Thursday, November 26, 2020

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Monday, November 09, 2020

MY POLITICAL INSIGHT

I'm working on a comic called, "My Political Insight".

Here's a sneak preview panel:

Saturday, November 07, 2020

RACE INTO SPACE!


Race into Space! is a new anthology from The Lakes International Comic Art Festival.

It features the work of Martin Cater, Ed Doyle, Craig Fletcher, Naomi D’Silva, Alan Holloway, David Livens, John Maybury, James Newell, Gavin Pollock, and Richard Woods.

I'm in there too with my story "Journey into Space (Interrupted)." Here's a wee preview:




You can read the entire anthology online here.

Thursday, November 05, 2020

LIGETHQ


Marc Casilli has drawn a few guest comics for me over the years, and he recently talked about his appearance in Mount a Rescue.

I can't understand what he's saying, and can only assume he's expressing how grateful he is to be in the comic, that it was the happiest working situation he's ever experienced, and the comics he drew are his very best art to date.

His video can be viewed here.

Tuesday, November 03, 2020

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

NEVER IRON ANYTHING: Kent State by Derf Backderf

 

I'm delighted to be on Tony Esmond's Never Iron Anything alongside Tom Stewart discussing Derf Backderf's comic Kent State.

Have a listen here.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

FUNTIME COMICS #33: TALES FROM PANDEMIA

 

The latest edition of New Zealand based anthology Funtime Comics is out now!

Featuring Aaron Christiansen, Richard Clinghan, Simon Fletcher, Shaun Garea, Bob Gibbons, Alex Hallatt, Sarah Laing, Jared Lane, Malphunkson, Arcadio Esquivel Mayorga, Eddie Monotone, Karen Phelps, Tony Scanlan, Ryan Scott, Jay Skelton, Henry Sunderland, Paul Terpstra, Zak Waipara, Arthur Whelan, Brent Willis, Brendon Wright, and also me!

For more details, go here.

Friday, October 16, 2020

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

WHAT NEW WORLDS LIE AHEAD pages 1-4


Today I finished painting page four of this comic. 

The photo shows pages one to four.

These pages have all been scanned and blacks added in photoshop.

One more page to go, which will be different than these four.

Tuesday, October 06, 2020

Friday, October 02, 2020

NEVER IRON ANYTHING - Peter Bagge

 

Delighted to be on Tony Esmond's podcast again, this time talking about Peter Bagge's comics.

Have a listen here.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

STAR JAWS #39

The latest issue of Star Jaws is out now from Barnstormer Comics.

It features Robin Barnard, Martin Hand, and Paul B. Rainey.

My story, "Bunker Destruction" also features. Here's a clip:

More information on Star Jaws over at the Images Degrading Forever website here.

Monday, September 28, 2020

Saturday, September 26, 2020

THAT COMIC SMELL: Who are you, again? (Character changes)

 

The new episode is online now, discussing how different character have changed and evolved over the years.

From the website:

"Hello everyone!

In this episode of the pod we dive into characters that have REALLY changed over time. We mainly cover ones that have changed in design from their first iterations but we also go a little deeper and cover some other angles.

This and all the usual comics chat on…

That Comic Smell!

Get us on…

Soundcloud: tinyurl.com/y8vzeh3c

Spotify: tinyurl.com/y2qtu2cs

YouTube: tinyurl.com/yajnxcno

Apple Podcasts: tinyurl.com/hwbqxab

Podbean: tinyurl.com/yxvecykj

and most places you find podcasts.

Love and Rockets (Los Bros Hernandez)

Dennis the Menace (Beano, George Mooney, Davey Law)

Bananaman (The Nutty/Dandy, John Geering)

Drax the Destroyer (Jim Starlin, Mike Friedrich)

Garfield (Jim Davis)

Venom (Todd McFarlane)

Harley Quinn (Paul Dinin, Bruce Timm)

Catwoman (Bill Finger, Bob Kane)

Dragonball Z (Akira Toriyama)

Dan Dare (Frank Hampson, Ian Kennedy, Alan Moore :P Jokes, Grant Morrison, Dave Gibbons, Gary Erskine and many more)

Robin (Bill finger, Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson)

Iron Man (Stan Lee, Don Heck, Jack Kirby, Larry Lieber)

Nick Fury (Stan Lee, Jack Kirby)

Captain Marvel (Stan Lee, Gene Colan)"

Thursday, September 17, 2020

TAY BRIDGE DISASTER COMIC acrylic tones


I spent the day adding tones with acrylics today.

Will be moving on to doing the cover for the collected comic book next.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

TAY BRIDGE DISASTER COMIC photos and inks

I travelled over to Wormit this morning to take photos of the Tay Bridge, specifically looking to get pictures which included the stumps of the old collapsed bridge.

When I got back I pencilled the third and final panel, and then inked all of it.

I like the line drawings of the crash panel. I scanned that drawing and might do something with it. I'll be adding the watercolour black and white tones to the whole thing tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

TAY BRIDGE DISASTER COMIC more pencils


Two panels done. 

I'll be heading down to the Tay Bridge tomorrow to take some reference photos for that third panel.

Monday, September 14, 2020

TAY BRIDGE DISASTER COMIC pencils

Here are pencil roughs for my next strip.

It's a one panel depiction of the train falling off the bridge.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

LIGET #3

This is Marc Casilli's latest issue of Liget, published by Incompleta.

One of the stories inside is a variation on the Harvey Pekar name story. This one is a kind of Marc Casilli face story, in which he discusses all the people and characters he's been compared to.

For the front cover, Marc has lots of these character faces in a Guess Who? style game.

On the back, he's asked different artists to draw pictures of his actual face, including Dominic Archer, Edson Bortolotte, Paula Cruz, Livia Fuhrmann, Joao B. Godoi, Debora Kamogawa, Kaina Lacerda, Mayara Lista, Isabelle Ribeiro, Hendric Sueit, and Gary Walsh.

I drew one too. It's in the middle at the front.

More details on Marc's comics can be found here.

Monday, September 07, 2020

LAKES COMIC ART FESTIVAL PODCAST

I, and my That Comic Smell buddies, appear on the latest episode of The Lakes Comic Art Festival Podcast.

Have a listen here.

From the website:

"It’s a review juggernaut of an episode in which I brought in the rest of the TCS crew to join me. So it’s just over 2 hours long.

We review everything from the latest Avery Hill Publishing releases, a Tribute Press title, Russel Mark Olson Art books & more. To V for Vendetta, Buck Rogers, Firepower and our personal reads. There is also chat on That Comics Smell’s recent comic anthology announcement and some of our personal projects.

Hope they just keep the place tidy before we get back! Unruly boys!

Brought to you by:

Tom Stewart Fernando Pons – @thatcomicsmell David Robertson – @fredeggcomics Mike Sedakat – @MikeSedakat"


Thursday, September 03, 2020

ZINE LOVE - SMALL (PRESS) OAKS

 
Iestyn Pettigrew asked me questions about my influences and inspirations over at Zine Love website.

I mention Peter Bagge, Blade Runner, Bugs Bunny, Comic Books are Burning in Hell, Danger Mouse, Steve Howe, Tim Kelly, Jack Kirby, James Kochalka, The Police, Treehouse, Carol Tyler, and Al Williamson.

Have a look here.

The Police

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

BUNKER DESTRUCTION inks

 
Here we go. 

Before colouring in Photoshop, I'll be adjusting the figure in panel five so he's lower in the (non-existent) panel.

Saturday, August 29, 2020

THAT COMIC SMELL: You Make Comics?!

 

The new episode is online now.

From the web:

"This time we take a look just outside the world of comics to find those writers, artists etc that have made comics but are very much known for other things. We find famous authors, actors, chefs, scientists, wrestlers, musicians and many more, all dipped and continue to dip their toes into the wonderful world of comics. There are some huge names and some real surprises during this topic. 

This and all the usual comics chat on…
That Comic Smell!
Follow us on Twitter & Instagram @thatcomicsmell
Get us on…
Soundcloud: tinyurl.com/y8vzeh3c
Spotify: tinyurl.com/y2qtu2cs
YouTube: tinyurl.com/yajnxcno
Apple Podcasts: tinyurl.com/hwbqxab
Podbean: tinyurl.com/yxvecykj
and most places you find podcasts.

Anthony Bourdain: Chef (Get Jiro, Kitchen Confidential)
Anthony Daniels: Actor (Star Wars: The Protocol Offensive [Droids])
Bill Hader and Seth Myers: Comedians/Talk Show Hosts (Spider-man)
Brad Meltzer: Author (Identity Crisis)
Brian Posehn: Comedian (Deadpool, The Last Christmas)
Charlie Huston: Author (Moon Knight)
Claudio Sanchez: Musician (Armory wars, Kill Audio)
CM Punk: Wrestler (Thor, Master of Kung Foo, Drax, Strange Sports)
Denise Mina: Author
Frankie Boyle: Comedian (Clint)
Gerard Way: Singer (Umbrella Academy, Killjoys)
Grayson Perry: Artist
Harlan Ellison: Author
Ian rankin: Author (Dark Entries)
j michael straczynski: Screen Writer (Supreme Power)
Jurassic Park (Gill Kane, George Perez, Walt Simonson)
Kareem Abdul Jabbar: Basketball Player (Marvel 1000)
Kevin Smith: Director (Spider-man & Black Cat, Green Arrow, Batman 66, Bionic Man, Green Hornet)
Lenny Henry: Comedian (The Quest for the Big Woof) (Steve Parkhouse)
Max Bemis: Musician (Centipede, X-Men, Lucy Dreaming, Evil Empire)
Michael Moorcock: Author
Nic Cage: Actor (Voodoo Child)
Paton Oswalt: Comedian (The Goon, JLA, The Simpsons, Serenity)
Rashida jones: Actor (Frenemy)
Reginald Hudlin (Black Panther) (Romita JR)
Sam Jackson: Actor (Cold Space)
Shia LeBoufe: Actor (Self Published Graphic Novels)
Ta-Nehisi coates: Author (Black Panther)
Thomas Jane: Actor (Bad Planet)
Tom Morello: Musician (Orchid)
William Stout (King Kong)"

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

NEVER IRON ANYTHING: Starblazer #69 - Nightmare Planet

 

I enjoyed another conversation with Tony Esmond regarding a favourite comic on his podcast. 

The old classic Starblazer series.

Have a listen here.


Thursday, August 20, 2020