Sunday, 30 January 2011

Hard Country: Inks and letters

Here's a page from Hard Country chapter 1 that is all done and dusted.
Hope ya all enjoy it enough to come back fer more.

Friday, 28 January 2011

Hard country

I've had a few days off from the day job and I wanted to crack on with finishing the second part of Hard Country.
Not gonna be able to do that as quickly as I wanted, didn't realise just how much work I've still to do on it.
But I'm pleased with what I got done, especially sorting out some of the difficult panels.
So here are some sketches I did to help me along in getting this tale told.
I'll be posting completed pages shortly.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Carter's Column

My stint as guest penciller on Carter's Column comes to an end today, as the the Birmingham Mail has posted the last episode of the Shang Ra La La La storyline.
52 episodes; a little over 52 weeks (what with technical difficulties that delayed a couple of the episodes for a few weeks).
I gotta say it was fun to do, took me a while to get used to the strange layout, but all in all I enjoyed drawing it.
Big thanks goes out to Mats Engesten, Andrew Dodd and John Robbins who did a cracking job making my poor pencils come alive. A big shout out goes to Garen Ewing who inked the first four episodes ( and if'n you haven't already got 'em, I thoroughly recommend his Rainbow Orchard books. These are a joy to behold and hopefully the third book in the trilogy will be published this year. I fer one can't wait.)
But mainly I want to thank my old mate and terrific writer Paul Birch, who asked me to work with him all those many years ago. Hey who knew that this guy could write...well actually we all knew.
So that's it...
Carter's Column will return in a few weeks time with new artist Jon Edwards.
I'm looking forward to seeing what he can do with the character.
So until next time, I thought you'd all enjoy seeing some pencilled and inked episodes.
So what are you still doing here, pop on over to the Birmingham Mail ( and see how it all end's up fer Carter and his chums.