Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Slow News Day

I think Paris is out today, but I don't know.Also available to buy is the brand new edition of Andi's masterful Slow News Day, again published by SLG. And check it out - I'm lucky enough to own the original of this page from it. Pure class:

Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Unreadable Palms

Some more panels from the Mark Twain adaptation. The first is a view of Menton, on the Côte d'Azur. It so happened that I camped there shortly before commencing this story, in a beautiful orchard above the town. As soon as we arrived at our pitch some ripe fruit or other fell from a tree directly onto my head, allowing a nearby Dutch family to have a great chuckle at my expense. Which is fine.*
*As luck would have it, a night spent sampling the regions' rosé and the snoring that allegedly followed, would inadvertently redress the balance.

Sunday, 28 October 2007

Lucky Millet...

A panel from Is He Living Or Is He Dead?, a strip I drew in '03 for Graphic Classics: Mark Twain. It's being reprinted in a revamped volume available on December 1st and features 36 whole pages of Rick Geary greatness.

Friday, 26 October 2007

The Pillage People

Paris is hopefully out next week, not this, as I incorrectly stated. Here's a panel from it. I'd like one of those hard boiled egg holders you see in French cafes. Infact I'd like two, the second would be ideal for displaying plums, lemons and other mid-sized fruits.
Staying with the continental theme, here are a couple of strips I've drawn for Metal Hammer, scripted by their managing editor, Alex. I don't know what Turisas sound like, but as you'll see, they dress as Vikings, complete with warpaint, swords, axes and so on. Not the most sensible group to parody, in retrospect.

Wednesday, 24 October 2007


A drawing for Portland's Floating World comic store. I'm intrigued by Portland, how come so many cartoonists live there? Anyway, they're organising an exhibition and comic in honour of Rom, or more specifically, the writer of that series and others, Bill Mantlo. The original drawing, as well as tributes by loads of other cartoonists far better than me, will be available to buy from Floating World and proceeds go to Bill and his bro. Details here.

I wanted the focus to be on Bill's writing rather than simply the visual nature of the character, hence this take on the final scene of the final issue.

Tuesday, 23 October 2007

An old pic...

...of a woman with a disturbing E.T.-shaped head.

Friday, 19 October 2007

Paris drawings

Opening pages from the Paris book, which I believe is in stores next Wednesday, October 24th.

Ugh, and a thankfully never-to-be-seen image of one of the characters from it:

Wednesday, 17 October 2007

Ikea sketch

Or: a Metal Hammer picture. I gave them all axes because they're more fun to draw than swords, and fittingly, the axe is of course a rock term for the ol' guitar. Don't know why I drew drunk giraffes in the background, though.
An accompanying image:

Sunday, 14 October 2007

Inner City Lollypop Lady

One of a few illos for a Metal Hammer feature. He's from a full page picture I'll post once (if!) approved.