Tuesday, 22 July 2008

I was sorting out an old box of comics, as you do (or as I do all the time, to find old gems that I'd forgotten I owned) and I came across the four issues of Killing Stroke. Now, Killing Stroke was the coming together of the best bunch of friends a person could have. It was a follow on from Andrew Yoxall's wonderous fanzine Hardware. Shane Oakley (a crackin artist, click on the link to the left if you don't believe me) and I approached a small company called Eternity (part of the Malibu comics line) in the early 1990's to produce a four issue black and white anthology comic called, you guessed it Killing Stroke. Shane and I were in it, but people like Mark Buckingham (he of fables and Spiderman and Batman fame) Matt Brooker (D'israeli to those in the know) who's done oodles of stuff from The Kingdom of the Wicked to Leviathan and Stickleback for 2000Ad, Den Dilworth (what an artist-excellent-Ben where are you now, eh mate?), Andrew Elliot writer in Steve Bissette's Taboo., Dave Henney (What a funny guy and a good writer to boot.), Chris Przygrodzki (no one draws bendy people like Chris, apart from Frank Robbins) and Andrew Yoxell hisgoodself. We even managed to get an introduction from Jamie Delano (a proper writer). We had a great time putting all this together, and the pleasing thing was that, for an anthology title it sold reasonably well. So, a bit of nostalgia. Right, I'm off to have a cuppa and slice of carrot cake and to read these four musty comics.

Monday, 21 July 2008

killin' western style

I forgot to put another page of the western strip yesterday, so here it is today.

Sunday, 20 July 2008

Along with the pages of "Homemade Hero", the robot story I did for Accentuk, I did a couple of sketches for the sketchbook and here they are. Just a lot of cross hatching of pencils and inking around the outline with a brush pen. It was a bit of a see how it turns out moment. And they came out Ok.
Also "straw men" is coming to an end, and the creatures have been seen.
Go on pop over and have a look. you know you want to. The top image is the pencilled version of one of the creatures.

Sunday, 6 July 2008

nuts and bolts

I thought I'd show all of you lot, a page of the robot tale and a page of Straw men. Just to wet your appetites. Different styles, but I enjoyed doing both of them.

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

abit of this and that

Here's the cover to the Robots book from Accentuk, just so you know what you're looking for when you visit your local comic emporium. So there's no excuses then, is there.
Also I've told you about Split Lip, but haven't told you how to get there. Follow the link to webcomicsnation, scroll down the categories to horror, and Bob's yer uncle, Fanny's yer Aunt and there you are.