AD should be out in a couple of weeks. It was fun to do as it reminded me of a character I co-created for 2000AD a while ago called Rose O'Rion. Quite pleased with the colours except when I printed it out it looked a bit pale hopefully it'll look alright on the cover. The background was alot of fun to design, if a little difficult trying to work out the circles in perspective. I'm penciling a strip at the mo and remembering how bloody difficult that is, I'll stick some stuff up when I can.