Tuesday, February 11, 2020

MOUNT A RESCUE cover colours

I've inked the cover for my next comic Mount a Rescue. (See the pencils here.)

Here's a detail:

I began colouring today. I decided to paint the back ground with acrylics, and do the figures in Photoshop.

In order to do this I put the acrylics on, and then tidied up all the colour that went inside the lines...

Finally, added the digital colours to the figures...

Pleased with the final effect. I like the mix of the digital and traditional.

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

MOUNT A RESCUE cover pencils

My upcoming comic is called Mount a Rescue.

A title I like the sound of, should it really be "Mount a rescue... mission"? Is it a mispronunciation of Mountain rescue? In any case, when it came to thinking about what to put on the cover, I had to consider the fact that last year I put out But a Dream!, which has a mountaineer on the cover.

So that was out. I decided after a while on pulling four images from the stories inside, maybe a bit like the style of the Kirby painting I did.

Then I thought about those movie posters with a plethora of characters for the likes of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and the Marvel superhero films. I was always amazed they make movie posters that look like 1990s Marvel comics.

So I decided to do something in the style of those for Mount a Rescue's cover.

Here are the pencils, completed today.

Sunday, February 02, 2020

BELL TIME review video by BOOBOO CHILD

A nice surprise today to find this video review on Booboo Child's YouTube channel.

Have a watch here.

Saturday, February 01, 2020


The new Star Jaws issue 31 is out now from Barnstormer Comics, featuring work from Robin Barnard, Martin Hand, Rozi Hathaway and myself!

More information at the Images Degrading Forever website here.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

THAT COMIC SMELL: European Comics

The new episode is online now.

From the web:

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buen día! bonne journée! Schönen Tag! And a good day to you! Welcome to our all European comics special. We last did one of these before the mics were even turned on. Literally the meeting before we decided to do a podcast so this is a very special one for us. You will hear us figure out how long it’s been that we have been meeting up (roughly) to do these. We also talk about a whole host of incredible European titles from all over. Of course there is also a fair bit of rambling. We really hope you enjoy.

This and all the usual comics chat on the only comics podcast to go from Paris to Berlin but every disco we went in our hearts weren’t quite pumping for love…

That Comic Smell!

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Asterix & The Sassenachs (René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo)
Blacksad (Juan Díaz Canales, Juanjo Guarnido)
Booth (C.C.Colbert, Tanitoc, Hilary Sycamore)
Corto Maltese [Magazine] (Various)
Eileen Gray: A House Under the Sun (Charlotte Malterre-Barthes, Zosia Dzierzawska)
Exterminator (Enki Bilal)
Groo vs Conan (Sergio Aragonés, Thomas Yeates)
Harum Scarum (Lewis Trondheim)
Illegal (Eoin Colfer, Andrew Donkin, Giovanni Rigano)
It Was The War of the Trenches (Jacques Tardi)
Iznogoud's Nightmares (René Goscinny, Jean Tabary)
Logicomix (Apostolos Doxiadis, Christos Papadimitriou, Alecos Papadatos, Annie Di Donna)
Mortadelo Y Filemon (Francisco Ibañez)
Novelty (Mohar Kalra)
Il Punitore (Belter of a Punisher story)
Revelations (Max Bertolini)
Speciale Batman [Magazine] (Various)
The Story of Sex: From Apes to Robots (Philippe Brenot, Laetitia Coryn)
Super Lopez (Jan)
El Tesoro Del Cisne Negro (Paco Roca, Guillermo Corral)
Thorgal (Jean Van Hamme, Grzegorz Rosiński)
Valerian (Pierre Christin, Jean-Claude Mézières)
Vampire Loves (Joann Sfar)
Zonzo (Joan Cornella)"

Monday, January 20, 2020

Saturday, January 11, 2020


Print and digital copies of Bell Time are now available at Comichaus - The App and Marketplace/Database for indie comic books!

Have a look here.

Wednesday, January 01, 2020


"A brand new decade, with the same old stories..."

The new Star Jaws issue 30 is out now from Barnstormer Comics, featuring work from Robin Barnard, Doug Chapel, Martin Hand, and myself!

More information at the Images Degrading Forever website here.