Tuesday, 4 September 2007

Beatnik T-shirt

2-colours on heather grey, available for men in sizes S, M, L and XL, or as a fitted tee for women in sizes M, L and XL. As with the Vapid design I've yet to get 'em up on my site, but do contact me via my profile if you'd like to buy one in the meantime. they're £10 postpaid to UK residents. Foreign orders, we'll work something out. My photos continue to suck, but please note the attention to continuity by way of the just visible French cafe chair "prop" ;) Even if I've failed to convey the lovely printing again...

Newsarama have a preview of The Vinyl Underground issue 1 up here, including this double page spread (but with the text in place). It's drawn in a more realistic style than I'm used to. It's been tough, but rewarding. I owe a great deal to Cameron Stewart's beautiful brush work and his overall artistry and experience. It's exactly the look I hoped for of such a collaboration. Also check out Guy Major's striking colouring, these low res files don't really do justice to it's sophistication. Anyway, it's out on October 3rd and monthly thereafter, and yes, I have got the fear ;) More on this title later.

11 comments:

Steve Buccellato said...

Ooo! I want one of those shirts! When you get the international order thing worked out, put me down for one!

Very nice Vertigo work, Simon. I checked out the link and I was surprised by the style. Personally, I prefer your "Paris" stuff, if only because it has such a unique feel to it. I'd be interested to see you post a page of pencils. I'm a BIG fan of Cam Stewart, but I wonder if he hasn't dominated the look of your pages.

He can learn a thing or two from your storytelling and your sense of design & page layout. I love the tabloid montage page! In any case, it's a nice combo and fits in well with the Vertigo line. (IMHO)

Congrats!

Simon said...

Thanks, Steve, glad you approve of the combo too.

I think you've just not seen my work inked by someone else, because in actual fact, Cameron's probably been more faithful to the pencils than would have been his natural instinct, as the artist with greater knowledge and experience in drawing such comics.

To clarify: my pencils are not like the Paris pages, but that's not to say Cameron hasn't come to my rescue on a number of occasions!

Alex Burrows said...

Holy crap, the Vertigo stuff smokes! It definitely has your style coming through. In fact it makes your style cleaner and sexier I think. Really nice and clean. It rules!

tommy said...

Your Vinyl Underground shiz if proper awesome Mr Gane. And being a comic geek for many years, I say that with no small amount of respect.
If ever you decide your house is filling up with too much work, let me know and I'll buy some pieces off you!
I hope all's well mucca.
Jamie Of High Bard x

Alex Burrows said...

Yeah, I wanna buy some as well actually.

Simon said...

Hey, thanks, both.

Jamie, I understand many congratulations are in order for the new job - good on you.

tommy said...

Cheers mate! Fun law breaking times ahead :-)

Simon said...

Ah, I don't think you'll find the transition too difficult then, J.

Mark said...

Liked how when you put your pencils and Cameron's inks together, the end result is very Phil Bond. Comic book alchemy.

Simon said...

You know, Mark, Andi Watson made the same comparison, though I concede it hadn't been overly obvious to me. I'm a huge fan of Phil's work... and now the cunning mind of editor, Shelly, as well... ;)

Ian Lynam said...

Wearing said shirt earned compliments from foxy ladies last night in Tokyo. You too can live the fantasy...